World Championship 2022
Yan Bingtao vs. Chris Wakelin
Crucible Theatre (Sheffield)
Yan Bingtao – The Tiger
Yan's finest season to date was the 2019-20 season. He advanced to one quarter-final, four semi-finals, and one final. Furthermore, Yan defeated Mark Joyce 5–2 in the Riga Masters final to earn his first ranking championship, becoming him the youngest title winner since Ding Junhui won the Northern Ireland Open in 2006. Later in the season, Yan reached the final stage of the World Snooker Championship again but was defeated in the second round by Judd Trump.
Yan won the Masters for the first time after defeating Neil Robertson, Stephen Maguire, Stuart Bingham, and John Higgins. He became the first rookie to win the tournament since Mark Selby in 2008 and the second Chinese winner after Ding Junhui in 2011. He also became the tournament's youngest winner (20 years old) since Ronnie O'Sullivan in 1995.
Chris Wakelin – Ranked 62
With victories against Allan Taylor and Anthony McGill, Wakelin advanced to the third round of the English Open, where he would face Ronnie O'Sullivan. Wakelin rallied from a 2–0 deficit to win 4–3 in a performance that included a century and two more breaks of 50 or more. He then defeated Xiao Guodong 4–3 after trailing 3–1 to get to the quarterfinals, where he was defeated 5–0 by Stuart Bingham. Wakelin was defeated 6–4 in the second round of the UK Championship by Peter Lines and 4–0 in the third round of the Scottish Open by Anthony Hamilton. For the first time, Wakelin finished a season inside the top 64, as the world number 63.
Expert Betting Tips
Yin Bingtao will win with over 4 or more points; bet on Handicap Yan Bingtao (-3.5) to win.
Yan Bingtao will secure 2 or more centuries in this game; bet on Yan Bingtao total centuries over 1.5 to win.
Yan Bingtao will have 2 or more 100-point beaks in this match; bet on Yan Bingtao 100-point break more than 1.5 to win.
- Handiсap Yan Bingtao (-3.5) for 1.89
- Yan Bingtao Total Centuries Over 1.5 for 1.82
- Yan Bingtao 100-point break more than 1.5 for 1.80