Roy The Boy looks ahead to the Player’s Tour Snooker Championship tournament, which is the Kaspersky Riga Masters.
Jones the value in Wednesday’s Snooker
There’s a pile of betting opportunities in next Player’s Tour Snooker Championship tournament, the Kaspersky Riga Masters, on Wednesday.
Prices may be a little short, but these are match bets after all and we are confident our selections represent instances of probability being greater than the odds on offer. Or is it less?
Anyway, for example, Jamie Jones should surely be much closer to 1/2 as opposed to the 5/6 (Coral) that can be had about him beating Gary Wilson. Jones won the Pink Ribbon Charity Championship in Gloucester last weekend, beating David Grace in the final.
That may be an egg-and-spoon contest but there is nothing like a competition win to boost the confidence. And with Jones now ranked 35 in the world, his confidence should not be lacking.
Martin Gould never stopped improving during last season when he won his first major/ranking tournament. He has a superior profile to Tom Ford and has to be value, at Paddy Power’s 4/7, against that opponent.
Whilst tempted to include the resurgent John Higgins (vs Mark King) at 2/5, the young up-and-coming super-star of the game, Kyren Wilson, is our third pick. His rival, Ian Burns, rarely gets beyond the opening round of any tournament.
Riga Masters Snooker (Wednesday) first round matches
Jamie Jones to beat Gary Wilson at 5/6 with Coral
Martin Gould to beat Tom Ford at 8/13 with Paddy Power
Kyren Wilson to beat Ian Burns at 4/11 with William Hill and Betfred