World Snooker Championship, Round 3
Sam Craigie vs. Matthew Stevens
English Institute of Sport (Sheffield)
Sam Craigie vs. Mattew Stevens are competing against each other in the World Championship Round 3, and only one will make it to the next round. The match will take place at the English Institute of Sport (Sheffield) on 11th April 2022. Stay tuned for more updates.Receive Your Registration Bonus!
Craigie recovered his two-year tour card after passing Q School. At the China Open in April 2019, he reached the quarter-finals of a ranking tournament for the first time, defeating the likes of Ryan Day, Ali Carter, and Liang Wenbo before being defeated by Neil Robertson.
Craigie's greatest season success was reaching the Riga Masters' Last 32 after defeating Long Zehuang and Jamie O'Neil before losing 4–3 against Matthew Selt.
Craigie qualified for his first World Snooker Championship after defeating Ashley Hugill, Hossein Vafaei, and Zhao Xintong in the qualifying rounds. In the first round, he was drawn against Mark Williams.
Matthew Stevens - The Welsh Dragon
He hit three half-centuries against Martin Gould in the third round but lost 3–4. In 2016, he made it to the last round of qualification for the World Championship but was defeated 6–10 by Kyren Wilson.
Stevens was defeated 1–4 by Neil Robertson in the Riga Masters' final 16 matches. He overcame James Cahill 6–1, Michael White 6–4, and Joe Perry 6–2 in the UK Championship, but his run ended with a 2–6 loss to Ronnie O'Sullivan. In the second round of the China Open, he was defeated 2–5 by Daniel Wells, and he failed to qualify for the World Championship for the second year in a row, falling 8–10 to Lee Walker in the first qualifying round. His season-ending ranking of 55 is the lowest he has achieved since 1996.
Expert Betting Tips
This match will be a tough one as both of the players are equally competent to make it to the next round, due to which we are predicting that there would be no total centuries in the match; bet on total centuries 0 to win.
None of the players would be able to be the leader after two frames of the game; bet on the leader after 2 frames - NEITHER to win.
Mathew Stevens will most likely make it to the next round; bet on 1x2 Mathew Stevens to win.
- Total Centuries 0 1.91
- Leader after 2 frames - NEITHER 1.95
- Mathew Stevens to win 1.80