Stuart Bingham vs Shaun Murphy Betting Tip Shaun Murphy to win – 14th January 2021

Murphy to win battle of former Masters champions

Stuart Bingham / England ©imago images / ChinaImages 02/20/2020

England Stuart Bingham vs Shaun Murphy England
14th January 1900hrs
Snooker – England – Masters
Pick Shaun Murphy to win
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Odds: 4/5 odds taken 19:17 GMT Wednesday, 13th January

This Master quarter final match is right at the top of the draw as defending Champion Stuart Bingham steps back into action.

He will take on Shaun Murphy for a place in the semi finals now, where either Stephen Maguire or Yan Bingtao will be waiting.

It is Murphy who is heading into this quarter final match as the favourite in Masters snooker betting.

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Stuart Bingham Preview – Can Bingham keep his title defence on track?

Stuart Bingham, the reigning Masters champion, safely negotiated the first challenge of his defence.

The Englishman climate a 6-4 win over Thepchaiya Un-Nooh in the first round of this year’s Masters.

Bingham is the top seed at the invitational snooker event as he is the defending champion.

But in the match outright for snooker betting, Bingham is the even-money underdog in what is expected to be a competitive match* (odds taken 19:17 GMT Wednesday, 13th January).

In none of his ranking tournament appearances this year, has Bingham managed to get to the business end of things.

His best efforts were fourth round finishes at the European Masters and recently at the Scottish Open.

So he doesn’t look to be quite on top of his game.

But that having been said, his form across the course of the previous regular season never hinted at him having a Masters title in him.

Our betting prediction:
Shaun Murphy 6-4 correct score

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


It is worth having a look at Bingham’s overall Masters performances.

This is the ninth appearance in the Masters draw in his career and Bingham has fallen in the first round in all but two of those.

But the other way to look at this is that both times he has gotten past the first round, he has reached at least the semi-finals.

With Bingham going into this as the underdog, a Murphy 6-4 correct score option is at 11/2* (odds taken 19:17 GMT Wednesday, 13th January).


Shaun Murphy Preview – Murphy leads the head to head

The head to head form would suggest that Shaun Murphy is rightly the favourite for this Masters quarter final match.

Murphy is W12 D1 L6 against Bingham in the previous head to head.

Murphy did lose the last meeting, but that was a 1-frame deal at the Snooker Shootout in 2019 which isn’t really relevant.

This will be the first meeting at the Masters between the two players.

Of the previous 168 frames that Murphy and Bingham have contested, Murphy has won 92 of them (55%).

In the first round of this year’s Masters, Murphy faced a tricky challenge against Wales’ Mark Williams.

It was a 6-4 success that Murphy got across the line in that fixture.

So it was a good stern workout for him and therefore he is likely to be well-dialled in for this quarter final fixture.

Murphy is the 4/5 favourite in the match outright in snooker betting* (odds taken 19:17 GMT Wednesday, 13th January).

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Shaun Murphy’s best effort in a ranking tournament this season happened at the European Masters when he reached the semi-finals.

He struggled to get any momentum going in the recent tournaments in the build-up to the Masters.

Murphy was knocked out in the first round of the Northern Ireland Open and the World Grand Prix.

He made only the second round at the UK Championships and the third round at the Scottish Open.

He was a semifinalist at the Masters last year, and while we think that the 2015 Masters champion does squeeze through, it won’t be easy.


Stuart Bingham vs Shaun Murphy Betting Advice

This should be a tight battle all the way because neither player was running in hot form across the course of the season.

But Murphy gets the nod in Masters Snooker Betting at 4/5 (odds taken 19:17 GMT Wednesday, 13th January).

That’s because he made it past a trickier opponent in the first round of this draw than Bingham did.


Key Facts – Stuart Bingham vs Shaun Murphy Betting Tip

  • Shaun Murphy leads the head to head 12-6 against Bingham
  • Stuart Bingham is the reigning Masters Champion
  • Shaun Murphy is a former Masters champion as well


Title defences are just a hard thing to pull off and we do expect Bingham to come up short in that respect.

We think he’s worth taking on in this fixture, as the head to head suggests we go with Murphy.

A Murphy 6-4 correct score looks the good call at 6/1* (odds taken 19:17 GMT Wednesday, 13th January).


The best betting odds for Stuart Bingham vs Shaun Murphy

Stuart Bingham to win: Even money at Bet365
Shaun Murphy to win: 4/5 at Bet365