Hatsu Basho tournament is one of the most important events in the Sumo Grand Tournament 2019 schedule. It has been so in previous years as well, that’s why GamingZion covered Hatsu Basho 2017 and 2018, as well as Nagoya Basho 2018. Now we are here for the tournament’s 2019 edition, which comes with exciting wrestling matches even from Day 1. And it will only get better. Check out our sumo betting predictions!
Bet on Kagayaki vs Abi
Both wrestlers are in desperate need of a win. They both started Hatsu Basho with a defeat. Kagayaki first fought against Ikio. His defeat was memorable. Kagayaki’s face was covered in blood as his nose started bleeding at some point. He will face off Abi, who lost to Sadanoumi in the first match day. Sumo betting odds see Kagayaki as the favourite: his odds are 1.70, while Abi’s odds are 2.144 at 22BET Sportsbook.
Kakuryo, bookie-favourite against Nishikigi
Kakuryo Rikisaburo is one of the top favourites to win Hatsu Basho 2019. Sumo betting odds prove that as well. Nishikigi is his next opponent, whose chances of winning is rated at 3.36 by online sportsbooks in Japan. Kakuryu’s odds are 1.32. However, picking Nishikigi’s sumo betting odds might be a good idea. He has already beaten one great rival. Goeido lost to him in the first match day.
Ichinojo vs Hakuho sumo betting odds
According to Hatsu Basho 2019 odds by 22BET Sportsbook, it’s basically impossible for Ichinojo to beat Hakuho. The odds for the former one to win are 5.55, while those for Hakuho are only 1.14. Hakuho was out for 4 months. Now he’s back and he is hungry for success. Myogiryu couldn’t stop him in the previous matchday. However, Ichinojo did confidently defeat Takayasu the last time out. Will he upset the odds once again?
Close-to-even Hatsu Basho 2019 odds on Daishoho vs Kotoeko
Daishoho also started the tournament with a surprising victory. He defeated Takanosho against all sumo betting predictions and expectations. Online sportsbook news sites in Japan hence pay more attention to this guy who will wrestle Kotoeko next time. Kotoeko’s first match at Hatsu Basho 2019 was against Chiyonokuni. Daishoho odds to beat Kotoeko are 2.032, while Kotoeko’s victory goes at 1.77. The current bookie-favourite lost his first game so he really needs to win this time, especially as the sumo betting predictions expect him to perform.