Guodong Xiao vs Mark Selby
The Centaur, Cheltenham
This semifinal showdown of the 2023 British Open snooker competition will take place at the Centaur in Cheltenham, and Guodong Xiao and Mark Selby will compete against one another. Both players put a significant amount of effort into this stage, and they are now one step closer to making it to the final. Who do you believe deserves to come out on top between these two seasoned professionals?Claim Your Registration Bonus!
Guodong Xiao has won four matches in a row to go to the semifinals of the competition. His most recent victories came against Anthony Hamilton, Sanderson Lam, Ali Carter, and Tom Ford. The final scores of those matches were as follows: 0-4, 4-1, 2-4, and 3-5, respectively. In the meantime, Guodong Xiao is a massive underdog going into this clash, yet the Chinese player is going to trust himself and believe that he can make history and turn things around in his favor as he eyes this major trophy.
Yesterday, in the quarterfinal of this match, Mark Selby prevailed against Jack Lisowski in an intense encounter that ended with a score of 5-4. Heading into this one, the Englishman will be hoping for another high-level performance. However, Mark Selby will be hoping that he can bring class to this match because he is the favorite to win it. Mark Selby has now won each of his last five matches, keeping his perfect record intact.
Expert Betting Tips
Although Guodong Xiao has performed admirably up until this point, he hasn't had much success prior to this semifinal, and given Mark Selby's level of play, I don't think the Chinese player has a chance to win this game. Mark Selby is the favorite to win this match, and he is also projected to cover the point spread.