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Masters Snooker tips and betting advice: The essential guide on how to bet on the 2017 Masters

Jamie Shaw 20 Jan 2017
Ronnie O'Sullivan is presented with The Dafabet Masters Trophy by former player Jimmy White in 2016 (credit:Credit by bettingpro)

Get the latest Masters Snooker tips as we pick out our best bets for each day's play in the essential guide to betting on the sport's most prestigious invitational.

Saturday's best bets


Ronnie O'Sullivan v Marco Fu - Over 9.5 frames @ 6/5 with Paddy Power

Defending champion O'Sullivan aims to book his place in a twelfth Masters final by ending the run of in-form Fu in the opening Semi-Final.

The six-time Masters Champion knows he will be required to move through the gears as he comes up against one of the sport's form horses bidding to avenge his defeat to 'The Rocket' in the Semi-Finals of last month's UK Championship.

Scottish Open winner Fu has admitted he is enjoying some of the best form of his career to date and has underlined his title credentials with a 6-5 defeat of Judd Trump and a 6-2 rout of Mark Allen en route to this stage.

This is by no means a walkover for the home favourite; expect Fu to push O'Sullivan all the way, and the safe bet looks be for a minimum of ten frames to be contested.

Joe Perry v Barry Hawkins - Over 9.5 total frames @ 11/10 with Coral

Two relative underdogs lock horns in an unlikely second Semi-Final as Hawkins bids to make it back-to-back final appearances in the sport's most prestigious invitational.

Hawkins defeated Perry 6-3 in the opening round here 12 months ago and has swept aside Shaun Murphy and Mark Selby against the odds to continue his recent love affair with the Ally Pally venue.

Perry has been even more emphatic in winning through to his first Masters Semi-Final under the radar, dropping just two frames in demolitions of Stuart Bingham and Ding Junhui.

With little to separate these two in all departments, it has all the makings of a close-run battle, thus making a bet of over 9.5 frames the sensible selection at odds-against.

Previous Tips


Friday January 20
Mark Selby v Barry Hawkins - Over 9.5 frames @ 5/4 with Paddy Power (Lost)
Ding Junhui v Joe Perry - Over 1.5 match centuries @ EVS with Betway (Pending)

Thursday January 19
Ronnie O'Sullivan v Neil Robertson - Over 9.5 total frames @ 6/5 with Sportingbet (Lost)
Marco Fu to win @ 17/20 with Betfair (Won)

Wednesday January 18
Mark Selby to lead after four frames @ 11/10 with Betfred (Won)
Shaun Murphy v Barry Hawkins - Over 9.5 total frames @ 5/4 with Sportingbet (Lost)

Tuesday January 17
Judd Trump v Marco Fu - Under 2.5 frame winning margin @ 6/5 with Paddy Power (Won)
Neil Robertson v Ali Carter - Either player to win three successive frames - No @ 4/1 with Bet365 (Lost)

Monday January 16
John Higgins over 0.5 centuries @ EVS with Bet365 (Won)
Stuart Bingham v Joe Perry - Over 9.5 total frames @ 6/5 with Sportingbet (Lost)

Sunday January 15
Ronnie O'Sullivan v Liang Wenbo - Over 1.5 total match centuries @ 11/8 with Paddy Power (Won)
Ding Junhui v Kyren Wilson - Over 9.5 total frames @ 5/4 with William Hill (Lost)

How to bet on The Masters


Betting on The Masters could not be simpler, with a wide range of pre-match, outright and in-play markets at your fingertips via the majority of leading sports bookmakers.

To place a bet on The Masters, simply go to the home page of your chosen bookmaker on either the desktop site or mobile app and head to the A-Z sports menu.

From there, select Snooker > Masters and locate the match or market you wish place a bet on. Single bets for outright winner, match coupons for accumulators and in-play markets are then listed on the interface. Compile your bet by clicking on the odds which will then add it to your betslip.

On the betslip, you can then key in your stake and the type of bet you wish to place, for example, singles, multiples or each-way. Once your bet has been placed, keep an eye out for the cash-out option while your bets are still open, which is offered by most of the big bookies.

Markets offered


Typically, the top bookmakers for snooker such as Bet365 and Coral can offer as many as 50 pre-match markets on major ranking tournament matches, and this is the case for the prestigious Masters.

Popular markets include match result - simply betting on which player will win the tie and frame handicaps, whereby a virtual advantage or disadvantage to either player is awarded in order to even the field, for example a +2.5 frames handicap bet would be for Player A or B to win the match if 2.5 frames were to be added to their final tally.

A two-way market for the total number of frames is a sensible bet if the contest appears too close to call on paper and is not reliant on either player to win. For example backing over 7.5 frames in a best of 11 match at The Masters is covering the total number of frames being anything from eight to the maximum of 11.

Punters can also bet on the number of centuries breaks in any given match, including a total number for either player or Player A or B to compile the most 100+ breaks. Significant odds of around 25/1 are often available for one player to produce snooker's holy grail - a maximum 147 break.

Other notable snooker betting markets include correct score for those with a gut prediction, a bet on whether either player will win three successive frames at any stage of the match as well as whether or not the match will go to a deciding frame.

Masters Offers











Best Bookmakers 

Darts Free Bets

BookmakerValuePromotion code
Unibet£30N/A
William Hill£10 > £30N/A
LeoVegas£10N/A
Ladbrokes£10>30N/A
BetVictor£10 > £20N/A
Paddy Power£20 Risk FreeN/A




Tournament Format


The tournament runs from January 15-22 at London's Alexandra Palace, with all matches up to and including the Semi-Finals contested over the best of 11 frames and the final best of 19.

Tournament Schedule


Sunday January 15

Round One

1pm
1 Ronnie O'Sullivan v Liang Wenbo

7pm
6 Ding Junhui v Kyren Wilson

Monday January 16

Round One

1pm
4 John Higgins v Mark Allen

7pm
5 Stuart Bingham v Joe Perry

Tuesday January 17

Round One

1pm
3 Judd Trump v Marco Fu

7pm
2 Neil Robertson v Allister Carter

Wednesday January 18

Round One

1pm
8 Mark Selby v Mark Williams

7pm
7 Shaun Murphy v Barry Hawkins

Thursday January 19

Quarter-Finals

1pm
9 Winner of Match 1 v Winner of Match 2

7pm
10 Winner of Match 3 v Winner of Match 4

Friday January 20

Quarter-Finals

1pm
12 Winner of Match 7 v Winner of Match 8

7pm
11 Winner of Match 5 v Winner of Match 6

Saturday January 21

Semi-Finals 

1pm
13 Winner of Match 9 v Winner of Match 10

7pm
14 Winner of Match 11 v Winner of Match 12

Sunday January 22

1pm & 7pm
Final


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