Paul Krishnamurty previews and recommends bets within the two matches beginning on Sunday on the Crucible…
“This strikes me as one of the more limited qualifiers, playing one of the most reliable favourites against lesser opposition…Try a correct score combo on Higgins to win 10-4 and 10-5.”
Two matches start on Sunday, with 4 from Saturday drawing to a conclusion. At the time of writing, three of these have not even began so examine again later to see if any bets have been added following their first classes.
McGill v Walden might go the gap
The first of my quartet of outright picks will get underway within the morning, with Anthony McGill taking over Ricky Walden. McGill was chosen extra due to his suitability for this marathon event somewhat than particularly for this match. The betting is mainly even and that evaluation is tough to dispute.
Walden is entitled to fancy his possibilities after an spectacular win in qualifying towards Ryan Day. There’s been a lot to like about his snooker in current months, significantly within the earlier rounds towards related or inferior commonplace varieties.
Whilst final yr’s semi-finalist tends to come alive on the Crucible, McGill matches that description. If he did not have that event pedigree, I’ll have most popular Walden. However there’s little or no motive to suppose both participant will dominate and each probability it can go to a decider.
That is mirrored by shorter odds than traditional about Over 16.5 Frames however in higher information, the odds about either player winning 10-9 are boosted to 4/1. Try that in a trappy contest.
Higgins too good for Pengfei
John Higgins is one other outright decide and the four-time champion is strongly fancied to land the chances towards Tian Pengfei. He received all three of their earlier matches though, in equity, the final got here six years in the past and Pengfei has progressed a bit since then.
Nevertheless, this strikes me as one of many extra restricted qualifiers, enjoying one of the crucial dependable favourites towards lesser opposition. Pengfei in all probability has a tactical benefit towards many opponents however that might be negated towards arguably the best match participant of all-time.
I’m attempting a right rating combo on Higgins to win 10-4 and 10-5.
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