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Selby could be value to post first century against flying Brecel

World number one may be keen to shine in local event

Mark Selby may be fresher than Luca Brecel after playing his semi-final first
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Group Three final - Selby v Brecel
ITV4, 7pm Wednesday

It's all to play for in Group Three when Mark Selby takes on Luca Brecel for a semi-final spot in the 188Bet Champion of Champions.

It should not be forgotten that the Coventry tournament is Selby's local event, so it's no surprise that he has tended to perform well at the Ricoh Arena.

The world number one posted runs of 48, 112 and 46 in the course of pipping Liang Wenbo 4-3 on Wednesday afternoon, while Brecel was superb in thumping former top man Judd Trump 4-0 with breaks of 40, 103, 105 and 87.

That sort of form suggests the Belgian could cause another surprise, but it may also serve to galvanise Selby into yet another top-grade display.

The Jester from Leicester is a master at turning on the style when he wants to and an interest on him to compile the first ton could be warranted.

Recommendation
M Selby to make first century
1pt 5-6 Betfair


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