The second day of action from the English Open sees the field narrow further, as both frontrunners and lesser-known faces vie to prolong their stay at the tables.

Though the calendar year is drawing to a close, the 2022/23 season is well into its swing with ranking event number seven taking place in Brentwood.

Places in the last 32 are up for grabs as a mixture of youth and experience clashes across the best-of-seven encounters.

While the likes of Neil Robertson, Ronnie O’Sullivan, Judd Trump and Mark Selby lead the betting stakes for the outright title, there is plenty of action to be enjoyed over the coming days.

English Open Day 2 Tips

  • Anthony McGill to Win @ 4/6
  • Over 5 Frames @ 8/13

Anthony McGill to Win @ 6/5

Scotland’s Anthony McGill is among those taking to the baize on Tuesday. A former World Championship semi-finalist, the 31-year-old’s credentials as an outsider are strong, though he will be gunning for a comfortable win in round one as he will meet either Sam Craigie or Shaun Murphy in the next phase.

English Open Snooker Odds

But firstly, the Scot must come past the tricky Michael White, though his season so far has turned up positive results.

He ran well to the last 16 at Edinburgh’s Scottish Open in recent action, eventually falling to the 2021 English Open champion Robertson in a gripping encounter. Previously, he breezed through German Open qualification for the loss of just one frame, brushing aside Jamie O’Neill and Allan Taylor.

He also reached the final four in the Northern Ireland Open before losing a tight battle with Zhou Yuelong and the 20th seed should have what it takes to beat a player ranked outside the world’s top 80 on Tuesday.

Over 5 Frames @ 8/13

McGill leads their head-to-head series 2-1 and White lost three of his last four matches prior to his Brentwood arrival, though in October’s qualifying match he did breeze past Ireland’s Michael Judge with a 4-0 win while his Tuesday opponent toiled to a 4-3 victory over David Grace, suggesting that a whitewash is unlikely and the Welshman will at least get on the board.

White, a highly-rated junior who became the youngest player to record a competitive century break at just nine years old, fell off the professional circuit in 2020 after a poor run of form. But his fortunes have turned again and a morale-boosting successful qualification for the 2022 World Championship – only the second-ever qualification by an amateur – regained him his tour card.

It is also worth noting his recent results; not since a 4-0 loss to Jack Lisowski at the Welsh Open back in March has White failed to win a frame. A competitive fighter, his loss against Xiao Guodong back in July – that’s 15 matches ago – was the last to see him register only one frame win, hinting that a punt on six or more frames would fit his regular pattern of results.

Snooker Betting Odds

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