SNOOKER specialist George Weyham (@GWSnookerTips) couldn’t resist a couple of barely-believable prices when looking at the first round of English Open action on Tuesday.
Elliot Slessor v Sean O’Sullivan | Tuesday 16th October 2018, 13:00
Hardly any bookies are quoting the first round matches of the English Open that starts Monday, but I’m shell shocked to see Elliot Slessor at 1/2 with Betfair to defeat Sean O’Sullivan. In my opinion, Slessor should be a 1/5 shot here.
Sean is winless this season, with seven defeats from seven. He’s also been whitewashed on four occasions, once by a little-known amateur.
His overall confidence must be wilting. If you exclude the one-frame Shoot-Out, O’Sullivan’s lost 23 main tour matches in a row. His last win was 1st August 2017 – Slessor has won 20 times in that period.
Slessor is a very good player. He likes these events too – he made the semis in Northern Ireland and the Last 16 in Scotland last season. Don’t forget he beat Ronnie O’Sullivan twice last season too.
If you don’t like the 1/2, the -1.5 frames start for Slessor at 5/6 is very tempting as O’Sullivan hasn’t covered the handicap in any match this season. Meanwhile, 4-0 frames correct score Slessor at 6/1 is also worth a play with Betfair.