World Snooker Championship 2024 Tuesday QF Tips: 22/1 shot one of two selections

 | 29th April | 

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The World Championships are in to the second week of action and we've reached the quarter-final stage. As always our snooker tipster Dean Strand is back with his World Snooker Championship predictions, including an intriguing 22/1 shot!

World Snooker Championship Tuesday QF Tips

  • 1 pt David Gilbert v Stephen Maguire No century scored @ 22/1
  • 2 pts Jak Jones Highest Break Scorer v Judd Trump @ 12/5

1 pt David Gilbert v Stephen Maguire No century scored @ 22/1

The quarter-finals get underway on Tuesday, with two qualifiers looking to reach the semi-finals.

David Gilbert has beaten reigning champion Luca Brecel and 16th seed Robert Milkins to reach this stage, whilst Maguire has beaten two good experienced players in Ali Carter and Shaun Murphy.

As I've stated in previous articles, the century count has been significantly lower this season than it has been recently, with only 35 tons so far. In Maguire's last 16 win over Shaun Murphy, there were no century breaks in the first 21 frames, with Maguire making the only century of the match in the final frame.

Gilbert was involved in another scrappy match against Robert Milkins and didn’t make a century in any of the first 10 frames he won, eventually making a couple once he’d built a big lead and the pressure was off.

Maguire hasn’t reached a Crucible semi final in 12 years and Gilbert's only semi here came five years ago, so reaching the one table setup here would be huge for either of these players, so again it wouldn’t be a surprise if this one turned scrappy.

Five previous head to head meetings between these two have seen just two centuries across 35 frames.

Gilbert vs Maguire no centruy 22-1

2 pts Jak Jones Highest Break Scorer v Judd Trump @ 12/5

Jones hasn’t made any centuries at this year's World Championship yet but I’d expect a different kind of game here to his first two matches.

Playing as the underdog can take the pressure off a lot of players and last year he made five centuries in his three matches against Carter, Robertson and Allen, with a 138 against Robertson. He’s made 15 centuries this season averaging one every 17 frames, so there’s a good chance he’ll make one in this match.

Trump failed to make a century in his first round win over Vafaei and his highest break against Ford was only 107, so he’s not quite scoring as heavily as we know he can do yet. He’s actually lost this market in 14 of his last 16 matches at the Crucible.

The last time these two met, Trump won 5-4 but Jones made two centuries that day with Trump making none.

jak jones highest break 12-5

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