Judd Trump (@1.25) vs David Gilbert (@3.75)
11-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Judd Trump will win

Judd Trump – David Gilbert Match Prediction | 11-09-2019 02:00

Still, while Zhou should represent a decent workout for Allen, its hard to look past the 33 year-old in terms of reaching the last 16 on this occasion. Allen skipped the China Open, an unusual decision that cost him his spot in an easier looking top half of the draw. The Northern Irishman has been one of the players of the season, although things have gone a touch quiet since he captured a brace of ranking titles and reached the UK Championship final at the end of the calendar year. The 2009 semi-finalist will be hoping that the advantage to all that will be a fresh outlook ahead of the sports most vigurous examination. Another mouthwatering prospect in this bracket of the 2019 World Snooker Championship draw is the match between Mark Allen and Zhou Yuelong. To some critics out there, the Chinese players are often unfairly being labeled as failures and underachievers, which is somewhat hilarious considering the majority of them are either teenagers or in their early twenties. Zhou is one of the leading protagonists in the huge pack of young Chinese stars that are emerging.

Robertson has never really threatened to add to his 2010 Crucible crown but looks to be in the best form of his life heading into this edition. Only Ronnie OSullivan has managed to stop the Melbourne man in his tracks of late and, with the pair in opposite sides of the 2019 draw, there could be a mouthwatering rematch of their Players Championship and Tour Championship final showdowns of last month. The former Snooker Shoot Out champion has done well to reach this stage but one suspects that hell find himself out of his depth against Robertson, particularly if the 16-time ranking event winner maintains his current hot streak. Neil Robertson is the man in form after a run of four consecutive ranking event finals culminated in the Australian triumphing in the lucrative China Open at the start of April. Michael Georgiou represents Robertsons initial test, the latter proudly becoming the first Cypriot to ever qualify.

Ding Junhui vs Anthony McGill

Six years ago at the same hurdle, Davis knocked Higgins out courtesy of a 10-6 scoreline and in fact boasts a superior head-to-head record against the former world number one. Higgins, with no silverware to his name and a series of disappointing early exits from tournaments to erase from his memory, has been disillusioned with the game since losing his second successive World Championship final last May. Match sharp and with a laissez-faire attitude at the twilight of his career, the 46 year-old will be a tricky challenge that an out-of-form Higgins might not have any answers for this year. By beating Lyu Haotian in the preliminaries, Davis became the first player to reach the venue stages via the qualifiers ten times. Arguably the worst draw that John Higgins could have received on the back of what has been his most miserable season in years. The Wizard of Wishaw will be hoping that the Crucible Theatre can inspire some of his old magic to return but in the first round of the 2019 World Snooker Championship hes been paired with an old nemesis at this stage.

He almost made it in Yushan and Berlin, and didnt do a great deal wrong in either final to end up losing, so his time may not be long in coming now. David Gilbert Last year I went for Jack Lisowski and although he didnt quite get it done, I still think it may well happen soon. Dave Gilbert had already moved up to a whole new level last season even before his feats in Sheffield. However Im going to go for another player who also reached two ranking finals in the last campaign.

With a taste of the single table set-up, the Kettering cueist will be desperate to make a return. The Scot has gone under the radar a touch but has actually been one of the most improved players on the circuit of late. The Paul Hunter Classic and German Masters champion reached the last four twelve months ago and was eventually undone by John Higgins but, like the four-time world champion, Wilson boasts a suitable temperament for the big occasion. Scott Donaldson was the last player to emerge from the 2019 World Snooker Championship qualifiers late on Wednesday night after a dramatic 10-9 victory over Lu Ning. With two semi-final and a couple of quarter-final appearances in ranking events this season, Donaldson is beginning to become more recognisable at the business end of comps. Kyren Wilson could be a dark horse for this years tournament as hes got all the necessary tools to do well in the 17-day Marathon of the Mind. His debut berth in the World Championship shouldnt come as any great surprise then, but its difficult to envisage him going any further.

Framing the Game

Which Mark Selby is going to turn up? A lot depends on which Selby actually turns up. Selbys displays on home soil have predominantly been dismal, reaching the last four of a UK-based ranking event only twice in two years. Zhao gave Selby a stern check in the semi-finals of the China Championship in September the only piece of silverware in Selbys cabinet from a forgettable period. The 22 year-old must have been a despondent character twelve months ago when he dropped off the Main Tour but immediately bounced back via Q School and in one season is already in the cusp of breaking into the top 64 in the world rankings. Zhao Xintong is arguably the most improved player of the season. Most of his strong showings have come in China and its against one of that nations highly fancied young stars who he faces first. The Jester just lost his coveted world number one position for the first time in more than four years and has looked a shadow of the self that captured three world titles in four years between 2014 and 2017. Theres no reason to think that Zhao, a heavy scorer when in full flow, cant put it up to the Leicesterman again on this occasion. Thats what a lot of people are wondering as we get set for the 2019 World Snooker Championship.

Judd Trump He starts with the advantage of 500,000 ranking points from the World Championship alone. Some people may have forgotten hes already been world no.1 but I think if he got there again it would feel more significant and potentially more permanent. Ronnie OSullivan is the perpetual unknown quantity we dont yet know which tournaments he will be competing in, and he really needs to get into the Coral series to defend his lead in the rankings. So if Trump is consistent and maintains a reasonably full schedule he can take over at the top.

In the same year Higgins beat Trump for the title, Gilbert was having to re-qualify for the tour while Wilson was scrapping for a second chance playing low-key club matches in his native north-east. Higgins and Trump had started as the overwhelming favourites to set up a repeat of their 2011 final against opponents who have spent the best part of a decade battling for their tour survival.

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Its been a dire campaign for the duo and they have rarely featured at the business end of events. Ding has long held the weight of a nation on his shoulders but his quest for the ultimate title has so far eluded him and its difficult to envisage that changing in 2019. A repeat of their second round clash twelve months ago when Ding Junhui thrashed Anthony McGill 13-4, the pair cross paths again in Sheffield. Ding knows all too well how momentum can develop after reaching the final in 2016 on the back of emerging from the preliminary stages. Both Ding and McGill will be looking to lock the memories of this season up and throw away the key, unless they can conjure up something special in the next fortnight or so. Few were probably expecting the Scot to advance from the qualifiers but a remarkable turnaround from 7-2 behind against Robert Milkins on Judgement Day proved the doubters wrong. This has the makings of a scrappy contest and its hard to see either of them producing the necessary goods this year to challenge the main contenders. In the Chinese number ones favour at least is a head-to-head record against McGill that reads four and zero.

Jack Lisowski Especially in the shorter formats there is always the chance of someone enjoying a spectacular week and coming from nowhere. Ill go with Lisowski he is knocking on the door, and his time is surely coming. But the main contenders should be David Gilbert, Jack Lisowski, and the Chinese youngsters (Yan Bingtao, Zhao Xintong, Zhou Yuelong, Lyu Haotian and Yuan Sijun).