By Dave South
19 DECEMBER 2016 • 1:58PM
The rising star of Corey Cadby will make his World Championship debut in the preliminary round with Qiang Sun who was entertaining in last year’s event.
Sun infamously missed the board and the camera missed it also; only to get improvised words from the competent Sky commentary.
Cadby is highly favoured to win the game and is no bigger than 2/5 to see Sun off and face Joe Cullen later in the evening.
We find it difficult to make a case for Sun and think the charismatic Cadby will try and make light work of the opener!
Mervyn King is a first round choice we made a weeks ago and as if King has not enjoyed the best of 2016’s Steve West could be a real threat based on his recent form this autumn.
West however has never performed well on the world stage and on the concept of King’s preparation that gives us confidence the seed can progress into the second round. At 5/6 generally he has held his price!
Adrian Lewis will take on Magnus Caris in the penultimate game and this is a game with an armchair viewing.
I expect punters to steam in on the 3-0 scoreline but Caris is more than capable of stringing a set together than a drunk person trying to get served.
I do think the game will start slow and the indication on the maximum line suggests few will be scored. I will watch this game with observation!
The winner of Cadby/Sun faces Cullen and in the event Cadby wins he will head in as a marginal underdog if the prices hold up!
Cadby 2-0 and Lewis/Caris 1st leg 180 NO – 23/20 Betfair
Mervyn King to win – 5/6 general
Prices correct at time of publication