World Snooker Tour: Scottish Open 2022 Betting Preview (November 28 – December 4)
The World Snooker Tour is right in the middle of its hot season, with the fourth major event in the last two months occurring this coming Monday, 28 November. The Scottish Open 2022 will see the world’s best snooker players converge in Edinburgh for a week of action in the sixth ranking event of the 2022–23 snooker season.
Scottish Open 2022: Date & Venue
Expect this tournament to be a hotly contested one, with several players entering this event off the back of recent results. World No.7 is fresh off winning the UK Championship last week, while the shine is still on Ronnie O’Sullivan’s Champion of Champions silverware that he won in early November. Add to this the likes of Mark Selby and Neil Robertson, who will be eager to close out the year with a win, and this should be an entertaining seven days of snooker action.
|World Snooker Tour 2022-23, The 2022 BetVictor Scottish Open
|Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland
|Monday, 28 November to Sunday, 4 December 2022
Overall 2022 Scottish Open Snooker Betting Odds
Here’s a look at the 2022 snooker Scottish Open odds based on the best betting sites in the UK:
- Ronnie O’Sullivan to win @ 6.00 (5/1)
- Judd Trump to win @ 6.50 (11/2)
- Neil Robertson to win @ 6.50 (11/2)
- Mark Selby to win @ 12.00 (11/1)
- Mark Allen to win @ 13.00 (12/1)
There are three clear favorites for those who intend to be on the Scottish Open 2022. Ronnie O’Sullivan has his nose ahead at 6.00 (5/1), with Judd Trump and Neil Robertson just behind at 6.50 (11/2). From there, the chasing pack drops off substantially, with Mark Selby the next closest in the bookmakers’ outright winner odds at 12.00 (11/1).
Understanding the Scottish Open 2022
The Scottish Open has been a part of the World Snooker Tour schedule in some capacity since its inception in 1981. Currently, it is a ranking event and will be the sixth of the 2022-23 season for professional snooker players. As well as this, the Scottish Open is the second tournament in the Home Nations Series and the third in the European Series.
Here’s how the event has unfolded over the past five years:
- 2017 – Won by Neil Robertson
- 2018 – Won by Mark Allen
- 2019 – Won by Mark Selby
- 2020 – Won by Mark Selby
- 2021 – Won by Luca Brecel
Last year’s champion was an unset win, with Belgian Luca Brecel making a hot run to the final and defeating home favorite John Higgins for the title. Interestingly, World No.1 Ronnie O’Sullivan hasn’t won this event for 22 years, falling agonizingly close with a 9-3 loss in the final to Mark Selby in 2020.
Top Snooker Scottish Open Predictions 2022
Looking at the online snooker betting odds, a couple of excellent bets are to be made ahead of the week’s play. Here are our top two predictions in this betting preview:
Ronnie O’Sullivan to Win Outright @ 6.00 (5/1)
We say the 2022 Scottish Open is going to be the year that Ronnie O’Sullivan breaks his drought at this tournament.
After 22 years, the Englishman heads into this year’s event with fantastic form. Less than a month ago, O’Sullivan won the toughest event in the calendar, taking away the 2022 Champion of Champions crown with a solid win over Judd Trump in the final 10-6. There’s a reason why O’Sullivan sits well clear in the World Snooker Tour rankings, with a 200,000-point lead over the second-placed Mark Selby.
It won’t be all plain sailing for Ronnie O’Sullivan to win this tournament, with a potential quarterfinal against Kyren Wilson, Judd Trump, or Mark Allen in the semifinals, and likely Neil Robertson or Mark Selby in the final. However, to be the best, you’ve got to beat the best, and our prediction is that O’Sullivan will do just that this week.
Pick Ronnie O’Sullivan to win outright at 6.00 (5/1).
Ding Junhui to Win 1st Quarter @ 4.33 (10/3)
Looking at the draw for the Scottish Open 2022, Ding Junhui is fortunate to have been drawn in a quarter that does not contain one of the top five favorites to win this tournament.
The Chinese native has been racking up some strong stats this season, falling just short a few days ago in the UK Championship final to Mark Allen with a tight scoreline of 10-7. While this has been the World No.19’s best result in a tournament for some months, the 35-year-old snooker maestro knows what it takes to win the Scottish Open, having claimed the silverware in 2012 in one of his early career breakthroughs.
To win his quarter, Junhui will have to navigate a potential Round of 16 against Mark Williams, who lost in the Round of 32 at last week’s UK Championship. Junhui is favored to do so, with odds of 4.33 (10/3), the strongest in his quarter.
High Return World Snooker Tour 2022 Odds
For those who have some free bets with new bookies online, you might want to take a higher return punt than usual. We recommend the following:
Mark Allen to Win @ 13.00 (12/1)
World No.5 Mark Allen is down in the odds this year, with a long payout of 13.00 (12/1) for the 2018 Champion to pick up the crown.
These odds are so long due to Allen’s mercurial nature – on the one hand, he charged all the way to victory in last week’s UK Championship. On the other hand, since then, he was whitewashed 5-0 in his German Masters qualifying game against unranked 19-year-old Chinese player Zhao Jianbo. Which Mark Allen turns up this week will determine whether this is an excellent or a poor bet.
We say it’s worth a punt at 13.00 (12/1), particularly if an online betting website offers free bets.
Best 2022 Scottish Open Snooker Betting Tips
- Ronnie O’Sullivan to Win @ 6.00 (5/1)
- Ding Junhui to Win 1st Quarter @ 4.33 (10/3)
- Mark Allen to Win @ 13.00 (12/1)
The 2022 Scottish Open is just around the corner and promises an exciting week of snooker action with plenty of opportunities for betting app users. With a field full of past champions and in-form players, whoever claims the silverware will have to earn it fairly. We think that will be Ronnie O’Sullivan, who comes in off the back of a Champion of Champions win this month and in solid form at No.1 in the world. Tune in on Monday to find out.