2015 UK Snooker Championship Preview: Robertson to shine in York

2015 UK Snooker Championship - 24th October - 6th December

Ronnie O'Sullivan's decision to not compete for a sixth UK Snooker Championship title over the next couple of weeks has certainly thrown the snooker ranking tournament wide open, as a stellar field, bar the Rocket, will assemble at the Barbican Centre, York, for what will be a stunning tournament on the baize.

Judd Aims To Trump His Rivals On Big Stage

Judd Trump knows what it takes to hold aloft this prestigious trophy, as in 2011 he edged out Mark Allen 10-8 to land the coveted prize, and with the aforementioned O'Sullivan not taking his place in the field then the Bristolian has been installed as the 6/1 favourite with Betfred to win the tournament for the second time.

The 26-year-old Ace could well have a relatively smooth path through the early stages of the tournament, and with only Shaun Murphy, Mark Williams and Kyren Wilson looking his major dangers in the second quarter, then the 13/8 with Sky Bet to win that quarter could be value to punters, but having not tasted success in finals this season he could be one to avoid at the prices.

Thunder Ready To StrikeĀ At Barbican

Neil Robertson is another former winner of this event, as the Australian superstar beat Mark Selby 10-7 in the 2013 final, and if the Thunder from Down Under is in tip-top form then he could well mark much more attractive value at 6/1 with bet365, and could well be the outright bet for the competition.

A 10-5 winner over Mark Allen (22/1) only a couple of weeks ago in the Champion Of Champions, Robertson will head to Yorkshire in fine form, and with the in-form John Higgins (16/1) and Stephen Maguire (33/1) his only likely rivals in the third quarter then the Aussie star can breeze to the latter stages before turning on the after burners to land the event.

Solid Selby Always A Danger

2012 winner Mark Selby is always a name to etch into the shortlist when previewing these big tournaments and the Jester from Leicester is available at 15/2 with Sky Bet to land the prize, but whilst his consistency will see him venture into the latter stages, he could just falter against Robertson's huge scoring and it's hard to see him landing a blow to win his second UK crown.

128-Runner Field Makes For Drama

The new format has certainly added spice to the earlier rounds of snooker tournaments and with the top-128 players alll fighting out on a plethora of tables in the first round then there are sure to be some shocks along the way and Alfie Burden at 4/1 with Betfred could give Ali Carter a tough time in their first round match.

Other early clashes that could be worth a second look include Barry Pinches, who at 11/4 could well give Mark Joyce a tight contest, with fan's favourite Jimmy White as big as 17/2 with BetVictor to down the abovementioned Maguire, who will fancy kicking off with a comfortable win against the whirlwind.

24th November - 6th December OddsWon/LostBet
UK Snooker Championship    
Tips Neil Robertson to win    Best Bet @ 6 / 1  
Alfie Burden to beat Ali Carter @ 4 / 1  

2015 UK Snooker Championship Odds

Posted: Monday, 23rd November 2015
Author: Steve Chambo

Archive - Previous 5 Snooker Articles

O'Sullivan Remains Outright Favourite In Sheffield Back Shaun Murphy to cover the handicap in his Crucible quarter final with Anthony McGill
O'Sullivan Remains Outright Favourite In Sheffield
28th Apr
O'Sullivan Starts Favourite At The Crucible 2015 World Snooker Championship Betting Preview Selby bids for back to back titles
O'Sullivan Starts Favourite At The Crucible
16th Apr
Ronnie O'Sullivan Starts Favourite For Title Defence Welsh Open Betting Ding Junhui tipped to bounce back to form in Cardiff
Ronnie O'Sullivan Starts Favourite For Title Defence
16th Feb
Defending Champion Enjoys The Benefit Of A Kind Draw Ronnie OSullivan is a red hot favourite in the betting for the 2015 UK Masters
Defending Champion Enjoys The Benefit Of A Kind Draw
12th Jan
Neil Robertson Returns As Defending Champion UK Championship Odds Rocket Ronnie heads the betting at the Barbican in York
Neil Robertson Returns As Defending Champion
25th Nov

Headline News

A Win For The Reds Will Send Them Through In The Champions League Sevilla v Liverpool Odds A Draw Looks The Bet Between Two In Form Teams
A Win For The Reds Will Send Them Through In The Champions League
Struggling Dortmund Look Dead And Buried In The Champions League Borussia Dortmund v Tottenham Odds Expect Goals In Germany
Struggling Dortmund Look Dead And Buried In The Champions League
Feyenoord V Manchester City Betting Preview A Man City Win And Both Teams To Score Is The Best Bet For Feyenoord Clash
Feyenoord V Manchester City Betting Preview

Bookmaker Offers

  • Sign up to Bet365
  • Best price on every horse from 10am, for all ITV races.
  • Live in-play betting on thousands of markets.

Open Account - £- Sign up now

  • Deposit and place an initial bet of between £10 and £20
  • If your bet loses, Paddy Power will refund your stake, up to a maximum of £20
  • Unlike most other offers, your stake is returned to you as cash!

Open Account - £20 Risk Free Bet

  • Deposit and place a initial bet of £10
  • Coral will provide you with £30 in free bets
  • Visit Coral for full details

Open Account - £30 Free Bet

  • Enter the Promo Code F50 as you register
  • Place an initial bet of £10 or more
  • Ladbrokes will provide you a free bet of up to £50
  • Bet £50 and get £50 in free bets

Open Account - £50 Free Bet

  • Deposit and place a initial bet of £10
  • BetVictor will provide you with a £40 in bonus funds
  • In addition to this BetVictor will also provide you with a £10 casino bonus

Open Account - £40 Free Bet

  • Deposit and place a initial bet of £10
  • Betfred will provide you with a £30 free bet that can be used on any sport
  • You also get a £30 free casino bonus

Open Account - £60 Signup Offer

  • Enter the Promo Code C30 as you register a new account
  • Place an initial bet of £10
  • William Hill will give you three £10 free bets

Open Account - £30 Free Bet

  • Register and place 5 x £10 single bets.
  • Betfair will give you a £20 free bet
  • This can be reapted up to 5 times (5 x £20 free bets)
  • New customers only

Open Account - £100 In Free Bets

Online Casino

Online Casino Blackjack and Roulette Games

Those looking for some online casino entertainment ought to check out all the latest UK Casino Sign Up offers from the top operators including 32Red and many of the sports betting casinos.

There is excellent information, should you be interested in playing online blackjack, roulette, the best progressives or slots - Online Casino Betting with the best introductory offers

Sports Calendar - Betting Fixtures