2018 Betway UK Championship Anthony McGill vs Lu Ning Preview & Prediction

AT A GLANCE

Where is the 2018 UK Championship taking place? York Barbican Centre

When is the 2018 UK Championship and what time does it start? 29/11/2018, 19.30 (UK)

What channel is the 2018 UK Championship on? BBC and Eurosport

Where can I stream the 2018 UK Championship? BBC Sport website and Eurosport Player

Where can I get tickets for the 2018 UK Championship? https://worldsnooker.seetickets.com/tour/betway-uk-championship-snooker/

THE LOWDOWN

Anthony McGill

  • McGill suffered a shock 4-0 first round defeat to 71st-ranked Alexander Ursenbacher at the Northern Ireland Open on November 12th.
  • Scotsman McGill is currently ranked 20th in the world and has claimed two ranking titles which were the 2017 Shoot Out and 2016 Indian Open.

Lu Ning

  • Ning had his best result of the season by winning three matches to reach the last 16 of the Northern Ireland Open where he eventually lost 4-0 to Englishman David Gilbert.
  • The 24-year-old secured his second spell on the world tour when he came through Q School Event Two this year.

THE PREDICTION

McGill and Ning have met once before at the 2018 European Masters with McGill securing a comfortable 4-1 win. Although Lu Ning has shown recent good form, the challenge encountered by McGill will be too strong and the Scotsman should advance to the next round.