Coral Welsh Open Final
Frank Monkhouse | 19 February 2017
Trump and Bingham decide the title
Judd Trump and Stuart Bingham will scrap it out for the title in the final of this year’s Coral sponsored Welsh Open, live from Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena from 1.00pm on the BBC.
At the conclusion of what has been a pulsating competition, with John Higgins and Ronnie O’Sullivan both knocked out early, punters have a match between two Englishman who fully deserve their shot at the prize money, and will fancy their chances of getting it too.
Trump betting favourite
Former world number one Judd Trump goes in as favourite for the win with Coral traders, and backers who believe that to be a shrewd call can support him at the 8/15 currently available. The 27-year-old from Bristol found little trouble in the semi-finals, beating Scotland’s Scott Donaldson 6-3 in a match he dominated as much as the final score would suggest.
There is very little between Trump and Sunday’s opponent Stuart Bingham however and those who would rather have the price on their side can take second-favourite Bingham at an appealing 6/4 with us. That is sure to prove extremely popular on the day, especially after his eye-catching 6-0 destruction of Robert Milkins last time.
Judd Trump told fans of his love of playing at what he called his home tournament, in a special atmosphere, and to win it would be amazing. The favourite believed that his play is improving all the time and it will take an opponent at the top of their game to get the better of him.
Recent stats support Bingham value
As well as the match winner, you can bet on a host of markets today, right here at Coral. Trump and Bingham played out an entertaining final in the 2012 Premier League, which was won by Bingham courtesy of a 7-2 score. Ball-run is 11/10 to take this match by the scruff of the neck and win the first frame.
Bingham also took the bragging rights in the last 16 of the World Grand Prix in Wales, claiming a 4-2 victory. He is 13/10 with us to win the race to four frames today, while those who fancy taking a shot on the underdog to bank the cheque may want to have the cushion of +1.5 handicap, which currently trades at even money.