Snooker UK Championship Odds & Betting Favourites
We have World Snooker Championship 2023 odds for you ahead of the start of the most prestigious tournament in the snooker calendar.
What is the UK Snooker Championship?
The UK Championship is one of snooker’s prestigious Triple Crown events, along with the World Championship and the Masters. It is being held at the Barbican Centre, York.
Ronnie O’Sullivan has won the tournament a record seven times, followed by Steve Davis with six titles and Stephen Hendry with five. Mark Allen is the reigning champion, winning his first title in 2022.
UK Championship Odds
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2023 UK Championship Betting Favourites
Judd Trump – 4/1
Favourite for the UK Championship is “The Ace in the Pack”, World Number (2) and the Winner of the 2011 UK Championship is Judd Trump (34) who is currently being priced at 4/1 to land his second success in the tournament.
Judd has been in unbeatable form at times this season winning the English Open, Wuhan Open and Northern Ireland Open in three successive tournaments becoming only the fifth player after Ray Reardon, Steve Davis, Stephen Hendry and Ding Junhui to win three ranking tournaments in a row.
The success in Northern Ireland was his 20th consecutive match won, making multiple recoveries throughout the event, from 1–3 to 5–4 in his quarter-final match against Stephen Maguire and from 1–4 to 6–4 against Barry Hawkins in their semi-final. His unbeaten run ended at 22 matches against Maguire in the last 32 at the 2023 International Championship and losing 6–3 to him.
He faces Pang Junxu in the opening round and with his recent sensational streak of form he has major credentials for success here.
Ronnie O’Sullivan– 9/2
Second Favourite for the UK Championship is “The Rocket”, World Number (1) and seven-time winner of the UK Championship (1993, 1997, 2001, 2007, 2014, 2017, 2018) Ronnie O’Sullivan (47) who is still going strong 31-years into his professional career and is a 9/2 chance to win this event for the first time in five years.
Ronnie chooses his events selectively these days, (which has arguably prolonged his longevity as a player). This season he has reached the third round of the UK Open, Quarter-Final of the Wuhan Open, Semi of the International Championship and he won The Shanghai Masters back last September.
He was handed a tough draw in his opening match coming up against Scotsman Anthony McGill.
The Rocket is one of the finest players in the history of the sport and today remains a major threat hence the 9/2 price.
Mark Selby– 7/1
Third Favourite for the UK Championship is “The Jester”, World Number (5) and two-time winner of the UK Championship (2012 and 2016) Mark Selby (40) who is one of the toughest tour players in the world and is a 7/1 to win the UK Championship for the third time.
While Selby is without success this season (yet anyway) he has shown flashes of form making the Semi of the European Masters, he was a finalist in the British Open and made the Semi of the Shanghai Masters. Mark Selby faces Mark Joyce in his opening game of the tournament.
Selby is certainly not without a chance at 7/1.
Mark Allen – 12/1
Fourth Favourite for the UK Championship is “The Pistol”, World Number (4) and Defending Champion Mark Allen (37) who seems to be improving and becoming more consistent on the table as the years have progressed and so is 12/1 to retain the UK Championship.
Allen is having a weaker season than he did last year though with several early competition exits. However, he also reached the Quarter-Final of the Wuhan Open, but most recently at the start of the month winning the 2023 Champion of Champions beating Trump in the final a comprehensive 10-3. He has a difficult first-round draw though coming up against Ding Junhui.
He could be finding form at the right time again and if he does 12/1 could be a snip
John Higgins – 12/1
The joint fourth favourite for the UK Championship is “The Wizard of Wishaw” World Number (11) and three-time winner of the event (1998, 2000 and 2010) John Higgins who remains a major player 31 years into his professional career at 12/1 for this event.
Higgins is yet to win a title this season but has reached the Semi-Final of the European Masters, English Open and Champion of Champions along with a Quarter-Final at the Shanghai Masters. He has been drawn in his opening game against Joe O’Connor.
He is someone you can never rule out landing the spoils at 12/1.
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