We're rubbish at snooker down in the local
So we rang up the 1981 World Champions John Parrott to get his view on Tuesday's action at the Crucible
It’s been an incredible start to the Snooker World Championship in the Crucible. We’ve already seen three world champions go out of the tournament and we’re not even on day four yet. Stuart Bingham, Peter Ebdon and Shaun Murphy have all exited in round one. We’ve got another former champion entering the fray on Tuesday, one of the main contenders for this year in Neil Robertson. The Thunder from Down Under makes up my 4/1 treble alongside Barry Hawkins and Mark Allen all to win with the handicap of -4.5 frames.
Neil Robertson vs Michael Holt – 10am bet now
Indeed it is the 2010 champion that opens up Tuesday’s action in Sheffield. I can see Holt starting quickly, but if Robertson turns up anywhere near his normal form I think his game is perfect. Holt in the past has had temperament issues. He’s a great player but hasn’t always been able to keep his head on his shoulders. The odds of for Robertson at the handicap are worth it.
Mark Allen vs Mitchell Mann – 2:30pm – Bet now
This is probably the best odds of an upset. Mitchell Mann came through the qualifier and you have to be a great snooker player to get through one of those tournament. He played for the UK a couple of seasons ago but hasn’t really shown much of his potential since. Mark Allen’s in good form as he heads into this. He could be an outsider for the championship. Back him with the handicap too at odds of
Barry Hawkins vs Zhang Anda – 7pm – Bet now
Barry Hawkins is the kind of ‘nearly man’ of snooker. He’s always a danger to whoever he’s playing, but hasn’t been able to capitalize on his ability in the ranking majors. I expect his match play and Crucible experience to blast Zhang Anda, who isn’t a bad player after coming through the Chinese qualifiers, out of the tournament in style. Hawkins -4.5 at odds of