The Home Nations Series first event will start on Saturday, and our snooker betting experts have reviewed this event and provided their best bets.
Northern Ireland Open Snooker 2021 Betting
Northern Ireland Open Betting Tips | Outright Tips
After two months, the snooker is back with a ranking tournament, the Northern Ireland Open. This is the first leg of the Home Nation Series, and it is Judd Trump the favourite who is bidding to land his fourth straight win in this event. He defeated Ronnie O’Sullivan by the same score (9-7) in all of the last three finals, and it is interesting to note that the draw does allow a potential repeat of that mouthwatering final.
Looking at historical data, we can see that this is a tournament where the formbook is important, but this year the slot in the schedule is different, and this is something we need to consider. In previous years, this event occurred in late November, which means players were already deep into the season. Considering that upsets are likely to come thick and fast, we would not advise backing a player at very short odds in the outright market. This is why we will not back Trump, despite being generally very reliable in this format.
Even if last year was not the best for Wilson, with a defeat when he had a big lead in the Crucible semifinals, we are sticking with Kyren here. His price looks valuable if we look at his consistency, and he will be prepared and ready for this event. If you are looking for a more risky bet, we also suggest considering O’Connor. If he managed to beat Higgins, he would have a relatively comfortable path in the following round, and he is well capable of causing upsets. After all, he only lost 4-3 to Selby in last year’s Welsh Open, so he has what it takes to stay in contention with top players, and his price represents a great value.
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Northern Ireland Open Snooker Predictions & Tips
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