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World Snooker Championship betting tips: The best bets and predictions for the 2018 World Championship

Jamie Shaw 20 Apr 2018
The top 15 players on the world ranking pose for a group photo (credit: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images )

Get the latest World Snooker Championship tips as we pick out our best bets for each day's play in the essential guide to betting on the sport’s show-piece event.

World Snooker Championship Day One Tips


Mark Selby vs Joe Perry (10am)

  • Perry is the sixth highest ranked non-automatic qualifier
  • Selby has won seven of the 12 previous meetings
  • Selby warmed up for this event in style by winning the China Open, while Perry came through three qualifying games and will be match sharp



Marco Fu vs Lyu Haotian (10am)

  • Fu is making his first appearance in a televised tournament since The Masters in January following eye surgery
  • At 20, Haotian is the youngest player in this year's World Championship
  • Fu is renowned for his pinpoint break-building and will be looking to take advantage of any early nerves from the young debutant



Ronnie O'Sullivan vs Stephen Maguire (2.30pm)

  • O'Sullivan has beaten Maguire twice this season, both by 6-4 scorelines
  • O'Sullivan has beaten Maguire twice at The Crucible: 10-6 in 2004 and 10-9 in 2005
  • Maguire reached the Semi-Finals here last year after coming through the qualifiers

Ali Carter vs Graeme Dott (7pm)

  • The pair met at this stage of last year's World Championship, with Dott prevailing 10-7
  • Nine of their ten previous meetings have been won by a margin of three frames or less
  • Carter is the seeded player but has progressed beyond the Last 16 in just one of his last 11 tournament appearances


How to bet on the World Snooker Championship


Betting on the World Snooker Championship could not be simpler, with a range of pre-match, outright and in-play markets at your fingertips via the majority of leading sports bookmakers.

To place a bet on the World Championship, simply go to the home page of your chosen bookmaker on either the desktop site or mobile app and head to the A-Z sports menu.

From there, select Snooker > World Championship and locate the match or market you wish place a bet on. Outrights, match coupons for accumulators and in-play markets are then listed on the interface. Compile your bet by clicking on the odds which will then add it to your betslip.

On the bet slip, you can then key in your stake and the type of bet you wish to place, for example, single, double, accumulator. Once your bet has been placed, keep an eye out for the cash-out option while your bets are still open, which is offered by most of the leading firms.

Markets offered on the World Snooker Championship


Typically, the top bookmakers for snooker in general, including Betfred, William Hill and Coral are the go-to firms for placing bets on the World Snooker Championship.

Main markets include match result - simply betting on which player will win the tie and frame handicaps - whereby a virtual advantage or disadvantage to either player is awarded in order to even the field, for example a +2.5 frames handicap bet would be for Player A or B to win the match if 2.5 frames were to be added to their final tally.

A two-way market for the total number of frames is a sensible bet if the contest appears too close to call on paper and is not reliant on either player to win. For example backing over 16.5 frames in a best of 19 match is covering the total number of frames amounting to either 17, 18 or 19.

Punters can also bet on the number of centuries breaks in any given match, including a total number for either player or Player A or B to compile the most 100+ breaks. Significant odds of around 25/1 are often available for one player to produce snooker's holy grail - a maximum 147 break.

Other notable snooker betting markets include correct score for those with a precise prediction, as well as whether or not the match will go to a deciding frame.

World Snooker Championship Free Bets

Snooker Free Bets

BookmakerValuePromotion Code
Betfred£10 > £30N/A
William Hill£10 > £30N/A
Paddy Power£20 Risk FreeN/A
Ladbrokes£50N/A
Unibet£30N/A

World Snooker Championship Live Streaming


To watch & bet on the World Snooker Championship online in the UK and various other regions, simply:

2) Register an account or sign in (You can claim a £30 bonus on registration)
3) Select 'Watch Live' on the central homepage menu
4) Choose 'Watch Live Sport' and select the listed snooker match you wish to view



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