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Snooker 2024 Welsh Open Predictions & Betting Odds (February 12-18)

2024 Welsh Open Snooker Betting Tips & Predictions

There’s no rest for the wicked on the World Snooker Tour this year, as the best of the best head over the channel to Wales this coming week. With the Welsh Open representing the 13th ranking event of the year and a ripe opportunity for players to better their position in the rankings, there’s plenty to bet on this week. Read on as we break down all the best 2024 Snooker Welsh Open predictions.

Key Details About the 2024 Snooker Welsh Open

Judd Trump did as we predicted last week and reminded the WST that he’s still a force to be reckoned with by winning the German Masters. However, with the Englishman’s late withdrawal from the Welsh Open and Ronnie O’Sullivan returning after a week off, will we still see English victory in Wales? We have everything you need to know to bet on the Welsh Open 2024 snooker in this betting guide.

ℹ️ Tournament: 2024 BetVictor Welsh Open, World Snooker Tour 2023-24 Ranking Event
🏟️ Venue: Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany
🗓️ Dates: Monday 12 February – Sunday 18 February 2024

Overall 2024 Welsh Open Snooker Odds

Before outlining our Welsh Open 2024 snooker predictions, let’s see what legal betting sites in Wales are saying about the tournament. Here are the latest 2024 Welsh Open snooker odds:

Ronnie O’Sullivan
Best odds:
4.00 (3/1)
4.0
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John Higgins
Best odds:
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Mark Selby
Best odds:
9.00 (8/1)
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Neil Robertson
Best odds:
11.00 (10/1)
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Kyren Wilson
Best odds:
12.00 (11/1)
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4.9

Looking at the bookies’ odds, there’s one clear favorite in Wales next week: Ronnie O’Sullivan. Following in the footsteps of many Englishmen before him, O’Sullivan is expected to head to Wales and come back victorious, with odds of just 4.00 (3/1). Way behind him, the next favorite is John Higgins on 8.00 (7/1), who has his nose narrowly ahead of Mark Selby at 9.00 (8/1). Behind these two are Neil Robertson and Kyren Wilson, who round out the top five betting favorites on 11.00 (10/1) and 12.00 (11/1), respectively.

Understanding the Snooker Wales Open

Next week will see the 33rd edition of the Welsh Open played, with the event being a staple in the snooker calendar since 1992. A healthy prize pool is on offer, with £427,000 up for grabs and a cool £80,000 going to the winner of what will be the 13th ranking event of the WST season.

As with any event where WST points are on the line, the Welsh Open is a crucial tournament in the calendar. The world’s top 64 players will compete in a knockout draw, with all matches being best of nine until the semi-finals, which are best of 11 frames.

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Past winners of the Welsh Open

  • 2019 – Neil Robertson beat Stuart Bingham
  • 2020 – Shaun Murphy beat Kyren Wilson
  • 2021 – Jordan Brown beat Ronnie O’Sullivan
  • 2022 – Joe Perry beat Judd Trump
  • 2023 – Robert Milkens beat Shaun Murphy

We have to look back to 2010-2011 for the last time a Welsh Open champion defended their title. Can Robert Milkens buck that trend? Read on for our snooker 2024 Welsh Open Open betting guide.

Snooker 2024 Welsh Open Betting Tips

We’ve done the heavy lifting here and broken down all the latest snooker odds to come up with three expert picks. Here are our top 2024 Snooker Welsh Open predictions:

Shaun Murphy to Win @ 12.00 (11/1)

Risky Bet
Shaun Murphy to Win
Best odds:
12.00 (11/1)
Agree with prediction?
(2 voted)

0

(100%) 2

There’s no denying it’s been a dry patch for Shaun Murphy on the World Snooker Tour of late. In fact, one needs to wind back the clock to around this time last year, for the last time Murphy put up any results of note.

However, the Englishman does have a strong history at the Welsh Open and thrives classically around this time of the year. Last February, Murphy not only made a run to the Welsh Open final but also went on to win the Players Championship the week after. His appearance in the Welsh Open final was the third time the 41-year-old has made it deep at the event, winning in 2020 and finishing runner-up in 2006.

We say it will all fall into place once again for Murphy in 2024, with the Englishman going all the way for his first title in 12 months, delivering a hefty payday.

Ronnie O’Sullivan to Win Third Quarter @ 2.25 (5/4)

Event Prediction
Ronnie O’Sullivan to Win Third Quarter
Best odds:
2.25 (5/4)
Agree with prediction?
(2 voted)

2 (100%)

0

It’s been up and down for O’Sullivan of late. Just when he wins the World Grand Prix, it looks like all of the mental health issues and last-minute withdrawals are a thing of the past… he goes and withdraws from the German Masters. Now, with a week off under his belt, the Englishman is back on tour and a heavy favorite to win the Welsh Open.

He may well do so, but we say he’s just too mercurial to be worth an outright bet at the low odds of 4.00 (3/1). However, backing him to win his quarter is a strong wager.

Nationality of Winner to Be English @ 1.91 (10/11)

Event Prediction
Nationality of Winner to Be English
Best odds:
1.91 (10/11)
Agree with prediction?
(2 voted)

2 (100%)

0

For those who can’t decide between O’Sullivan and Murphy, don’t. Just back big brother to produce a winner, somehow, and garner a healthy 1.91 (10/11) return for your troubles. Not only does this wager cover the eventualities of O’Sullivan or Murphy winning, but it also accommodates other favorites like Kyren Wilson and Mark Selby, both past performers here too.

Best 2024 Welsh Open Snooker Predictions

Shaun Murphy to Win
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Nationality of Winner to Be English
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4.9

The World Snooker Tour heads to Wales this week for yet another ranking event. This time, it’s Judd Trump who has withdrawn, leaving the path wide open for Ronnie O’Sullivan to pick up another title. However, bet-experts say it’s his countryman, Shaun Murphy, who will prevail instead, getting a much-needed win under his belt for the first time in a year.

Bren
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Bren is our resident Kiwi, and has been playing or watching sports down under in New Zealand for the better part of three decades. With 12+ years experience as a professional writer, Bren loves to dive deep into all things sport to bring the best betting analysis and predictions here at BetZillion.

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