After eliminating the defending champion Marin Cilic in the previous round, Diego Schwartzman will try to make another upset and beat the fourth-seeded Daniil Medvedev, so excitements are guaranteed at the Queen’s Club on Friday afternoon.
Diego Schwartzman vs Daniil Medvedev
- 2019 Fever-Tree Championships (Outdoor/Grass)
- Queen’s Club, London
- Friday 21st June
Diego Schwartzman News & Form
The 26-year old Argentinian put on a strong performance in his opening match at the Queen’s Club, defeating Alexander Bublik 6-2 6-3, while Schwartzman made a huge surprise on Thursday with a straight-set victory over the defending champ Marin Cilic 6-4 6-4. Diego won 68% of points on his 2nd serve and broke Marin’s service three times to earn a fully deserved victory.
Schwartzman came to London as the World No. 23 and with a 19-14 record in 2019. He lost the championship match in Buenos Aires on clay back in February and reached semifinals at Masters in Roma. However, Diego has never played well on the grass court where he has a 3-8 record at the moment.
Daniil Medvedev News & Form
The 23-year old Russian had an easy job in the first round, defeating Fernando Verdasco in straight sets 6-2 6-4. Medvedev had a more difficult task against the Frenchman Lucas Pouille in the Round of 16, winning after three sets 7-6 6-7 6-4. Daniil couldn’t save any of three break points and struggled with his serve for most of the match, but his return was at the highest level in the final set.
Medvedev is the World No. 13 at the moment and has a 27-12 record in 2019. He’s playing in a good form this season, winning a title in Sofia on a hard court while losing a couple of finals in Barcelona on clay and Brisbane on a hard court. Medvedev came to Fever-Tree Championships with a 13-10 record on grass in his career.
Schwartzman vs Medvedev Head to Head
These two guys met each other only once, and Daniil Medvedev outlasted Diego Schwartzman 6-4 6-4 in the first round in Tokyo last season. Medvedev dominated his rival, breaking Diego’s serve four times, while Schwartzman won just 29% of his 2nd serve points.
Schwartzman vs Medvedev Betting Odds and Predictions
The Canadian betting sites consider Daniil Medvedev as a strong favorite to win this match, and you can pick the Russian at 2/7 with Bet365 or BetVictor. Schwartzman is listed as an 11/4 underdog on both platforms.
If you like to bet on the total games, the line has been set at 22.5 with Bet365 with the over at 1/1 and the under at 8/11. The bookies obviously think Medvedev will finish the job in straight sets, while the price on exactly three sets in this match is 13/8 with William Hill. (odds from https://www.sportsbetting24.ca)
Top Schwartzman vs Medvedev Betting Tip
Diego Schwartzman upset Marin Cilic yesterday, but Cilic had a really poor day in the office. His strongest weapons just didn’t work, and Schwartzman was focused enough to take advantage of Marin’s mistakes. However, Daniil Medvedev is playing well at the moment, so Schwartzman will have a mountain to climb on this one.
The price on Medvedev is not tempting at all, but I think he will be able to get the job done in straight sets. The key will Daniil’s 1st service, and if the Russian serve at a high level, I don’t think Schwartzman stands a chance. Therefore, go with Medvedev to win in straight sets at 41/50 with 888Sport.