English Open Snooker Betting Tips & Predictions

Craig Edwards

Monday, October 7, 2019 12:43 PM UTC

Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 12:43 PM UTC

Former snooker professional Craig Edwards previews the English Open outright market for oddsmarket.com
<div><h2>English Snooker Open</h2><p><strong>October 14-20 at K2 Crawley, England</strong></p><p> </p><h2>Introduction</h2><p>This is the fourth season the English Open has been on the World Snooker schedule with Liang Wenbo, Ronnie O'Sullivan and Stuart Bingham the previous winner. The first tournament of the home nation series which takes in the Northern Ireland Open, Scottish Open and Welsh Open. With 128 players starting at the main venue the opening four rounds are over the shorter format of best of 7 frames before the Quarter Final stage.</p><p> </p><h2>Betting Predictions and Tips</h2><p>Last year's champion Stuart Bingham is the number one seed and top player listing in the draw. He has yet to hit form this season but has a reasonably top half of the quarter with Ding Junhui, Ali Carter and Zhou Yuelong the standout names. I think we have to respect Zhou Yuelong if he can win a few matches but like the other names yet to hit form this season. Stuart Bingham has a good record in the home nation series and is worth supporting to defend his title.</p><p>Bottom half of Quarter One looks a little tougher, primarily because of Shaun Murphy who has been the ‘Player of the Season' thus far with a superb run of form. Runner up to Judd Trump in the China in the International Championship, followed by being runner up again to Ronnie O'Sullivan at the Shanghai Masters was usurped two weeks again by winning the China Championship. Back with his old coach and making rapid progression up the rankings he is the in-form player this week in Crawley.</p><p>Quarter Two looks stronger in-depth with the top half having Neil Robertson leading the way and due to meet Zhao Xintong in the round of 32. Xintong beat home hero Ding Junhui in the China Championship and that should have done his confidence a power of good. The sort of player who can win matches fast he should be suited by best of 7 frame matches. The winner of that match could face David Gilbert, Kurt Maflin or Noppon Saengkham who look the in-form players in their section.</p><p>The bottom half of the quarter has a back to form Mark Williams leading the way. Graeme Dott and last year's finalist Mark Davis have to be respected and there are several promising youngsters who will fancy their chances. Last years ‘Rookie of the Year’ Joe O'Connor and World Snooker championship amateur hero James Cahill have chances while last year's Quarterfinalist Lou Honghao has been playing better than ever in recent weeks.</p><p>Quarter three brings Ronnie O'Sullivan to town and he was not impressed with the facilities at the K2 in Crawley last year when losing to Mark Davis in the semi-final. A more mature competitor than ever these days he won the season-opening Shanghai Masters and he often excels in the shorter format of seven frame matches which tend to focus his mind better. He has some dangerous opponents to negotiate with Yuan Sijun and Hossein Vafaei awaiting in the early rounds. Yan Bingtao, the Riga Masters champion may await in the round of 16 and he has a high win percentage in best of 7 frame matches in World Snooker events. He is overpriced because of his draw in the ‘Rockets' section but is a value selection at a big price.</p><p><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/728x90_2.jpeg" style="width:100%;height:12px" /></a></p><p>The bottom half of quarter three looks a little easier with Mark Selby the leading player. He has started to win matches and build his confidence again this season with semi-final appearances at the International Championship and China Championship. A title looks close for the ‘Jester' from Leicester while may have to negotiate a potential tricky round of 16 match with Jack Lisowski who gave him a good beating in the Shanghai Masters.</p><p>Quarter Four has Mark Allen and Barry Hawkins leading the way in the top half, both have looked in good form this season so far and look capable of the deep runs required to win tournaments.</p><p>The bottom half of the quarter sees new World Champion Judd Trump in action with a potential round of 16 match against Joe Perry in prospect. Perry has beaten Trump twice in the Round of 16 in the last season and could be a tricky matchup for Trump. World Championship semi-finalist Gary Wilson has everything to play for in the coming weeks as he is on the brink of a top 16 ranking which will gain entry into the Masters.</p><p>Defending champion Stuart Bingham is the main selection and small stakes on the other three selections.</p><p> </p><h2>Recommended Bets</h2><ul> <li>Stuart Bingham – each-way @ 17.00 (16/1) <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker!">Bet365</a></li> <li>Lou Honghao – To win Quarter 2 @ 51.00 (50/1) <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Ladbrokes Today!">Ladbrokes</a></li> <li>Yan Bingtao – each way @ 126.00 (125/1) <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker!">Bet365</a></li> <li>Yan Bingtao – Quarter 3 @ 26.00 (25/1) <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Get in game with Coral!">Coral</a></li> <li>Gary Wilson – each way @ 101.00 (100/1) <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Ladbrokes Today!">Ladbrokes</a></li></ul></div>
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