Cori Gauff vs. Elina Svitolina – Round 2, 2021 Australian Open

| February 10, 2021 3:25 am PDT

One of the most interesting matches in the Australian Open 2021 second-round features Cori Gauff and Elina Svitolina. The Ukrainian has experience at her side and enters the clash as the favorite, but underestimating her opponent would be a huge mistake.

I explain why in this Cori Gauff vs. Elina Svitolina betting preview that includes the latest odds, my prediction, and a free betting pick.

Gauff vs. Svitolina Odds

Gauff to win +165
Svitolina to win -185
Gauff (+3.5) -115
Svitolina (-3.5) -105
Over 20.5 -120
Under 20.5 +100

The latest Cori Gauff vs. Elina Svitolina odds prove that the more experienced player is viewed as the favorite by the top betting sites. They expect a somewhat comfortable victory for Svitolina, but I’m far from convinced, as you can see below.

Cori Gauff Analysis and Form

The American prodigy Cori Gauff reached the fourth round of Wimbledon 2019 at the age of 15 and completely shocked the tennis world. She matches that performance in her first Australian Open last year and will be eager for another strong run.

Her talent is obvious, and Gauff is determined to climb the rankings in 2021. She was devastating against Jil Teichmann in the opening round and played with her usual aggression. The teenager looked confident and more than ready to fight in the opening Grand Slam of the season.

I believe we might see another huge jump in Coco Gauff’s development in 2021, and a strong run in Melbourne is certainly on the cards. The American can be devastating when she hits her top form, and the early signs in the 2021 Australian Open are that she’s getting there.

Elina Svitolina Analysis and Form

For all of her consistency through the years, Elina Svitolina is yet to win a Grand Slam or even reach a final at the highest level. The Ukrainian still has time to win a Major, but it looks like she often suffers mental setbacks when it comes to the biggest tournaments in tennis.

Svitolina was in a lot of trouble in the first round against Bouzkova and allowed way too many break points. She saved most, as you can see from the highlights below, but a similar performance against someone like Gauff could be the end of the road in Melbourne.

The favorite will have to improve dramatically to win the next match, and I’m not convinced that will be the case.

Gauff vs. Svitolina Betting Pick

This should be one of the most entertaining matches in the second round of the 2021 Australian Open. I expect a tough battle between two players who have the potential to go far in the tournament.

Svitolina is the rightful favorite because of her experience, but Coco Gauff’s raw talent and aggression make her very dangerous. In fact, the price of +165 for the American is way too high, in my opinion, so that’s my final pick for this match.

Pick
  • Cori Gauff to win
    +165

I hope you liked this post, and I also recommend you to check my preview of the 2021 Australian Open. It includes an overview of all favorites in both the men’s and women’s singles events.

Jerry Summer
Jerry Summer

Jerry Summer has a wide-ranging interest in gambling and the gambling industry. He's made a living out of both playing poker and betting on sports.

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