Anthony McGill vs Yuan Sijun prediction. On Friday, July 23, 2021, the matches of the first stage of the Snooker Champions League will take place. We would like to draw your attention to our variant of the optimal choice of a bet on the match between the Scotsman Anthony McGill (No. 16 in the world rating) and the Chinese Yuan Syjun (No. 69 in the rating).
Back in 2015, at one of the Championship stages, McGill already beat the Chinese with a score of 5: 1. How will their confrontation end this time?
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, in the February stage of the Champions League, he lost only in the final (defeat to Carter - # 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.
Yuan Sijun returns to the game after an illness that prevented him from performing in the second and third "Qualifying Schools" in late May - early June 2021. Recall that the first (May) Yuan won. But before school, he had far from optimistic results. In the first stage of the WST Pro Series, he won 4 matches out of 7 and did not advance to the second. And then even worse - defeats in the very first rounds of tournaments in Germany, Wales, Gibraltar, as well as in the qualification of the World Cup.