Snooker Betting: World Championship Final - 10 Vital Statistics



10. Ronnie O’Sullivan is looking to be the first player since Stephen Hendry in 1996 to win back-to-back World titles at the Crucible. The Englishman is 1.12 to win the final.
 
9. Barry Hawkins has won just one ranking event in his career, a 9-3 final victory over Peter Ebdon in the 2012 Australian Open. Hawkins is 6.00 to win the World Championship.
 
8. O’Sullivan has won four of their past five meetings but never by more than two frames. He is 1.75 to win with a -5.5 frame handicap.
 
8. O’Sullivan beat 2011 runner-up Judd Trump 17-11 in his semi-final, while Hawkins beat Ricky Walden 17-14. This final is 1.80 to exceed 29.5 frames.
 
7. No player has made a 147 break in the World Championship this year. O’Sullivan is 1.65 to score the highest break between the two.
 
6. Hawkins’ sole victory over O’Sullivan was a 5-3 result the first time they met at the 2002 Scottish Open. Hawkins won the first two frames and is 2.40 to win the opener here.
 
5. This pair have played 47 previous frames, O’Sullivan boasting a narrow 25-22 record. Hawkins is priced at 2.00 to finish above his opponent with a +5.5 handicap.
 
4. Hawkins has made just one century break this tournament, a 100 break in his first match against Jack Lisowski. Hawkins is 2.15 to make +3.5 centuries.
 
3. In the past 30 years this final has gone down to the last frame just three times. A price of 1.95 is available for the final to witness under 29.5 frames, which has occurred seven times in the same period.
 
2. O’Sullivan has won the opening frame in each of his four matches this tournament and is 1.53 to win the first on Sunday.
 
1. O’Sullivan has made seven century breaks so far this tournament but is yet to score a maximum 147. The 2012 world champion is 1.65 to record +3.5 centuries.