The World Championship is the biggest event in the snooker calendar and leads to some brilliant snooker odds to take advantage of.
Taking place at the Crucible in Sheffield every spring, the World Championship is a thrilling way for the snooker season to draw to a close.
However, there are always some players who you can almost guarantee will be in the mix during the latter stages of the tournament…
Ronnie O’Sullivan is worth backing in the snooker odds
Ronnie O’Sullivan is arguably one of the greatest players ever to pick up a cue and certainly one of the most naturally gifted.
Able to knock in century breaks left-handed or right-handed, O’Sullivan is always a threat – especially at the snooker World Championships.
O’Sullivan has won the tournament on three occasions – in 2001, 2004 and 2008 – and nearly always makes it to the latter stages of the tournament.
In fact, since his first World Championship win, O’Sullivan has only twice failed to make it to at least the quarter final stage – he lost to Marco Fu in the first round in 2003 and to Mark Allen in the second round in 2009.
Backing O’Sullivan in the snooker odds to cruise through the early rounds is always worth looking at.
Mark Williams is also an extremely consistent performer
While O’Sullivan may get all the headlines, Welshman Mark Williams is equally as adept at getting to the business end of the World Championships.
Williams – who has won the World Championships on two occasions – has only failed to make it beyond the first round twice in the past decade.
Despite struggling for form for a number of years, Williams has only lost in the first round to Stephen Hendry in 2009 and Dominic Dale back in 2004.
With Williams proving such a consistent performer and him being back to his best, the snooker odds on him to be a genuine competitor look well worth backing.