Ronnie O'Sullivan (@1.5) vs Neil Robertson (@2.62)

Our Prediction:

Ronnie O'Sullivan will win

Ronnie O'Sullivan – Neil Robertson Match Prediction | 14-09-2019 02:00

We all saw how upset he was in the moments after losing to Higgins in Sheffield but Im sure hes since reflected on how well he played there and how well he stood up to the sustained pressure of the World Championship. He goes into this season as a real dangerman and hopefully with a bit more belief if he gets to another final. David Gilbert David is not so much knocking on the door of winning a big title as threatening to remove it from its hinges.

Trump, now a Masters champion, has matured immensely since then and is rightly considered to be one of the favourites for the title overall. Un-Nooh gave John Higgins a decent run on his debut in 2018 and Trump can probably expect a similarly tough test next week as the Thai returns for a second crack at the Crucible. Un-Nooh, the quickest player on the tour, is capable of running off frames in quick succession and one suspects that the 34 year-old will need that kind of fire power in order to match Trump. As you can see, the bottom section is littered with thrilling looking ties and this one is no different. The latter has come a long way, though, since his desperate first round defeat to Rory McLeod in 2017. Two of the most enjoyable players to watch on the entire circuit when in full flow, this could really be a barnstorming battle between a pair of heavy scorers. A possible crucial quarter-final with OSullivan awaits but first Trump will have to take the necessary precautions to overcome a skillful opponent in Un-Nooh. The first couple of players out of the bag in Thursday mornings draw were Judd Trump and Thepchaiya Un-Nooh.

Ronnie O'Sullivan

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. 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. 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. Zhou is one of the leading protagonists in the huge pack of young Chinese stars that are emerging. Another mouthwatering prospect in this bracket of the 2019 World Snooker Championship draw is the match between Mark Allen and Zhou Yuelong. 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.

Robertson's season started in a disappointing fashion as he lost 45 to Dominic Dale in the last 16 of his home tournament the Australian Goldfields Open.[26] However, his form soon improved and at the next world ranking event, the Shanghai Masters, he dismissed Liang Wenbo, Michael Holt and John Higgins, before losing 56 to Mark Williams in a tightly contested semi-final.[27]His first silverware of the season came in Warsaw at the PTC Event 6, where he beat Ricky Walden 41 in the final.[28] This success was quickly followed up by another PTC title in Event 8 where he again won by a 41 scoreline, this time against Judd Trump.[29] Victory ensured that Robertson maintained his record of never having lost in a ranking event final.

In May 2013, Robertson made the second official maximum break of his career in the Wuxi Classic qualifiers against Mohamed Khairy.[55] In the main stage of the tournament, he defeated John Higgins 107 in the final to secure his eighth ranking event title.

Judd Trump vs Thepchaiya Un-Nooh

Yan Bingtao had a terrible last season and is showing signs of coming back to form, but I dont think that a win will come already this season. Jack Lisowski has been seen as a sure potential winner for so long, and disappointed for so long, that despite his newly found consistency that is very real Im still not sure that he will eventually fulfill his potential. I agree with those who picked David Gilbert.

Judd Trump He starts with the advantage of 500,000 ranking points from the World Championship alone. 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. 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. So if Trump is consistent and maintains a reasonably full schedule he can take over at the top.

Robertson started the new season by losing in the first round of the 2010 Shanghai Masters to Peter Ebdon. However, at the World Open Robertson was drawn in the last 64 against Graeme Dott in a repeat of their world final, Robertson won 31 and went on to beat David Morris, Andrew Higginson, Ricky Walden and Mark Williams before producing an assured display to beat Ronnie O'Sullivan 51 in the final, to confirm his position as the eighth world number 1 in snooker.[18] Robertson was invited to the Premier League Snooker, where he reached the semi-final.

Stephen Maguire vs Tian Pengfei

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