Williams v Holt (10am Friday)
Mark Williams lost his first round matches twice in his 2 previous tournaments before the world championship. Michael Holt has claimed some big scalps over the last 2 months or so and they don’t come any bigger than Ronnie O’ Sullivan and Neil Robertson.
Holt – 9/4 Betfred & Tote (3.25)
Baird v Selby (7pm Friday)
Mark Selby should win this but as I already have him covered by a back to lay there is no point getting stuck into him again. He is currently 9.00 (8/1) to win this outright and assuming that he wins this match I will lay him back then.