We are simply loopy about snooker here at Mybettingbonus, and with the World Championships just around the corner the excitement is building. Our guide to betting on snooker will hopefully help you turn a profit in this tournament, and in plenty others. Our experts will provide snooker betting tips for all the biggest tournaments, starting with the big one on April 15th.
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Snooker Betting Tips and Predictions
World Snooker Championship Betting Tip 30/04/17
Final: Mark Selby vs John Higgins
It is hard to believe it is time for the final already, and Mark Selby vs John Higgins starts at 14.00 on Sunday. You can watch every session live on the BBC, and it is a mouthwatering match up. Mark Selby comes into this tournament as the defending champ and the world no.1. John Higgins is currently ranked no.3 and he is a 4 time world champ, his last triumph coming in 2011.
Selby has had a fantastic season and he edged out Ding Junhui 17-15 in an epic semi-final. John Higgins has also had a pretty good time of it this season and he hammered Hawkins 17-8 in their semi final. Selby has faced Higgins four times before at The Crucible, and he has only won once. We have been impressed with both men, but at the current prices we think Higgins is the value. Our exclusive prediction for Mark Selby vs John Higgins is for Higgins to win at odds of 9/4 with Skybet.
Match Odds: Mark Selby 2/5 Stanjames John Higgins: 9/4 Skybet
World Snooker Championship betting tip: John Higgins @ 9/4 Skybet
World Snooker Championship Betting Tip 27/04/17
Semi Final: John Higgins vs Barry Hawkins
The second semi final in the World Championship could turn out to be a one sided contest. John Higgins vs Barry Hawkins starts at 19.00 on Thursday and you can watch every kick and fluke live on Eurosport. If Barry Hawkins last match is anything to go by there should be quite a few. Higgins comes in as world no.3, while Hawkins is ranked 12.
Higgins is a four time World Champ and he has managed to get a win on the board this season. Hawkins reached the final back in 2013, and he has reached 3 of the last 4 semi finals. Higgins emerged victorious when these two met in the Worlds in 2010, winning 10-6. Hawkins rode his luck against Maguire last time, and Higgins is at another level. We think Hawkins could come up short, and our exclusive prediction for John Higgins vs Barry Hawkins is for Higgins to win (-4.5 frames) at odds of 9/5 with Boylesports.
Match Odds: John Higgins 4/6 Betfred Barry Hawkins: 6/4 Marathonbet
World Snooker Championship betting tip: John Higgins (-4.5 frames) @ 9/5 Boylesports
How To Bet On Snooker
When it comes to betting on snooker there are a wide range of markets to choose from. Tournament betting includes betting on the outright winner, to reach the final or to reach the semis. Match betting includes odds on winning the match, handicap betting, correct score, frame betting, most centuries and highest break.
There are also a host of in running markets available when betting on snooker, and if this is your thing then choose a bookie that offers live streaming. We will outline the bookmakers that offer this service below. However, it is vital to remember that streams are usually delayed by up to 8-10 seconds. That gives punters that are at the event a distinct advantage.
Some bookies offer more markets than others on snooker matches and tournaments. As ever, when it comes to choosing a bookie for betting on snooker, it makes sense to shop around. Bookmakers often sponsor the biggest snooker tournaments. For example, Betfred are sponsoring the World Championships this year. Ladbrokes are also big supporters of snooker, and both those bookies are worth checking out.
Where To Bet On Snooker
The biggest decision any punter has to make is which bookie to sign up with for betting on snooker. When deciding where to bet on snooker, you should consider a wide range of factors. Most importantly, the first thing you should check is the sign up bonus on offer for new customers. Bet365 offer a £200 bonus, Ladbrokes £50 and Paddy Power offer £30 in free bets to new customers. As you can see the offers vary widely, so consequently it makes sense to shop around.
