Turn £5 into £50 with our Coral Northern Ireland Open eightfold acca for Tuesday tussles
Lee Gormley | 15 November 2016
Northern Ireland Open eightfold acca
Following the success of the previous English Open in Manchester, the snooker season has now taken to Belfast for the inaugural Coral Northern Ireland Open as part of the new Home Nations Series.
Home favourite Mark Allen will be aiming to shine in his own backyard, while Irishman Ken Doherty also features at the Titanic Exhibition Centre among many of the world’s best potters.
So, ahead of the action across Tuesday, Coral outline a Northern Ireland Open eightfold acca for punters to enjoy for the latest baize battles. Backing our selections with a £5 stake would potentially see you claim a promising £51.80*, so make sure not to miss out!
Walden to overcome O’Sullivan
Ricky Walden was not involved in the recent Champion of Champions so the Chester cueist has had time away from the table to rest and prepare since reaching the last 16 of the China Championship. He is a heavily fancied 2/9* to overcome Sean O’Sullivan on Irish soil.
Ding to down De Lu
Chinese superstar Ding Junhui has beaten next opponent Yu De Lu twice from their three previous encounters, including their most recent meeting. The 12-time ranking event winner is therefore 1/12* to topple compatriot De Lu in Belfast.
Maguire to oust McManus
Glasgow potter Stephen Maguire boasts a strong record over fellow Scot and upcoming foe Alan McManus. He also comes into this latest meeting on the back of some impressive form in China, so back him at 8/13* as part of our Northern Ireland Open eightfold acca.
Home star Allen to dispatch Joyce
Home hope Allen will be firing on all cylinders in front of his own supporters in Northern Ireland and the Pistol is 2/7* to blast past Mark Joyce.
Williams to beat Grace
Two-time world champion Mark Williams won his only ever meeting with David Grace previously, in what was a dominant 4-0 whitewash victory. The Welshman can be backed at 2/5* to triumph here.
McGill to dispatch Xiongman
Scotland’s Anthony McGill recently made it to the last 16 of the China Championship and was narrowly edged out by Judd Trump at the same stage of the Champion of Champions. The talented break builder is 1/7* to get the better of Fang Xiongman here.
Hugill to fall to Doherty
Dublin’s former Crucible king Ken Doherty enters his match-up with Ashley Hugill at 4/11* to prevail, being the warranted heavy favourite in Belfast.
Fu to down Day
Hong Kong cueist Marco Fu is 8/11* to get by Welshman Ryan Day, having won five of their nine earlier clashes, including their last baize battle in 2015.
*All odds quoted in this Northern Ireland Open eightfold acca correct at the time of publishing.