Luca Brecel (@1.9) vs Stephen Maguire (@1.86)
29-08-2019

Our Prediction:

Stephen Maguire will win

Luca Brecel – Stephen Maguire Match Prediction | 29-08-2019 02:30

In the minor-ranking European Tour events played throughout the season, Brecel advanced to the quarter-finals of the Ruhr Open by seeing off Stuart Bingham 41, but was then edged out by Robbie Williams in a deciding frame by 73 points to 72 in a 43 defeat. He received automatic entry into the first round of the UK Championship as all 128 players on the tour began the event at the venue and he beat Mike Dunn 64, but then lost 65 to Stephen Maguire, despite having held a 52 lead. The 2013/2014 season started badly for Brecel as he lost in the qualifying rounds for the first five ranking events. Brecel qualified for the next ranking event, the German Masters, by defeating James Wattana 53, but was eliminated by Joe Perry 52 in the opening round. Brecel failed to win a match in either of his next two ranking events as Jimmy Robertson defeated him 42 in the last 128 of the Welsh Open whilst Ryan Day won a deciding frame in the first round of the World Open to win 54. His best result of the year came at the penultimate ranking event of the season, the China Open where he reached the second round thanks to the withdrawal of Mark Allen. Brecel then comfortably beat Dominic Dale 51 in the last 16, but missed out on his second career quarter-final as he lost 52 against Graeme Dott. He finished 39th on the European Order of Merit and inside the top 64 in the world ranking for the first time, at number 63.

In the semi-final, he suffered a 64 defeat by the hand of Shaun Murphy, who went on to win the tournament. A month later, at the World Open, Brecel confirmed his status as a top 16 player with a semi-final finish, winning three consecutive rounds in a decider, before succumbing to eventual winner Ding Junhui in a 64 defeat. He repeated this feat at the Champion of Champions invitational tournament. Brecel whitewashed Judd Trump 40 in the first round and went on to beat world champion Mark Selby 64 later that day.

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He also became one of five players to qualify for the tournament under 18 years of age and played in his first ranking event main draw,[16] but lost 510 in the first round against Stephen Maguire. Brecel became the youngest ever player to qualify for the World Snooker Championship in 2012, after defeating Ian McCulloch, Barry Pinches, Michael Holt and Mark King. In doing so he broke the record of Stephen Hendry from 1986, as he was almost 2 months older than Brecel.

Watch this match live online with the live streams available on this site. Match date: 7-Dec-2018. Event: UK Championship at the Barbican Centre in York, UK. Total prize money: 850,000Defending champion: Ronnie O'SullivanWinner's prize money: 170,000Mark Allen takes on Stephen Maguire in the quarterfinals of UK Championship.

Brecel was beaten in the first round of the second PTC event of the year, 42, by Matthew Selt. Next up for Brecel was the first PTC event of the year. He made one century in the tournament. The Belgian was eliminated in the first round of the fourth PTC event of the season, losing 4-3 to Jimmy Robertson. The Belgian was also knocked out in the last 64 of the third PTC of the season, 41, by Chinese player Xiao Guodong. Brecel lost in the last 64 of both the Gdynia Open (where he made a century) and the Antwerp Open to Mark Joyce and Stuart Bingham respectively. Brecel made two centuries in the tournament. He won his first round match but was beaten 4-0 by Mark Davis in the second round. He fared a little better in the first European Tour event of the season reaching the last 64 but was beaten 43 by Rory McLeod. The teenager had a good run, beating former world champions Graeme Dott and Ken Doherty on his way to the last 16 where he met Judd Trump who beat him 41. He finished 51st on the PTC Order of Merit. Soon after this defeat Brecel traveled to Sofia to play in the Bulgarian Open.

He came up short 10-7 against Neil Robertson but that is no disgrace. At his fluent best, Brecel can certainly break build and its reasonable to back him to continue his good form from the recent China Open. Brecel managed 4 centuries over the semi and quarter final in China and at 4/5 we can back him to notch more than Wilson.

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The 2013/2014 season started badly for Brecel as he lost in the qualifying rounds for the first five ranking events.[36] He received automatic entry into the first round of the UK Championship as all 128 players on the tour began the event at the venue and he beat Mike Dunn 64, but then lost 65 to Stephen Maguire, despite having held a 52 lead.[37]Brecel qualified for the next ranking event, the German Masters, by defeating James Wattana 53, but was eliminated by Joe Perry 52 in the opening round.[36] Brecel failed to win a match in either of his next two ranking events as Jimmy Robertson defeated him 42 in the last 128 of the Welsh Open whilst Ryan Day won a deciding frame in the first round of the World Open to win 54.[36] His best result of the year came at the penultimate ranking event of the season, the China Open where he reached the second round thanks to the withdrawal of Mark Allen.

We can expect the cue slapped against the table, a few obscenities under his breath and quite a tight match. Its a shame nobody is pricing up the cue slap in reality! Pengfei is a dangerous opponent and will be full of confidence after winning against Vahedi, Day and Stevens to qualify. The 10-3 demolition of Ryan Day in particular was impressive and if he can average 73pts a frame against Maguire as he did in that match, hell be hard to beat. As he has aged that has not subsided as you would have imagined, its only got worse and worse. Maguire has always been hot headed and therefor inconsistent.