World Championship snooker odds and live stream news, with Ronnie O’Sullivan, Stephen Maguire, Shaun Murphy & Ali Carter all in action on the opening day.
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Top seed Ronnie O’Sullivan is earmarked as a 1/50 favourite to defeat Robin Hull in the opening of the World Snooker Championships whilst Shaun Murphy takes on Jamie Cope in the day’s other big match.
Over the past few years, Ronnie O’Sullivan has dominated the World Snooker Championships and the defending champion has returned to Sheffield in search of a third straight title.
O’Sullivan’s first task in his 2014 campaign will be to overcome Finnish qualifier Robin Hull who will be hoping that his vast experience will help him take the defending champion all the way.
It will be difficult though as O’Sullivan is enjoying some of his best form over the past few years having won at least 3 titles this season including the Welsh Open back at the start of 2014.
Alongside that, “Rocket Ronnie” has made the World Championship his own this century winning five titles as well as making 11 of the last 12 quarter finals at snooker’s blue-riband event.
It certainly won’t be easy for Robin Hull though as the Finn has never reached gone beyond the first round of the World Championships having reached the stage just once before in his professional career.
However, the world number 122 is in some exceptionally good form having won his last four matches which included a 10-8 victory in qualifying against Peter Ebdon who is 3 places higher than O’Sullivan in the world rankings.
In Saturday’s other big match, sixth seed Stuart Bingham will look to use his recent good form to overcome veteran Irishman Ken Doherty in the first round.
Bingham is currently enjoying the best form of his life including a career best world ranking of fifth and a recent semi-finals appearance at the 2013 UK Championships where he beat the likes of Jimmy White and Ronnie O’Sullivan before he lost to eventual champion Neil Robertson.
However, Ken Doherty knows what it takes to win snooker’s biggest prize having won in 1997 making him a threat every year although his recent form has been poor recently after failing to go beyond the second round of any tournaments this season.
Although Bingham and Doherty will put on a good show for the fans, all eyes will be firmly fixed on Ronnie O’Sullivan to see whether “Rocket Ronnie” has enough left in the tank to be triumphant for a third successive year.