Viktor Ivanov vs. Alexey Yanshaev Pick – Moscow Liga Pro March 30, 2020

The Belarusian Premier League will take a break until next weekend, so we’ll be focusing on table tennis action throughout the week, for the most part. We went 3-1 in the Belarusian Premier League over the weekend and picked up a table tennis winner as well yesterday on Anatoly Trushkin. And what a win it was for Trushkin. In danger of getting swept in straight sets, Trushkin won the third set and then two more to get the win in five sets.

It can only take seconds to go from a dire situation to gold at the tables. With matches only lasting approximately 20 minutes, a lot can happen in those 20 minutes. Thus far we’ve been tasting gold in table tennis, with a 5-1 run at the beginning stages of our betting series at the tables. So long as the North American sports leagues are suspended, you’ll continue to get a look at the obscure leagues. Obscure league doesn’t mean you can’t profit, though.

We’ve done that thus far in table tennis, and hopefully that trend can continue into the spring. There are three table tennis leagues operating at the moment. There is the Moscow Liga Pro, Setka Cup, and Czech TT Star Series. It isn’t the China Super League by any means, but you can still find some good players amid a lot of poor players. The Super League was scheduled to begin on February 22, but that has been postponed. You’ll see some crazy good players in that table tennis league. There’s a reason they dominate every Olympics at table tennis.

With table tennis, the only advice I can give is to manage your bankroll appropriately. This goes for any sport, but with so many options available at your fingertips 24/7, there is a tendency to want to press your luck. Maintain the same level of bankroll management that you would with any other sport.

Viktor Ivanov and Alexey Yanshaev are scheduled for an early 4:00 a.m. EST match in Russia on Monday. We’ll try and find another winner in the Moscow Liga Pro in this one. Head below for our free Moscow Liga Pro pick between Viktor Ivanov vs Alexey Yanshaev on March 30, 2020.

Viktor Ivanov vs. Alexey Yanshaev Moscow Liga Pro Betting Odds:


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  • Ivanov (-175)
  • Yanshaev (+125)
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Viktor Ivanov vs. Alexey Yanshaev Moscow Liga Pro Prediction:

If you can find some trends in table tennis, the sport becomes simpler to handicap. Just like any sport, there are players in grooves and others that can’t seem to figure anything out. The same goes for table tennis players, as obscure as the sport is. Viktor Ivanov played three matches on Sunday with two losses in three outings.

While he isn’t coming off his best of days, we should be able to expect him to respond with a stronger effort on Monday. This is especially true for his match against Alexey Yanshaev. The matchup history has been rather unfavourable for Yanshaev against Ivanov.

Ivanov could be playing better table tennis recently, but Yanshaev is likely going to be a cure for his blues. Ivanov and Yanshaev have played eight matches against each other in their careers dating back to May 29, 2019. Yanshaev was severely over-matched in the majority of them and enters having lost three matches in a row to Ivanov.

Ivanov has won six out of the eight times that they’ve met at the table. They played as recently as Saturday, with Ivanov getting the win over Yanshaev in five sets. The final set wasn’t close, as Ivanov poured it on for an 11-4 win. They also met on March 17, with Ivanov making it look easier in that match by 3-1 sets.

Yanshaev has gone 5-7 in his previous 12 matches going back to Saturday. He’s seemed to excel against lesser opponents, but has struggled even against an average player. I would put Ivanov into the average category. Expect Ivanov to make it four wins over Yanshaev since March 18 on Monday.


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Kyle E / Author

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