Kyren Wilson vs David Gilbert Betting Tip Wilson -2.5 handicap – 14th January 2021

Wilson can fend off the challenge of Gilbert at the Masters

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England Kyren Wilson vs David Gilbert England
14th January 1300hrs
Snooker – England – Masters
Pick Wilson -2.5 handicap
Bookmaker Paddy Power
Odds: 5/4 odds taken 19:17 GMT Wednesday, 13th January

This is the first of the quarter final matches at this year’s Masters with Kyren Wilson taking on David Gilbert.

The two Englishmen both won their respective first-round matches 6-4 and a tight tussle is expected on Thursday when they meet.

Who claims their place in the semi-finals?

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Kyren Wilson Preview – Wilson makes a steady start

Kyren Wilson is now the 11/2 second-favourite to win the Masters 2021* (odds taken 19:17 GMT Wednesday, 13th January).

In his first-round match, he eased his way past alternate player Gary Wilson, who had stepped into the draw as a replacement for Jack Lisowski.

It was a comprehensive 6-2 victory that Wilson collected in that match.

Wilson is the 4/9 odds-on favourite to pick up the victory in this quarter final match as he meets Gilbert* (odds taken 19:17 GMT Wednesday, 13th January).

This is a continuation of a very good, consistent season from Kyren Wilson, who claimed a title at the Championship League event.

In five of the other six ranking events that he has played this season, Wilson was a quarter finalist.

Looking forward to Thursday’s Masters match, Wilson holds a narrow head to head lead over Gilbert.

Our betting prediction:
Wilson 6-4 correct score

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(odds taken 19:17 GMT Wednesday, 13th January)


It is a W4 L3 record that Wilson holds against Gilbert from previous meetings.

The most recent of those was in the 2020 Championship League Wilson came out on top 3-0.

The best effort previously by Kyren Wilson in the Masters was in 2018 when he was the losing finalist.

He has matched his effort from last year in reaching the quarter finals.

For snooker betting in this match a Wilson -2.5 handicap is currently trading at a quote of 5/4* (odds taken 19:17 GMT Wednesday, 13th January).


David Gilbert Preview – Can Gilbert upset the odds

David Gilbert is participating in just his second Masters tournament. The previous one was last year when he made the semi final on his debut.

In the match outright for this fixture, Gilbert is the 7/4 underdog* (odds taken 19:17 GMT Wednesday, 13th January).

He wasn’t carrying a great deal of form forward with him this season into the Masters.

The best effort that Gilbert had produced in any ranking event was a third place finish at the European Masters in September last year.

But he made a good start to this year’s Masters campaign with a 6-2 scoreline success over Joe Perry.

Perry was also an alternate as he had come into the draw after the exclusion of world number one Judd Trump.

So that was something of a big break in the Masters draw for Gilbert who took his chance.

The last big meeting that GIlbert and Wilson had was in the 2019 World Championships.

It was GIlbert who took a very good win in that fixture, so we think that he does have enough to keep this tight.

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David Gilbert is the underdog though for this meeting as it should be a more difficult task than his first round match.

But taking into consideration that we think that Gilbert stays in contention, a Kyren Wilson 6-3 correct score is at 9/2* (odds taken 19:17 GMT Wednesday, 13th January).

We just haven’t quite seen enough from Gilbert in the more competitive stages of tournaments this season to have enough to back him.


Kyren Wilson vs David Gilbert Betting Advice

We are going with the win for Kyren Wilson in this match, but there is little value in the match outright.

Both were comfortable winners in their first round matches, so both should be competitive.

We think that under 1.5 in total century breaks is the way to go, because of how tight this should be, for a quote of 5/6* (odds taken 19:17 GMT Wednesday, 13th January).


Key Facts – Kyren Wilson vs David Gilbert Betting Tip

  • Kyren Wilson leads the head to head 4-3 against Gilbert
  • Kyren Wilson has reached at least the quarter finals in all but one ranking event this season
  • David Gilbert reached the semi finals on his Masters debut last year


We want to take a look at some extended value for snooker betting on this match of course and for that, it is the correct score market.

The Wilson 6-4 looks a nice enough fit to play at for a quote of 9/2* (odds taken 19:17 GMT Wednesday, 13th January).

This is a huge opportunity for both of these players, but Wilson has the better form of the two this season.


The best betting odds for Kyren Wilson vs David Gilbert

Kyren Wilson to win: 4/9 at Bet365
David Gilbert to win: 7/4 at Bet365