Snooker 2023 Wuhan Open Predictions & Betting Odds (October 9-15)
The World Snooker Tour is zipping all over the globe right now, with players heading back to China after just being there a few weeks ago for the Shanghai Masters. Now, it’s time for the inaugural Wuhan Open to get underway, with a few players undoubtedly having whiplash, given the English Open just wrapped up about 24 hours ago. Ain’t no rest for the wicked, however, as we break down all the best 2023 Snooker Wuhan Open predictions this week.
Key Details About the Wuhan Open 2023 Snooker
Last time the WST was in China, Ronnie O’Sullivan got what was becoming a rather large monkey off his back, winning for the first time this year. Can he back up his predicted success at the Shanghai Masters with another victory in Wuhan this week? Or will Judd Trump be able to survive this merciless schedule and go back-to-back after a title at the English Open over the weekend? We have everything you need to know to bet on the Wuhan Open 2023 snooker in this betting guide.
|ℹ️ Tournament:||2023 Panda Club Wuhan Open (Ranking Event), World Snooker Tour 2023-24|
|🏟️ Venue:||Wuhan Gymnasium, Wuhan, China|
|🗓️ Dates:||Monday, 9 October to Sunday, 15 October, 2023|
Overall Snooker 2023 Wuhan Open Odds & Favorites
Before we dive into our 2023 Snooker Wuhan Open predictions, let’s take a look at what the bookies think. Here are the latest 2023 Wuhan Open snooker odds:
Looking at these outright betting odds from online bookies in China, Ronnie O’Sullivan’s recent win in China puts him as a strong favorite heading into this week’s action. The Englishman pays 5.00 (4/1) to win, a few points ahead of the chasing pack of John Higgins, Mark Selby, and Judd Trump, who all sit second equal in the betting odds on 7.00 (6/1). Rounding out the top five is beaten Shanghai Masters semi-finalist Neil Robertson, who pays 11.00 (10/1) for a win in Wuhan.
Understanding the 2023 Snooker Wuhan Open
It’s been a rough couple of years for Wuhan, there’s no denying that. However, with the debut of the Wuhan Open this week, the Chinese city looks to develop some sense of normality again, and the return of professional sport is a great step in that direction. With a 64-man draw and £700,000 of prize money on the line, there’s plenty to play for in what will be the first-ranking event on Chinese soil since 2019 (coincidence?).
Snooker Wuhan Open 2023 Betting Tips
We’ve done the hard yards and sorted through the best odds on mobile snooker betting apps to come up with three expert picks. Here are our top 2023 Snooker Wuhan Open predictions:
Neil Robertson to Win @ 11.00 (10/1)
The 2023–24 snooker season has been about as volatile as it gets across the first four ranking events of the year. No one player has won more than once, and in fact, it’s rare to see players making consistently deep runs in back-to-back events. This makes picking an outright winner for the Wuhan Open very challenging. However, our money is on Neil Robertson to win this tournament for several reasons.
The Australian did well in Shanghai a few weeks ago, making it to the semi-finals before falling to an in-form Luca Brecel. Traveling to this side of the world and playing in front of these crowds clearly works for Robertson. Secondly, the world No. 6 is returning strong odds in Wuhan. It feels as though any of half a dozen players could win this tournament – so why not bet on the one who will pay the most, in that case? Robertson’s odds of 11.00 (10/1) feel very generous, making this an excellent bet.
Ronnie O’Sullivan to Win Fourth Quarter @ 2.25 (5/4)
England’s Ronnie O’Sullivan is back in the winners’ circle this season, and our 2023 Snooker Wuhan Open predictions have the 47-year-old making a deep run here in Wuhan as well. Similar to Neil Robertson, he did great last time the World Snooker Tour was in China. Looking at his quarter, thanks to the withdrawal of several players, such as Luca Brecel, before the tournament’s start on Monday, O’Sullivan has an easy run through to the quarter-finals.
There are no big names standing in O’Sullivan’s way. While other quarters feature challenging round of 16 clashes, the Englishman will just need to navigate a clash against world No 15 Ding Junhui if he’s to win the fourth quarter.
Oliver Lines to Defeat Judd Trump First Round @ 5.00 (4/1)
This week’s scheduling is tough, with Judd Trump winning the English Open on Sunday and then heading straight to China to play his first-round Wuhan Open match on Tuesday. We say that this jet setting around the world, plus the hangover of victory in the English Open, combined with the general inconsistency and volatility of the WST this season, will all be a bit much for Judd Trump. It’s not hard at all to see the world No 4 getting upset here, with Oliver Lines being the beneficiary in the first round of the Wuhan Open 2023.
Best 2023 Snooker Wuhan Open Predictions
Snooker marches on this week, with the Wuhan Open kicking off just hours after the last shot in the English Open on Sunday. We say it will be Neil Robertson and Ronnie O’Sullivan who put in strong performances here in Wuhan, with the former being a great bet to win the tournament because of his out-sized odds to win, and the latter playing in a weak quarter and looking good to make at least the quarter-finals.