The German Masters gets underway tomorrow in Berlin. Ali Carter is well drawn to retain his title. He is best priced 25/1 with Ladbrokes and has a real chance. In the Shootout at the weekend he cued straight and confidently – in particular he did pot two blacks sliding across the face of the object ball which both made the centre of the pocket. This is a strong indication of a player’s form.
Carter opens against Dechawat Poomjaeng and should walk into the last eight. He is a strong tip to go deep into the event and possibly retain his title.
Ali Carter – Cueing very straight and wants to retain his title.
In the opposite half Neil Robertson has become the real deal and it’s no surprise that he is 5/1 favourite (sportingbet). The Aussie has a reasonable draw although Tian Pengfei and Marco Fu are potential dangers so we’ll have a saver on the world number one.