UK Championship Outright winner Odds Comparison - Snooker

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Ronnie O'Sullivan5
Mark Selby6.50
Judd Trump9
John Higgins11
Ding Junhui13
Mark Williams15
Neil Robertson17
Barry Hawkins21
Kyren Wilson23
Shaun Murphy23
Mark Allen26
Stuart Bingham34
Yan Bingtao41
Stephen Maguire67
Ryan Day67
Allister Carter67
Liang Wenbo81
Luca Brecel81
Joe Perry81
Marco Fu81
Martin Gould101
Ricky Walden101
Lyu Haotian101
Anthony McGill126
Jack Lisowski126
Xiao Guodong126
Zhou Yuelong151
Michael White151
Jimmy Robertson151
Gary Wilson201
Cao Yupeng201
David Gilbert201
Zhao Xintong201
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh201
Tian Pengfei251
Tom Ford251
Zhang Anda251
Noppon Saengkham251
Mark King251
Robert Milkins251
Chris Wakelin251
Graeme Dott251
Jamie Jones251
Mark Davis251
Liam Highfield301
Ben Woollaston301
Matthew Selt301
Yu De Lu301
Martin O'Donnell376
Mei Xiwen376
Hossein Vafaei Ayouri401
Ian Burns501
Ian Preece501
Igor Figueiredo501
Hammad Miah501
Hamza Akbar501
Jason Weston501
Jimmy White501
Jackson Page501
Jak Jones501
James Cahill501
James Wattana501
Jamie Barrett501
Jamie Cope501
Lee Walker501
Li Hang501
Mark Joyce501
Joe Swail501
John Astley501
Jordan Brown501
Josh Boileau501
Kacper Filipiak501
Ken Doherty501
Kurt Dunham501
Kurt Maflin501
Boonyarit Kaettikun501
Chen Zhe501
Andrew Higginson501
Andy Hicks501
Anthony Hamilton501
Adam Duffy501
Adam Stefanow501
Aditya Mehta501
Adrian Ridley501
Akani Songsermsawad501
Alan McManus501
Alex Borg501
Alexander Ursenbache501
Alfie Burden501
Allan Taylor501
Craig Steadman501
Daniel Wells501
Darryl Hill501
David Grace501
David John501
Dechawat Poomjaeng501
Dominic Dale501
Duane Jones501
Eden Sharav501
Elliot Slessor501
Fang Xiongman501
Fergal O'Brien501
Fraser Patrick501
Gareth Allen501
Michael Georgiou501
Michael Holt501
Mike Dunn501
Mitchell Mann501
Oliver Lines501
Paul S Davison501
Peter Ebdon501
Peter Lines501
Reanne Evans501
Rhys Clark501
Matthew Stevens501
Robin Hull501
Rod Lawler501
Rory McLeod501
Ross Muir501
Robbie Williams501
Ng On Yee501
Nigel Bond501
Ryan Thomerson501
Sam Baird501
Sam Craigie501
Sanderson Lam501
Scott Donaldson501
Sean O'Sullivan501
Stuart Carrington501
Sydney Wilson501
Thor Chuan Leong501
Tyler Rees501
Wang Yuchen501
Zhang Yong501

The UK Championship is unquestionably snooker’s second biggest event and the 2015 tournament takes place from the 24th November to the 6th December. All of the best players in snooker will be desperate to add their names to the roll call of greats, whilst the huge number of ranking points and £150,000 first prize also make this tournament highly significant. Our UK Championship outright winner preview offers the best betting odds via our live odds comparison, as well as our predictions and betting tips for the great snooker ahead, so read on to get the full lowdown.

The UK Championship was first held in 1977 in Blackpool but has been held at Preston’s Guild Hall too, as well as in Bournemouth, before moving to its current home, York’s Barbican Centre, in 2001 (although it was held at the Telford International Centre from 2007-2010).

Ronnie O’Sullivan is the defending champion and is the favourite to win what would be a sixth UK Championship, some 22 years after winning his first at the age of just 17. The Rocket is priced at best betting odds of 7/2 with BetVictor and, as ever, will attract plenty of support, both in the betting and the arena. Compared to the other top pros Ronnie plays very little competitive snooker and it will be interesting to see how his build-up to this event goes. Despite the fact that modern snooker has such great strength in depth, O’Sullivan at his best is streets ahead of the rest but it’s always difficult to know if he will “turn up”.

Since a quiet 2010/11 he has won two World Championships, one UK Championship, one Masters and a host of other big tournaments too, a fine return from four seasons. However, predicting which Ronnie will be on display is always the hard part and odds of 7/2 in the outright betting look just a shade short for us.

In between Ronnie’s UK Championship win in 2007 and his triumph last year, six different men have won this event, Ding Junhui and John Higgins claiming their second and third titles and Shaun Murphy, Judd Trump, Mark Selby and Neil Robertson all claiming their maiden victories at snooker’s second most prestigious championship.

Any of those men could easily win again, although Higgins, priced at betting odds of 28/1 with Bet365, would need to show a major improvement on recent form to challenge. Trump is the second favourite at odds of 6/1 and we predict this could be a big season for the Bristol cue-man. His game is still maturing and if his approach is right he can go one better than last year when he lost a great final 10-9. He has all the attributes to become the game’s top player and we predict he will pocket the winner’s cheque here and at very reasonable odds he is our main betting tip.

Those looking for a spot of each way value could do worse than consider Michael White, who may offer some value at decent odds of 80/1 (with Ladbrokes) in the ante post betting. White is another of whom we predict big things in the coming years and the Welsh 24-year-old, who won his first ranking event last season, as well as a non-ranking title, could go well if he can control his nerves and get a little luck in the draw.

The youngest player inside the world’s top 16, White won the world amateur title at the age of 14 and whilst, in some ways, his progress has been slower than expected, we think he is now ready to step up and start challenging the very best.

Of course, all of our tips will falter if the snooker’s star man brings his best game to York but Ronnie will turn 40 the day before the final and he may just be on the wane. Players like Trump and White are snooker’s future and we predict a bright future for them both and a very bright UK Championship.

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