Stuart Bingham surprised almost everyone, including himself, by winning the World Snooker Championship on Monday, having been available at 50/1 pre-tournament.
But Bingham was one of our two tips for the tournament (the other was Judd Trump, who Bingham defeated 17-16 in the semi-finals) and so his victories over former champions Graeme Dott, Ronnie O’Sullivan and Shaun Murphy, plus Trump, were perhaps less of a surprise to our expert snooker tipster who had said:
“Stuart Bingham catches the eye as an outsider at a big each-way price, with Betfred and Paddy Power both paying 50/1. Bingham doesn’t have the best record here – he reached the last eight two years ago – but he has enjoyed a good season, winning the Shanghai Masters followed by a run to the semi-finals of the UK Championship. He was ranked as high as fourth last year and is currently the world number 10.”
And this isn’t the only 50/1 winner we have advised recently; just three weeks ago we recommended backing Porto to beat Bayern Munich 3-1 in the first leg of their Champions League quarter final at the same price:
“…it’s unlikely Porto will keep a clean sheet, given Bayern have scored 16 goals in their last 8 away games in this competition, so we suggest backing a couple of Correct Score bets with Betfred, with their offer to refund stakes if the game finishes 1-1. So, take 14/1 on a 2-1 Porto win and also a huge looking 50/1 on 3-1.”
In fact, 5 of our 6 tips for that game won:
Meanwhile, the previous month, we tipped 9 winners at the Cheltenham Festival, including all four Championship races:
“We have been massive FAUGHEEN fans for a while now and this is no time to desert the favourite…we think he has the potential to be one of the best winners of this race that we have seen for many years.”
“With the desperately disappointing news that Champagne Fever is a non-runner, we think the best each-way option could now be DODGING BULLETS – who has been the most consistent performer at this trip through the campaign so far.”
“This season’s World Hurdle looks one of the most open for years and there could easily be a shock winner…One horse who will definitely love the ground is COLE HARDEN and he is the other one to back, in the hope that a recent wind operation will bring about some further improvement. He stays well and handles the track. He is also very tough and this is a race that brutally exposes any lack of stamina.”
“Holywell has been our idea of the Gold Cup winner all week, but each drop of rain will reduce his chances and with conditions turning in his favour we cannot ignore the claims of our old favourite – CONEYGREE. He has been doing us massive favours all season and hopefully has one more big run in him today.”
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