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2021 World Snooker Championship – Day 6 Betting Picks
Our 2021 World Snooker betting picks and predictions for Thursday focus on two games. Here are our betting tips for Ronnie O’Sullivan vs Anthony McGill, as well as Neil Robertson vs Jack Lisowski.
Ronnie O’Sullivan and Anthony McGill
Thursday, April 22 – 13:00 BST
Ronnie O’Sullivan struggled a bit against Mark Joyce in Round One, but once O’Sullivan got it going, there was no stopping him. It’s hard to say why O’Sullivan hasn’t looked as dominant early on as he perhaps should have, but he quickly improved his impression by securing a commanding win.
Regardless, we can’t really complain about his performance, since he has managed to cover the 5.5 frames – as we have predicted in our World Snooker Championship Day 1 betting tips.
One thing to take away from O’Sullivan’s last bout is that once he got warmed up, he looked extremely solid, and that’s definitely a good sign for his fans. But can he keep his form going and win the title?
His next opponent, Anthony McGill did well against Ricky Walden (10-5), but it’s hard to overreact to that result since Walden hasn’t been playing too well of late. Still, we shouldn’t undervalue McGill’s performance.
McGill has yet to defeat Ronnie, but that doesn’t mean we are in for a one-sided affair. Both have looked good and seem to be in great form heading into the second stage of the tournament.
We wouldn’t bet against Ronnie here, nor are we confident McGill can step up and defeat the favorite. That said, what we do expect is an exciting game with two great players going against each other.
Prediction: Over 4.5 Centuries – 1.90 at Bet365
Neil Robertson vs Jack Lisowski
Thursday, April 22 – 19:00 BST
Jack Lisowski enters this match as a 4.50 (Bet365) underdog, which makes a lot of sense if you consider that he has yet to get the better of Neil Robertson in five attempts.
These two last met in March, during the recent Tour Championship, where we saw over 19 frames, and Robertson securing a comfortable 10-5 victory.
Robertson enters this match off a commanding 10-3 win over Wenbo Liang, marking his first in the last four. After such a performance you might want to start thinking about whether Robertson has found his form, but he still has a lot more to prove before we can start talking about a possible title.
Lisowski, on the other side, won his first match after 10 straight losses against Ali Carter with 10-9. Although close results like that might suggest Lisowski was lucky to come out ahead, it in our mind shows that Lisowski knows how to play in high-pressure situations, which is anything but a negative.
We can’t argue with the bookmakers who have Robertson priced as a massive favorite. Lisowski, while a solid player has missed a few balls last round, which won’t do him any favors on Thursday.
If Lisowski can play near-perfect snooker – which we have seen him do before – he might stand a chance. But we wouldn’t count on that happening.
Prediction: Over 4.50 Centuries – 1.83 at Bet365