The final tie of this year’s Fed Cup is going to take place this weekend, so this feels like the right time for us to look at which team has the better chances when it comes to winning it.
Event: Fed Cup 2014 Finals
Selection: Czech Republic
Best Odds: 1.64 @ Pinnacle
The Czech team will have a chance to regain the title after losing it to Italy last year and the fact that the match will take place in Prague should be a huge boost for its chances. Not because of any travel issues, but because of the atmosphere that the Czech fans are going to create and the effect home conditions usually have on the two main players of the Czech team, Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova. The two are good enough to win the entire tie on their own and the surface fits their games quite nicely as well, so the Germans will have a really tough task on their hands if they are to succeed.
The German team naturally deserves a lot of respect, as it’s going to feature, among others, the winner of the Tournament of Champions, Andrea Petkovic. However, when you look at the teams and compare them side-by-side, it seems that the Czechs have the slightly stronger outfit. Moreover, the experienced duo of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka should be available for the doubles, which is something that would swing the chances in the Czech’s favor even further. The German team has the advantage of having more alternatives when it comes to the singles, but the news are such that both Kvitova and Safarova are fit, so this detail shouldn’t affect the proceedings in any way. If you want to have a bet on who’s going to lift the trophy, we suggest backing the home team.