English Open – Snap up this barely-believable first round price


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.

There's a mammoth gulf between the two players, even though Betfair don't agree, for some reason. The 1/2 (Betfair) won't last long so snap it up whilst you can.

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.

Best Bets

Elliot Slessor v Sean O'Sullivan – Elliot Slessor to win (1/2 Betfair)

Elliot Slessor v Sean O'Sullivan – Elliot Slessor -1.5 handicap (5/6 Betfair)

Elliot Slessor v Sean O'Sullivan – Elliot Slessor to win 4-0 (6/1 Betfair)

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