THE biggest event in snooker gets under way today with defending champ Stuart Bingham bidding to break the Crucible curse.
No first-time World Championship winner has ever retained the title and Bingham, a surprise victor last year, isn’t fancied to make history after struggling for form this season.
He’s chalked up at 35-1 by Sportingbet for historic back-to-back titles while five-time champ Ronnie O’Sullivan is 19-10 favourite at Unibet followed by Neil Robertson (6-1, Skybet), Judd Trump (7-1, bet365) and Mark Selby (10-1, BetVictor).
John Higgins has had a decent year and may attract backers as an each-way punt at 20-1 with betfair while today’s opening-round action features Bingham against Ali Carter and an all-Scottish battle between Stephen Maguire and Alan McManus
At the Monte Carlo Masters tennis, Andy Murray hopes to sink eight-time champ Rafa Nadal and the other tie sees Gael Monfils take on Roger Federer’s conqueror Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
There’s plenty more betting opportunities on a packed Saturday of sport so let’s hear all your tips and chat and good luck with your bets.
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