Lee Walker vs. Zhou Yuelong (11:30)
Nigel Bond vs. Chen Zifen (13:30)
We are looking forward to the most anticipated matches of 25th March of the Gibraltar Open with famous names like Jon Astley, Michael Holt, Lee Walker, Zhou Yuelong, Nigel Bond, Chen Zifen, and more! For all betting tips and predictions about these matches and more, keep reading.Get Your Registration Bonus!
John Astley vs. Michael Holt – Depicting the Exact Number of Frames
Astley came back from a 4–0 deficit to win 5–4 against Kyren Wilson to qualify for the German Masters, where he was defeated 5–4 by Ricky Walden in the first round. Astley advanced to the fourth round of the Gibraltar Open with 4–1 wins against Andreas Ploner, George Pragnall, and Ben Woollaston before being ousted 4–2 by Ryan Day. He spent his first year back on the circuit ranked 76th globally.
A former world No. 20 player, Michael Holt has won one ranking event – the 2020 Snooker Shoot-Out – and two minor-ranking tournaments. He has finished second in two ranking tournaments, the 2016 Riga Masters and the 2019 Snooker Shoot-Out. He also advanced to the semi-finals of the 2013 Shanghai Masters and five more quarter-finals.
Since the match will be tough, we’re predicting that the total number of frames in this match will be 6.
- Exact Number of Frames
Lee Walker vs. Zhou Yuelong – Total Frames Under 5.5
Walker became professional in 1994 at the age of 18 reached the World Championship quarter-finals in 1997, defeating Dave Harold 10–7 and Alan McManus 13–10 before losing 13–8 to Alain Robidoux. Walker had his finest run in a ranking tournament to date in the 2017–18 season, reaching the semi-finals of the 2018 Gibraltar Open before being beaten 4–2 by eventual runner-up Cao Yupeng.
Zhou performed admirably in the UK Championship, achieving his first Triple Crown semi-final. After defeating John Higgins in the final 16, Higgins predicted that he would be the next Chinese player to make a huge breakthrough in snooker. Zhou seeded 17, was the top seed in the qualifying stages of the World Championship. He defeated Xu Si 6–5 after a spectacular clearance tied the match at 5-5. However, Liam Highfield was defeated 10–7 in the final qualifying round. Zhou was rated 17 at the end of the season.
Since this match seems a bit easy for Zhou, we predict that the total number of frames in this match would be less than 5.5, and the match would end soon.
- Total Frames Under 5.5
Nigel Bond vs. Chen Zifen – Who Would be the Highest Scoring Break?
Bond has participated on the main circuit since 1989, and between 1992 and 1999, he was rated among the world's top 16 players, peaking at 5th in the 1996–97 season. He reached the World Championship final in 1995, losing 9–18 to Stephen Hendry, and won the British Open in 1996, defeating John Higgins 9–8. Bond won the 2011 Snooker Shoot-Out after reaching the finals of three prior ranking competitions. In 2012, he overcame Tony Chappel to win the World Seniors Championship.
Chen's finest achievement was a run to the third round of the UK Championship when he defeated Yuan Sijun and Yan Bingtao 6-5. He needed a win in the World Championship to secure his professional survival via the 1-year list. This he accomplished by defeating Mitchell Mann 6-5 and hitting the table once more. He was then defeated 6-1 by Stuart Bingham. Chen was rated 76 at the end of the season.
With Nigel having better chances at winning, our prediction is that Nigel Bond will be the Highest Scoring Break in the match.
- Highest Scoring Break Nigel Bond
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