Stephen Maguire vs Yan Bingtao Betting Tip Maguire to win – 15th January 2021

Maguire can find a way to win against Yan Bingtao in Masters quarter finals

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Scotland Stephen Maguire vs Yan Bingtao China
15th January 1900hrs
Snooker – England – Masters
Pick Stephen Maguire to win
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Odds: 4/5 odds taken 19:17 GMT Wednesday, 13th January

Yan Bingtao on his Masters debut pulled off the shock of this year’s first round by beating front runner Neil Robertson.

Will he be able to continue his journey as he faces up to Stephen Maguire in the quarter finals on Friday?

The winner of this fixture will meet either reigning Champion Stuart Bingham or Shaun Murphy in the semi finals.

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Stephen Maguire Preview – Can Maguire deliver as the match favourite?

Scotland’s Stephen Maguire is the narrow 4/5 favourite for this quarter final match at the Masters* (odds taken 19:17 GMT Wednesday, 13th January).

He opened in the first round with a big victory over three-time Masters champion Mark Selby.

That was a major upset that he pulled off in that fixture as he had been the heavy underdog.

Now that’s flipped on his head as he is the favourite for this clash.

There hasn’t been a lot of form from Maguire this season whatsoever.

Apart from a spattering of third-round exits in ranking tournaments, he has been well below par, certainly down on his efforts from the previous season.

In last year’s Masters, Maguire was a losing quarter finalist and he has been past this stage in just one of his last eight appearances in the draw.

Our betting prediction:
Maguire 6-4 correct score

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


With Maguire running as the favourite in the outright, there is an 11/2 option on both a 6-4 and a 6-5 correct score option* (odds taken 19:17 GMT Wednesday, 13th January).

We think that the former of those two would be the way to go.

That’s because a long drawn out match going to a decider for the other correct score option probably is not on.


Yan Bingtao Preview – Can Bingtao progress on Masters debut

Yan Bingtao pulled off the underdog story of the first round of this year’s Masters snooker.

It was a dramatic deciding-frame victory that he took over fourth seed Neil Robertson in that first round match.

Neil Robertson had been the pre-tournament favourite just to put that into context.

This is the first appearance in the Masters that Bingtao has managed to get too, but this is only his fifth season as a pro.

The two best efforts that he has produced in this campaign were quarter final finishes at the European Masters and the Northern Ireland Open.

In the build-up to the Masters, the Chinese player had made a second-round exit in his proceeding three tournaments.

In the match outright for snooker betting in this fixture Yan Bingtao is the even-money underdog* (odds taken 19:17 GMT Wednesday, 13th January).

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Yan Bingtao has lost all three previous matches that he has played against Maguire.

The most recent of those was at the 2018 English Open when Maguire collected a 4-2 victory early in the tournament.

Of the 19 previous frames that the two players have contested, Bingtao has taken only around a third of these (6 of 13).


Stephen Maguire vs Yan Bingtao Betting Advice

Both of these players should be full of confidence after they both recorded upsets in the opening round of the Masters 2021.

It is going to be Maguire that we plump for in this one as the 4/5 favourite* (odds taken 19:17 GMT Wednesday, 13th January).

That is because he does have the head to head lead over the Chinese player and that tips it for us.


Key Facts – Stephen Maguire vs Yan Bingtao Betting Tip

  • Stephen Maguire has won all 3 previous matches against Bingtao
  • Stephen Maguire beat three-time Masters winner Mark Selby in his opening match
  • Yan Bingtao beat Neil Robertson in the first round


The experience in the tournament is with Maguire as well with Yan Bingtao being on his debut.

We are going to roll with a correct score option of Stephen Maguire 6-4 for some extended value* (odds taken 19:17 GMT Wednesday, 13th January).

The Scotsman did extremely well in taking out Mark Selby and we expect him to carry that form forward.


The best betting odds for Stephen Maguire vs Yan Bingtao

Stephen Maguire to win: 4/5 at Bet365
Yan Bingtao to win: Even money at Bet365