We offer a prediction for the match on January 8, in which Marin Cilic will play with Guido Pella. Which of the rivals can count on victory? – read in our article.
Marin Cilic cannot praise last year’s results, he failed the period of protection of rating points and fell 30 positions down in the rating. Horvath was recovering for a long time after a knee injury, which also prevented him from playing for the national team at the end of the season in the Davis Cup. Marin could not spend the game year at the proper level, he missed a lot of time outside the court, and when he went to the court, he sometimes lost to weak opponents, being in poor physical shape. Marina has 22 wins with 19 losses (last year’s statistics), on Hard 15/13, the Croat has repeatedly reached the final stages. This season, Cilic is unlikely to perform at the peak of his capabilities, at least in the first half, he has yet to undergo several procedures, because there is no need for surgery at the moment. If a 31-year-old tennis player overextends himself, he will only make it worse, and everything can end badly. In the “ATP Cup”, Marin decided to participate, now he feels good, but there were difficulties in the match against Denis Novak, the opponent acted very confidently and did not let the Croatian relax. And with the Beetle, which is in the top 500 was not easy.
Guido Pella has one victory and one defeat in the ATP Cup. Argentina’s national team is now in third place, but the opponent’s team is the first and has the greatest chance of reaching the playoffs. Guido had a good start this season, with difficulty, but still beat Mayrzak, lost to Novak Denis in three games. On hard Pella does not play best, his profile is clay, but on fast courts the tennis player often gives out spectacular matches. For example, on the grass he beat Raonic, on the hard of Goffen and Dimitrov. At the moment, Pella is not in good shape and plays with differences, but Cilic can not boast of stability throughout the match. Most likely, tennis players will exchange sets, but in the end the strongest will win.
Statistics and personal meetings
- In personal meetings, the score is 2-1 in favor of Pella.
- In the last two matches against Cilic, the Argentinean celebrated the victory.
Marin Cilic vs Guido Pella Prediction
If Cilic was at the best form, he would have had no problems defeating the ground player – Pella and earning a point for his team. But since the Croat is recovering from a serious injury and does not want to strain, in this match there will be an approximately equal fight. Marin has a powerful serve, but now it is unstable, there are difficulties on the second ball, and Guido is good at the reception and will not let Cilic earn easy points. We assume that not one of the players will be able to get a confident victory, therefore, best bet on a total over.