World Snooker Championship Betting Guide 2020, Free Bets, Odds and Tips

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World Snooker Championship betting is sure to be a big deal this year.

The leading 2020 World Snooker Championship predictions and prices indicate the event is Judd Trump’s for the taking but take the defending champion out of calculations and this year’s event is wide-open.

Of course we have plenty of imponderables to consider making 2020 World Snooker Championship tips difficult. While the event will take place at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre as usual, there will be only a limited live audience and it’s unclear just how much practice some players have had during lockdown conditions.

The competition, which kicks off on July 31, was originally scheduled to take place between mid-April and early May. At that point in time Judd Trump was clearly the man to beat as he had been the sport’s dominant force.

At the opposite end of the spectrum Ronnie O’Sullivan looked like one to avoid following a string of disappointing results. He is now ranked World No. 6 and top-priced 9/2 to win this competition for a sixth time.

2020 World Snooker Championship Betting Update – 15, August

Both of the bookies’ finals for the Europa League semi-finals, Kyren Wilson and Ronnie O’Sullivan, won their matches to set up their final which begins on Saturday.

That doesn’t tell even a fraction of the story though from two of the best semi-finals you are ever likely to see.

Wilson was pushed all the way by a battling, determined and high quality display from Anthony McGill.

The quality of both men’s play meant it was fitting that the match went down to a final frame shootout.

That frame turned into arguably the most engrossing of all time at the Crucible with momentum swinging both ways multiple times and a combination of brilliant and ludicrous snooker.

It almost ended in tears for Wilson who won the frame after an incredible amount of luck went his way so he now has to somehow calm down and get himself ready for the final against O’Sullivan who came through his own epic.

Just like the first semi-final, the second semi went right down to the wire with all 33 frames being played.

It didn’t look as though that would be the case though as Mark Selby held a commanding lead but O’Sullivan somehow found his best snooker at 16-14 down to reel off the last three frames and leave Selby fuming.

As much as O’Sullivan claims that he is scrambling around for a cue action, he is still capable of some brilliant snooker and is the 4/13 favourite with VBet whilst Wilson is the underdog at 13/5 with Betfair.

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When is the 2020 World Snooker Championship?

The World Snooker qualifiers are scheduled to take place from the July 21-28 with the main tournament 1st round getting underway at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield on 31st July.

  • Round 2 starts on August 6
  • Quarter-finals start August 10
  • Semi-finals start August 13
  • World Snooker Final is on August 15 and 16

What is the format of the 2020 World Snooker Championship?

All first round matches are best of 19 frames and second round matches are best of 25 frames.

The quarter-finals matches are also best of 25 frames but at the semi-final stage it goes up to a best of 33 frames over 4 sessions as we go down to the one table situation. The final is best of 35 frames.

2020 World Snooker Championship Favorites

The latest 2020 World Snooker Championship betting odds show it is entirely likely we will have a first time champion with Mark Allen, Ding Junhui, Kyren Wilson and Dave Gilbert all relatively high in the outright betting lists.

Judd Trump

Get 11/4 for Judd Trump to Win Bet Now

Still only 30, the defending champion has had a remarkable 2019/2020 season winning six ranking tournaments from 13 contested. Clearly the player to beat albeit he nearly exited in the first round last season winning 10-9 over Thepchaiya Un-Nooh after trailing throughout.

Ronnie O’Sullivan

Get 9/2 for Ronnie O’Sullivan to Win Bet Now

Needs no introduction but a string of bad results, rumours of troubles in his personal life and threats he may withdraw from the competition due to objections of a live audience means his 2020 World Snooker Championship betting odds are surely too short.

Neil Robertson

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The 2010 World Champion was coming to form at the right time winning ranking events in late January and February and he has had a good 12 months overall. Definitely one to have on your side.

Mark Selby

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Winner of the title in 2014, 2016 and 2017 Selby’s lofty position in the 2020 World Snooker Championship betting is entirely justified. He’s in far better form this season than 2018/2019 winning two ranking events and enjoying deep runs in six others. He’s never a player to dismiss lightly in Sheffield.

2020 World Snooker Championship Free Bets

The slow motion nature of watching and betting on the 2020 World Snooker Championships means this year’s competition will be jam-packed with betting offers primarily tailored to those who like to bet-in-play.

Keep your eyes peeled for snooker free bets and betting offers made to entice you. Tournament sponsor BetFred should lead the way in terms of 2020 World Snooker Championship betting offers with gems like ‘money back if losing a frame on the black ball’.

There will also be many new customer sign-up free bet offers from the likes of Ladbrokes, William Hill, Unibet and Paddy Power which can be used as free bets on the World Snooker Championship. All of these firms regularly offer comprehensive snooker betting markets, opportunities and free bet concessions.

2020 World Snooker Championship – Betting Tips & Strategies

As ever the ability to get the best odds about a selection is as vital for those who will bet on the 2020 World Snooker Championship as the FA Cup. Consequently having more than one, a good handful in fact, of betting accounts is essential.

Thereafter strategize your approach to this competition by using #PriceItUp or #YourCall type features offered by firms such as Coral and BetVictor. And consider alternative betting markets other than simple match winner and competition winner to maximise potential profits.

Here’s a few snooker betting strategies to consider:

  • Bet on the winner of each draw quarter
  • Bet on the two finalists
  • Consider playing Trump vs the field
  • Look closely at markets such as ‘number of century breaks’ during the course of the tournament
  • For an interest maybe place a bet on ‘any player recording a 147 break’ during the competition. That’s not been done since 2012 but it comes with a whopping £40,000 prize in 2020!

World Snooker Championship Previous Winners

  • 2019 – Judd Trump
  • 2018 – Mark Williams
  • 2017 – Mark Selby
  • 2016 – Mark Selby
  • 2015 – Stuart Bingham
  • 2014 – Mark Selby
  • 2013 – Ronnie O’Sullivan
  • 2012 – Ronnie O’Sullivan
  • 2011 – John Higgins
  • 2010 – Neil Robertson

How to Watch the 2020 2020 World Snooker Championship Online

If you live in the UK you can watch the 2020 World Snooker Championship action live on the BBC.

For the rest of Europe, the Eurosport channel offers some excellent live coverage. Online simply head to world snooker’s official website ( but the best bet of all is probably bet365 who will be streaming the action live and concurrently updating their live snooker odds on screen.

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