2019 Welsh Open Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

2019 Welsh Open Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

Up slightly later than we had hoped, Snooker specialist Craig Edwards (@EdwardsTips_) has assessed this week's Welsh Open outright market and provided us with his best bets.

  • 2019 Profit & Loss: +2.05pts

2019 Welsh Open Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 11/02/2019
  • Time: 09:30
  • Venue: Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales
  • Channel: Eurosport and BBC Wales

The Motorpoint Arena has hosted this event for the last four years, however the Welsh Open has a rich history going back to 1992. John Higgins has been part of that history with five titles while his great adversary Ronnie O'Sullivan has four and the other player from the class of 92 Mark Williams

Key Stats & Facts

John Higgins, Ronnie O'Sullivan and Mark Williams and multiple winners while Neil Robertson, Mark Selby, Stephen Maguire, Ding Junhui, Ali Carter and Stuart Bingham have all won once.

No snooker fan can forget Ronnie O'Sullivan wrapping up his 2014 tournament victory with a fabulous maximum 147 break in the clinching frame that included the most remarkable fifteenth red left-handed.

This event has become well established on the snooker circuit since 1992, well supported by the welsh public with all the top players entering each year shows the esteem they hold it in.

Betting Odds

  • Ronnie O'Sullivan 14/5
  • Judd Trump 6/1
  • Mark Selby 15/2
  • Mark Allen 16/1
  • Mark Williams 14/1
  • Kyren Wilson 16/1
  • Neil Robertson 16/1
  • Ding Junhui 18/1
  • John Higgins 20/1
  • 20/1 bar

The Verdict

The player I really like is Belgium’s Luca Brecel who appears on the brink of putting the eighteen month slump behind him judging by how he dispatched the defending Champion Mark Allen in the Masters at the Alexandra Palace. At the start of the 2017/2018 season he won the China Championship in impressive fashion but since he has had shoulder problems and cue issues to undermine his career. He has also rededicated himself to the sport leaving social media alone combined with a strict diet to loss weight. 2014/2015 season was “ The Belgian Bullet's” breakthrough making the semi final so he has positive memories coming to Cardiff.

The second player I am going to advise David Gilbert sticks out at 100/1 with Black type bet or 80/1 with Ladbrokes or Coral. He is in the form of his life coming off two impressive tournaments particularly the German Masters where he reached the final beating two former world champions Neil Robertson and Mark Selby.

Third selection is Barry Hawkins who normally starts to improve his level of play in the lead up to the World Championships and last week at Cheltenham there was tangible proof this process was underway. Let’s not forget it’s only twelve months ago he lost a close final here to John Higgins so I expect he is pretty excited about his chances after pushing Judd Trump so close in Saturday nights semi final at the Grand Prix in a high quality encounter.

Recommended Bets

  • 0.4pts Each Way – Luca Brecel @ 100/1 (Coral)
  • 0.2pts Each Way – David Gilbert @ 100/1 (BlackTypeBet)
  • 0.3pts Each Way – Barry Hawkins @ 20/1 (Bet365)