Mark Selby (@1.5) vs Jack Lisowski (@2.62)

Our Prediction:

Mark Selby will win

Mark Selby – Jack Lisowski Match Prediction | 10-09-2019 02:30

Also as a bonus he is already through to the last 64 due to his first round opponent withdrawing. X-Factor is a talented player who reached three Quarter-finals last season and also made the Quarter-final in the latest tournament (World Open). Guodong is capable of mixing it with some of the best players as shown by some of his head-to-head records (leads John Higgins 2-1, tied with Mark Williams 1-1 trails Selby 3-2, Trump 3-2 & OSullian 4-1). Outside the worlds top 16 ranked players there are not many better.

Ford seems to like this event he reached the final in 2016 missing out 4-2 to Mark Selby and got to the last 16 last season. Ford has a good draw here there is no player in his quarter ranked inside the top 30. The world ranked number 33 is a heavy break builder, he has made 187 career centuries (34th on the all time list) & has made 3 maximum breaks, only 14 players have ever record 3 or more.

In the final he lost 04 to Tom Ford. After a series of early exits from main tour events, he reached the final of Event 3 of the Players Tour Championship, winning six matches including a 43 win over Mark Selby in the semi-final, where he came back from 13 down.

The format for this tournament is very short, only best of 7 frame matches from the first round all the way to and including the final. This should allow for some surprise results where some the favourites will inevitable fall before the later stages. Therefore it may be best to oppose some of the shorter odds players in this field and take a chance on some promising players at bigger odds. Also with many of the worlds top players absent for this event the winning place is really wide open for the 128 players in the draw. Looking back at the previous winners there are some players on the list that dont normally win tournaments like Michael Holt, Barry Pinches and even last season with Michael White.

Jack Lisowski

Lisowski started the season with a trio of qualifying wins for the second year in a row to reach the Australian Goldfields Open and, just like last year, he was whitewashed 50 in the first round this time by Judd Trump.[36]After beating Ali Carter 65 at the International Championship, he lost 63 to Marco Fu in the second round.[37] Lisowski knocked out Zak Surety and Graeme Dott at the UK Championship, but bemoaned the fact that he could not translate that form to the main arena in the third round as he lost 64 to David Grace.[38] He was narrowly defeated 43 in the second round of the Welsh Open to Martin Gould.

My granddad was Ukrainian, although I'm regularly told that it's a Polish name. During an interview with Eurosport's commentator Przemek Kruk, Lisowski was asked about the origins of his surname, he replied: "Obviously living in England and having the surname 'Lisowski' makes me stand out as it's definitely not an English name. People often struggle to pronounce it and it's usually a good conversation starter.

Lisowski had a very good season in the Players Tour Championship series of tournaments in the 2011/2012 season. He reached the quarter-finals of Event 6 and Event 9 and went one better in Event 5, where he was knocked out in the last 4 against compatriot, and eventual winner, Andrew Higginson.

Jackpot had a very strong and consistent season last time out with the joint 5th highest match win percentage in the game. Lisowski looks poised to go one better and claim his first ranking event win having made three final appearance last season, one of them here at Riga. This impressive form has seen him shoot into the worlds top 16 rankings.

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In his match against Chen, Lisowski made the first 147 in competitive play of his career.[15] In the first round of the event in York, Lisowski lost 26 to Stuart Bingham.[16] Lisowski beat Ian Burns and Jamie Burnett to qualify for the China Open and then saw off Zhou Yuelong to advance to the last 32. The 2012/2013 season was a breakthrough year for Lisowski as he qualified for five ranking tournaments, including the World Championship, and reached his second final as a professional.[14] The first tournament he reached was the Australian Goldfields Open by beating Dave Harold and he lost 25 to Mark Davis in the first round in Bendigo.[14] He couldn't qualify for the next two events, but then defeated Chen Zhe and Joe Perry to feature in the UK Championship for the first time.

Lisowski progressed through to the last 16 of the Northern Ireland Open by defeating David Lilley 43, John Astley 41 and Joe Perry 43, but was thrashed 40 by Barry Hawkins.