Time for the remaining players to book their spots into the Masters Semi-finals at the Alexandra Palace.
Ronnie O’Sullivan looked to have our handicap bet in trouble against Ryan Day. At 3-3 we needed The Rocket to win the next three frames on the bounce to land the spoils. He once again showed the world he is still the best player alive and duly turned the screw on his opponent who didn’t do much wrong in the match. That was a good start to the day for followers with a bet on the evening match still to run.
Ding Junhui and Luca Brecel went down to a deciding frame in an extremely entertaining and tight spectacle. It was Ding who showed enough resolve to get the job done in the final frame when given a chance by Brecel who had been in the balls. The Chinese player made a 65 break to send the Belgian packing. The two combined well to land our 1pt tip on Over 9.5 frames @ 5/4.
Today’s Betting Odds, Prediction and Tip
Two more quarters to be played out today with the first match at 1pm seeing Mark Selby take on Judd Trump. The two are fancied to give Ronnie most to think about regards the winning of this tournament with little splitting them in the outright market.
Selby managed to break a poor run of Triple Crown event matches when taking care of Stephen Maguire 6-2 in the first round. The Jester from Leicester managed 3 century breaks and another 2 90+ breaks which is the best break building we have seen so far in the tournament.
Trump will be on a big high following his defeat of rival Kyren Wilson. For the first 4 frames in that match the Bristolian was clinical. He will need to be here and for his sake, hopefully he hasn’t got carried away with that previous win.
We are favouring Selby, the more experienced player here. He should be able to frustrate his opponent when needed and is obviously in good form when it comes to winning frames in one visit. The odds are basically pick ’em with Trump being supported since markets opened. We will opt for a couple of correct scores here, the 6-4 and 6-5 looks to offer the best value. It’s sure to be a hard fought and close match and one I think will be a treat for snooker fans.
The evening match tonight is Barry Hawkins v Neil Robertson. That is devilishly difficult to predict a winner in. Going high on frames looks to be the way to play this one and play it I will.
How we placed our bet
What are today’s best bets?
Mark Selby 6-4 Correct Score
Mark Selby 6-5 Correct Score
Hawkins v Robertson Over 9.5 Frames
6/4 CS > 0.5pt
6/5 CS > 0.5pt
Over 9.5 > 1.5pts