English Open: First Round Match Ups and Snooker Betting Tips

Craig Edwards

Monday, October 7, 2019 12:52 PM UTC

Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 12:52 PM UTC

Former snooker professional Craig Edwards @EdwardsTips_ previews the opening round of matches for the English Open.
<div><h2><strong>Michael Georgiou v David Grace</strong></h2><p><strong>Tuesday 15th October 15:00</strong></p><p>These two players crossed swords a week ago in the World Open qualifying round when Michael Georgiou won comfortably by 5-2 with an impressive display of break building. I previewed the match for oddsmarket.com then so I will not go over the same ground for the reader’s who picked up an easy winner. Except to state the head to head has now progressed to 3-0 to Georgiou and I was surprised when he was a significant underdog at 2.25 past week. Now as a pick I am happy to support him again to make it a quick-fire double over Grace.</p><p>Another factor in Cypriot Michael Georgiou’s favour at the moment is he has changed his practice facility and moved away from London. The move to Northern Ireland and the base Mark Allen and Jordan Brown use may help him find a new impetus and enjoyment for the game in the short term.</p><p>I don’t want to repeat myself too much but last week's pre-match thoughts below still apply https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/snooker-world-open-qualifying-preview-and-betting-tips/90801/</p><p>I like the look of Michael Georgiou dominating this match up again from the off so full stake on him to win the match. His break building looked in sync last week against Grace so half stake on the highest break scorer bet. Finally a quarter stake on the Cypriot to win easily and cover the alternate handicap line of -2.5 frames at 4.50 (7/2) with Bet365.</p><p><strong>Recommended Bets:</strong></p><ul> <li>Michael Georgiou to beat David Grace @ 1.90 (9/10) <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="Top Rated Bookmaker">Bet365</a></li> <li>Michael Georgiou Highest Break Scorer @ 1.80 (4/5) <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="Top Rated Bookmaker">Bet365</a></li> <li>Michael Georgiou -2.5 frames @ 4.50 (7/2) <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="Top Rated Bookmaker">Bet365</a></li></ul><h2 style="text-align:center"> </h2><div> </div><div style="text-align:center"><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=160&amp;a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3"><img alt src="https://imstore.bet365affiliates.com/AffiliateCreativeBanners/Sports/General/Bet%20Builder/en-GB/UK/STD/970x250_2.jpeg" style="width:100%" /></a></div><div> </div><h2> </h2><h2><strong>Jimmy Robertson v Robert Milkins</strong></h2><p><strong>Monday 14th October, 07:00</strong></p><p>An interesting matchup between two experienced professionals who have spent the majority of their career ranked outside the top echelons but has made a living from the sport for many years.</p><p>The high point of Jimmy Robertson's career was last season when he won his first ranking title the European Masters beating Joe Perry in the final. The win came as a shock to snooker followers because Robertson had been enduring a slump in form prior and the bookmakers’ price was 251.00. The tournament win qualified him for the Champion of Champions and it is disappointing that his career has not kicked on with any newfound confidence. The tournament win gave him a career-high world ranking of 21 and that currently stands at 22nd. A mixed bag of results for the man from the South Coast of England but he put in a much-improved display last week versus Duane Jones in qualifying for the World Open.</p><p>Robert Milkins from Bristol is a forty-three-year-old ‘journeyman professional’ who has reached the semi-final stage of ranking events six times in a career that has accumulated over a million pounds in prize money. His current world ranking is 39 and with a career-high of 12 in 2014 he needs to get some positive momentum back into his snooker results. Still, early days in the 2019/2020 season but so far this season there has been no positive signals and he is on a run of three straight defeats.</p><p>This match would normally be a coin flip and impossible to bet on however, it appears we have one player totally out of form. The head to head match up is 3-1 to Robertson so at the prices supporting him is an easy selection. This match up would normally be a coin flip and it is surprising to see Jimmy Robertson the underdog against an out of form Rob Milkins.</p><p><strong>Recommended Bet:</strong> Jimmy Robertson to beat Robert Milkins @ 2.10 (11/10) <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="Top Rated Bookmaker">Bet365</a></p></div>
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