However, the sign up bonus is not the be all and end all when choosing where to bet on snooker. Competitive prices and the number of markets available for betting on snooker are also vitally important. All the major bookies like Bet365, Ladbrokes and Paddy Power will cover most of your snooker betting needs. Relatively new kids on the block like 888sport and Betbright provide betting on snooker too. So, weigh up all the pros and cons before you make your decision.
Snooker Live Streaming
A select few bookmakers offer live streaming on some of the biggest snooker tournaments. Betfair, Paddy Power and Coral all offer snooker live streaming, and all you have to do is place a bet. For those who like to get their bets on pre-match this is a very useful service. However, those who prefer in-play betting should tread carefully.
Typically, live snooker streams on bookmakers’ websites are delayed by up to 10 seconds. This means that those actually present at the event have a distinct advantage. The time delay means those at the match will see a missed pot before those watching the live stream. So, as a result, it pays to take care when betting in-play on sports like snooker when watching on a live stream.
Snooker World Rankings 2016/7
|1. Mark Selby|
|2. Judd Trump|
|3. Stuart Bingam|
|4. Ding Junhui|
|5. Shaun Murphy|
|6. John Higgins|
|7. Barry Hawkins|
|8. Marco Fu|
|9. Neil Robertson|
|10. Ali Carter|
|11. Mark Allen|
|12. Ronnie O'Sullivan|
|13. Liang Wenbo|
|14. Kyren Wilson|
|15. Anthony McGill|
|16. Ryan Day|
World Snooker Championship Betting Tips And Odds
The one that every player that ever picks up a cue wants to win is the World Snooker Championship at the Crucible. This tournament is where legends are made, and the current title holder is Mark Selby. He is the current favourite to retain the crown he won in 2016, and he is also the current World number one. It is no surprise to see him at the top of the World Snooker Championship betting market, and he is a best price of 9/2 with BetVictor.
World number two Judd Trump is fighting it out for favouritism, and he is also priced up at 9/2 with Bet365. However, one man that can never be discounted at The Crucible is the rocket Ronnie O’Sullivan. He picks and chooses his tournaments these days, and as a result he has fallen out of the top 10 in the rankings. O’Sullivan is hard to beat when he is in the mood, and if he is on song he could go all the way. He showed the ability still remained with a win in the UK Masters in January. Consequently, he is our ante-post tip for the World Snooker Championship at 6/1 with Paddy Power.
World Snooker Championship Betting Tip: Ronnie O’Sullivan @ 6/1 Paddy Power
Snooker Major Tournaments
The UK Championship Betting Tips And Odds
Current Champion: Mark Selby
This tournament is the other leg of the world snooker ‘triple crown’ and it was first held in 1977. It is the first of the big three competitions to be held, starting in November. In 2016, it was Mark Selby that beat Ronnie O’Sullivan in the final. The legendary Steve Davis has won this tournament a record 6 times, once more than O’Sullivan and Stephen Hendry. It should be exciting again in 2017, and make sure to check out our exclusive UK Championship betting tips when the tournament gets under way.
The Masters Betting Tips And Odds
Current Champion: Ronnie O’Sullivan
The Masters is one of the biggest snooker tournaments after the World Championship. It is the second longest running snooker tournament and it is part of the ‘Triple Crown’ along with the Worlds and The UK Championship. The reigning Champion is Ronnie ‘The Rocket’ O’Sullivan, and he won it for a record seventh time this year. It is held in early January, and when odds are available you should check back here for our exclusive Masters betting tips.
World Grand Prix Snooker Betting Tips And Odds
This relatively new snooker tournament was only held for the first time back in 2015. Ladbrokes are the current sponsors and the top 32 players in the world qualify. This tournament is usually held in March, around a month before the World Championship starts. Barry Hawkins won the title this year, beating Ryan Day 10-7 in the final at Preston Guild Hall. This ranking event is still in its early days, but it will likely become a more important event in future years. Make sure to check back here next March for our exclusive World Grand Prix Snooker betting tips.