With all four matches entering their final sessions and bets already advised, Paul Krishnamurty is looking to a speciality market for today's tip. Here's his plan to make money if anyone just goes close to making a maximum break...
"The odds about a 147 have drifted to 6.05/1, which strikes me as absolutely huge. There is still a week to go, with 200 plus frames left."
The four remaining second round matches all reach their conclusion on Monday and as we've got a bet running already in each match, I won't be adding to any existing positions. Instead, today's plan is to try a back to lay trading plan on there being a 147 break scored at any stage of the competition.
First an update. Judd Trump is 10-6 up against Ryan Day and a 1.091/11 chance to complete the double advised on Friday with Barry Hawkins.
We've also got a good chance of landing our correct score trio on 13-7, 13-8 and 13-9. Marco Fu and Mark Allen have work to do at 9-7 down against Shaun Murphy and Neil Robertson, but remain live contenders. Both of these matches have been of the highest class and carry the hallmark of final frame Crucible classics. From 12-4 down to Dominic Dale, Michael Wasley needs a miracle.
The odds about a 147 have drifted to 6.05/1, which strikes me as absolutely huge. There is still a week to go, with 200 plus frames left. Most will involve the best players at the peak of their powers, including Ronnie O'Sullivan, who has 12 career 147s including three at the Crucible and one in the recent Welsh Open final.
The plan is to back Yes in the Maximum Break? market, then place an in-play lay order at 2.01/1 for double the stake. This way, if someone just goes close and the odds shorten to our target, we'd be guaranteed to at least double our money. So if Ronnie were to hit 12 reds and blacks, there's a good chance we'd hit the target.
Back to lay
Back Yes to a Maximum Break 5u @ 6.05/1
Place order to lay 10u @ 2.01/1
Note: As these bets are published early, when liquidity is still weak, prices are a guide based on odds comparison websites.
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