SNOOKER BETTING: British Eurosport: Sat 17th: 10:00am Ronnie O’Sullivan will start as 888Sport’s 4/1 favourite for the World Snooker Championship this Saturday at the Crucible.
The Rocket’, who is looking to land a fourth title, is closely followed in the betting by defending champ John Higgins (11/2, Betfred) who has also landed the top prize three times in his career. At 9/1 (Ladbrokes), in-form Ding Junhui is considered the main danger to the market leaders and the winner looks set to emerge from that trio.
An O’Sullivan and Junhui final can be backed at 14/1 with Betfred.
Blue Square offer 11/10 that a 147 will be scored in the tournament at some point, which has happened in the previous 2 years.