The Noventi Open in Halle, Germany, continue with quarterfinal matches on Friday, and the home favourite and second-seeded Alexander Zverev takes on the unseeded Belgian David Goffin.
David Goffin vs Alexander Zverev
- 2019 Noventi Open (Outdoor/Grass)
- Gerry Webber Stadium, Halle
- Friday 21st June
- 12:30 UK Time
David Goffin News & Form
David Goffin came to Halle as the World No. 33 and had to face the eighth-seeded Guido Pella in the first round. Goffin thrashed off Pella 6-1 6-1, but the Belgian had a lot of problems to beat the World No. 41 Radu Albot in three sets (4-6 6-4 6-3) on Wednesday. David struggled throughout the first two sets, but he dominated Albot in the final set to broke his serve in the second game and allow no break points until the end of the match.
Goffin is pretty inconsistent this season, winning 16 of his 30 matches so far. He played a couple of semifinals in Marseille and Estoril, losing to Stefanos Tsitsipas on both occasions. Prior to the Noventi Open, Goffin played in ‘s-Hertogenbosch where he exited in the quarterfinal. Davis has an 18-17 record on grass in his career.
Alexander Zverev News & Form
The World No. 5 recorded a couple of straight-set victories over the first two rounds in Halle, beating Robin Haase 6-4 7-5 and Steve Johnson 6-3 7-5. Against Johnson on Thursday, Zverev recorded 11 aces and won 85% of his 1st serve points while saving both break points. On the other side, Zverev won 38% of points on Johnson’s service and converted three of his six break points.
Zverev showed some improvements in his play against Johnson to record his 25th victory of the season out of 37 matches. Also, it was Zverev’s 24th win in 36 outings on the grass court. The 22-year old German is looking for his first title in Halle after losing two finals in 2016 and 2017.
Goffin vs Zverev Head to Head
David Goffin and Alexander Zverev split their four head-to-head duels. While Goffin won a couple of matches on the hard court, Zverev was victorious twice on clay including their previous duel in Roma last season.
Goffin vs Zverev Betting Odds and Predictions
The bookies listed Alexander Zverev as a slight favourite here, and you can take him at 8/15 with Bet365 or Coral. David Goffin is available at 6/4 with Ladbrokes or Betfair. Also, Zverev is listed at 5/4 to win in straight sets with Betway.
The bookies expect to see a tight match, so the line on the total games has been set at 23.5 with Ladbrokes and Coral, and both platforms offer 10/11 odds on the over and 4/5 odds on the under. Also, the bookmakers wouldn’t be surprised if we see three sets in this match, and the price is 11/8 with Betway.
Goffin vs Zverev Betting Tip
This should be a really entertaining match between two talented players. Zverev certainly has an advantage on the grass court due to his strong serve, while Goffin relies more on his return and solid footwork.
Zverev’s style of play suits the grass court well, and he’s playing in front of the home audience, so I’m backing him to outlast Goffin. However, I won’t be greedy to go with the German in straight sets. In both his wins over Goffin, the Belgian managed to win a set. Hereof, take Alexander Zverev to win straight up at 8/15 with Bet365 or Coral.