2016 UK Championship quarter-finals tips: Higgins v Selby and Williams v O’Sullivan plus acca
Lee Gormley | 2 December 2016
2016 UK Championship quarter-finals tips
A dramatic 2016 UK Championship has reached the pivotal quarter-finals stage at the Barbican Centre in York, with snooker fans set to witness a host of intriguing final eight match-ups on the baize.
The standard on show so far in this prestigious ranking event has been incredible and there are currently five former UK tournament winners still competing this year.
So, ahead of the latest baize battles on Yorkshire soil, Coral outline 2016 UK Championship quarter-finals tips for punters to enjoy ahead of the action.
In-form Higgins to sink Selby
One of two quarter-final meetings between former UK victors sees two-time champion John Higgins take on 2012 winner Mark Selby, with this being a repeat of the 2007 World Championship final.
Veteran Scot Higgins prevailed on that occasion at the Crucible and, after an impressive 6-3 success over Mark Allen last time out, he is a promising 5/4 to topple the Jester from Leicester once again here.
Brecel to overcome Murphy
After a superb showing to topple Scottish cueist Stephen Maguire, Belgium’s Luca Brecel will again face an experienced potter and 2008 UK champion Shaun Murphy in York.
The 21-year-old will be fully confident of downing the Magician in there latest encounter, having secured two wins over him already this year in both the v and Northern Ireland Open. He is therefore a tasty 15/8 to prevail for a third successive meeting, with the youngster having also earned a whitewash in their last clash.
Fu to dispatch Jones 6-3
Hong Kong cueman Marco Fu blazed into the quarter-finals with a storming 6-0 whitewash victory over up-and-coming Leeds talent Oliver Lines in his previous outing, and is finally enjoying some form after a disappointing season so far.
The 38-year-old was a runner-up at the Barbican back in 2008 and, having recorded a 5-3 and 5-0 success over his next opponent previously, he is 5/1 to earn a 6-3 triumph here.
O’Sullivan to take 4-0 lead over Williams
Five-time Crucible kingpin Ronnie O’Sullivan has been flying of late in York and boasts a supreme record against quarter-final foe Mark Williams.
The Rocket is yet to be tested in the event so far and has beaten his Welsh opponent on 29 occasions from their 43 career meetings. Therefore, punters can back the five-time UK winner to take a 4-0 lead after four frames at 21/5.
Turn £5 into £57 with fourfold acca
As well as our promising 2016 UK Championship quarter-finals tips, we are also providing punters with a tasty fourfold acca which could see £5 turn into £57.10 by backing these following selections.
To get involved simply place your stake on all of Higgins (5/4*), Brecel (15/8*), Fu (4/9*) and O’Sullivan (2/9*) to triumph in their respective baize battles at the Barbican!
*All prices quoted in our acca correct at the time of publishing.