Champion of Champions: Snooker Betting Predictions and Tips

Craig Edwards

Monday, November 4, 2019 12:44 PM UTC

Monday, Nov. 4, 2019 12:44 PM UTC

Former snooker professional Craig Edwards @EdwardsTips_ previews the first-round matchups at the Champion of Champions.
<div><h2><strong>John Higgins v Stuart Bingham</strong></h2><p><strong>Thursday 7th November</strong></p><p><strong>Betting Odds: John Higgins 1.83 (5/6), Stuart Bingham 2.10 (11/10)</strong></p><p><strong>Head to Head: John Higgins 13-7 Stuart Bingham</strong></p><p>Not unusually the veteran Scot, John Higgins is taking his time getting into full stride this season. He did win the World Cup when partnering his friend Stephen Maguire, then lost to Maguire in the 6Red World Championship final in Thailand. Last week he started to look somewhere near his best at the Yushan World Open losing 5-6 to Judd Trump in the semi-final.</p><p>Stuart Bingham, similar to Higgins has made a slower than ideal start to the new season. In fact last week in the round of 16 match against Mark Selby was the first time he looked somewhere near his best making four century breaks in winning 5-2. He went on to make two-century breaks but lose a high-quality quarter-final against Higgins 2-5.</p><p>Higgins has a dominant head to head, particularly in the bigger matches the two have played and always appears to win them. No reason why this week in Coventry will be any different...</p><p><strong>Recommended Bets: </strong>John Higgins to beat Stuart Bingham @ 1.83 (5/6) <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Place your bets with Paddy Power">Paddy Power</a></p><p> </p><h2><strong>Ronnie O'Sullivan v Jimmy White</strong></h2><p><strong>Thursday 7th November</strong></p><p><strong>Betting Odds: Ronnie O'Sullivan 1.03 (1/33), Jimmy White 15.00 (14/1)</strong></p><p><strong>Head to Head: Ronnie O'Sullivan 31-10 Jimmy White</strong></p><p>Triple Champion of Champions winner Ronnie O'Sullivan is always the man to beat in Coventry and this year will be no exception. He won the prestigious invitation tournament</p><p>the Shanghai Masters in his opening tournament of the year. Since he has struggled in ranking tournaments losing surprisingly to Mei Xiwen and Dominic Dale but these big-time tournaments are the ones he excels in.</p><p>Winning the World Senior Championship at the Crucible Theatre gave Jimmy White an invite to this week's tournament. Still one of the best-supported professionals on tour there will be a full house at the Ricoh Arena for his match against the player who took his mantle as the public's favourite.</p><p>I think we can expect the ‘Whirlwind’ to enjoy being back in the limelight and there is every chance he will play well against his great friend O'Sullivan. Obviously difficult to see him winning but not hard to envisage White winning a frame or two.</p><p><strong>Recommended Bets: </strong>Over 4.75 Asian total frames @ 1.75 (3/4) <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Get in the game with Bet365">Bet365</a></p><p> </p><h2><strong>Kyren Wilson v Thepchayia un-Nooh</strong></h2><p><strong>Wednesday 6th November</strong></p><p><strong>Betting Odds: Kyren Wilson 1.57 (4/7) <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Get in the game with Bet365">Bet365</a>, Thepchayia un-Nooh 2.375 (11/8) <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Get in the game with Bet365">Bet365</a></strong></p><p><strong>Head to Head: Kyren Wilson - Thepchayia un-Nooh</strong></p><p>After winning last season's German Masters, Kyren Wilson mentioned he was aware he needed to change his cue action and technique slightly. These changes were in anticipation of improving his play on the superfine cloths and improving his break building. When a professional makes a change it can take a long time for them to become comfortable with it under the pressure of match play. There have been encouraging signs in recent weeks in the Championship League and last week's Yushan World Open that his break building is improving.</p><p>Thailand's Thepchayia un-Nooh is Snooker's fastest and most mercurial player. When on song this supremely natural gifted player makes the game look easier than anyone and the spectacular way he won last season's Shootout to qualify for this week is testament to that. He looks in good form having won the Hainan Open in China beating Mark Selby in the final a couple of weeks ago. Then last week he followed up by reaching the Yushan World Open final.</p><p>Five days on from their semi-final in the Yushan World Open, the winner of this match will have a good chance of upsetting Trump in the Group final. Both players have the long travel back from China to negotiate and little opportunity to practice so there is a good chance the match will become scrappy similar to their semi-final when there was no century breaks.</p><p><strong>Recommended Bets:</strong> Thepchayia un-Nooh v Kyren Wilson – No Century @ 2.38 (11/8) <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Place your bets with Paddy Power">Paddy Power</a></p><p><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=162&amp;a=ec641d03-1e6d-4096-9f5f-d2a6939022d0&amp;f=3"><img alt src="https://cmscdn.staticcache.org/assets/image/0005/1349915/Biggest-Ever-Bet-Boost-1280x480-English-UK.jpg" style="width:100%" /></a></p></div>
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