Ronnie O'Sullivan (@1.22) vs Kyren Wilson (@4.0)

Our Prediction:

Ronnie O'Sullivan will win

Ronnie O'Sullivan – Kyren Wilson Match Prediction | 12-09-2019 02:00

As he had dropped off the snooker tour Wilson was considered an amateur player and could not enter qualifying for any of the ranking events.

In 2015, of course, Bingham proceeded to win the championship. Even so, Stuart Bingham would have to be considered as the favourite, especially taking into account his wonderful form this season. Like all the qualifiers, Dott has useful victories in the qualifiers under his belt and it will be interesting to see whether or not that has any influence on the outcome. One of six players to claim multiple ranking titles this term, Bingham has only lost to Dott three times in 11 meetings and hammered the Pocket Dynamo when they last crossed paths in Sheffield four year ago. Graeme Dotts record in this event is superb, underlined by the fact that he has featured at the TV stages of the World Championship every year since 2000, bar one. An intriguing battle between two former world champions, this has the hallmark of a game that could go right down to the wire.

Head-to-Head: Ronnie O'Sullivan Vs Kyren Wilson

Wilson had good qualifying results in the two biggest ranking events on the snooker calendar.

Luca wasnt expected to win against Mark Allen, now he will have more expectations on him. However, Ding is a much more experienced player, and at his best a devastating break builder. Very difficult to call, but it should be entertaining. Therefore Im not sure how much the first round matches are a good indication of what will happen tonight. Luca played very well in the last 16, much better than Ding did. If both play like they did in the first round, Luca should win. Ding won his first round easily if we only look at the scoreline but the truth is that Jack Lisowski had chances in most frames, and good ones too, but didnt take them.

Ive never got to the final here. Ill be going away and practising tomorrow to try and get ready for the next game. The draw is always tough, youve got a difficult game in every single match you play. Ive been close a couple of times.

The result was a rather emphatic 6-2 for the Jester and a century fest. Mark seems to be back at his best, and Stephen, not unusually, became a bit reckless when pressed; he didnt have much run of the balls either. Mark Selby on the other hand had won only one match in triple crown events since winning the 2017 World Championship. The evening match was every bit as surprising. Stephen Maguire came here as a man in form. But yesterday told a different story. He had lost heavily in the first round to Joe Perry in Sheffield last April, and bowed out to an amateur in the first round of the UK Championship only a month ago.

To seal his debut at the Crucible, the 31 year-old overcame Soheil Vahedi before standout successes over world number 17 Ryan Day and two-time former finalist Matthew Stevens. Now 38, Maguire often acts like a player who doesnt really have much belief in his game. Other qualifiers gained more headlines but one of the most impressive of the lot was Tian Pengfei. That said, the five-time ranking event winner has produced a relatively consistent season and will be hoping to improve on a dismal recent Crucible record that reads six first round defeats in the last eight years. Things havent quite worked out that way for the Scot despite once claiming that it would be a failure if he didnt etch his name on the trophy before the age of 30. Tians next opponent will be Stephen Maguire, who was once thought of as a nailed on world champion.

In World Championship qualifying, Wilson beat Chris Norbury 106 and then produced a pair of superb performances to see off experienced campaigners Alfie Burden and Rod Lawler both by 103 scorelines to stand just one win away from reaching the Crucible for the first time.[10] He faced the 2006 winner of the event Graeme Dott and came back from 41 down to trail only 54 at the end of the first session.

The Jester just lost his coveted world number one position for the first time in more than four years and has looked a shadow of the self that captured three world titles in four years between 2014 and 2017. Thats what a lot of people are wondering as we get set for the 2019 World Snooker Championship. Zhao Xintong is arguably the most improved player of the season. The 22 year-old must have been a despondent character twelve months ago when he dropped off the Main Tour but immediately bounced back via Q School and in one season is already in the cusp of breaking into the top 64 in the world rankings. Which Mark Selby is going to turn up? Zhao gave Selby a stern check in the semi-finals of the China Championship in September the only piece of silverware in Selbys cabinet from a forgettable period. Theres no reason to think that Zhao, a heavy scorer when in full flow, cant put it up to the Leicesterman again on this occasion. A lot depends on which Selby actually turns up. Most of his strong showings have come in China and its against one of that nations highly fancied young stars who he faces first. Selbys displays on home soil have predominantly been dismal, reaching the last four of a UK-based ranking event only twice in two years.

In the 2018 Champion of champions, he beat World Champion Mark Williams and Judd Trump by dropping only a frame in each match, before defeating Masters Champion Mark Allen, to face Ronnie O'Sullivan in the final. At the 2019 German Masters Wilson won the title, beating David Gilbert 9-7 in the final. In September, he won his second consecutive tournament, the non-ranking 2018 Six-red World Championship, defeating Ding Junhui in the final 84.[46] Wilson reached the semi-finals of the 2018 Shanghai Masters, losing 10-6 to defending and eventual champion Ronnie O'Sullivan. In August 2018, Wilson claimed his second ranking event title at the 2018 Paul Hunter Classic, defeating his former mentor and 2002 World Champion Peter Ebdon 42 in the final. O'Sullivan led 5-1 and 8-5 before Wilson pulled back and eventually led 9-8, before losing 10-9.[47] In the 2018 Northern Ireland Open, Wilson played a match over 3 hours long against Lee Walker, whose shot time average was over 30 seconds, losing in a deciding frame.

However, Trump will be pleased to have emphatically brought a halt to Wilsons run this afternoon. That was the beginning of a four-game win streak over Trump for Wilson in major competition, culminating in a 6-1 victory at last Novembers Champion of Champions. The following weeks saw both players exchange tense words in the media, which added extra spice to this occasion.