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Coral Northern Ireland Open quarter-finals tips starring home hope Allen and fourfold acca

Lee Gormley | 18 November 2016

Northern Ireland Open quarter-finals tips

The thrilling Coral Northern Ireland Open has reached an intriguing quarter-finals stage, as the remaining potters prepare to battle on the Belfast baize with a final four spot up for grabs.

At the Titanic Exhibition Centre, the likes of home hope Mark Allen and former world champion Mark Williams are still going strong and will attempt to reach the semi-finals in this Home Nations Series event.

So, ahead of the latest snooker showdowns on Irish soil, Coral outline Northern Ireland Open quarter-finals tips and an awesome acca for punters to enjoy during the action.

Hawkins to down White 5-3

Hawkins looks a safe bet to overcome White in our Northern Ireland Open quarter-finals tips.

Hawkins looks a safe bet to overcome White in our Northern Ireland Open quarter-finals tips.

Barry Hawkins has made a habit of going deep into big tournaments in recent years after his previous Crucible heroics in Sheffield, and Welshman Michael White stands in his way of the semis next.

The Hawk holds a dominant 5-1 head-to-head record over White and the longer best-of-nine format in these latter stages should suit the Ditton cueist too. So back the Hawk to soar to a 5-3 victory at a promising 9/2.

Wilson to sink Williams

Wilson will be full of confidence after toppling O'Sullivan.

Wilson will be full of confidence after toppling O’Sullivan.

Two-time world champion Williams has rolled back the years in Belfast and will look to continue that run in front of the Titanic Exhibition Centre spectators, though Kyren Wilson is fresh off a success over Ronnie O’Sullivan.

The 24-year-old survived a late surge back from the Rocket to stun the five-time Crucible king 4-3, and the Kettering break-builder can next be backed at tasty even-odds to dispatch Williams as well.

Ayouri and King to be 2-2 after four frames

Iran's Hossein Vafaei Ayouri has reached the quarter-finals of a ranking event for the first time ever.

Iran’s Hossein Vafaei Ayouri has reached the quarter-finals of a ranking event for the first time ever.

India’s rising snooker star Hossein Vafaei Ayouri will be contesting a ranking event quarter-final for the first time in his career at 22 years of age, after defeating Scott Donaldson earlier.

He’s up against Essex cueist Mark King, who got the better of Kurt Maflin last time out, and odds of 17/10 are available for their interesting match-up to be drawn at 2-2 after four frames played in Belfast.

Allen to topple Hamilton 5-2

Mark Allen bets on a 5-2 victory over Anthony Hamilton on home soil look promising.

Mark Allen bets on a 5-2 victory over Anthony Hamilton on home soil look promising.

Northern Ireland’s very own Allen has battled his way to the quarter-finals stage without hitting any real form, having edged by Gary Wilson last time out, but the Pistol will be gunning for a strong showing next.

The Antrim potter faces Anthony Hamilton in front of a partisan crowd, a player he has beaten in their own two former meetings. So backing Allen to prevail again with a comfortable 5-2 success is worth backing at 19/5.

Turn £5 into £49.50 with fourfold acca

On top of our Northern Ireland Open quarter-finals tips, we are offering punters a potentially prosperous fourfold acca to enjoy during the action too.

You could turn a £5 stake into £49.50 by backing all of Hawkins (2/5*), Wilson (evens*), Ayouri (7/4*) and Allen (2/7*) to win their respective matches.

So what are you waiting for? Get involved with our tasty selections for the exciting snooker encounter in Belfast!

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*All odds quoted in our acca as part of these Northern Ireland quarter-finals tips are correct at the time of publishing.

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