Coral English Open day 2 tips: Ronnie O’Sullivan starts campaign and tenfold acca
Lee Gormley | 11 October 2016
Coral English Open day 2 tips
Following an exciting opening day of the inaugural Coral English Open at EventCity in Manchester, we’re looking ahead to the latest set of match-ups.
As proud sponsors of this brand new event, we’re offering top odds as potting greats past and present take to the baize chasing the £70k top prize on offer for the winner.
So, ahead of the latest action on the table, here are our Coral English Open day 2 tips. Read on to find out who we’ve selected as our best value bets, which also includes a promising acca…
Ronnie O’Sullivan odds to whitewash Jimmy Robertson
Five-time world champion Ronnie O’Sullivan begins his English Open campaign in an opening encounter against Jimmy Robertson. The Rocket enters proceedings as the 3/1 favourite for tournament success and will be confident of breezing through his day 2 meeting.
O’Sullivan toppled Robertson 4-0 in their only other ever match-up at the Welsh Open in earlier this year. The all-time great can be backed at 27/10 to storm to another whitewash result here.
Coral’s top tip: Back Ronnie O’Sullivan odds of 27/10 to earn a comfortable 4-0 triumph over Robertson once again in Manchester.
Trump to down Doherty 4-1
In the most eye-catching pairing of day 2, six-time ranking event winner Judd Trump tackles 1997 world champion Ken Doherty. The latter Irishman has been beaten by his Bristol-born opponent by three frames or more in two of their three matches since 2006.
Therefore, the Juddernaught enters his opener at 9/4 to earn a 4-1 success this time out. Trump also comes into this event on the back of dispatching O’Sullivan to clinch the European Masters crown.
Higgins to lead Wild 3-1 after four frames
Four-time Crucible king John Higgins faces Michael Wild for the first in his career in his opener. The vastly experienced Scot is a tasty 13/10 to lead Wild 3-1 after the first four frames of their baize battle.
The Wizard of Wishaw will be aiming to make a swift start in front of the Manchester crowd and should have no trouble in dealing with his opening opponent.
Neil Robertson to whitewash inexperienced Akbar
Australia’s 2010 world champion Neil Robertson also stars in our English Open day 2 tips. The Melbourne potter collides with young Malaysian cueist Hamza Akbar.
The Thunder from Down Under endured a thrashing from O’Sullivan at the European Masters and will look to take his frustration out on his inexperienced challenger. Robertson is therefore 15/8 to storm to a 4-0 whitewash as he aims to add this new tournament to his 12 other ranking event successes.
Tenfold acca for day 2 snooker action
Finally, we’ve picked out seven bankers to win and combined them into an awesome acca for day 2 in Manchester. A €/£2 stake if siding with all of the below returns a tasty €/£9.24. That is cumulative odds of more than 7/2!
English Open favourite O’Sullivan (1/7)*, Marco Fu (1/4)*, Trump (1/8)*, Mark Davis (8/15), Higgins (1/16)*, Robertson (1/14)*, Mark Selby (1/6)*, Anthony McGill (1/4)*, Mark Allen (1/16)*, Shaun Murphy (1/16)* all look dead certs to progress.
This sensational tenfold snooker acca is simply unmissable, because these established potters all face lesser opposition in EventCity.
As sponsors of the English Open, Coral provide comprehensive betting coverage of the event on our snooker section.
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*All quoted odds for the acca correct at the time of publishing.