The forecast for Elliot Slessor - Lias Highfield. On Saturday, April 10, 2021, the 1/2 World Snooker Championship qualification matches will take place in Sheffield. We will try to assess the chances of two Englishmen – Elliot Slessor and Lias Highfield-continuing in the tournament. The upcoming match will be the first face-to-face meeting of the opponents at the table.
Slessor is 26 years old, but he is ranked 45th in the world ranking, and this says a lot. It plays steadily and smoothly. Skilfully acts on wagering, when attacking, he does not take much risk, but clearly implements advantageous positions and can at any time give out a series of 50+ for one approach to the table. At the recent stage of the WST Rro Series, he won 4 of 7 matches, although the group was not particularly difficult for him. At a recent tournament in Gibraltar, he did not perform very confidently – first he gave 3 frames to an average player Page, and then took only 2 frames in a confrontation with a top Gould.
Highfield is older than his opponent – he is 30 years old. But it is impossible to say that it is of a higher class. First, his number in the rating is 51-about the same level as the Slessor. And the latest results are not very impressive. If at the Welsh Open he lost 1:4 in the first round to the ranked Wilson, then at the tournament in Gibraltar he lost 3:4 to the modest Patrick from the second hundred of the rating. In the previous round of qualifying, he went to the representative of China Zhengyi (world No. 123), and the match lasted all 11 frames.