With one thing and another I’ve not been able to concentrate fully on the Welsh Open for the last couple of days but from what I can see it appears that the form book is being kept to by and large with very few what you might term ‘surprise’ results materialising over the first few days.
All the outright picks, Ding, Trump, Bingham and Dott are still involved and having landed the only recommended match bet the other day it looks like it could be a decent betting event, despite my initial reservations that it is in fact nothing more than a Welsh PTC until they scrap this best of seven, all at the venue nonsense. I still have a feeling that Judd might be the man to be on this week as it feels like the kind of tournament he could win.
I’ll continue to just watch this from afar but will plump for a few predicted winners again below and a small interest bet.
Regular followers of the blog will probably realise that this week my priorities lie elsewhere as I prepare for Saturday in Gloucester and culmination of a few months work at the SB Classic Grand Finals. I hope a few of you can make the trip there and come and watch, it won’t cost you a penny to get in and it should be a cracking day. Here’s the draw for anyone that missed it yesterday.
Here’s today’s line up.
Jamie Cope v Ding Junhui
Graeme Dott v Jamie Jones
Fergal O’Brien v Liang Wenbo
Anthony Hamilton v Li Hang
Predicted Winners: Ding, Dott, O’Brien, Hamilton.
Ben Woollaston v Alfie Burden
Mike Dunn v Ali Carter
Tian Pengfei v Mark Williams
Anthony McGill v Ryan Day
Predicted Winners: Burden, Carter, Pengfei, McGill.
Neil Robertson v Rory McLeod
Shaun Murphy v Craig Steadman
Martin Gould v Jack Lisowski
Cao Yupeng v Barry Hawkins
Predicted Winners: Robertson, Murphy, Lisowski, Hawkins.
Stuart Bingham v Thepchaiya Un-Nooh
Mark King v Alan McManus
Ricky Walden v Matt Selt
Barry Pinches v Ronnie O’Sullivan
Predicted Winners: Bingham, King, Walden, O’Sullivan.
Recommended Tuesday Bet: 2 points pays nearly 5/2 at William Hills on Ding, Dott, Carter, Murphy and Bingham. 1 point treble pays almost bang on 10/1 at Apollobet on O’Brien, McGill and Lisowski.
If you want to find out the head to heads for the matches the only place to do that is at Cue Tracker by clicking here