UK Championship Outright winner Odds Comparison - Snooker

Ronnie O'Sullivan4.505
Mark Selby66.50
John Higgins99
Judd Trump109
Ding Junhui1513
Mark Williams1315
Neil Robertson1717
Kyren Wilson2623
Barry Hawkins2626
Mark Allen2626
Shaun Murphy2626
Stuart Bingham3434
Ryan Day5151
Allister Carter5151
Yan Bingtao6741
Stephen Maguire6751
Jack Lisowski6751
Marco Fu8167
Liang Wenbo8181
Joe Perry8181
Anthony McGill8181
Xiao Guodong101101
Luca Brecel12681
Ricky Walden15181
Martin Gould126126
Cao Yupeng176101
Graeme Dott176151
Lyu Haotian201151
Michael White201151
Zhou Yuelong201151
Zhao Xintong176201
Jimmy Robertson176201
Mark Davis201201
Robert Milkins201201
Mark Joyce251201
Tom Ford251201
Thepchaiya Un-Nooh251201
David Gilbert251201
Jamie Jones251251
Mark King301201
Matthew Stevens301251
Stuart Carrington301251
Michael Holt301251
Liam Highfield301251
Li Hang301251
Chris Wakelin301251
Ben Woollaston301251
Akani Songsermsawad301251
Anthony Hamilton351251
Elliot Slessor351251
Gary Wilson351251
Noppon Saengkham401251
Sam Craigie401301
Alan McManus501251
Alfie Burden501301
Andrew Higginson501301
Dominic Dale501301
Hossein Vafaei Ayouri501301
Fergal O'Brien501301
Kurt Maflin501301
Sam Baird501301
Peter Ebdon501301
Robbie Williams501301
Matthew Selt501301
Michael Georgiou501301
Tian Pengfei501301
Yu De Lu501301
Zhang Anda501301
Yuan Sijun501-
Scott Donaldson501-
Rory McLeod751501
Oliver Lines751501
Daniel Wells751501
Alexander Ursenbache751501
Hammad Miah751-
Craig Steadman751-
Chen Zifan751-
John Astley751-
Ken Doherty751-
Lee Walker751-
Luo Honghao751-
Lu Ning751-
Jimmy White751-
Ian Burns751-
Gerard Greene751-
Robin Hull751-
Mei Xiwen751-
Mike Dunn751-
Martin O'Donnell751-
Xu Si751-
Zhang Yong751-
Zhang Jiankang1001-
Simon Lichtenberg1001-
Soheil Vahedi1001-
Thor Chuan Leong1001-
Matthew Bolton1001-
Mohamed Ibrahim1001-
Nigel Bond1001-
Niu Zhuang1001-
Rod Lawler1001-
Paul S Davison1001-
Peter Lines1001-
Rhys Clark1001-
Ross Muir1001-
Sean O'Sullivan1001-
Sanderson Lam1001-
Jak Jones1001-
James Wattana1001-
Jamie Clarke1001-
Joe O'Connor1001-
Joe Swail1001-
Jordan Brown1001-
Lukas Kleckers1001-
Li Yuan1001-
Kishan Hirani1001-
Chris Totten1001-
Duane Jones1001-
Eden Sharav1001-
Hamza Akbar1001-
Harvey Chandler1001-
Fan Zhengyi1001-
Allan Taylor1001-
Andy Lee1001-
Adam Stefanow1001-
Billy Castle1001-
Chen Feilong1001-
Ashley Carty1001-
Ashley Hugill1001-
Basem Eltahhan1001-

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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