Mark Selby (@1.5) vs Jack Lisowski (@2.62)
10-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Mark Selby will win

Mark Selby – Jack Lisowski Match Prediction | 10-09-2019 02:30

Neil Robertson 10-4 Michael Georgiou. David Gilbert 7-10 Joe Perry. FIRST ROUND. Jack Lisowski 10-8 Ali Carter. Shaun Murphy 10-3 Luo Honghao. Mark Allen 10-7 Zhou Yuelong. Ronnie OSullivan 10-3 James Cahill. Barry Hawkins 10-5 Li Hang. Stephen Maguire 10-6 Tian Pengfei. Mark Williams 10-5 Martin Gould. Judd Trump 10-7 Thepchaiya Un-Nooh. Stuart Bingham 10-8 Graeme Dott. Ding Junhui 10-6 Anthony McGill. Kyren Wilson 10-6 Scott Donaldson. Luca Brecel 10-7 Gary Wilson. John Higgins 10-6 Mark Davis. Mark Selby 10-5 Zhao Xintong.

Lisowski had a very good season in the Players Tour Championship series of tournaments in the 2011/2012 season. He reached the quarter-finals of Event 6 and Event 9 and went one better in Event 5, where he was knocked out in the last 4 against compatriot, and eventual winner, Andrew Higginson.

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64 players will compete in an attempt to get their season off to a flying start and collect the winners cheque worth 50,000 from the Kaspersky sponsored event. Live coverage can be followed on Eurosport 1&2. It will be held from the 26-28th July and will be staged at the Riga Arena in Riga, Latvia. The Riga Masters is the opening ranking event of the 2019-2020 season. Neil Robertson is the defending champion having beat Jack Lisowski 5-2 in last years final.

In his match against Chen, Lisowski made the first 147 in competitive play of his career.[15] In the first round of the event in York, Lisowski lost 26 to Stuart Bingham.[16] Lisowski beat Ian Burns and Jamie Burnett to qualify for the China Open and then saw off Zhou Yuelong to advance to the last 32. The 2012/2013 season was a breakthrough year for Lisowski as he qualified for five ranking tournaments, including the World Championship, and reached his second final as a professional.[14] The first tournament he reached was the Australian Goldfields Open by beating Dave Harold and he lost 25 to Mark Davis in the first round in Bendigo.[14] He couldn't qualify for the next two events, but then defeated Chen Zhe and Joe Perry to feature in the UK Championship for the first time.

Lisowski progressed through to the last 16 of the Northern Ireland Open by defeating David Lilley 43, John Astley 41 and Joe Perry 43, but was thrashed 40 by Barry Hawkins.

He therefore entered the UK Championship in good form and looked to be progressing into the second round as he led Michael Leslie 40. Lisowski began the 2013/2014 season by qualifying for the 2013 Wuxi Classic where he whitewashed Tian Pengfei 50 in the first round, before being narrowly beaten 54 by Mark Williams in the second.[25][26] At the European Tour event, the Antwerp Open, Lisowski won five matches to advance to the semi-finals where he lost 42 to Mark Selby.

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Lisowski started the season with a trio of qualifying wins for the second year in a row to reach the Australian Goldfields Open and, just like last year, he was whitewashed 50 in the first round this time by Judd Trump.[36]After beating Ali Carter 65 at the International Championship, he lost 63 to Marco Fu in the second round.[37] Lisowski knocked out Zak Surety and Graeme Dott at the UK Championship, but bemoaned the fact that he could not translate that form to the main arena in the third round as he lost 64 to David Grace.[38] He was narrowly defeated 43 in the second round of the Welsh Open to Martin Gould.

Lisowski won three matches to qualify for the Australian Goldfields Open, but lost 50 in an hour to Shaun Murphy in the first round.[29] He defeated Lu Chenwei 52 in the Wuxi Classic and was then knocked out 52 by Zhao Xintong. Lisowski won a trio of matches for the second time this season to reach the Shanghai Masters where Ding Junhui eliminated him 51 in the opening round.[30] After Lisowski beat Chris Melling 61 at the UK Championship he said that he was hoping to rediscover his confidence after having a quiet start to the year.

Matthew Selt 5-3 Lyu Haotian Players Championship Ronnie OSullivan 10-4 Neil Robertson Gibraltar Open Stuart Bingham 4-1 Ryan Day Tour Championship . Mark Allen 9-7 Shaun Murphy The Masters . Kyren Wilson 4-2 Peter Ebdon Shanghai Masters .. Ronnie OSullivan 13-11 Neil Robertson China Open Neil Robertson 11-4 Jack Lisowski World Championship .. Jimmy Robertson 9-6 Joe Perry English Open . Riga Masters . Judd Trump 10-6 Ali Carter Welsh Open . Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 1-0 Michael Holt Indian Open .. Stuart Bingham 9-7 Mark Davis International Championship Mark Allen 10-5 Neil Robertson Champion of Champions Ronnie OSullivan 10-9 Kyren Wilson Northern Ireland Open Judd Trump 9-7 Ronnie OSullivan UK Championship Ronnie OSullivan 10-6 Mark Allen Scottish Open . Mark Williams 10-9 David Gilbert Paul Hunter Classic .. Judd Trump 10-4 Ronnie OSullivan German Masters Kyren Wilson 9-7 David Gilbert World Grand Prix . Neil Robertson 9-7 Stuart Bingham Snooker Shoot-Out .. Ronnie OSullivan 11-9 Barry Hawkins China Championship Mark Selby 10-9 John Higgins European Masters .. Neil Robertson 5-2 Jack Lisowski World Open ..

Lisowski also has a great draw here with the highest ranked player he could meet before the Last 16 being Jimmy Robertson. Jackpot was one of the most improved players last season with a 67% match win rate in ranking events (7th highest). He has continued that with impressive form so far this season reaching the final of the Riga Masters and the Quarter final of the World Open.

Gary WilsonEach-Way

The format for this tournament is very short, only best of 7 frame matches from the first round all the way to and including the final. This should allow for some surprise results where some the favourites will inevitable fall before the later stages. Therefore it may be best to oppose some of the shorter odds players in this field and take a chance on some promising players at bigger odds. Also with many of the worlds top players absent for this event the winning place is really wide open for the 128 players in the draw. Looking back at the previous winners there are some players on the list that dont normally win tournaments like Michael Holt, Barry Pinches and even last season with Michael White.