28 Aug

Ivo Karlovic vs Yen-Hsun Lu prediction

Ivo Karlovic Yen-Hsun Lu prediction

Ivo Karlovic vs Yen-Hsun Lu, US OPEN ATP 2016-08-30:

Time for some more first round value bets from the US Open. The veteran fixture between 37 year old Ivo Karlovic and 33 year old Yen-Hsun Lu serves us one of the biggest value bets of the first round of the 2016 US Open.

Ivo Karlovic will be coming into this fixture with 2 losses and 3 victories in his latest 5 ATP singles matches. His most recent loss was versus Roberto Bautista Agut (6-3, 6-2, Agut later went on the be the runner up in the finals)  in the quarter finals of the Winston-Salem event. The titan Karlovic (2.11m tall) utilizes his famous serve with his serve-volley play style and he’s consistent in reaching the 6th game when struggling, his biggest weakness is when facing players who can work the quickly court and pull out unusual moves.

Yen-Hsun Lu will be coming into this fixture with 4 victories and 1 loss, winning the Los Cabos event as he defeated Feliciano Lopez in straight sets. Lu then lost in the first round in the Cincinnati Masters main event versus Juan Monaco (6-4, 6-4). The Chinese Taipei player is known for his goal to be the first Chinese Taipei man in the top 10 of the ATP rankings. To achieve this he has a reputation of being a hard worker and is known for his consistent play style, giving his best in every game of the match. However Yen-Hsun Lu lacks a powerful serve and a special move and as such he often struggles against the very top-tier of the ATP.

Ivo Karlovic and Yen-Hsun Lu have faced each other 7 times before with Karlovic winning 5 out of those matches. Their most recent meeting was in 2014 at the round 32 of the Shanghai Masters event, a match with ended 7-6, 6-3 in favor of Karlovic.

Ivo Karlovic Yen-Hsun Lu prediction

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The viking’s prediction for this fixture is victory in over 3 sets for Ivo Karlovic. Even though both players fare well in 5 sets matches due to their consistency (in comparison to Gael Monfils and Stanislas Wawrinka who can pull out plays that even Roger or Novak can’t handle but whom still can drop out versus a sub-50 player) but Karlovic’s serve is extremely hard to handle, especially in a best of 5 set match.

The other good picks for this game is the over 44.0 games pick as at least 1 or 2 sets should go to tiebreak in typical Karlovic fashion. The over 3.5 sets pick is also a nice pick for this game as Yen-Hsun Lu is sure to pick up at least one set on sheer determination and will power.

Please note that this prediction features both us friendly odds from the us friendly sportsbook Bovada aswell as european odds from the international bookmaker Nordicbet.

European odds from Nordicbet for Ivo Karlovic vs Yen-Hsun Lu:

Ivo Karlovic vs Yen-Hsun Lu prediction:

Ivo Karlovic vs Yen-Hsun Lu, 1 – 3 @ 5.55 

The viking’s picks for this game:

Ivo Karlovic vs Yen-Hsun Lu, Ivo Karlovic @ 1.51 

Over 3.5 sets 1.47

Over 44.0 sets 1.81


US Friendly odds from Bovada us friendly online sportsbook for Ivo Karlovic vs Yen-Hsun Lu: 

Ivo Karlovic vs Yen-Hsun Lu prediction:

Ivo Karlovic vs Yen-Hsun Lu, 1 – 3 +300

The viking’s picks for this game:

Ivo Karlovic vs Yen-Hsun Lu, Ivo Karlovic @ -190 

Over 3.5 sets -210 

Over 44.0 sets -135

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