The Scottish Open is now in play and it is still looking like a fairly open event from a betting point of view, and with that in mind for those of you out there that are contemplating betting on that major golf tournament, let me give you some idea of where the smart money is currently going.
Keep in mind though that you have a couple of betting opportunities on the outright betting markets at bookies such as Betfred, for you can place a simple to win type of bet in the hope your chosen snooker player come sup trumps and wins or you can bet each-way and by doing so one half of the odds are going to be paid out to you if your chosen player finishes first or second on the place part of that bet.
It is Judd Trump who most punters are backing, and that is reflected in his odds having dropped significantly over the last few days, and the best odds you can hope for judging by those being offered by the majority of betting sites are 13/5.
Those odds however do mean, being as they are not to short, that there are some other players that are also attracting a fair bit of support too, and one that is and one that without too much luck in playing moving forward could win this tournament is Ronnie O’Sullivan who is being offered generally at odds of around the 11/4 to win that tournament.
Could Robertson or Selby Win?
Moving onto the next couple of players in the betting, you have Neil Robertson at 5/1 and I do know there are plenty of punter out there that do rate his chances in this tournament this year and will be prepared to take those odds too.
Mark Selby at 8/1 looks are fairly decent bet too, however he will have to improve on his current form if he is to beat those players listed up above, I think it’s very fair and true to say that.
Other Players in with a Chance of Success
Three players that are still being offered with single digit odds attached to them to win the Scottish Open this year are Ding Junhui, John Higgins and Mark Allen, and those odds for reference if you do fancy making use of them are 9/1.
As for whether any other player could suddenly and at this late stage of the tournament find their very best form and come out on top and win this snooker tournament, well that remains to be seen of course, but there are some that may just pull the tournament out of the bag at much bigger odds of course.
Those players include the likes of Kyren Wilson who is an interesting each-way possibility it does have to be said and he is currently being offered at most bookies sites at odds of 12/1, then you have players such as Shaun Murphy who can be backed at odds of 14/1 and David Gilbert is something of a long shot based on the odds he is being offered at, and for reference those odds are 22/1.