David Gilbert vs Barry Hawkins Betting Tip – Hawkins To Win – 10th June 2020

Hawkins can prevail in a tight duel with Gilbert

EnglandDavid Gilbert vs Barry HawkinsEngland
10th June from 1500hrs
Snooker – England – Championship League
Pick Hawkins
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 2/1 odds taken 00:37 GMT, Tuesday 9th June

This is from the second round of action at the non-ranking Championship League tournament. This is now at the Group Winners’ Stage which consists of four groups of four.

So the tournament does stay on a round robin format and also lining up in this group is Ryan Day and current world number one Judd Trump. So there’s no easy path to the semi finals for either of these.

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Can Gilbert win crucial opener

Whoever wins this match is going to keep their qualification hopes alive with them both having to go forward and meet Judd Trump. So this is a pressure situation right from the off.

David Gilbert posted a W2 D1 record in the first round of action at the tournament. He was up against Jackson Page, Stuart Carrington and Jak Jones. The draw for Gilbert came against the latter.

It has been a good season for David Gilbert, with highlights being semi final places at the Scottish Open and on his Masters debut. The top effort though came when he finished as runner up at the English Open.

Our betting prediction:
Hawkins 3-1 Correct Score

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(odds taken 00:37 GMT, Tuesday 8th June)

Aside from the draw against Jak Jones, Gilbert didn’t drop a frame in either of his wins in the group. So he shaped up pretty well and he won the last meeting between himself and Hawkins.

That was in the 2019 Championship League with Gilbert collecting a 3-1 win in that match. Overall there have been seven matches between the two players and Gilbert is W3 L4 out of that.


Can Hawkins avoid defeat against Gilbert

Barry Hawkins is the outsider in this contest, for which the draw is actually the shortest priced option in the outright at 6/4* (betting odds taken from Bet365 at 00:52 GMT on Tuesday, 9th June 202).

Barry Hawkins was up against Anthony McGill, Hammad Miah and Craig Steadman in his first round group. From that Hawkins took a W1 L2 record, with the draw coming against McGill.

Hawkins didn’t drop a frame in either of his two wins. So it was basically the same return as Gilbert took from his group, so that’s why this is expected to be close.

The head to head points to that as well. So what has this season been like for Hawkins? Well, his highlight was a title at the non-ranking Paul Hunter classic and quarter finals at the China Championship and the European Masters.

He did also reach the quarters of the non-ranking Shanghai Masters and Haining Open, so he has shown up well in those non-ranking efforts. A good omen perhaps for his campaign here.

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Hawkins has reached the semi finals on two separate occasions in the Championship League, the most recent of which was in 2017 and this is the first time that he has taken part since then.

From the 45 frames of snooker that he has played against GIlbert, Hawkins is 26-19 up. They have played four previous matches at the Championship League and Hawkins is 3-1 up from that.


David Gilbert vs Barry Hawkins Betting Advice

This is not the easiest of matches to make a call on. The draw certainly does have some appeal as there’s little to split these two. Hawkins leads the Championship League meetings, but Gilbert took the most recent one.

They both took the same record in the first stage of this year’s event. So which way do we swing?

We are going to side with a narrow win for Hawkins.


Key Facts – David Gilbert vs Barry Hawkins Betting Tip

  • Gilbert Hawkins both won their first round groups with a W2 D1 record
  • Hawkins was a losing semi finalist in last Championship League appearance
  • Barry Hawkins is 3-1 up against GIlbert in Championship League matches


Hawkins seems to get things together in the non-ranking events, so he is perhaps more at home there. He has a couple of semi final berths behind him in this format as well.

But it does boil down to the head to head from previous matches at the Championship League in favour of Hawkins. That’s important because of the short format of the matches which may just favour him.


The best betting odds for David Gilbert vs Barry Hawkins

David Gilbert to win: 7/4 at Bet365
Draw: 6/4 at Bet365
Barry Hawkins: 2/1 at Bet365