20th November 2011, 12:49am
Power Snooker Betting: Mark Allen can provide another upset in the quarter finals
Sunday afternoon sees the quarter finals of this year’s Power Snooker tournament played out. Among the quarter finals is a battle between Ronnie O’Sullivan and Graeme Dott while Mark Selby takes on Mark Allen. The other two quarter finals are between Martin Gould and Stuart Bingham and Neil Robertson and Stephen Lee. Having won a match already all eight men will feel into the tournament and should be coming to terms with the various rules of Power Snooker.
I really don’t see Graeme Dott beating Ronnie O’Sullivan in this format. He just doesn’t have the consistency in his long game to cause the defending champion enough problems. I don’t see Neil Robertson being beaten either although Stephen Lee’s cue action is very much a positive in this tournament with the pool cloth on the table meaning he really doesn’t have to hit the cue ball hard to get much reaction in it.
Martin Gould came past Judd Trump in the first round and that’s a massive scalp for Gould. It should have given him the confidence to really believe in himself throughout Sunday and the fact that he could go all the way in this. Stuart Bingham’s win over Shaun Murphy will have done the same for his confidence too but I just fancy Gould could cause something of an upset for the second time in this tournament.
One man I do like in these quarter finals is Mark Allen. In normal snooker he’s pretty fearless and has the courage and conviction to go for the big shots and that should stand him in good stead for an event like this. His potting is sound too and I believe he now has a chance of going all the way. I’m still not yet convinced this is the game for Selby so at odds against I’ll take the Ulsterman here.
Back M.Allen to beat M.Selby for a 4/10 stake at 2.25 with Betfred