Our man-in-the-know is tipping the German 24th seed to win in three sets against her opponent, with Bartoli to take the first set and lose a solid outside shout.
Also in this edition, find out why you should back there to be a tiebreak in the encounter – as well as over 21.5 games.
Bartoli has greater experience when it comes to Grand Slam finals after losing at SW19 in 2007. However, it’s Lisicki who leads the head-to-head 3-1. In fact, Bartoli’s only victory was in the fourth round in 2008. But Lisicki did win on the grass at last year’s Olympics. The Tipster is backing Lisicki to beat Bartoli at 4/9.
Lisicki is slight favourite to win this Grand Slam final. But the Tipster expects an edgy match, with one of the women set to be crowned a Major winner for the first time. Lisicki has won her last three matches against Bartoli in straight sets. But the German got visibly nervous in her semi-final. As a result, Lisicki to win in three sets again is a good shout at 11/4.
The 15th seed has yet to play a tiebreak at Wimbledon this year and it’s the same case for Lisicki at SW19. With the German a big server, Bartoli could struggle to break her opponent, and as a result, it could be a tight affair. In their last meeting on grass, the pair played out a second-set tiebreak before Lisicki won in the third set. The Tipster is therefore backing a tiebreak at 11/4.
Whilst three of their four previous games produced less than 21.5 games, Lisicki needed a grand total of 30 games to dismiss her French opponent. It’s going to be a tough Wimbledon showpiece between the pair and, as a result, expect at least 22 games in the final. The Tipster is backing over 21.5 games at 5/6.
Bartoli will be desperate to make a quick start against Lisicki as she did against Kirsten Flipkens in the semi-final. The French 15th seed capitalised on her last-four opponent’s nerves and she’s yet to drop a set at Wimbledon! With that in mind, The Tipster’s long shot is Bartoli to win the first set but lose the final at 5/1.
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