Alan McManus vs Ken Doherty – Betting Odds
This Friday Alan McManus will play Ken Doherty in the final 16 of the Snooker World Championships at the Crucible in Sheffield. This is the first time for eight years that Doherty has made it through to the second round, and as the oldest player in the competition he’s in for a tough game.Unsurprisingly Paddy Power has McManus as favorite to win with odds of 8/11 but Doherty isn’t too far behind at 11/10.
McManus is only a year younger than Doherty and struggled slightly towards the end of his 10 – 7 defeat of John Higgins in the first round.
Furthermore, it is the first time for eight years that McManus has reached the second round at the Crucible.
After his victory McManus said, “It was a bit of a tense finish. It’s never easy to put John away.
Although he probably never played as well as he would have liked in most of the match, he came on strong towards the end and I kind of just fell over the line so I feel very fortunate. Now I play my fellow old-stager, Ken, and I really look forward to it. I’m sure Ken will be looking forward to it as much as I am.”