We were able to locate a Setka Cup winner yesterday on Saturday, as Maksym Marchuk beat Sergey Sokolov in four sets. He found smooth sailing in the final set to get ahead by a score of 10-3, and then finished Sokolov off for a win in the fourth set by a score of 11-5. That was an easy win to get back on track at the table tennis courts. Dating back to March when we started betting on table tennis, our all-time record currently sits at 33-22. We’re up on table tennis and I think that’s just about all you can ask.
Overall, with the KBO and horse racing included on Saturday, it was a monster day with only two wrong selections at Santa Anita Park the only blemishes on our card. With Churchill Downs, Santa Anita Park, the KBO, and table tennis picks taken into consideration, we went 10 out of 12 with several plus-money winners at the racetrack and a win on the Pick 3 at Churchill Downs. The only downer was being one pick away from hitting the Pick 5 and two picks away from the Pick 6 at Santa Anita Park. That would have made for some kind of day.
In any event, no one can complain with those results. Having said that, it’s not going to be the last time a multi-bet comes a pick away from hitting. We will have more horse racing picks for Sunday, and hopefully another winning table tennis selection. Ukraine is the scene for another table tennis pick in the Setka Cup today. It feels like this tournament runs 24/7 because every time I look there seems to be a match being played. What really happens is that they begin in the morning in Ukraine and go into the evening. It’s a lot of table tennis, and a lot of players that participate in this tournament.
There are some good players in the Setka Cup, all the way down to terrible. The terrible that look like they should be playing at the YMCA do not compete against the good players, for the most part, so you won’t see insane odds. Andrey Fedorchenko has been playing like one of the good players in the Setka Cup recently. He’s on a nice roll and will look to build on it Sunday. Later in the day, he’ll take on Oleksandr Duhovenko who has been okay lately. This match is scheduled for 7:25 a.m. EST. Head below for our free Setka Cup pick between Andrey Fedorchenko vs. Aleksandr Dukhovenko for May 17, 2020. BetOnline spells Oleksandr with an A, so yes, they are the same person, just incorrect spelling by them.
Andrey Fedorchenko vs. Oleksandr Dukhovenko Setka Cup Table Tennis Odds:
Andrey Fedorchenko vs. Oleksandr Dukhovenko Prediction:
Aleksandr Duhovenko is likely going to have his work cut out for him in this match. It’s not like he’s a bad player either. Duhovenko has some decent results recently, but must contend with Fedorchenko who has been seeing the ball extremely well. Fedorchenko and Duhovenko have a history against one another. This will be their 16th match after Fedorchenko won nine of the first 15 matches for a record of 9-6. That doesn’t reflect as great as Fedorchenko has been playing against Dukhovenko recently, though. He’s been in complete control of Dukhovenko in recent matches, with five straight wins dating back to April 29.
During his five-match win streak over Dukhovenko, it hasn’t really been close. Note that Fedorchenko won in either straight sets or four. In their last 18 sets played, Fedorchenko has won 15 for complete domination. When you play a guy enough times and find a weakness it can turn into results like that.
Until Dukhovenko identifies what Fedorchenko is exploiting, or he figures out how to clean it up, then the losses are likely going to continue to mount for Dukhovenko against Fedorchenko. The only two sets that Duhkoveno has won in their last two matches was by 2 points. Even in defeat, Fedorchenko did not make it easy on him.
Fedorchenko heads into Sunday with a stellar record of 23-2 in his previous 25 outings. Going back further to May 9, Fedorchenko has been hot with a mark of 27-3. His three losses were against better players than Dukhovenko. Conversely, Dukhoveno goes into the new day with a record of 10-15 in his previous 25 matches. In all of those 15 loses, Dukhoveno was unable to force a fifth set and won either in straight or four sets. Everything points to Fedorchenko getting the win here.