2016 UK Championship round 2 tips: O’Sullivan and Trump to triumph plus tenfold acca
2016 UK Championship round 2 tips
Following the opening clashes of this year’s UK Championship in York, the televised round 2 has been reached at the prestigious Barbican Centre, featuring many of the world’s top snooker stars.
Across both Saturday and Sunday the likes of Ronnie O’Sullivan and Judd Trump will be involved in their latest respective baize battles live on BBC, as the season’s illustrious Yorkshire based ranking event continues.
So, ahead of the weekend wrangles, Coral outline 2016 UK Championship round 2 tips for fans and punters to enjoy during the action.
Hawkins to down O’Brien 6-3
Ditton cueist Barry Hawkins has cemented himself as one of the circuit’s most consistent players in recent campaigns and enters proceedings in round 2 after a comfortable 6-0 thrashing of David John in his opener.
The recent Northern Ireland Open finalist has not conceded more than three frames to next opponent Fergal O’Brien since 2007 and the Hawk is therefore a promising 17/4 to prevail 6-3 in his latest outing on Saturday.
Allen to lead Lawler 3-1 after four frames
Antrim break builder Mark Allen will have been disappointed not to win the recent tournament held on his home soil, but the Pistol next comes up against a foe he holds a dominant record over in previous meetings.
The Northern Irishman has prevailed in seven of nine match-ups with Rod Lawler, including three of the last four clashes, making his odds of 31/20 to take a 3-1 lead after four frames played worth backing on Sunday.
O’Sullivan to whitewash Clark again
The Rocket once again is the star of the show in York for a tournament he has won four times in his illustrious career, and recent history bodes well for him ahead of his round 2 encounter.
O’Sullivan marched past Thailand’s Boonyarit Keattikun with a 6-0 whitewash in his opener, while he also toppled next opponent Rhys Clark by the same scoreline in their only ever previous meeting, notably at the UK Championship. Back him to repeat that result again at 3/1.
Trump to topple Lines 6-2
Bristol potter Trump eased through his first round meeting by earning a 6-2 win over James Wattana and will look to continue his fine form in York against Oliver Lines.
The 2011 UK victor enters his round 2 meeting at 16/5 to secure another straightforward 6-2 result against Leeds cueist Lines at the Barbican.
Tenfold acca for weekend
As well as our 2016 UK Championship round 2 tips, we also have a tenfold acca to back during the matches across Saturday and Sunday, with a £5 stake potentially set to return £49.60!
Simply back all of John Higgins (1/16*), Hawkins (1/5*), Ali Carter (2/7*), Peter Lines (7/4*), Ding Junhui (1/16*), Allen (1/6*), O’Sullivan (1/40*), Trump (1/16*), Shaun Murphy (2/9*) and Ricky Walden (1/3*) to win their respective baize battles.
*All prices quoted in our acca correct at the time of publishing.