The 2020 Snooker World Championship will take place in Sheffield between the 18th of April and the 4th of May. What is really big news is that the event hasn’t been canceled or postponed yet. Of course, we can’t tell 100 percent that the event will be held, but for now, let’s just see the Snooker World Championship 2020 odds.
The 44th World Snooker Championship will be held in the Crucible Theatre, in Sheffield, just as it has been in the last 43 years. Of course, this year is a special one, after so many major sports events have been canceled or postponed. But the chairman of the World Snooker, Barry Hearn confirmed that he only cancels the event if the UK Government will tell him to do so. So until then, it stands and all top players are meant to be playing there.
Snooker World Championships 2020 odds favor Judd Trump
Online sportsbooks in the UK are predicting the victory of a local player, who is the defending world champion as well. Judd Trump has the odds of 3.60 at 1xBet Sportsbook to win again. Trump is currently leading the world ranking as well, and he seems to be in great form. He has won six ranking tournaments this season so far, which is also a new record. In his victories, we can find the Players Championship and last weekend’s event, the Gibraltar Open.
If he continues in this style, he has every chance to defend his title. He won it last year after defeating John Higgins in the final. Higgins is in the favorites as well, but his odds are much higher, 15.00 to become world champion again. The 44-year-old Scottish player has already won the World Championship four times, but his last victory of a major tournament is from 2018. Still, after reaching the final of the Worlds in the last three years, he has the experience to be there again.
Trump’s biggest rivals
Online gambling sites in the UK certainly can’t miss out on Ronnie O’Sullivan from the favorites. Even though he is only sixth in the world ranking at the moment and only won the Shanghai Masters this season. He also reached another final and two semi-finals. And apart from everything, he is considered by many people the best snooker player in history. It’s enough to check his previous results to understand why. O’Sullivan is a five-time world champion, and he also won the Masters and the UK Championship a record meaning seven times. His odds to win now at 1xBet Sportsbook are 5.00.
We can find in the Snooker World Championship 2020 odds the Australian player and world No.2 Neil Robertson with similar chances. Robertson has also won the World Championship once, in 2010. He also managed to win the UK Championship and the Masters earlier. This season he is doing great as well, winning two ranking tournaments so far. Just like another favorite, Mark Selby, who is a three-time world champion. Selby was leading the world ranking for four years between 2011 and 2015. Now he is in fourth place and has the odds of 8.00 to become world champion again.