International Snooker Championship Round 2 Best Bets

Craig Edwards

Monday, August 5, 2019 7:00 AM UTC

Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 7:00 AM UTC

Century breaks predicted in 2 second round matches at the International Championship 
<div><h2><strong>International Championship </strong></h2><p><strong>Tuesday 6<sup>th</sup> August, 07:30</strong></p><h2><strong>Stuart Bingham v Graeme Dott </strong></h2><p><strong>Head to Head 11-4</strong></p><h2><strong>Betting Odds</strong></h2><p><strong>Stuart Bingham 1.45 (4/9) Bet365</strong></p><p><strong>Graeme Dott 2.75 (7/4) Bet365 </strong></p><p>These two players crossed swords in last April's World Snooker Championship with Stuart Bingham hanging on to win a classic encounter 10-9 after leading 8-1 from the opening session.</p><p>Stuart Bingham started his campaign for the International Championship in impressive fashion beating an in-form Mark Joyce 6-1. The 2015 World Champion looked very sharp himself making two centuries which is a good sign early in the campaign for the Basildon man. Often a slow starter in recent snooker seasons he will be encouraged by this solid display against a sharp opponent.</p><p>Graeme Dott was the surprise winner of the 2006 World Snooker Championship though with runner up appearances in 2004 and 2010 he has proven pedigree at the highest level. A couple of years after winning the World Title he began to suffer from clinical depression due to personal reasons which meant his world ranking plummeted. In recent seasons the Scot has steadied the ship of his snooker career reaching the final of the German Masters in 2018. In recent months there seems a steady consistent improvement in his break building on the World Snooker tour and has started to win matches on a regular basis without reaching the final stages of events. This improvement was visible in the Riga Masters last week losing 3-4 to Mark Selby after leading 3-0. There did not appear to be any hangover in his first-round match on Sunday when he comfortably dispatched Michael White 6-1.</p><p>Both players have been in good break building form during their opening matches in China and also the later months of the 2018/2019 season so we will concentrate on the break markets for our bets when these two old adversaries oppose Tuesday. Stuart Bingham is a prolific century maker with 423 career tons while Graeme Dott has seven in his last eleven matches.</p><h2><strong>Recommended Bets </strong></h2><p><a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Snooker Betting Odds"><em><strong>Graeme Dott over 0.5 centuries @ 2.75 (7/4) Bet365 </strong></em></a></p><p><a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Snooker Betting Odds"><em><strong>Stuart Bingham over 0.5 centuries @ 1.66 (4/6) Bet365 </strong></em></a></p><p><em><strong><a href=";a=ec641d03-1e6d-4096-9f5f-d2a6939022d0&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></strong></em></p><h2><strong>Ali Carter v Kurt Maflin </strong></h2><p><strong>Head to Head 3-2</strong></p><h2><strong>Betting Odds </strong></h2><p><strong>Ali Carter 1.50 (1/2) Bet365 </strong></p><p><strong>Kurt Maflin 2.63 (13/8) Bet365 </strong></p><p>Ali Carter scrapped through a tough opening round encounter against an old adversary in the Scot Alan McManus reserving his best for last with a break of 137 in the deciding frame. On the face of it, the match looks like a high-quality affair which will have sharpened up “The Captain” after a lacklustre effort in Riga where he appeared sun tanned and short on practice.</p><p>Norway's Kurt Maflin has looked sharp this season and managed to win a high quality first round encounter with Ryan Day despite having to forfeit the opening frame through late arrival at the venue. Last week at the Riga Masters he reached the semi-finals losing to Mark Joyce 4-5 and looks flush with confidence.</p><p>Similar to the match above I prefer to concentrate on the break markets for our bet and in particular Kurt Maflin who at 2.75 for a century break looks too big. Already this season he has had four centuries in seven matches and 160 in his career which is testament to a player whose break building is of the highest quality.</p><h2><strong>Recommended Bet</strong></h2><p><a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Snooker Betting Odds"><em><strong>Kurt Maflin over 0.5 centuries @ 2.75 (7/4) Bet365 </strong></em></a></p></div>
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