Yushan World Open: Betting Predictions and Tips

Craig Edwards

Thursday, October 24, 2019 12:14 PM UTC

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 12:14 PM UTC

Former snooker professional Craig Edwards @EdwardsTips_ previews the first round matches in the Yushan World Open

<div><h2 style="text-align:center">First Round Matches</h2><p> </p><h2><strong>Martin O'Donnell v Chang Bingyu</strong></h2><p><strong>Monday 28th October, 02:30</strong></p><p>Martin O'Donnell is a thirty-three-year-old journeyman professional from England. Last season was his best on the World Snooker tour reaching three quarter-finals in close proximity approximately twelve months ago. Two of those tournaments where in China and the other was the UK Championship in York. It has been a slow start to the current season, only winning three matches for O'Donnell.</p><p>In contrast sixteen-year-old, Chang Bingyu has made an eye-catching start to his professional snooker career despite only winning three matches himself. Last season when still an amateur Bingyu was awarded wild card entries into all his home nation events. In those matches, he beat European Masters champion Jimmy Robertson (twice), Robert Milkins and Mark Davis. He had an impressive qualifying round win against an in-form Tom Ford 5-4 who has scored both maximum 147 breaks in the current season and reached last week's English Open semi-final.</p><p>This match is a good opportunity for the Chinese teenager to keep his career trajectory moving forward. He appears to embrace the added pressure and advantage of playing in his home country.</p><p><strong>Recommended Bets:</strong></p><ul> <li>Chang Bingyu to beat Martin O'Donnell @ 2.25 (5/4) <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=1ba923f3-5341-4bda-b457-0138ac61ae7a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Get in the game with Betfred">Betfred</a></li></ul><div> </div><p style="text-align:center"><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=168&amp;a=4417b7df-a48f-47f3-9b45-f79858bc083a&amp;f=3"><img alt src="https://images-production-euw2-753931602578.s3.amazonaws.com/5d582dcf927b95968483da5f/original-10-bet-new-customer-welcome-bonus" style="width:100%" /></a></p><h2><br /><strong>Stephen Maguire v Akani Songsermsawad</strong></h2><p><strong>Monday 28th October, 12:30</strong></p><p>Scotland's Stephen Maguire opened the new season in great style winning the World Cup with his good friend John Higgins. He followed up a few weeks later winning the Six Red World Championship in Thailand for a second time, funnily enough beating John Higgins in the final. Both tournaments were non-ranking events so he accumulated nearly £200,000 but no ranking points.</p><p>Thailand's Akani Songsermsawad has made a subdued start to the new season. At last week's English Open he played impressively in the opening round, beating Martin Gould 4-3. In his second round match he lost to Shaun Murphy 1-4 which is no disgrace because Murphy has been the most consistent player of the season so far.</p><p>I have been drawn to this match because of the head to head record between the players. They have played on three occasions with Akani Songsermsawad leading 2-1. Granted one of those meetings was in the 2018 Six Reds World Championship but both times he has beaten the higher ranked Scot it was through a deciding frame. Sometimes Maguire can beat himself through becoming frustrated and it is possible that the Thai player is just the type to do it.</p><p><strong>Recommended Bets:</strong></p><ul> <li>Akani Songsermsawad to beat Stephen Maguire @ 3.20 (11/5) <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="Well rated bookmaker">Bet365</a></li></ul><div> </div><h2> </h2><h2> </h2><h2><strong>Noppon Saengkham v Ricky Walden</strong></h2><p><strong>Monday 28th October, 07:30</strong></p><p>Noppon Saengkham was a surprise semi finalist in this tournament last season losing 5-6 to Mark Williams having lead 5-2. Last season he also produced a televised maximum 147 break versus Mark Selby in the Welsh Open. This was no surprise because Saengkham has become one of Snooker's premier break builders with his century conversion rate easily in the top 32 and always higher than his ranking position.</p><p>Last week at the English Open Ricky Walden reminded snooker fans what a great player he still is, losing a high-quality Quarter Final against David Gilbert 4-5. His recent seasons have been blighted by a back condition but he still possess the ability that made him a top 16 player. At thirty-six his best years may still be ahead if he can keep injury-free and could yet add to his three ranking titles.</p><p>I expect a high-quality match and century break bets are our safest betting option. A generous price on Saengkham means we go double stakes and our normal stake on Walden.</p><p><strong>Recommended Bets:</strong></p><ul> <li>Noppon Saengkham – over 0.5 centuries @ 2.50 (6/4) <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="Well rated bookmaker">Bet365</a></li> <li>Ricky Walden – over 0.5 centuries @ 2.25 (5/4) <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="Well rated bookmaker">Bet365</a></li></ul></div>
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