Pliskova continued her strong summer in the first round, defeating another American in Caty McNally 6-3, 6-4 for her ninth win in her last 11 matches.
Pliskova leads the head-to-head against Anisimova, having won all three previous matchups with each contested on hard courts, including three weeks ago in Montreal where the Czech reached the final.
This will be a hard-hitting match as both players possess a tremendous amount of power. They will want to get on top of the rallies playing first-strike tennis and dictating from the baseline.
Pliskova has rediscovered her serve which has always been one of the best in the game and if she can post a few easy holds to start out, she'll put a tremendous amount of pressure on Anisimova's serve.
The American has one of the best backhands in women's tennis and also has a sterling forehand that can do plenty of damage.
She will look often to that shot to mix up the patterns in the rallies by going cross-court or down the line with it.
Neither player will look to the net much to finish off points with Anisimova having a huge edge in movement and footwork.
It's pretty obvious that Pliskova is the favorite here. She's playing some of the best tennis of her career, is brimming with confidence and is comfortable on the quicker courts for this year.
What Anisimova has to hope for is the Czech to throw in a few double faults and to get into some of the Pliskova service games early. The crowd will also be a big help to the 20-year old.
This should be a good match and while Anisimova will make it close, Pliskova should come out on top.
Prediction: Karolina Pliskova in three sets