Anthony McGill vs Billy Joe Castle prediction. On Friday, 23 July 2021, the matches of the first stage of the Champions League in snooker will take place. We would like to draw your attention to our variant of the optimal choice of a bet on the first head to head confrontation at the table between the Scotsman Anthony McGill (No. 16 in the world rating) and the Englishman Billy Joe Castle (No. 108 in the rating).
Anthony McGill is not worth much of an introduction. The fact that this is a strong snooker player is indicated at least by his rating. But in 2021, he does not play as consistently as in the past. Yes, at the February stage of the Champions League, he lost only in the final (defeat to Carter - No. 24 of the rating). But relegation in the second or third rounds at the open championships in Wales and Gibraltar cannot be called a success. The most striking example of McGill's instability is his performance at the World Championships - a 13:12 win over O'Sullivan (# 3 ranked) and a 12:13 loss to Bingham (# 15 ranked) in the next round.
The only tournament where Billy Joe Castle could somehow prove himself in 2021 was the "Qualification School" in June - here Joe was able to win 4 matches, albeit against unrated opponents). But in other tournaments, he won only 3 out of 15 matches. By the way, these were also unrated rivals, and to everyone with a rating of up to 90, Joe was hopelessly losing. Castle's main drawbacks are haste in decision-making and excessive risk-taking, which lead to mistakes.