Forecast for Chris Walkelin - Lei Peifan. On Saturday, April 10, 2021, the matches of the 1/4 qualification of the World Snooker Championship will be held in Sheffield. Let's try to assess the chances of the Englishman Walkelin to win the first full-time match against the Chinese Peifan.
Chris is 29 years old, and he has been performing at the Pro level for 8 years with varying success. There are no special achievements, but at one time he was even in the Top 50. He is currently ranked 66th in the world rankings. At the recent tournament in Gibraltar, Walkelin showed quite good form, reaching the semifinals. On his way, he beat not only tennis players of approximately his own level, such as Bond, Binyu, White, but also a representative of the Top 3-Selby. True, in 1/4 he lost 0:4 to Celta, but his potential is very high.
The Chinese is only 17 years old, but he has already established himself as a snooker player who can punish any opponent for being relaxed. So, at a recent tournament in Gibraltar, he 4:2 beat the famous Robertson, who occupies the 2nd line of the world ranking. However, after that, he barely overcame the little-known Emery and lost 1:4 to Carrington (world No. 47). At the previous stage of qualifying, he also did not show much of himself, only in the decisive frame he squeezed out the little-known Belgian Mertens.