Mosconi Cup 2019 Odds and Preview – Pool Betting

Americans up for transatlantic challenge defence

Snooker Betting

Who hasn’t enjoyed the odd game of nine-ball in their local pub? A pool table is standard equipment in most bars and can be the perfect accompaniment to a mid-day pint but the Mosconi Cup is on a whole different level to the game enjoyed by millions on both sides of the Atlantic.

No background of clinking glasses and murmured conversations for the professionals of Team Europe and Team USA in this annual match-up. This is a serious business and the Americans’ victory at Ally Pally 12 months ago was treated with the same enthusiasm their countrymen normally reserve for a Ryder Cup. And with good reason as that win was Team USA’s first since 2009!

Las Vegas has always staged home matches for the Americans and the teams are back at the Mandalay Bay Resort this week with Europe looking to wrest back control of the transatlantic challenge.

Winners of the Mosconi Cup

1994 Romford, England USA 16-12 Europe
1995 Basildon, England Europe 16-15 USA
1996 Dagenham, England USA 15-13 Europe
1997 Bethnal Green, England USA 13-8 Europe
1998 Bethnal Green, England USA 13-9 Europe
1999 Bethnal Green, England USA 12-7 Europe
2000 Bethnal Green, England USA 12-9 Europe
2001 Bethnal Green, England USA 12-1 Europe
2002 Bethnal Green, England USA 12-9 Europe
2003 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA USA 11-9 Europe
2004 Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands USA 12-9 Europe
2005 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA USA 11-6 Europe
2006 Rotterdam, Netherlands Tied 12-12 Tied
2007 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Europe 11-8 USA
2008 St. Julian’s, Malta Europe 11-5 USA
2009 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA USA 11-7 Europe
2010 Bethnal Green, England Europe 11-8 USA
2011 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Europe 11-7 USA
2012 Bethnal Green, England Europe 11-9 USA
2013 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Europe 11-2 USA
2014 Tower Circus, Blackpool, England Europe 11-5 USA
2015 Tropicana, Las Vegas Europe 11-7 USA
2016 Alexandra Palace, London Europe 11-3 USA
2017 Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas Europe 11-4 USA
2018 Alexandra Palace, London USA 11-9 Europe

 

Team USA has won 13 times to Europe’s 11 with one tie but the away team are determined to close that gap again this year, led by one of the sport’s biggest names.
Jayson Shaw may be based in Las Vegas but the 31-year-old’s allegiance is to the flag of St Andrew and, for the last four years, the flag of Europe.
Shaw, a talented snooker player in his teens, is playing in his fourth Mosconi Cup and is a born entertainer, though won’t be risking too many trick shots in Las Vegas with points at stake.
Sweden’s Marcus Chamat is Team Europe’s non-playing captain this year. The Netherlands’ Niels Feijen is the most experienced among the players and is joined by Shaw, Alexander Kazakis of Greece, Albania’s Eklent Kaci and Germany’s Joshua Filler.
Team USA are coached by Johan Ruijsink and Jeremy Jones and they field Mosconi Cup veteran Shane van Boening, Skyler Woodward, Tyler Styer, Billy Thorpe and Justin Bergman.
There seems to be an increased animosity between the two camps this year and that will stoke up fans ahead of the opening clashes.

Team  
Europe 8/11 5/6 8/11
USA Evs Evs Evs

(Betting Odds were taken from Bet365, William Hill & Paddy Power on November 25, 2019 at 9.45am)

Team USA look the value in the desert

I have to say I’m not convinced by Europe’s picks this year. They have a couple of rising stars among the ranks but the Mosconi Cup is all about pressure and Team USA have experience on their side as well as home advantage, though the away team will also have plenty of supporters.

Team USA have to be the valuable at a general Evens to retain the trophy, however. The Americans are 15/2 with Williams Hill to win 11-9 in their Correct Score betting. Jayson Shaw is a tempting 2/1 with BetVictor to be Europe’s top points scorer, though the hosts will be targeting Europe’s main man.


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