Tennis Tips

Tennis: Indian Wells - Day Seven Acca Bet

Best Bet: Simona Halep to beat Sorana Cirstea (6pm, GMT)

Simona Halep has been largely under the radar this week, and she will face compatriot Sorana Cirstea. Halep seems to be in a happier place after getting married and deciding to fly solo for a bit on the tour, and Cirstea has had a pretty solid year so far.

With a 1-1 head to head at a tour level, it is actually Cirstea who leads their H2H having beaten Halep back in the ITF days but there has been a lot of water under the bridge since their last encounter in 2010!

Halep (1/4) should be a safe bet though to get our Acca underway, although expect it to be a fight.

Next Best: Leylah Fernandez to beat Paula Badosa (1am, Weds GMT)

After a late finish for Fernandez, she is back in action in the night session against defending champion Paula Badosa. It was a fantastic start to the year for Badosa, but the Middle-Eastern swing was not quite as solid, but she seems to be back to winning ways.

While Badosa’s ascendancy took a while, Fernandez really announced her arrival emphatically with her run to the US Open final, and it really is only a matter of time before the Canadian starts winning the bigger tournaments.

It is Fernandez (7/4) that catches our eye. She comes into Indian Wells with a win in Monterrey and could just upend the defending champ.

Long Shot: Daria Saville to beat Maria Sakkari (10pm, GMT)

So far Saville has served us well as a long shot, and having spent a lot of time adjusting her game, changing the way she holds her racquet and adjusting to life after an Achilles surgery that made her doubt whether she would ever come back. Life is a free hit at the moment for the Aussie.

Maria Sakkari has been in great form this year and her consistency is bound to get her Slam glory in her future, but there has been something about Saville (10/3) this week that just makes us think she could make life rather sticky for the Greek.

* Indian Well tennis odds correct at the time of writing. All odds are subject to changes.