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Ivo Karlovic vs Vasek Pospisil Predictions & Betting Odds – Australian Open 2020

Big-serving Croatian veteran Ivo Karlovic meets Canada’s Vasek Pospisil in the first round of the Australian Open 2020 on Tuesday.
Ivo Karlovic vs Vasek Pospisil
January 21,2020
5.30pm (Local time)

The 40 year-old Karlovic has only made the third round in Melbourne twice in his last seven appearances at the Australian Open and has steadily tumbled down the rankings in recent years to his current standing of 124 in the world.

Prior to facing Pospisil on Tuesday, Karlovic’s only action in 2020 saw him lose to Jiri Vesely 7-6 (10-8) 3-6 2-6 in the first qualifying round of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha.

Betting Odds - Winner

The 29 year-old Vasek Pospisil is actually below Karlovic in the world rankings at 138, although injuries have played a part in his current position.

Pospisil was last in action against his Canadian Davis Cup teammate Denis Shapovalov in the second round of the Auckland Open almost a week ago, where he went down to a 4-7 6-7 (2-7) defeat. He’d won his previous three singles matches this year.

Head To Head

The head-to-head record sees Vasek Pospisil leading Karlovic 4-1.

The Croatian won the first of those meetings on his favoured grass surface at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in the USA back in 2013, but Pospisil has won all four matches since in straight sets, although four of those eight sets have required tie-breaks.

Ivo Karlovic vs Vasek Pospisil Betting Lines & Tip

On the Money Line tennis odds, Pospisil is available at odds of -400 (1.25) with bet365, with Karlovic at +300 (4.00) with Betway.

With regards to Karlovic vs Pospisil predictions for this match, almost everything points to a win for Pospisil here.

Our betting pick is in the ‘Total Sets’ market though, where ‘Over 3.5 Sets’ can be backed at -150 (1.66) over at 888Sport.

Australian Open 2020 Pick: Total Sets - Over 3.5 @ at -150 (1.66) with 888Sport.

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