English Open, 1st round, 1st day, at 11 a.m.
45-year-old Irishman Greene has
been playing for 26 professional seasons. His highest ranking was 26th
in 2005. Now he is on 110th place. 32-year-old Chinese Tian Pengfei has been playing for 11 professional
seasons. The highest was ranked 49th in 2016. Today he is ranked on 68th place. Over the past few years, both have lost several tens places in the ranking.
H2H: no matches.
players started the season badly, Greene won the first match against Astley (rank. 76), but next lost 4 straight matches (Guodong rank. 23, Neil Robertson rank . 4, Sijun rank. 48, Preece - amateur). Recently, in last 2 matches he has improved his play despite defeats. Pengfei won against McManus rank. 54 and lost to: Lisowski rank. 11, Brecel rank. 27, Bingham rank. 13. Only in the match against Bingham was clearly worse
Summary: when we compare the results of both we see they are in poor shape. This
is not an accident, because theyve been losing their position in the
ranking for years, only now faster. This season they both had difficult rivals and lost to them. The ranking speaks for Pengfei. Personal statistics he has little better then Greene, too. But in my opinion the difference between them is small. Because of overvalued valuations on Pengfei's side, I see value in a pick on Greene's victory. I protect my bet by playing with the handicap. Average rate.