Joao Sousa vs Vasek Pospisil Predictions & Betting Odds - ATP Auckland Tennis Picks

Joao Sousa takes on Vasek Pospisil meet at the Auckland Open in the first round at the ASB Tennis Centre in Auckland, New Zealand on Tuesday morning (local time).
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Joao Sousa vs Vasek Pospisil
January 14,2020
11 AM (local time)

The 30 year-old Sousa is currently ranked 58 in the world, but the Portuguese player was last in action in Basel nearly three months ago, when he lost 6-1 6-4 to Alexei Popyrin in the qualifiers.

The 29 year-old Canadian Pospisil is ranked 146 in the world at present. He reached the 1st round of this tournament after coming through a couple of qualifying rounds, defeating Kiranpal Pannu 6-2 6-4 and Holger Vitus Nodskov Rune 7-5 6-1.

Betting Odds - Winner

Head To Head

This pair has faced each other five times previously and although Sousa leads 4-1 on the head-to-head, it was Pospisil who came out on top in their most recent meeting in the second round at the Shanghai Masters in October last year, winning 6-3 7-5 (he himself was eliminated in the next round by eventual tournament winner Daniil Medvedev in two closely fought sets).

As this is Sousa’s first match since October, there have to be doubts as to how match-fit the Portuguese player will be going into this match. Pospisil is somewhat inconsistent, but he beat Sousa just a few months back and, having barely played since, there is little reason to back Sousa on this occasion.

Sousa vs Pospisil Betting Lines & Pick

Vasek Pospisil is a warm favourite at -266 (1.38) with Sports Interaction on the Money Line, with Joao Sousa available at +225 (3.25) with bet365.

Those tennis odds are not terribly attractive on Pospisil from a betting perspective, so for our tips we prefer the Set Betting market, where Pospisil to win 2-1 can be backed at odds of +300 (4.00) with bet365.

Tennis Picks: Set Betting - Vasek Pospisil to Win 2-1 @ +300 (4.00) with bet365

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