Subscribers have already landed Yan Bingtao to win quarter bet and tonight he needs to win to guarantee the each way money at 33/1.

Despite that, at the prices Yan Bingtao is a still bet tonight due to the merits of today’s dynamics.

Given Bingtao’s strong head to head against Higgins I was surprised to see the Scot as a strong favourite and indeed a bigger price than David Gilbert was yesterday.

Ofcourse, John Higgins is a great champion who could rise to the occasion tonight like great champion’s do but he looked drained of confidence on the conclusion of yesterday’s quarter final when his hard tip and thining cloth were to blame for a looser cue ball control than ideal.

If he doesn’t get an early foothold tonight, I believe the young Chinese star could be too strong and have taken two bets;

15  Yan Bingtao to beat John Higgins 13/10 b365, 2.40+ exchanges

5     Yan Bingtao -2.5 frames alternate handicap at 10/3 easily available.