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Shanghai Masters Snooker tips and betting advice: The essential guide on how to bet on the 2016 Shanghai Masters

Jamie Shaw 22 Sep 2016
England's Ronnie O'Sullivan (R) prepares to play a shot (credit:Credit by bettingpro)

Get the latest Shanghai Masters snooker tips as we pick out our best bets for each day's play in the essential guide to betting on the 2016 Shanghai Masters.

Today's best bets

Ali Carter to beat Stuart Bingham @ EVS

Carter has made light work of two tough opponents in Kurt Maflin and John Higgins en route to the Quarter-Finals, dropping just three frames, continuing the sort of form which led him to the World Open title in China earlier this summer. 

The 2010 Shanghai champion has had the better of Bingham in their two most recent meetings - at the World Championship and World Open - and has to be favoured to make it three in a row despite having being installed as the outsider of the two by the bookies.

Michael White v Stephen Maguire - Over 7.5 total frames @ 4/5

Maguire has proved the stand-out performer of the week so far, kicking on from his 147 in the Wildcard Round with wins over Shaun Murphy and Barry Hawkins.

The Scot has won his last four encounters with White - who recovered from 3-0 down to defeat Judd Trump in Round Two - though in all six of their previous meetings, there has never been a winning margin of more than two frames.

Another close-run contest looks to be on the cards here, with a minimum total of eight frames appearing the banker bet at 4/5 with Bet365. 

Michael Holt highest match break @ 7/4

Holt heads into his clash with home favourite Ding Junhui on the crest of a wave following his commanding win over Ronnie O'Sullivan on Thursday and will fancy his chances of potentially causing another upset.

Holt has made a century break in each of his three outings at the Grand Stage this week, while Ding is yet to compile a ton, making 7/4 for 'The Hitman' to continue that scoring form in this one a tasty prospect.

Alternatively, you can back our top three selections in a 9/1 treble here...

How to bet on the Shanghai Masters

Betting on the Shanghai 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 Shanghai 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 > Shanghai 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 latter stages of the Shanghai 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 Shanghai 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 Shanghai Masters 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.

Best bookmakers 

Tournament format

The tournament runs from September 19-25 at the Grand Stage in Shanghai, China. All matches up to and including the Quarter-Finals are to be contested over the best nine frames, with Semi-Finals best of 11 and the final best of 19.

The total prize fund on offer is £465,000, with £85,000 going to the winner and £35,000 to the runner-up. Should any player make a 147 break, a £7,000 bonus will be allocated on a shared basis.

Tournament schedule

All times BST (local time seven hours ahead)

Monday September 19

First Round (WC = Wildcard Round)

Ricky Walden 4-5 Michael White (Match 14)
Marco Fu 4-5 David Gilbert (Match 18)
Michael Holt 5-1 Xu Si (Match 1) WC
Anthony McGill 5-0 Chen Zifan (Match 3) WC

Ding Junhui 5-4 Scott Donaldson (Match 11)
John Higgins 5-3 Matthew Selt (Match 20)
Liang Wenbo 5-3 Hu Hao (Match 2) WC
Martin Gould 0-5 Yuan Sijun (Match 8) WC

Tuesday September 20

First Round

Kyren Wilson 2-5 Michael Holt (Match 9)
Mark Allen 5-0 Anthony McGill (Match 12)
Kurt Maflin 5-1 Guan Zhen (Match 5) WC
Ryan Day 5-1 Ma Bing (Match 6) WC

Ronnie O'Sullivan 5-4 Liang Wenbo (Match 10)
Mark Selby 5-1 Yuan Sijun (Match 24)
Stuart Carrington 5-1 Niu Zhuang (Match 7) WC
Stephen Maguire 5-0 Yi Chen Zhu Match 4) WC

Wednesday September 21

First Round 

Stuart Bingham 5-0 Jamie Jones (Match 17)
Neil Robertson 2-5 Ryan Day (Match 21)
Ali Carter 5-1 Kurt Maflin (Match 19)
Barry Hawkins 5-0 Robert Milkins (Match 15)

Judd Trump 5-0 Ben Woollaston (Match 13)
Shaun Murphy 0-5 Stephen Maguire (Match 16)
Mark Williams 3-5 Mei Xi Wen (Match 22)
Joe Perry 4-5 Stuart Carrington (Match 23)

Thursday September 22

Second Round

Stuart Carrington v Mark Selby (Match 32)
Ryan Day v Mei Xi Wen (Match 31)
Barry Hawkins v Stephen Maguire (Match 28)
Stuart Bingham v David Gilbert (Match 29)

Ding Junhui v Mark Allen (Match 26)
Michael Holt v Ronnie O'Sullivan (Match 25)
Judd Trump v Michael White (Match 27)
Ali Carter v John Higgins (Match 30)

Friday September 23


Winner Match 29 v Winner Match 30 (QF 3)
Winner Match 31 v Winner Match 32 (QF 4)

Winner Match 25 v Winner Match 26 (QF 1)
Winner Match 27 v Winner Match 28 (QF 2)

Saturday September 24


Winner QF 3 v Winner QF 4 (SF 2)

Winner QF 1 v Winner QF 2 (SF 1)

Sunday September 25


7.30am & 12.30pm 
Winner SF 1 v Winner SF 2 

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