Graeme Dott vs Tom Ford Betting Tip Dott To Win – 7th February 2020

Dott can continue strong form in Cheltenham

Graeme Dott /Scotland ©imago images / Imaginechina 07.02.2020

ScotlandGraeme Dott vs Tom FordEngland
7th February 19:00hrs
Snooker – England – World Grand Prix
Pick Dott
Bookmaker Betfred
Odds: 4/9 odds taken 21:14 GMT, Thursday 6th February

Scotland’s Graeme Dott has continued his fine run of recent form. He claimed a big upset victory as he beat Ronnie O’Sullivan in the last round of action at the World Grand Prix in Cheltenham. Can he keep his eye on the ball and win this semi-final against Tom Ford?

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Dott continues with the strong current form

Graeme Dott, who headed to the World Grand Prix on the back of a good semi-final place at the German Masters, continued his form. He was up against Ronnie O’Sullivan in the quarter-finals of the World Grand Prix at Cheltenham.

Dott raced out to a strong 3-1 lead and while he had to fend off a little comeback from the Rocket, Dott got himself a very good 5-3 victory.

In the first round at Chetlenahm Dott had beaten Kurt Maflin 4-1 and then Xiao Guodong 4-0 in the second round. So there was always a chance that he was going to come through the challenge against O’Sullivan.

Dott looks in great form at the moment and it’s well worth considering him to continue this hot streak.

Our betting prediction:
Dott -2.5 Handicap

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(odds taken 21:14 GMT, Thursday 6th February)

Dott is a seasoned pro of course, but never a major threat when it comes to winning titles in ranking events. He hasn’t won a ranking event since the 2007 China Open in fact. Since the start of the 2017/18 season has been to the final of just two tournaments.

He was knocking on the door last week at the German Masters but was stopped by eventual winner Judd Trump. He has now opened the draw up nicely to actually drive towards this title.


Ford making steady progress

23rd seed Tom Ford powered his way to a 5-2 victory over fellow Englishman Gary Wilson in their quarter-final match-up. He opened his account by knocking out 10th seed Stephen Maguire.

It was then a victory over Matthew Selt which set him up for the quarter-final duel with Wilson. This is the furthest that Ford has ever been in the World Grand Prix.

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From his three previous efforts, he had one first round and two second-round exits. There hasn’t been a lot of recent form from him at all.

In his four ranking event appearances prior to this World Grand Prix challenge, Ford had bowed out in the first round in three of them. He did make just his third ranking event semi-final at the 2019 English Open in October last year, however.


Graeme Dott vs Tom Ford Betting Advice

Dott is the hot ticket at the moment. He has handled himself very well now over the last fortnight of action and the victory over O’Sullivan showed that he has a bit of self-belief going in his game right now.


Key Facts – Graeme Dott vs Tom Ford Betting Tip

  • Graeme Dott will meet Tom Ford for the first time ever
  • Graeme Dott knocked out Ronnie O’Sullivan in the last round
  • Tom Ford eliminated top-ten seed Stephen Maguire in the first round


It is just worth, in our opinion, rolling with the Scotsman while he is enjoying this big swing of positive form. It’s not something that comes his way too often, but he’s the one to beat in the bottom half of the draw now.


The best betting odds for Graeme Dott vs Tom Ford

Graeme Dott to win: 4/9 at Bet365
Tom Ford: 7/4 at Bet365