Roy The Boy previews the BetVictor Welsh Open Snooker and he has bets advised on John Higgins and Martin Gould.
Take Two in BetVictor Welsh Open Snooker
With 128 players, the BetVictor Welsh Open could be conceived to be something of a lottery, but the history books clearly underline this is a tournament that only top-flight and in-form players can win.
John Higgins, with his two ranking tournament victories during the current season and success in this competition last year, cannot be discounted. To the contrary the four-time World Champion is also a four-time Welsh Open winner and he has fared well in the Welsh Open Draw. At 16/1 he’s worthy of a bet.
However the bookmakers have surely given too little credence to Martin Gould’s victory in last week’s German Masters. This individual has also been a finalist in this season’s Australian Open and quarter-finalist in both the Shanghai Masters and UK Championship let us not forget.
Gould has a cosy slot in the bottom bracket of the draw with a potential fourth-round clash against Stuart Bingham looking like his sternest test. Bingham’s 2015 World Championship win is looking more and more dubious with a series of opening round defeats this year underlining what a shock it truly was.
That will take Gould to the quarter-final where he could meet Judd Trump. Trump is a talked about player, but the stats do not justify the hype – he has won just one major competition in almost three-and-a-half years after all.
The case is made for a long run by Martin Gould in the BetVictor Welsh Open and at 50/1 with Bet365 he has some big ‘bet to lay’ potential.
Recommended Outright Bets - BetVictor Welsh Open
1.5 points win John Higgins at 18/1 with BetVictor
1 point win Martin Gould at 50/1 with Bet365