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Ronnie O'Sullivan vs Martin Gould Live Stream, Predictions & Tips - Rocket to cover handicap in Welsh Open clash
- Ronnie O'Sullivan vs Martin Gould predictions for the Welsh Open second round match.
- The match is being played at Celtic Manor Resort on Thursday (2.30pm GMT).
- Ronnie O'Sullivan has won 5 of his 6 matches against Martin Gould.
- Match preview, predictions and latest team news.
Ronnie O'Sullivan has won 5 of his 6 matches against Martin Gould (Getty Images)
Ronnie O'Sullivan vs Martin Gould Predictions
Ronnie O'Sullivan hasn't dropped a frame in his opening two victories in Wales. He should continue that by covering a -1.5 frame handicap and easing past Gould once again.
Gould, himself, has recorded back-to-back 4-0 wins in the first two rounds. A 4-1 correct score is value with Gould capable of taking a frame.
- Ronnie O'Sullivan is a four-time Welsh Open winner.
- Ronnie O'Sullivan has not dropped a frame in the opening two rounds.
- Ronnie O'Sullivan holds a 5-1 head to head advantage over Martin Gould.
- Martin Gould's only win came in a Power Snooker format.
- Martin Gould won both matches 4-0 at the Welsh Open.
Head to Head
Ronnie O'Sullivan and Martin Gould have met six times before with the Rocket winning the five matches played over a best-of format.
O'Sullivan's only loss to Gould came in the Power Snooker format in 2011.
The last meeting ended in a 4-0 whitewash with O'Sullivan victorious at the Scottish Open in 2019.
Ronnie O'Sullivan Form
World number three Ronnie O'Sullivan ended 2020 by reaching the finals of the Scottish Open and the World Grand Prix, but lost in both deciders.
He went down 9-3 to Mark Selby in the Scottish Open final, and was comprehensively beaten 6-1 by Judd Trump in the final of the World Grand Prix.
O'Sullivan beat Ding Junhui in the opening round of The Masters in January, only to then lose to John Higgins in the second round.
At the latest Championship League event last week, O'Sullivan won his opening four games before losing three in a row.
He made a winning start at the Welsh Open when quickly defeating Robbie Williams 4-0 in the opening round. O'Sullivan then repeated the whitewash as he beat Jimmy White in the second round.
Martin Gould Form
Martin Gould reached the last 16 of the Northern Ireland Open in November before losing to eventual winner Judd Trump.
It started a three-game losing stretch for the world number 31, who lost in the opening round of the Northern Ireland Open and Scottish Open.
Gould ended 2020 by reaching the third round of the World Grand Prix only to bump into Trump again. In his first appearance of 2021, he also reached the third round of the Snooker Shootout.
At the Welsh Open, Gould has started with 4-0 whitewashes of Mitchell Mann and Jimmy Robertson to reach this stage.
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O'Sullivan looks in the mood and a -1.5 handicap should be covered. A 4-1 scoreline offers value with Gould playing well enough to take a frame.
Best Bet: O'Sullivan -1.5 Handicap @-151.52 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: O'Sullivan 4-1 Correct Score @300.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit