The Moscow Liga Pro in Russia takes their unlikely spot near the top of the sports betting world again on Wednesday. Ping pong has been the sport of choice for many sports bettors during the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the world. It’s been one of only a few that has been able to carry on and continue playing. Most of these tournaments don’t have spectators anyway, so keeping fans away from facilities wasn’t a problem to begin with.
Some of the bigger leagues and tournaments are open to the public, so they have some issues. However, the Moscow Liga Pro, Setka Cup, and Czech TT Star Series don’t have those concerns. The World Table Tennis Championships, which attracts a lot of people, has wisely been postponed to the fall, though.Whether there’s fans or not has been irrelevant to us and hasn’t altered anything from a handicapping point of view.
They’re used to playing in front of a match official and that’s about it. Behind them is a camera to broadcast the matches online and that’s about all they need to play. You will find some online sportsbooks that have live feeds of the matches, notably Bet365, has a video for most table tennis matches that you can wager on.
Keep in mind that you must make a deposit to gain access. Tuesday was another good day for us at the table tennis courts. The Czech TT Star Series, which has been the most successful table tennis tournament for me, produced another winning pick. Tomas Tregler erased Jakub Nemecek easily for a 3-0 win in straight sets.
That brings our all-time table tennis betting record to 29-18. There’s also been a few cancellations that I didn’t include in tha record. We’re back in Russia on Wednesday looking for another table tennis winner. Let’s hope for the best. Head below for our free Andrey Sadkov vs. Sergey Kuzmin pick for May 6, 2020 in the Moscow Liga Pro. This match is currently scheduled for 6:30 a.m. EST.
Andrey Sadkov vs. Sergey Kuzmin Moscow Liga Pro Table Tennis Betting Odds:
Andrey Sadkov vs. Sergey Kuzmin Prediction:
Sergey Kuzmin has been playing sharply recently, and will be looking to extend his strong play on Wednesday. Kuzmin enters the day with wins in eight of his last nine matches for a record of 8-1. Dating back to May 2, Kuzmin has notched a record of 14-5 for a respectable stretch at the tables. He’s a winner in all of his past three matches, with one of them in straight sets and the other two wins by 3-1. Note that in six of his previous eight wins, Kuzmin took care of business before needing to go to a fifth and deciding set. That demonstrates more skill than getting lucky in a final frame.
In one of his wins, Kuzmin did need an extra set to break a 2-2 deadlock against Andrey Sadkov. However, it wasn’t even close, with Kuzmin running away with the win by 11-6 in the fifth set. He won the two final sets by a combined score of 22-13 over Sadkov. Kuzmin has beaten Sadkov in three of their previous four meetings, with Kuzmin winning 3-0, 3-2, 3-2. He’s 6-3 over Sadkov in their previous nine meetings.
Sadkov heads into Wednesday on a three-match losing streak. He also has losses in five of his previous ten matches for a record of 5-5. Three of those wins for Sadkov were against the same opponent, Dmitry Basmanov. Basmanov is 5-10 in his previous 15 matches, so Sadkov was able to pick on an inferior foe in those outings. Sadkov might make Kuzmin work for this win, but he should be able to emerge on the winning side on Wednesday.