10th July 2012
Ebdon vs Holt Betting: Peter Ebdon can frustrate Michael Holt into submission in Australia
Peter Ebdon was another player who finished last season off well when he won the China Open in the lead up to the World Championship. He will be aiming for his second title of 2012 in Australia this week and if he is to secure that he will need to beat Michael Holt in the opening round on Tuesday. Holt will be looking for a good run himself this week which makes this interesting.
Peter Ebdon goes into this match as the 8/11 favourite with Stan James to win this match which isn’t surprising given that he won the China Open so recently. He lost in the first round of the Wuxi Classic to eventual runner up Stuart Bingham but unlike Michael Holt he went out to the Six Red World Championship last week to get more match practice, with limited success it must be said. Even so Ebdon is still a force to be reckoned with.
Michael Holt has been a talented player for a long while but he hasn’t ever managed to break into the top 16. He’s probably best known for breaking his hand while thumping it against the table during a match but he has definitely enjoyed most success over the last couple of years and won a PTC last season which boosted his confidence no end. Now he is looking for that elusive major.
Michael Holt qualified for the Wuxi Classic but he lost in the wildcard round which doesn’t bode well for him here. Admittedly the circumstances in those wildcard round matches are all wrong and tough on the professional but even so he is going to face a tougher opponent here. Ebdon isn’t playing lights out snooker but he knows how to tie opponents up and with Holt having a tendency to be frustrated easily I think Ebdon has enough to win this.
Back P.Ebdon to beat M.Holt for a 4/10 stake at 1.73 with Stan James
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Author: 'Arry Allsports