At the tennis tournament in Lyon on March 5, Kasatkina and Bara will fight for a ticket to the quarter-finals. Is the Russian lady ready to confidently prove the status of a favorite? – Check our prediction.

At what time are Daria Kasatkina and Irina Maria Bara to play?
The game time is March 5, 2020, at 13:15 PM (GMT+1).

What are the players’ positions in WTA rankings?
Daria Kasatkina takes the 73th position and Irina Maria Bara takes the 168th position in WTA Tour Rankings.

How many wins and losses does Kasatkina have?
Daria Kasatkina has won 65.5% of the games as a favorite.

How many wins and losses does Bara have?
Irina Maria Bara has won 60.7% of the games as a favorite.

Daria Kasatkina

In the current season, Daria Kasatkina only twice overcame the first round barrier in the main draw of WTA tournaments. At the tournament in Auckland in early January, she managed to get through Suarez-Navarro (6-3, 3-6, 6-2), but Anisimova (2-6, 4-6) stood in front of Kasatkina on the way to the quarterfinals.

This is the second time when the Russian managed to get into the second round at the current tournament in Lyon. Kasatkina was unable to overcome without any problem the Parmentier resistance at the start (6-2, 5-7, 6-4). Even taking into account the fact that Daria looked much more different in the game, nevertheless, her performance was not the most confident: the rival made four of 12 break points.

There were no head to head meetings between Daria Kasatkina and Irina Maria Bara since this will be the first time that they will fight in the main tour.

Irina Maria Bara

For the representative of Romania, Irina Bara, the tournament in Lyon was already the most successful of the season. Indeed, before the start of the match in this French city, for two months of 2020, the tennis player won only one victory.

In Lyon, taking into account two qualification matches, Bara has got three wins. In all three matches, the Romanian tennis player played the role of the underdog in the line of bookmakers. Obviously, Bara found her best game and she is being in a nice mood.

In the first round match in three sets, Irina Bara coped with the resistance of experienced Babos (6-3, 6-7, 6-4).

Kasatkina vs Bara Predictions

Undoubtedly, Daria Kasatkina in her technical arsenal and the game on the back line has an advantage over Irina Bara. However, the Russian woman is too unstable playing on her serve. In the first round match, Bara allowed Babos to have only two break points in three sets, once giving up her pitch. We predict that the Romanian lady is able to win with a positive handicap.

  • Our prediction: Irina Maria Bara will win with a handicap (+6).

Betting Tips Statistics

  • Bara has a 4-4 record in 2020 .
  • Ladies have never met before.
  • Kasatkina has a 7-6 record in 2020.
  • 10th place was the highest position for Kasatkina in WTA ranking.