Judd Trump vs John Higgins Betting Tip Trump -3.5 Handicap – 18th March 2020

Trump can extend streak against Higgins

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EnglandJudd Trump vs John HigginsScotland
18th March 1300hrs
Snooker – Wales – Tour Championship 2020
Pick Trump -2.5 Handicap
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: 6/5 odds taken 05:51 GMT, Monday 15th March 2020

Judd Trump won the Gibraltar Open on the weekend, a record sixth ranking title in a single snooker season. The world number one is the man to beat this week in Llandudno. Opposing him in the opening quarter final round (it’s only a field of eight) is John Higgins who is a hefty underdog.

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Trump to continue hot form

Judd Trump is just on a different level at the moment. He kept his focus amid all the chaos at the Gibraltar Open on the weekend to lift the title. He is the first player ever to win six ranking titles in a single season.

There is more up for grabs as well. He is the outright favourite in 2020 Tour Championship snooker betting and is hard to oppose. He kicks off this campaign in Wales against John Higgins.

The most recent meeting between the two happened at the 2020 Players Championship in late February. Trump won that 6-3 and is now on a six-match winning streak against Higgins in ranking and unranking events.

Our betting prediction:
Total Frames Under 13.5

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(odds taken 05:51 GMT, Monday 15th March 2020)

So that throws even more weight behind the Englishman ahead of this contest. The overall head to head in ranking events only has seen Trump win each of the last four.

Trump reached the semi-finals of last year’s Tour Championship. He was beaten in a deciding frame by eventual winner Ronnie O’Sullivan in that one.


Touch challenge for Higgins in Llandudno

So John Higgins has received just about the worst draw that he could have gotten for the opening round of the Tour Championship.

Of the seven players he could have faced, he gets Trump. But there won’t be any pressure on Higgins, so that could be a positive for him.

Higgins did not play at the inaugural Tour Championship last year. He has been consistent this season in terms of navigating his way through the early rounds of ranking events. But he has not made it to the final of any this season.

Higgins has made a quarter-final exit in each of his last three ranking events and hasn’t been beyond that stage in any of his seven ranking tournament efforts.

He was scheduled to play in Gibraltar over the weekend but withdrew.

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Looking at the recent encounters between these two, Higgins has barely laid a glove on Trump. In three of the last four meetings, Higgins has only earned half of the winning frames by Trump in matches.

So for the snooker betting options on this one, it could be worth expecting a decent size margin of victory for Trump in the fixture. Higgins is just going up against a player in irresistible form at the moment.


Judd Trump vs John Higgins Betting Advice

It should be Trump all the way and there is easily enough value in backing him to come through the contest and cover a -3.5 handicap. Two for the last three matches Trump has taken 6-3 wins in.


Key Facts – Judd Trump vs John Higgins Betting Tip

  • Judd Trump has won the last four matches against Higgins in ranking events
  • Judd Trump has won a record six ranking titles this season
  • John Higgins has not made a ranking final this season


With this being a longer contest over the best of 17 frames, then there is every chance that Trump will extend a wider margin. He looks so good at the moment is Trump and isn’t putting a foot wrong. He bosses the recent head to head as well.


The best betting odds for Judd Trump vs John Higgins

Judd Trump to win: 2/7 at William Hill
John Higgins: 5/2 at William Hill