Barry Hawkins (@1.29) vs Michael Georgiou (@3.5)
17-10-2019

Our Prediction:

Barry Hawkins will win

Barry Hawkins – Michael Georgiou Match Prediction | 17-10-2019 09:00

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A repeat of their second round clash twelve months ago when Ding Junhui thrashed Anthony McGill 13-4, the pair cross paths again in Sheffield. Ding knows all too well how momentum can develop after reaching the final in 2016 on the back of emerging from the preliminary stages. In the Chinese number ones favour at least is a head-to-head record against McGill that reads four and zero. Both Ding and McGill will be looking to lock the memories of this season up and throw away the key, unless they can conjure up something special in the next fortnight or so. Ding has long held the weight of a nation on his shoulders but his quest for the ultimate title has so far eluded him and its difficult to envisage that changing in 2019. Few were probably expecting the Scot to advance from the qualifiers but a remarkable turnaround from 7-2 behind against Robert Milkins on Judgement Day proved the doubters wrong. This has the makings of a scrappy contest and its hard to see either of them producing the necessary goods this year to challenge the main contenders. Its been a dire campaign for the duo and they have rarely featured at the business end of events.

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Even so, Stuart Bingham would have to be considered as the favourite, especially taking into account his wonderful form this season. Graeme Dotts record in this event is superb, underlined by the fact that he has featured at the TV stages of the World Championship every year since 2000, bar one. An intriguing battle between two former world champions, this has the hallmark of a game that could go right down to the wire. One of six players to claim multiple ranking titles this term, Bingham has only lost to Dott three times in 11 meetings and hammered the Pocket Dynamo when they last crossed paths in Sheffield four year ago. Like all the qualifiers, Dott has useful victories in the qualifiers under his belt and it will be interesting to see whether or not that has any influence on the outcome. In 2015, of course, Bingham proceeded to win the championship.