On February 9 the WTA Fed Cup will please us with a match between two Russians. Natalya Vikhlyantseva and Vitalia Dyachenko will compete to fin out who is stronger. A very difficult match is expected, so there is no doubt that the spectators in St. Petersburg will enjoy this game. Who is going to win? – Here is our prediction.

At what time will Vitalia Diatchenko and Natalia Vikhlyantseva play?
The game time is February 09, 2020, at 11:00 PM (UTC).

What are the player’s positions in WTA rankings?
Vitalia Diatchenko takes the 89th position and Natalia Vikhlyantseva takes the 120th position in ATP Tour Rankings.

How many wins and losses does Vitalia Diatchenko have?
Vitalia Diatchenko has won 65.3% of games as a favorite.

How many wins and losses does Natalia Vikhlyantseva have?
Natalia Vikhlyantseva has won 60.2% of the games as a favorite.

Vitalia Diatchenko

The athlete is prone to injuries. In the mid-2000s, she did not perform for two years due to a shoulder injury. In 2011, she returned to Tours for a long time after meniscus damage. Vitalia can’t concentrate on the game in a full mode always considering her health problems, howewer her high ranking position speaks about a combat character. She is 89th in the WTA Tour and isn’t going to lose her standing.

Diatchenko failed her Australian Open having lost to Danielle Collins 6-1, 3-6, 6-4. In the Adelaide WTA Tournament she also had problems. At first she wo against the local Charlotte Kempenaers-Pocz 6-7, 3-6, but then lost to Yulia Putintseva 6-1, 6-4, and to Maria Sakkari 5-7, 2-6. Vitalia hopes to succed at Fed Cup. The first step is done: a win against Daria Mishina will motivate her in the next match.

Natalia Vikhlyantseva

Vikhlyantseva spent preseason in her native Russia having three weeks free. This year she already played a couple of matches a couple of matches in France in a local tournament so she managed to have two weeks of the rest before the Fed Cup. The ITF in France was quite successful for Natalia having won 3 matches but having lost against Arantxa Rus 4-6, 5-7.

Natalia Vikhlyantseva played well at Australian Open defeating the Ukrainian Marta Kostyuk 7-5, 6-2 and Isabella Shinikova 6-2, 6-3 but having lost to the Slovenian Juvan Kaja 3-6, 3-6

Betting Tips Statistics

  • The athletes never met on the court
  • Vitalia Diatchenko won twice in her recent 5 matches
  • Natalia Vikhlyantseva has only one loss out of the 5 latest games.

Prediction

Diatchenko is ranked higher than her rival, but in the latest games she looked not confident. In her turn Vikhlyantseva is on a good run and is eager to advance in the tournament as far as possible. Our experts believe that Natalia has more chances to win

Our prediction is the victory of Natalia Vikhlyantseva

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