Friday's UK Snooker Tips: Bets advised in all four quarter-finals

World number one Judd Trump
Judd Trump is hot favourite heading into the quarters

Snooker's second major has reached the quarter-final stage and Paul Krishnamurty reckons all four could be thrillers. Check out his bets here...

"Zhou Yuelong is rapidly improving past Jack Lisowski. An emphatic win over John Higgins was another marker of his progress"

Back Zhou Yuelong to beat Jack Lisowski 4u @ 2.0621/20

Surprisingly, none of the eight fourth round matches produced a final frame decider. The law of averages suggests one is due and all of today's intriguing quarter-finals look prime candidates.

Selby and Robbo to go to the wire again

For example, four of the last five encounters between Neil Robertson and Mark Selby were decided by the odd frame. The Aussie prevailed in all of them, including two semi-finals this season. However in between on the biggest stage of all, the Jester bossed him 13-7 at the Crucible.

Back Over 9.5 Frames in Neil Robertson v Mark Selby 4u @ 11/10

This match would be worthy of any major final. Four weeks ago at the Champion of Champions, their semi was one of the highest quality affairs in recent memory. Both have played very well so far and avoided any close scrapes. I can't separate them so the best play may be Over 9.5 Frames.

Stick with rapidly improving Zhou

Back Zhou Yuelong to beat Jack Lisowski 4u @ 2.0621/20

I prefer the outsider in the other three matches. First Zhou Yuelong is rapidly improving past Jack Lisowski. An emphatic win over John Higgins was another marker of his progress and the sky really is the limit.

Granted, Jack also remains with potential but has stalled in the past year or so, largely due to persistent lack of discipline. He's definitely been inferior to Zhou this term.

Wilson good value to upset Trump again

In another mouthwatering clash, Judd Trump plays Kyren Wilson for the seventh time in 2020. The scorecard reads 3-3. Over their careers, 10-9 to Trump, or 8-7 to Wilson if discounting the Championship League. The latter leads 3-2 in majors and finals.

Back Kyren Wilson to beat Judd Trump 2u @ 2.915/8

Those numbers suggest the outsider represents value at 3.02/1. I've tipped Kyren for the tournament and couldn't have asked for more so far. He's been superb in the last three rounds, whether long potting or breakbuilding, and will take the world of beating by anyone. Even Trump.

Ning isn't playing like an outsider

Finally Lu Ning also looks under-rated at 11/8 against Joe Perry. The Chinese player has been outstanding all week - arguably better than anyone. He's won 23 of his last 26 frames, including seven tons.

Perry has only managed one in the first round and this represents by far his toughest opponent yet.

Back Lu Ning to beat Joe Perry 3u @ 2.3811/8


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