China Open Qualifying, Preview, Odds & Tips

Craig Edwards

Saturday, February 16, 2019 6:54 PM UTC

Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 6:54 PM UTC

Ex snooker professional Craig Edwards @EdwardsTips_ previews three first round qualifying matches for the China Open selecting one from each day of qualifying.

<h2 style="text-align:center">China Open Qualifying</h2><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Date : </strong>18/02/2019 - 20/02/2019<br /><strong>Venue : </strong>Chase Leisure Centre, Cannock<br /><strong>Channel: </strong>Bet365 live stream</p><h2 style="text-align:center"> </h2><p> </p><h2 style="text-align:center">Ryan Day v Zhang Anda</h2><h2 style="text-align:center">Time: 18/02/2019, 19:00</h2><h2 style="text-align:center">Head to Head: Ryan Day 3-0 Zhang Anda</h2><h2 style="text-align:center"> </h2><p> </p><p>Ryan Day comes to qualifying for China Open with what seems a crisis of confidence after looking “all at sea” with his game during a First Round defeat in the Welsh Open to Thepchayia un-Nooh. Last year after a similar poor result at his national championship Ryan then went into overdrive on the season winning two titles in the Riga Masters and Gibraltar Open.</p><p>Zhang Anda arrives at Cannock in good spirits having beaten the reigning world champion Mark Williams in the second round of the same event, <a href="" target="_blank" title="+ OddsMarket Betting Tips ">this was a shock in a week of surprises</a> given Mark Williams had previously been dominant in previous encounters. Zhang Anda is what many would describe as a “ journeyman professional “ a very consistent performer who never reaches the elite level.</p><p>I think we can ignore their previous head to head encounters given the facts that Ryan Day arrives low on confidence whereas Zhang Anda is in solid form and will be ready to prey on any weakness the Welshman shows therefore I recommend we support the twenty seven year old player from China.</p><p><strong>Betting odds</strong></p><ul> <li>Ryan Day – 2/5@(<a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="A+ Bookmaker">Bet365</a>)</li> <li>Zhang Anda - 19/10@(<a href=";a=3e56a0bf-7bdf-4fe1-b9a6-d22c7cc3dd2c" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Get in the game with Betway">Betway</a>)</li></ul><p><strong>Recommended bets</strong></p><ul> <li>0.4 points Zhang Anda to beat Ryan Day @7/4(Bet365)</li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><h2 style="text-align:center">Michael White v Thor Chaun Leong</h2><h2 style="text-align:center">Time: 19/02/2019, 19:00</h2><h2 style="text-align:center">Head to Head: Michael White 1-0 Thor Chaun Leong</h2><p> </p><p>Michael White like Ryan Day is another Welshman coming to the China Open qualifiers in poor form, in actual fact he has been in shocking form all season winning only eight matches from twenty-two played. Michael White looked like becoming the “new kid on the block” at the highest level having when he won his first ranking title with the 2015 Indian Open however, followed a couple of average years and now the twenty-seven year old is under pressure to retain his professional status on tour.</p><p>Thor Chaun Leong has been a bit of a slow burner with his career but the thirty year old Malaysian has managed victories this campaign over the talented Thai Noppon Saengkham and the Top 16 Scot Anthony McGill. Last week the bookmakers even made him favourite against a very seasoned professional Paul Davison at the Welsh Open in the second round.</p><p>After another poor result last week we can oppose Michael White with Thor Chaun Leong this week.</p><p><strong>Betting Odds</strong></p><ul> <li>Michael White 4/9@(Bet365)</li> <li>Thor Chaun Leong 33/20@(Redzonesports)</li></ul><p><strong>Recommended bets</strong></p><ul> <li>0.4 points Thor Chaun Leong to beat Michael White @13/8(Bet365)</li></ul><p> </p><h2 style="text-align:center"> </h2><h2 style="text-align:center">Lyu Haotian v Ross Muir</h2><h2 style="text-align:center">Time: 20/02/2019, 15:30</h2><h2 style="text-align:center">Head to head: Lyu Haotian 0-0 Ross Muir</h2><p> </p><p>My third and final match of my preview finds twenty-one year old Lyu Haotian in a dreadful second season slump after ending the previous season on a high by reaching the last 16 in the World Championship. Very possibly he is suffering what’s known as “second season syndrome” which has been common in snooker over many years. A player's expectations from a great rookie season hinder their progress temporarily and he has lost eight opening round matches this season. Strangely enough he did reach the semi finals of the China Championship last September but has struggled to win any matches since.</p><p>Ross Muir is a twenty-three year old Scottish player who has alternatively started to make slow consistent progress this year despite a few problems with his eyesight, he even beat the in-form Neil Robertson at the Scottish Open in December.</p><p>I do believe at the moment the value is with backing the Scotsman.</p><p><strong>Betting odds</strong></p><ul> <li>Lyu Haotian – 10/11(@Betway)</li> <li>Ross Muir - 10/11@(Betway)</li></ul><p><strong>Recommended Bets</strong></p><ul> <li>0.5 points Ross Muir to beat Lyu Haotian @5/6(Bet365)</li></ul>
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