I don’t see Selt as favorite as the bookies odds try to suggest, Selt managed to even win by a margin of two frames a meeting that saw him led after first session with 2-7 by White, but a pure performance of The Whirlwind in the second session gave him the opportunity to succeed. The short format matches suits the Essex cue-man, this season reaching the final of EPT5, semifinal of APT 2 and quarter-final of the third Asian Tour.
Leicester cue-man, Tom Ford, had some good perspectives years ago, winning players tour championship tournaments back in 2010 and 2011 and made competitive maximum breaks in 2017 at the Grand Prix and 2012 by an European players championship in Bulgaria. After first easy round, 10-2 vs Norman, Ford beat Gilbert yesterday with 10-8, a match in which his opponent had 5 winning breaks. First I said Selt will make it to Crucible, while writing the preview I changed my mind considering Ford will be the winner here, probably the best approach would be to leave this game aside.
Prediction: coin toss
Betting perspectives: none
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