Nikoloz Basilashvili vs Maxime Cressy
23rd May 2022
Nikoloz Basilashvili faces Maxime Cressy for the 2nd time. The first time these two faced off, Nikoloz proved too strong for Cressy after winning the game in straight sets. It's been a year and not much has changed about the two players as both have endured dwindling form.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Last time out, Nikoloz Basilashvili lost to Sousa J in straight sets. In that match, he was completely out of his depths which is understandable considering that Sousa was better in the form at the time. On clay, his stats are poor as he has lost 3 in the last 5 matches on that surface. Against Geneva runner-up Sousa, his stats were as follows: 2 Aces, 3 Double faults, 63% first serve points won, 49% second serve points won, and 40% saved break points.
Cressy has also endured dwindling form in his career. He lost to Giulio Zeppieri, and before that, he won Francesco Forti after losing to Dimitrov. Against Zeppieri, he came close but fell short in the 3rd set. In that game, his stats were: 20 Aces, 11 double faults, 76% 1st serve points won, 56% 2nd serve points won, 67% break points won.
Head to Head
Both players met just once in the US Open last year. And Nikoloz Basilashvili came out as the big winner in a 3-0 victory. Although this encounter was on the outdoor surface, both players are yet to meet on clay.
Expert Betting Tips
Both players have proved to be quite unstable, considering their stats. It's been a year apart, and both have not made any significant improvements in their career. So it is difficult picking an outright winner here. Let's stick with the under prediction.
Back under 39.5 at 1.68 odds on 22bet.
Back Nikoloz Basilashvili to win 1set and win the match at 1.72 odds.
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