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Jack Lisowski felt the pressure in his opener against Matthew Stevens but could enjoy being the underdog against Neil Robertson


Free snooker tips, best bets and analysis for day eight of the Betfred World Championship on Saturday.

where to watch

BBC & Eurosport, from 10am on Saturday

Best bets

Over 20.5 images in Judd Trump vs. Anthony McGill 2:30 p.m.
1pt 4-6 Coral, Ladbrokes

Jack Lisowski +5.5 frames against Neil Robertson 7 p.m.
1pt 8-11 Betfair, Betfred

Judd Trump vs. Anthony McGill

Head-to-head: Trump leads 8-1

Judd Trump is expecting a tough test from Anthony McGill in their Betfred World Championship second round clash and the Scottish underdog may be playing well enough to avoid a 2019 Crucible king sticking.

Trump considered skipping the sport’s showpiece tournament in Sheffield after apparently suffering from burnout, and the Bristolian, second favorite for this year’s title behind Neil Robertson, looked all but calmed down in his victory. opening 10-4 over Iranian debutant Hossein Vafaei.

Trump said for him it was all about getting better as the tournament went on and that could be a bonus for the ace of the pack that McGill himself failed to achieve at the top of his powers in recent weeks.

That said, many observers expect better from the Glasgowian, the only player in the last 16 who hasn’t managed a century-long break in the first round. And McGill added a new landmark in their 10-7 curtain-raiser against Liam Highfield, suggesting the 2020 semi-finalist still has hopes of being in Sheffield for the long haul.

Trump leads his personal streak 8-1, but many of his recent rumbles have been tight and McGill, whose shot selection is good, may not be hampered by the former world number one. Saving the match to last 21 frames or more seems the way to go.

Neil Robertson vs. Jack Lisowski

Head-to-head: Robertson leads 10-1

Jack Lisowski admitted he was feeling the fear factor in his tense 10-8 Betfred World Championship opener win over Matthew Stevens, but Jackpot could be feeling different emotions with expectations on his shoulders for his second-round clash with tournament favorite Neil Robertson.

Lisowski’s attacking game has changed little since losing 13-9 to Robertson at this same stage of last year’s World Championship, and although Robertson is the one to grab headlines again this season, the slowly improving underdog might be worth an interest with a 5.5 frame handicap start.

Robertson, a 10-5 winner in the last 32 over Crucible debutant Ashley Hugill, who led 3-1 in the first interval, would do well to cross the finish line before Lisowski won eight frames. And there’s even a chance that Lisowski will cause the Aussie more problems than he did at Sheffield 12 months ago.

The Thunder from Down Under have won ten of their previous 11 encounters, but Lisowski has been reasonably competitive in most of their longer matches.

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