Coral Northern Ireland Open tips: Round 1 sixfold acca, Liang Wenbo to win quarter
Jamie Clark | 15 November 2016
Coral Northern Ireland Open tips
Following our sponsorship of the inaugural English Open event, Coral present the latest leg of the Home Nations Series in snooker; the Northern Ireland Open in Belfast.
This green baize tournament takes in a whole week of action on the Emerald Isle from Monday, November 14, and the outright betting is headed by Champion of Champions finalists Ronnie O’Sullivan (11/4) and John Higgins (8/1).
Chinese sensation Ding Junhui (6/1) is also among the market principals, followed by Triple Crown winner Shaun Murphy (10/1) and native Northern Irish potter Mark Allen (12/1).
It’s 20/1 bar those five, though English Open winner Liang Wenbo is an intriguing 33/1 shot to complete another leg of the Home Nations Series.
What Coral Northern Ireland Open tips appeal, then? As sponsors, it’d be rude not to point punters in the right direction…
Liang Wenbo odds to win quarter 1
Given his sensational victory in Manchester last month and the withdrawal of Judd Trump from this event, Chinese cueman Liang Wenbo looks well worth backing at 4/1 to win quarter 1.
Only Stephen Maguire on paper looks like he can pose the oriental potter any sort of problems in this section of the draw.
Snap up Liang Wenbo odds of 4/1, because he’s in-form and punters can’t afford to let him slip under the radar again like he did at the English Open.
Barry Hawkins to win quarter 3
There is something hugely consistent about Barry Hawkins. Over the last couple of seasons, he invariably reaches quarter-finals or better of snooker tournaments he’s in.
The Hawk looks overpriced at 11/2 to win quarter 3, with section favourite Shaun Murphy and other market principal Joe Perry nothing like as consistent recently.
Hawkins really does look splendid value, and he has nothing to fear from any early opponents in Belfast. Swoop on these odds for The Hawk to make the business end of this.
Mark Allen to win quarter 4
When it comes to Coral Northern Ireland Open tips, a patriotic punt on Allen appeals to emerge from his section at 3/1, because he’s in-form and has a home crowd behind him.
County Antrim potter Allen does have Ding to contend with as a potential quarter-final foe, but him apart this area of the draw is his for the taking.
The Pistol will surely perform again, having made successive semi-finals at the China Championship and Champion of Champions events.
Monday round 1 sixfold acca
As round one gets underway on Monday, there’s many matches and snooker betting opportunities. Our tipster has picked out a sensational round 1 sixfold acca featuring familiar faces from the sport.
Stake £1 on all of the following to win and receive a return of £10.42 if this half-dozen accumulator pays off…
Back Hawkins (2/9)* to beat Martin O’Donnell, Fergal O’Brien (8/11)* to best Tian Pengfei, Jamie Cope (1/7)* to slay Adam Stefanow, Matthew Stevens (4/5)* to eliminate Zhou Yuelong, Murphy (1/3)* to batter Luca Brecel and Graeme Dott (4/5)* to defeat Michael White.
This sweet round 1 sixfold acca contains two former World Snooker Championship winners and as many Crucible finalists. If they could reach that grand stage, then they can easily beat inferior opposition.
*All odds quoted in the round 1 sixfold acca correct at the time of publishing.