English Institute of Sport (Sheffield)
Andy Hicks vs. Zhang Anda
Andy Hicks will compete against Zhang Anda in the 1st round of the Snooker World Championship 2022, taking place on April 7, 2022, at the English Institute of Sports (Sheffield).Get Your Welcome Bonus!
Andy Hicks - Devon's Finest
Andrew Hicks is an English professional snooker player. Hicks, called "The Cream of Devon," reached the World Snooker Championship and the UK Championship semi-finals in 1995 and at the same level in four other ranking tournaments. He reached the Masters semi-finals in 1996 and was rated among the top 32 players in the world from 1995 to 2000 and again from 2005 to 2007, until being relegated from the main circuit in 2013. He recovered his two-year tour card in 2019.
He has collected 100 competitive centuries during his career and earned a maximum break in the UK Championship qualifiers in 2012. Hicks has earned a total of GB£562,560 throughout his career (as of the start of the 2006/2007 season) despite winning only one major tournament. In May 2018, he attended Q School in an effort to restore his professional snooker tour status.
Hicks won six matches in June 2019 at Q-School - Event 3 to earn a two-year World Snooker Tour card for the 2019/2020 and 2020–21 seasons.
Zhang Anda – The Mighty Mouse
Zhang defeated Dominic Dale handily 5–1 to qualify for the World Open, where he defeated Peter Ebdon 5–1 and Judd Trump 5–2 to reach the final 16 of a ranking tournament for the third time. David Gilbert, on the other hand, thrashed him 5–0. After defeating Tian Pengfei 6–3, Anthony McGill 6–3, and Mitchell Mann 6–3, he moved to the same round of the UK Championship. In his first quarter-final encounter, Zhang was beaten 6–1 by Mark Selby. He qualified for the China Open but was beaten 5–1 by Mark Williams in the first round.
Zhang easily defeated Dominic Dale 5–1 to qualify for the World Open, where he went on to defeat Peter Ebdon 5–1 and Judd Trump 5–2 to reach the final 16 of a ranking tournament for the third time. On the other hand, David Gilbert easily defeated him 5–0. He advanced to the same round of the UK Championship by defeating Tian Pengfei 6–3, Anthony McGill 6–3, and Mitchell Mann 6–3. Zhang was defeated 6–1 by Mark Selby in his maiden quarter-final match. He qualified for the China Open but was defeated 5–1 in the first round by Mark Williams.
Expert Betting Tips
Zhang Anda is in a much better form than Andy Hicks and we are sure that he will win with 3 or more points.
The total centuries in this match will be 1 or more.
Zhang Anda will surely lead the match.
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