Daniel Wells (@1.4) vs Nigel Bond (@2.88)

Our Prediction:

Daniel Wells will win

Daniel Wells – Nigel Bond Match Prediction | 04-10-2019 14:00

I expect a very close match but for Luo Honghao to make his Crucible debut. It was even more impressive to beat Williams 10-8, considering he was 3-7 down. He came through a banana to beat the highly-rated Sam Craigie. I had a slight niggle that Luo Honghao was going to beat Marco Fu. The rookie did it in such style. Next for him is Tom Ford, who made three Crucible appearances in his career. Ford beat Luo in the 2018 China Open, but that was when the Chinaman was an amateur.

Two young players who have grafted their way as a professional snooker player for many years. While Donaldson cemented his place in the Top 64, Lu is still outside it, but he has another year on his card to get there. I would like to see Scott win here because he seemed unfazed by big occasions. After Anthony McGill, there havent been many Scots coming through recently. He needs to receive that baton. Most importantly, this match means that there will definitely be a debutant in this years World Championships. Both players beat good opponents in Mark King and Ken Doherty.

Now that Judgement Day has come upon us, it seems we have a cosmopolitan set of fixtures. We are already set to make history. If there is anything that any sport loves for the papers to lap up, its history-making! There are nine Chinese players, a Thai, an Irish, a Norwegian, a Cypriot, an Israeli and the usual posse of some English, Irish and Welsh players. An amateur will qualify for the World Championships for the first time.

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In the UK Championship, he narrowly lost 89 to fellow Welshman Michael White. Another first qualifying round defeat in the China Open meant that Wells was again in danger of losing his place on the tour. In his home championship, the Welsh Open, Wells narrowly lost in the first qualifying round to James Wattana 45. Wells failed to repeat his exploits of the previous season in the World Championship as he lost 710 to former world No. This meant that he fell off the tour. 12 David Gray in the first qualifying round. Wells started the new season with a win over fellow Welshman Ian Preece 53 in the Shanghai Masters before losing to Joe Delaney in the next round by the same scoreline.

Wells played in his first International Championship by beating Rory McLeod 61 and advanced through a wildcard round in China, before losing 64 to Lee Walker in the first round.[19] He won three matches to reach the last 16 of the Bulgarian Open where he was eliminated 40 by Mike Dunn. He would finish 39th on the European Order of Merit.[20] Wells saw off Rod Lawler 64 at the UK Championship, despite abandoning his car due to traffic and running to the venue before the match.[21] He lost 63 to Ali Carter in the second round.

Michael Judge made three appearances at the World Snooker Championships, the most recent being 2008. Considering he was told on Monday he would be replacing Zhang Jiankang due to visa issues, he is certainly making the most of it! James Cahill is racking up the centuries and is playing to a standard that made us wonder why he didnt perform like that when he was a professional between 2013-2017. He came through two deciders himself. Considering he was thinking of quitting a while back, this is quite a turnaround. Purely on scoring power, I will go for Cahill. I honestly dont know who would win here.

Like Sharav, he had to fight hard to reach Judgement Day. As he cemented his place next season via the one-year ranking list, he will play with little pressure. I predict a close match, but it is Zhou Yuelong for me. Another result I didnt see coming, Eden Sharav defeated Ricky Walden in the deciding frame. Considering he represented Scotland and Israel over the past couple of seasons, I have no idea if he will be called the first Israeli at the World Championships. Zhou, like Yan, is struggling and he will want to make a second appearance here. Sharav made his breakthrough by reaching the Northern Ireland Open semis this season.

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Wells reached the semifinal of a ranking tournament for the first time at the 2018 Scottish Open, and despite leading 40, and 52 over Mark Allen he lost 65. He advanced to the quarter-final of the Paul Hunter Classic losing 43 to Kyren Wilson. He advanced to the four round of both the English Open, Shoot-Out and Gibraltar Open, losing 43 to Ali Carter, 10 to Rod Lawler and 43 to David Gilbert respectively[27].

In his 4 qualifying matches, he played the maximum 76 frames. However, at the World Championship, Wells needed a good run of results to ensure his place on the tour for the following season. His ranking rose to No. 70 as a result of his exploits that season. A sequence of 109 wins over Li Hang, Ian Preece and Marcus Campbell took him to the final qualifying round where he lost 910 to Barry Hawkins in the final qualifying match.