Monday, 11 February 2013
Elina Svitolina is a young player on the rise and the Ukrainian is massively overpriced in The Overrule's estimation for the clay court event in Cali. The field in Colombia is decidedly weak with Mandy Minella the number one seed. If Minella was number one seed in a sexiest WTA player list it would make alot of sense, but for an actual event it tells us that the quality of the field is not particularly high.
Svitolina should be priced more in the 6/1 range or even 8/1 if you wanted to be generous and oppose her, so for 12/1 to be available is a price we have to take advantage of. Elina has a tricky first round encounter with Anastasija Sevastova who has fallen just outside the world's top 150 due to injury and is much better than her ranking suggests.
Should Svitolina overcome that hurdle she immediately becomes the favourite to reach the final from the top half of the draw in my eyes, where she is slated to meet Minella in the last eight, whom she happens to be playing doubles with this week in Cali.
We'll back Svitolina with two points each way, which means two points at 12/1 to win the title and two points at 6/1 to reach the final.
2* Elina Svitolina win Cali (each-way) @ 12/1 (Betfred) (each-way terms 1/2 odds 1-2 places)