We’re in the Czech Republic on Tuesday morning for the Czech TT Star Series table tennis league. As long as the coronavirus pandemic continues, we will be covering the more obscure sports and sport leagues from across the globe. If anything, this provides an opportunity to become familiar with sports that never get national attention.
As a result of COVID-19, gamblers have been forced to go outside the box and look for action that they normally wouldn’t. That includes overseas table tennis picks from Russia and Czechia. We’ve been everywhere from Australia, Myanmar, Belarus, Russia, and now we’re taking a look at what’s going on in Czechia.
We are able to successfully cash a winner on the table tennis circuit in the Liga Pro league in Russia on Monday with Mikhail Kovalev. He won 3 sets to 1 to get the win in his first match of the day. Table tennis matches are quick and furious. Most of them can finish under 30 minutes, so if you don’t like waiting hours for your bet to be resolved, table tennis is certainly an option for you during lockdown.
Along with quick matches, there is an unlimited amount of events taking place throughout the day. Whether it’s the morning, afternoon, or at night, there’s typically going to be multiple table tennis matches to bet on. The betting handle on table tennis may very well break all-time records. BetOnline is providing a handful of table tennis matches from the Czech Republic on Tuesday.
This will be the second match of the day for Tomas Konecny and Jakub Kleprlik. It’s the sandwich match with each player facing three opponents on Tuesday. Both players were in action yesterday, the first day of action for Konency since March 10. Kleprlik had three matches on March 20. Head below for our free Czech TT Star Series pick featuring Tomas Konency and Jakub Kleprlik on March 24, 2020
Jakub Kleprlik vs. Tomas Konecny Czech TT Star Series Betting Odds:
Jakub Kleprlik vs. Tomas Konecny TT Star Series Prediction:
Tomas Konency was on an absolute roll before taking a brief hiatus for two weeks. He lost his first match of the day on March 9, and then proceeded to smash the competition for seven straight wins. In four of those wins, Konecny either won by 3-1 or 3-0 and didn’t need to go to a 5th set to decide a winner.
Dating back to January 20, Konecny has largely been on fire and hasn’t lost a whole lot. He beat Jiri Vrablik in his first match on January 20 in a 3-0 sweep, and swept three more opponents in a row. Since that win, Konecny has won 19 of his previous 24 matches. In most of those matches, he easily won by at least two sets. 12 of his 19 matches were wins by 3-1 and 3-0.
Jakub Kleprlik has not had the same level of success recently. He has lost 9 out of his previous 12 matches for a dreadful run of 3-9 since a loss against Adam Szudi on February 11. Kleprlik went through a brutal stretch in January, as he lost nine straight sets before getting it together and rallying to straighten out. However, it’s been more of the same for Kleprlik lately, and he draws a strong opponent in his second match of the day on Tuesday.
There is a history between Konecny and Kleprlik, as they’ve met in five matches, which dates back to September 19, 2016. Kleprlik won the first meeting and then he followed it up a few years later with a win a year ago in five sets. Since then, though, Konecny has figured Kleprlik out and it hasn’t been much of a competition. Konecny has won three straight matches against Kleprlik.
They met as recently as April 16, with Konecny getting the win in straight sets. Konecny has beaten Kleprlik by a combined score of 9-3 since March 12, 2019. You can find odds with Konency around a -300 favourite at some books. You don’t have to pay that much, though, as BetOnline has Konency around a -200 favourite, which is certainly more favourable. I’d side with Konecny to win his fourth straight match against Kleprlik on Tuesday in the Czech Republic.