The forecast for Scott Donaldson - Dominic Dale. On Saturday, April 10, 2021, the 1/2 World Snooker Championship qualification matches will take place in Sheffield. Let's assess the chances of the Scot Donaldson to take revenge on the Welshman Dale for the defeat in 2015.
In 2015, at one of the stages of the Euro Tour, Scott Donaldson lost to Dominic Deila with a score of 2:4. But since then, much has changed.
27-year-old Scott Donaldson is now ranked 34th in the world rankings and has been demonstrating a stable game for a long time. He almost always beats the representatives of the 50+ rating and imposes the fight, however, with varying success, on the snooker players from the Top 50. For example, at the recent Welsh Open, Donaldson confidently beat Young (world No. 107) and Green (world No. 77), and in 1/16 only in the decisive frame lost to Allen (world No. 11). The situation was much the same at the tournament in Gibraltar – a 4-2 win over Lynes (world No. 101) and a 2:4 loss to Perry (world No. 18).
It is quite difficult to assess the current form of Dominic Deila. Judging by the recent matches of the WST Rro Series, probably not worth it. There, he won short 3-frame confrontations with such Top-25 representatives as Trump, Walden, and Zhou. But top players are very often cool about WST Rro Series matches. Dale recently lost 1-4 to Maguire at the Welsh Open and 0-4 to Pengfei at Gibraltar. However, in January, the same Maguire Dominic won 5:4 on the German stage of the Masters series tournaments.