Elliot Slessor vs. Ian Burns
English Institute of Sport (Sheffield)
Elliot Slessor will compete against Ian Burns in the opening round of the Snooker World Championship 2022, taking place on April 8, 2022, at the English Institute of Sports (Sheffield).Get Your Welcome Bonus!
In the 2016–17 season, Slessor advanced to the second round of four ranking tournaments but lost all of them. This included a 4–3 win over home favorite Mark Williams in the first round of the Welsh Open, in which Slessor produced a break of 90 in the last frame.
Slessor advanced to the quarter-finals of the Indian Open after defeating Alan McManus 4–3, Joe Perry 4–3, Shaun Murphy 4–1, and Mark King 2–4. In the Northern Ireland Open, Slessor achieved his highest ranking finish in his career. He defeated Ronnie O'Sullivan 4–1 in the third round before falling 2–6 to Mark Williams.
Burns qualified for the World Open but was defeated in the first round by Neil Robertson 5–2. He didn't win a frame in the Scottish Open or the Welsh Open in the third round. Burns qualified for the China Open but was beaten 5–1 in the first round by John Higgins.  Burns would have lost his position on the tour if he had not been in the top 64 in the global rankings, but he took the final slot on the one-year list to be given a two-year card.
The China Open was Burns' penultimate ranking tournament of the season, and after going through a wildcard round, he whitewashed Peter Ebdon 5–0 before losing 5–3 against Stuart Bingham. Burns advanced to the World Championship final qualifying round but was beaten 10–2 by Ebdon. His season-ending ranking of 62 is the highest of his career, and it is the first time he has been in the top 64.
Expert Betting Tips
Considering his exceptional form, Elliot Slessor will win with 2 or more points.
Since the match will be tough, we are estimating that none of the two will be the leader after 2 frames.
The first frame break will surely be 50+.
- Handiсap Ian Burns (+1.5) for 2.06
- Leader After 2 Frames – NEITHER for 1.97
- 1st Frame Break 50+ for 1.80
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