Garbine Muguruza vs Caroline Garcia (Over 21.5 games at 1.80 on NairaBet)
Muguruza and Garcia meet for the second straight week, with Muguruza looking to repeat her Doha victory over the Frenchwoman. However, Garcia has played very well this week, getting past Lucie Safarova and Ekaterina Makarova in straight sets to reach the quarters. Last week’s match against Muguruza went three sets, and we expect this one to be closely fought as well. Back both ladies to play over 21.5 games at 1.80 on NairaBet.
Angelique Kerber to beat Karolina Pliskova (1.45 on NairaBet)
Kerber has again been brilliant in Dubai, while Pliskova needed three sets to get past Carla Suarez Navarro in the opening round on Wednesday. Kerber has won six of her nine previous matches against Pliskova, and the German’s supreme defence and wonderful transition game should again be too good for her Czech opponent.
Pablo Carreno Busta to beat Aljaz Bedene (1.95 on NairaBet)
Current form suggests Bedene probably has the edge- the Slovenian is coming off a final in Buenos Aires while Carreno Busta has been poor lately, winning just one of his last four matches. However, world number eleven, Carreno Busta is a lot better than that, and is bound to come good at some point. Hence, at 1.95 on NairaBet, he is well worth the risk!
Stan Wawrinka to beat Ilya Ivashka (1.45 on NairaBet)
Now, Wawrinka has had his problems lately, with all the injuries, but surely, he should be too good for the unheralded Ivashka, no? We find Wawrinka to win at 1.46 on NairaBet very generous indeed!