This afternoon sees the start of one of the highlights of the snooker season, the Masters from Alexandra Palace. It’s not so much a mouth-watering opener as a salivate down your chin and upper torso and wear a man-sized bib one as Neil Robertson, the defending champion takes on the man he succeeded as champion Ding Junhui.
As if that wasn’t enough to have snooker fans lathering into an epileptic-like frenzy, tonight sees Mark Allen take to the baize against for me the most improved player of the past twelve months Dark Mavis.
That one might not grab the attention that the earlier encounter does but as so often happens it’s sometimes the match with less of the fanfare in advance that produces the fireworks, we shall see.
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For me, the two winners today will be Robertson and Allen, but it could also easily be Ding and Mavis such is the unpredictability of this prestigious event. The winners of the two matches today will meet in the Quarter Finals. I’m going to be doing some cross-double bets (also known from henceforth as ‘The Hallett’) on the correct scores for interest this week, small stakes with decent returns if they land.
It all kicks off at 1pm UK time and I for one will be glued to the screen and making an arse-shaped dent in the sofa for most of the week. The best of luck with your bets.
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