World Snooker Championship Qualifying Match Betting Tips

Craig Edwards

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 9:27 AM UTC

Tuesday, Apr. 9, 2019 9:27 AM UTC

Former snooker professional Craig Edwards @EdwardsTips_ previews three matches in the World Snooker Championship Qualifying giving his Tips and Predictions.

<p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;iframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/gQ6n0uNllhY\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" allowfullscreen&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;"}[/]</p><h2><strong>World Snooker Championship Qualifying</strong></h2><p><strong>Sheffield Institute </strong></p><p><strong>April 10<sup>th</sup> - 17<sup>th</sup> </strong></p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;🙌 Betfred World Snooker Qualifying&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;1⃣9⃣ Best of 19 Frames.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;3⃣ Players have to win 3 x Qualifying Rounds to get through to The Crucible.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;🗓 Qualifying Matches commence tomorrow 10am&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;📲 Match Betting: &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/nkbwsmt1zb\"&gt;https://t.co/nkbwsmt1zb&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/ilovesnooker?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#ilovesnooker&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/worldsnookerchampionship?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#worldsnookerchampionship&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/L7hyZdaBms\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/L7hyZdaBms&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— Betfred (@Betfred) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/Betfred/status/1115547415560556544?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;April 9, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</p><h2><strong>Anthony Hamilton v James Wattana </strong></h2><p><strong>Wednesday 10<sup>th</sup> April, 15:30</strong></p><p><strong>Head to Head: 0-3</strong></p><p><strong>Betting Odds:</strong></p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" target="_blank" title="Snooker Betting Odds"><strong>Anthony Hamilton - 4/11 (1.32) @Bet365 </strong></a></p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356" target="_blank" title="Snooker Betting Odds"><strong>James Wattana – 23/10 (3.30) @Paddy Power</strong></a></p><p>A very interesting match for me to preview with two former top 16 players I know well.</p><p>Anthony Hamilton is a forty-seven year old veteran from Nottingham who two seasons ago became the third oldest winner of a ranking title in the German Masters. To many like myself who have played Anthony it was a surprise it took him so long to win an event having seen his class and superb break building first hand. The last two seasons have been rather inconsistent for “The Sheriff” but semi finals at the Paul Hunter Classic and the Indian Open show Anthony is capable once he gets into a tournament. There is a legitimate excuse for his erratic performances as he is fighting a back condition.</p><p>James Wattana from Thailand in the 1994/1995 season was world ranked number three having won the Strachan Open and Thailand Open twice. A national treasure he relies on an invitational tour card to world ranking events however, in recent months his class has begun to shine through beating Anthony Hamilton twice plus last week beating Ding Junhui in the China Open.</p><p>I remember both players very well having played them on several occasions, actually beating James Wattana in the 1991 World Championship final qualifying round. The one thing that has always struck me about James is he thrives on confidence and beating Ding last week will have boosted that. Anthony Hamilton will have to be on his game from the very start to stop the supremely talented Thai running over him and of course Anthony is more than capable. I expect a cracking match for two of snookers premier break builders and at the prices James Wattana is the value bet.</p><h2><strong>Recommended Bets </strong></h2><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356" target="_blank" title="Snooker Betting Odds"><em><strong>James Wattana to beat Anthony Hamilton at 23/10 (3.30) Paddy Power </strong></em></a></p><p> </p><h2><strong>Peter Ebdon v Harvey Chandler </strong></h2><p><strong>Wednesday 10<sup>th</sup> April, 11:00</strong></p><p><strong>Head to Head: 1-0</strong></p><p><strong>Betting Odds:</strong></p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" target="_blank" title="Snooker Betting Odds"><strong>Peter Ebdon – 1/16 (1.06) @Bet365 </strong></a></p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829" target="_blank" title="Snooker Betting Odds"><strong>Harvey Chandler – 9/1 (10.00) @Coral</strong></a></p><p>Peter Ebdon the 2002 World Champion starts out this year’s campaign against the rookie professional Harvey Chandler.</p><p>Peter Ebdon gets older like we all do but it never gets any easier for his opponents to beat him. This season he has ground out twenty-two match wins already and in the process made the Paul Hunter Classic final. At forty-seven the competitive fire still burns strong inside the Londoner.</p><p>Harvey Chandler had a very promising start to his rookie season reaching the round of 32 in the World Open however, apart from a few matches in the Paul Hunter Classic, his year has tailed off into a string of defeats. Last week though in the China Open there were some encouraging signs, losing a close match to the reigning world champion Mark Williams and making a televised century break in the process.</p><p>I understand that Harvey Chandler practices with both Peter Ebdon and Kyren Wilson so that should negate any chance of him being overwhelmed by the former World Champion in this match. Plus those hours of practice will have hardened his attitude to the demands of the professional circuit. He previously played Peter Ebdon this season end acquitted himself well losing 3-5. Although I expect the former world champion's experience to tell in the later stages of this match we can expect those factors mentioned above to help the rookie cover the spread.</p><p>I also like the highest break scorer bet has value as Harvey Chandler proved how capable he is against Mark Williams with a total clearance of 130 last week.</p><h2><strong>Recommended Bets</strong></h2><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" target="_blank" title="Snooker Betting Odds"><em><strong>Harvey Chandler, +5.5 frames @4/6 (1.66) Bet365</strong></em></a></p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" target="_blank" title="Snooker Betting Odds"><em><strong>Harvey Chandler, highest break scorer @9/2 (5.50) Bet365</strong></em></a></p><p> </p><h2><strong>Hammad Miah v Liam Highfield</strong></h2><p><strong>Thursday 11<sup>th</sup> April, 11:00</strong></p><p><strong>Head to Head: 0-0</strong></p><p><strong>Betting Odds:</strong></p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" target="_blank" title="Snooker Betting Odds"><strong>Hammad Miah @4/1 (5.00) Bet365 </strong></a></p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=3e56a0bf-7bdf-4fe1-b9a6-d22c7cc3dd2c" target="_blank" title="Snooker Betting Odds"><strong>Liam Highfield @2/11 (1.18) Betway</strong></a></p><p>Liam Highfield qualified for last season’s final stages at the Crucible Theatre but this season he has not kicked on and it has been a real struggle winning only twelve of twenty-seven matches He is a brilliant single ball potter who on his day will frighten opponents.</p><p>Hammad Miah has had a very similar season winning 11 matches from 26 however, he did have to pre-qualify from last June’s qualifying school so easier to excuse those defeats as part of his learning experience. The interesting thing about Hammad Miah is in 2017 he nearly qualified for the World Championships final stages losing his final qualifying match against Rory McLeod so that experience in the longer format will hold him in good stead.</p><p>When I analysed these two players current break building statistics I did so in the knowledge that is not Liam Highfield’s strength however, to see the difference in price makes Hammad Miah a bet to be the highest break scorer.</p><h2><strong>Recommended Bets </strong></h2><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18" target="_blank" title="Snooker Betting Odds"><em><strong>Hammad Miah, highest break scorer @5/2 (3.50) Bet365 </strong></em></a></p>
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