Sergey Skhabitskiy vs. Ilya Parnivoda Pick – Setka Cup May 22, 2020

The CPBL appears to be destined for yet another rainout in Taiwan on Friday, so we’ll look to find a table tennis winner in the Setka Cup in Ukraine. We are still undefeated in the Setka Cup with a perfect record of 4-0. Yesterday was a dud in the Czech TT Star Series, as David Reitspies showed no fight and lost to Miroslav Horejsi in straight sets. On a typical day, Reitspies is going to beat Horejsi, though there didn’t seem to be much urgency or want from Reitspies. Motivation is one of the hardest things to handicap when it comes to table tennis.

In any case, the loss doesn’t put a dent in anything, as we’re still sporting a solid overall record of 37-24 going into Friday at the table tennis courts. There isn’t much that could have been done about a tennis player that didn’t care to play yesterday. It was the final match of the day for Reitspies, who looked like he checked out well before his meeting with Horejsi. The TT Star Series in Czechia only has a handful of matches in the early morning hours in North America. The Setka Cup on the other hand pushes out match after match throughout the morning and day.

The TT Star Series makes it a lot easier to become familiar with players and where they rank. However, on the flip side, the sample size in the Setka Cup is so immense that you can find a good play or two in a sea of matches. It can be a little bit overwhelming with all of the matches available, but you have to shortlist some and go from there. Otherwise you are going to be blindly firing off bets, which could turn into a disaster for the bankroll. Ilya Parnivoda (Parnyvoda) will take on Sergey Skhabitskiy this morning in the Setka Cup. This match is scheduled for around 7:50 a.m. EST. Head below for our free Ilya Parnivoda vs. Sergey Skhabitskiy pick for May 22, 2020 in the Setka Cup.

Sergey Skhabitskiy vs. Ilya Parnivoda Setka Cup Table Tennis Betting Odds:


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  • Parnivoda (-185)
  • Skhabitskiy (+155)
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Sergey Skhabitskiy vs. Ilya Parnivoda Prediction:

Ilya Parnivoda has five matches scheduled for Friday, with Sergey Skhabitskiy his final match of the day. They don’t have much of a history against one another, but in the one match they did play, Parnivoda jumped all over Shkabitskiy for a sweep in straight sets. Parnivoda beat him easily by a score of 11-4, 11-6, 11-5. He might have to fight a little harder in this match than that outing, but Parnyvoda should likely be able to edge out his opponent again. They don’t appear to be in the same league, and despite the price being in the -200 range, there still might be some value with that.

Parnyvoda is relatively new to the Setka Cup, having just started playing on May 16. Since then he’s been on fire with a record of 14-2 going into Friday. In eight of those wins, Parnyvoda was able to win in straight sets or by a score of 3-1. That bodes well for his chances against Shkabitskiy in this matchup. Meanwhile, Shkabitskiy has gone 6-13 in his previous 19 matches. Dating back to his start of Setka Cup play on March 21, Skhabitskiy has a record of 28-37. So, it isn’t just Parnivoda that he’s been having problems against. Look for Parnivoda to frustrate Skhabitskiy again for another win in this one. Best of luck with your table tennis betting this weekend!


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