Daria Gavrilova vs Ash Barty
Australia is guaranteed to be represented in the final of the Sydney International and I am confident that representative will be Ash Barty. Barty has been nothing short of outstanding at the Sydney International to date and she should simply have too much power for Daria Gavrilova to contend with.
Daniil Medvedev vs Fabio Fognini
Fabio Fognini showed plenty of fight to come back from a set down to beat Adrian Mannarino at the Sydney International yesterday and he should have an easier time against Daniil Medvedev. Fognini has a clear edge over Medvedev in terms of his hold/break percentage on hardcourts and he will have too much quality.
Newcastle Jets vs Brisbane Roar
The Brisbane Roar can end their scoreless streak, but they still are unlikely to be good enough to beat the Newcastle Jets. The Jets have won four of their past seven games as home favourites for a clear profit and their recent form has been nothing short of outstanding. The Roar have won only one of their past six games and are a club in crisis.
Perth Wildcats vs Melbourne United
The Perth Wildcats have a simply outstanding record in front of their home fans and they should prove too strong for Melbourne United. Perth have won 13 of their past 16 games as home favourites and they have covered the line in 12 of these wins, while Melbourne United have struggled as away underdogs.