Masters Day 4 and centuries are expected, excitement is guaranteed. Trump v Wilson and Selby v Maguire, enjoy snooker fans!
Unfortunately, Murphy put up a scarcely believably poor effort in his first round match against a solid Hawkins who was able to take full advantage. As far as unforgivable errors go, see the 2015 Masters Champion’s foul on the black when trying to hit a red which he could see plenty of. The Hawk also benefitted from an extremely fortunate fluke in the 3rd frame which allowed him to make a frame winning break at that visit. With his own poor form and a stroke of bad luck, Murphy was done. The match ended 6-2.
The information noted here yesterday about the warm money for Neil Robertson to beat Mark Williams proved to be on the mark. The Aussie managed to reel off 5 frames on the spin after trailing 3-1 at the mid-session interval. Robertson won 6-3 and progresses to the next round, hoping to repeat the success
Today’s Betting Odds, Prediction and Tip
At 1pm this afternoon, snooker fans will be spoilt rotten with the match of the first round. Judd Trump v Kyren Wilson, that could easily be a final of a ranking tournament. The off-the-table relationship between the two has been speculated on ever since Wilson rose to prominance to displace Trump as the ‘next big thing’.
There has to be plenty of mutual respect but for the fans to enjoy, there is an extra 1% they will find in this contest because of who they are playing. That fierce competition is likely to lead to both players potentially thinking about not-losing a little more than they would ordinarily. Shot selection will be interesting if the match is tight in the latter stages.
A tight match looks on the cards and betting over on the amount of frames is going to be one of our tips for the match. As will be, going long on century breaks between the two players.
Tonight’s match sees Mark Selby take on Stephen Maguire, I don’t have a strong opinion on this match. The match odds looked just about right with Selby put in at 8/15 fav when the first bookmakers went up. He’s now down to just 2/5 with 188Bet which looks on the skinny side. Paying more juice for a 2.5 frame Maguire start could be an option.
How we placed our bet
What are today’s best bets?
Over 9.5 Frames
Exactly 4 Match Centuries
Over 4 Match Centuries
(all bets in Trump v Wilson)
Frames > 0.5pt
Exactly 4 > 0.25pt
Over 4 > 0.1pt