2020 Betfred World Snooker Championship – Ding Junhui vs Ronnie O’Sullivan Preview & Prediction

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DING JUNHUI VS RONNIE O’SULLIVAN FACTS

Where is Ding Junhui vs Ronnie O’Sullivan taking place? The Crucible Theatre, Sheffield

When is Ding Junhui vs Ronnie O’Sullivan taking place and what time does it start? Friday 7th August, 2020 – 19:00 (UK)

Where can I get tickets for Ding Junhui vs Ronnie O’Sullivan? This match will be played behind closed doors

What channel is Ding Junhui vs Ronnie O’Sullivan on? The 2020 Betfred World Snooker Championship will be televised across both BBC and Eurosport

Where can I stream Ding Junhui vs Ronnie O’Sullivan? BBC iPlayer, the BBC Sport website and the BBC Sport app. Sky Sport subscribers can also stream the match via Sky Go or alternatively the Eurosport Player is another option for subscribers

DING JUNHUI VS RONNIE O’SULLIVAN PREDICTION

This is surely the pick of the second round matches as these two players have served some memorable matches in the past, although they both reached this stage in contrasting fashion. Ding had to use all of his nous to shake off a stubborn Mark King and it took a final-frame decider to do so, while Ronnie O’Sullivan completely demolished Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 10-1 in a record 108 minutes. In light of that victory, some bookies have now installed O’Sullivan as the favourite for the tournament but first he must overcome a tough opponent in Ding. The Chinese star has had some success over Ronnie in the past – including at the UK Championship in December – but The Rocket comes out on top more often than not and looks in great shape here so we’re tipping him to continue his path to a sixth world title.

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