This year’s snooker Tour Championship is taking place between the 20th and 26th of June in Milton Keynes, UK. 8 players will compete based on their place in the one-year ranking list. Including world No1 Judd Trump but defending champion Ronnie O’Sullivan won’t be there. In our Snooker Tour Championship betting tips, we show the draw and favorites of each game.
The event will be held behind closed doors just like the Championship League the week before. The players were invited to the tournament based on their single year ranking list. It also meant last year’s champion, Ronnie O’Sullivan won’t be here after his 18th place in this list. The Tour Championship is the third and final part of the Coral Cup series which also includes the World Grand Prix and the Players Championship. With the winner receiving a nice sum of £150,000, surely every player will try to win the single-elimination tournament.
Snooker Tour Championship betting tips favor Trump’s victory
Online sportsbooks in the UK give the smallest odds for current world No1 Judd Trump’s final win. He has the odds of 2.60. Trump will play first against John Higgins who is in 4th place in the world ranking. He didn’t play in the first event after the restart, the Champions League so we don’t really know which form he is. In contrast Trump took part in it and won his group, but couldn’t qualify for the final 4. Still, he is the favorite to win this match with the odds of 1.29 against Higgins’ odds of 3.64.
Australian Neil Roberts can be Trump’s biggest rival who will start against Chinese Ding Junhui. Roberts also played in the Champions League but only finished 2nd in his group, and didn’t qualify for the last 16. His opponent, Junhui is one of the most successful Asian snooker players. He has already won 14 major ranking titles, including three UK Championships and two Shanghai Masters titles. At the end of last year, he won the UK Championship, which was his best result this season. Last year’s Tour Championship finalist Roberts is the favorite to win the game in the Snooker Tour Championship betting tips with the odds of 1.34.
Favorites of the other two games
Mark Selby will play against another Chinese player, Yan Bingtao with the odds of 1.45 to win the game. He didn’t have a great start after the break finishing only third in his group in the Champions League. But he played a tight game in last year’s Tour Championship against Neil Robertson, only losing to him 9-8. His opponent, 20-year old Bingtao is a young talent, who won his first ranking title in the Riga Masters last summer. He has the odds of 2.775 at the 1xBET Sportsbook to go through.
Online gambling sites in the UK are favoring Shaun Murphy in his game against Mark Allen. Murphy who is the 2005 world champion has the odds of 1.60 to win. This season he won the China Championship and the Welsh Open and got to the semi-final of the Players. He didn’t take part in the Champions League, unlike Allen who finished second in his group and didn’t qualify for the next round.