Masters Snooker Betting Odds & Preview 2021

Robertson the front-runner for Masters 2021 snooker title?

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The Masters Snooker betting 2021 is underway, without world number Judd Trump taking part.

He was replaced in the draw by Joe Perry due to isolation requirements.

Jack Lisowski is another that didn’t get to line up in the draw because of health concerns as well and he has been replaced by Gary Wilson.

After the recent Home Nations events and the World Grand Prix, the Masters is the big start of the new calendar year with the top 16 players in the world invited to the event.

The tournament is being played at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes instead of its usual home of Alexandra Palace.

Masters Snooker Betting Odds 2021

Neil Robertson 3/1
Ronnie O’Sullivan 10/3
Mark Selby 4/1
Kyren Wilson 6/1
John Higgins 14/1
Mark Allen 14/1
Ding Junhui 18/1
Shaun Murphy 18/1
Stuart Bingham 20/1
David Gilbert 20/1
Mark Williams 25/1
Yan Bingato 50/1
Stephen Maguire 50/1
Thepchaiya n-Nooh 66/1
* (betting odds recorded at 22:35 GMT on January 10th, 2021 at Bet365)
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Stuart Bingham Masters Snooker Betting Odds 2021

The reigning Masters champion is Stuart Bingham, so he is the top seed for this year’s contest as he looks for a title defence.

There is a big quote of 20/1 on him to double up which would be a rare feat* (betting odds recorded at 22:35 GMT on January 10th, 2021 at Bet365).

Since Paul Hunter won it back to back in 2001 and 2002, only one other player has managed to successfully defend a Masters title.

That was Ronnie O’Sullivan in 2016/2017. It’s worth remembering that the 2020 Masters was a little chaotic and unpredictable.

That’s because only one of the top-eight seeds actually made it past the first round of the competition.

That really blew the door wide open through which Bingham walked.

As for Stuart Bingham’s seasonal form, it’s not great. He has made it to the fourth round in two of seven ranking events only.

In the recent World Grand Prix in December he was dumped out in the second round of action.

Our betting prediction:
Robertson/O’Sullivan Name The Finalists
7/1

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(odds taken 2000 GMT, Wednesday 8 January)

 

Neil Robertson the 3/1 favourite in Masters Snooker Betting 2021

Australia’s Neil Robertson in the 3/1 current favourite for Masters Snooker betting 2021* (betting odds recorded at 22:35 GMT on January 10th, 2021 at Bet365).

He has produced a very good season, really having been the big form player over the last couple of years besides Judd Trump.

With Trump out of the picture this year at the Masters, there could be a good chance for Robertson.

He landed the UK Championship back in early December and while he followed up with a surprising 1st round exit at the World Grand Prix, the 2012 Masters champions warrant some respect.

He has been to the final in three of his last eight Masters appearances, having fallen short of the quarter-finals once in his last nine appearances at the tournament.

“The Thunder From Down Under” has as good of a chance as anyone here.

Can Ronnie O’Sullivan make it No. 8 at the Masters?

The all-time most successful player ever in the history of the Masters is Ronnie O’Sullivan. It’s seven titles he has produced at the event.

The last one that he put on the board was in 2017.

But he most recently reached the final of the 2019 edition where he was hammered out of sight by Judd Trump in the showcase match.

As the second seed in the draw, O’Sullivan is in the opposite half to Neil Roberston which could pan out well for “The Rocket”.

O’Sullivan is at 10/3 in the Masters Snooker betting odds 2021 at the moment* (betting odds recorded at 22:35 GMT on January 10th, 2021 at Bet365).

There has been some recent threatening form from O’Sullivan as well.

He made the final of the Northern Ireland Open in November and then ran to the Scottish Open Final in mid-December.

The Rocket followed that up with a semi-final berth at the World Grand Prix, so although some title-chances have eluded him, he is coming in hot.

Can Mark Selby rediscover his Master’s touch?

The position in the draw for Mark Selby is very interesting.

As the fifth seed, if he wins his opening match then he could meet Neil Roberston in the quarter-finals.

That’s a tough hurdle right there, but those are the two stand-out players in the top half of the draw.

So it’s reasonable enough to assume that whoever comes through that section of the top half, could easily go on to take the title outright.

Mark Selby has won the Masters 3 times before, the most recent of those successes happening in 2013.

He looks to have really rediscovered some nice form recently, having won the Scottish Open and the reaching the semifinals of the World Grand Prix as a follow-up.

That was at the Scottish Open was one of two ranking titles from Selby this season, who made at least the quarter-finals in five of seven ranking tournament appearances.

Selby was one of the shock losers in the first round of the Masters last year.

But he should have a chance to make amends in a slightly weakened draw.

Can he rediscover that brilliant Masters snooker touch of his? Selby has not been to the final in any of his last six appearances in the tournament.

Kyren Wilson the surprise package for the Masters 2021?

Could Kyren Wilson be the surprise package of Masters Snooker betting odds 2021?

He is the only player not mentioned so far in single figures in the snooker betting at 6/1* (betting odds recorded at 22:35 GMT on January 10th, 2021 at Bet365).

At the time of writing, Wilson had his opening match at the Masters, getting the better of Gary Wilson 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals.

Given that this is a short tournament (because of only sixteen players starting) then that already gives him a leg-up.

Wilson has a model of consistency this season having reached the quarter-finals in all but one of his seven ranking events played.

Among all that he picked up the title in the Championship League, the second-ranking title of his career, his first since the German Masters 2016.

Wilson reached the final of the 2018 Masters, his best effort in four previous goes at the invitational tournament.

Masters Snooker Betting 2021 Predictions

The absence of Trump in this one is huge because he would be the clear frontrunner to claim the title, without question.

So there is a train of thought that things fall back then to Neil Roberston who is in great form at the moment.

Robertson is the 3/1 favourite to get the title on the board this year and we would expect him to go close* (betting odds recorded at 22:35 GMT on January 10th, 2021 at Bet365).

That potential quarterfinal match against Mark Selby could be the one to watch as the winner of that would be exempted to reach the final.

But Roberston has won the last three meetings with Selby and would shade the Australian to win that potential match.

Those are two of the big form-players coming into action in this one.

The other is Ronnie O’Sullivan who has a much easier path to the final.

O’Sullivan is a 9/5 quote to Reach The Final* (betting odds recorded at 22:35 GMT on January 10th, 2021 at Bet365).

The question marks over him will be some missed opportunities in showcase matches in the recent Home Nations events.

So we are rolling with Neil Roberston as the 3/1 outright favourite* (betting odds recorded at 22:35 GMT on January 10th, 2021 at Bet365).