Anatoly Trushkin vs. Aik Lulikyan Pick – Moscow Liga Pro April 11, 2020

There is plenty of uncertainty in the sports world at the moment, but the one constant is table tennis in Europe. They are not slowing down at all and continue to pump out a ton of matches every day. It feels like some of these table tennis players never sleep. No matter what time it is during the day, you are likely going to find the same guys playing matches.

This isn’t the NHL playoffs or anything, but it has to be mentally draining to play as many matches as they do in a week. In other words, the mental aspect of table tennis is very important. Often it can come down to who is the more focused player and wants to win more. Slacking off for just seconds at the table can result in a loss.

If you bet on table tennis long enough, you will come to find some guys who are much better at that than others. And when things aren’t going well, the losses can snowball in a hurry before getting a hold of things and turning it around. The Russia Pro League, or Moscow Liga Pro, is the biggest table tennis league open for business at the moment.

The Czech Republic, who is nearing a point where they want to slowly open the country up again, is also a big fixture on the table tennis scene. Once the China Super League can begin, all of the attention will shift there, though. That’s where you can find the best players in the world. The Setka Cup in Ukraine is underway at the moment, too.

Between the Liga Pro in Russia, Czech TT Star Series, and Setka Cup, there are more than enough betting options available. Betting on table tennis isn’t for everyone, that much is known. However, if you need a change from betting on Belarusian football or at the virtual casino, table tennis offers a nice outlet. This match is scheduled for Saturday at 6:30 p.m EST. This is not the Sunday matchup. Head below for our free Moscow Liga Pro pick between Anatoly Trushkin and Aik Lulikyan.

Anatoly Trushkin vs. Aik Lulikyan Moscow Liga Pro Betting Odds:

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  • Truskin -225
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Anatoly Trushkin vs. Aik Lulikyan Prediction:

Anatoly Trushkin and Aik Lulykyan will play for the seventh time against each other tonight. Trushkin is the better player, though Lulikyan has beaten Trushkin before, albeit in their first meeting on December 11, 2019. Since then, Trushkin has made it look easy against Lulikyan with several easy wins.

Trushkin has won five straight matches against Lulikyan, so he holds a 5-1 advantage in six meetings versus him. He has beaten his opponent six sets to two in their previous two meetings. That dominance over Lulikyan should continue on Saturday for Trushkin. If he’s focused and interested in playing today, Trushkin should have the upper hand.

Trushkin has gone 7-4 in his previous 11 matches. Note that two of those wins were against Lulikyan for a combined win of 6-2. Lulikyan has been playing ping pong with himself recently. It’s been back and forth without finding much traction. He is coming off two straight losses on Friday, as he dropped decisions against Evgeny Kryuchkov in both matches.

Including two losses against Trushkin, Lulikyan has been sloppy with a record of 4-8. That’s not going to be good enough to pay the bills, and he will likely not be thrilled about looking at his matches for today and seeing that he must match up against Trushkin again. It’s likely going to be a repeat story for Lulikyan in this match. Expect Trushkin to control the match and advance to 6-1 over Lulikyan in his career.

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