Vitalii Kyilo vs. Pavel Volkov Pick – Setka Cup May 18, 2020

Monday is an off day in the KBO and CPBL, with both leagues dark to begin the week. This is common and will be the case throughout the season. Monday is typically a slow day in Major League Baseball as well, but they have more than enough clubs to hold three or four games. The day off gives clubs a day to rest their bullpens, which is especially important in the CPBL where the bullpens are not good.

Not good is putting it lightly. In any event, the bullpens paid off for us yesterday, as they fell apart in the Monkeys-Guardians game for a win on the OVER. In the KBO, we recorded another winning selection thanks to a walk-off balk. This was after the Hanwha Eagles blew a 4-0 lead, so it was nice not to lose again because of a 9th inning collapse.

Along with the success on the diamond, the table tennis courts provided another winner. Our table tennis record advances to 34-22 following a win on Andrey Fedorchenko. It was an easy straight set win for Fedorchenko. He had to battle to win the first set, but cruised thereafter and didn’t run into any issues. Fedorchenko blew the doors open in the third set, as he opened up a 11-3 win to close out Oleksandr Dukhovenko.

The Setka Cup has been a success thus far. We’ve only made three picks in the Setka Cup and all three were winners. It’s less volatile than the Moscow Liga Pro tournament in Russia where anything and everything seems to happen. That doesn’t mean the Setka Cup is going to be a win every bet.

I’m more than happy to just get out of it with a profit, which has been the case across the tournaments I’ve bet on so far. We have a couple of table tennis picks for Monday morning. I haven’t finished handicapping the Czech TT Star Series yet, but the Setka Cup in Ukraine is the scene of our first selection of the day. Head below for our free Pavel Volkov vs. Vitalii Kyilo pick for May 18, 2020 in the Setka Cup. As a side note, I highly recommend playing at BetOnline for table tennis. The odds are by far the best in the industry. This match is scheduled for 5:05 a.m. EST.

Pavel Volkov vs. Vitalii Kyilo Setka Cup Table Tennis Odds:


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  • Volkov (-165)
  • Kyilo (+125)
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Pavel Volkov vs. Vitalii Kyilo Prediction:

Vitalii Kyilo is looking to get on track Monday after a rough stretch on Saturday. He had the day off on Sunday and is hoping that it was enough to clear his head. Kyilo finished the day on Saturday with a win, so that was a small step in the right direction. However, that win was needed to stop an eight-match losing streak. Six of those losses were by straight sets of 3-1, so he wasn’t really close to winning. Losing streaks have been a part of Kyilo’s repertoire, as he went on another slide in April with 15 straight losses. He was 1-17 during a horrible run towards the end of April into early May.

Since joining the Setka Cup on April 11, Kyilo has notched a record of 7-33 so losing has been a regular habit for him at the tables. One of those losses was against Pavlo Volkov in straight sets. Volkov got the win by a score of 11-9, 13-11, 11-6. He had to battle the first two sets, but it was smooth sailing for Volkov in the final set to sweep Kyilo. If Volkov doesn’t focus on Monday, then things might be more interesting, though.

In Volkov’s previous ten matches, he owns a record of 6-4. He’s won five of his previous eight outings. He took the week off and hasn’t played since May 9. Fortunately, Volkov will have a chance to get warmed up with a couple of matches before playing Kyilo. That should give him an opportunity to get back into the swing of things. If that’s the case, Volkov should be able to win for the second consecutive time over Kyilo.


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Kyle E / Author

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