Australian Open Women's Final Tips: Don't write off underdog Brady
The Australian Open women's final takes place on Saturday with Naomi Osaka strong fancied to beat Jennifer Brady but Dan Weston believes the underdog could be a value bet...
Brady and Osaka meet on Saturday in the final
Brady will need to inflict first hard court, post-lockdown defeat on Osaka
Saturday's price on Osaka is shorter than their US Open semi-final in September, where she started around the mark and edged a tight three-setter. According to my model, Osaka should be priced around those lines.
Underlying data shows Brady is playing at a very high level
What we don't know, of course, is how Brady will cope in her first Grand Slam final. Will she be nervous and how will that affect her performance level? That's an intangible.