The 2018 Dafabet Masters draw is out, and there are plenty of betting opportunities to be had for the prestigious snooker tournament. World-famous bookmakers are offering Masters Snooker 2018 free bets, along with special promotions for new and existing punters.
The Masters Snooker 2018 tournament starts on Sunday, January 14, pairing current World Snooker Champion and no.1 seed, Mark Selby, with the former world champion, Mark Williams. Selby is expected to take the title for the opening game with odds of ½. Paddy Power also has Selby down for outright odds of 9/2.
The Masters Snooker 2018 tournament starts on Sunday January 14, pairing current World Snooker Champion and no,1 seed, Mark Selby, with former world champion, Mark Williams. Selby is expected to take the title for the opening game with odds of ½. Paddy Power also has Selby down for outright odds of 9/2.
The betting opportunities for the Masters Snooker 2018 are nothing short of impressive. It’s also relatively easy for new punters to understand; all matches up to and including the semi-finals are contested over the best of 11 frames. The final game is the best of 19.
Stephen Hendry 7
Ronnie O’Sullivan 6
Steve Davis 3
Mark Selby 3
Cliff Thorburn 3
Paul Hunter 3
John Higgins 2
Mark Williams 2
Alex Higgins 2
Opening Round Draw
Most major UK bookmakers have already priced their Masters Snooker betting odds, with Ronnie O’Sullivan edging to the top of the outright odds. There’s also a whole load of Masters Snookers betting odds available on the likes of handicap betting, highest break in match, to win 1st frame and plenty more.
We’ve gone through all the best odds for the 16 players to keep you ahead of the game with your Masters Snooker betting odds:
As we expected at Freebets.co.uk, the Masters Snooker betting odds are largely focused on the outright winner, and the individual matches. However, there are plenty of betting opportunities for handicap betting (good for backing outsiders), along with frame bets and highest break betting odds.
The 2018 Masters Snooker is tipped to be one of the most exciting yet, with Mark Selby and Judd Trump predicted to give O’Sullivan a run for that £200,000 prize money. Selby is the current World Snooker Champion, and Trump is a former world number one. Add to that Selby’s previous three wins, and O’Sullivan has got some big competition.
Before you place any Masters Snooker bets, always read up on the latest results and statistics. Almost all online bookmakers provide updated results, and it’s well worth taking a look at them before betting. Selby has a hard opening game against Mark Williams, so you need to read up on the Masters Snooker betting tips and predictions before taking a punt. Most of the betting sites offer Masters Snooker free bets in the run-up to the tournament, so you don’t have to undertake big risks to put money on your favourite.
Judd Trump, another big Masters Snooker favourite, has a relatively ‘clear’ run ahead of him with his opening game against Liang Wenbo, China’s current number 2. Shaun Murphy is also one to keep an eye on, with his outright odds high.
You can watch the Dafabet Masters on BBC TV, or via iPlayer, along with Eurosport TV and Eurosport iPlayer.
The field is now set for the 2018 Masters Snooker, and there’s no denying Ronnie O’Sullivan is way ahead of the competition. Considered by many to be the ‘world’s greatest player’, he’ll be looking for that eighth win. He’s already taken the title for the English Open, Shanghai Masters and UK Championship in the past three months, and he’s a big threat to the other players.
He had a bit of a blip when it came to taking on John Higgins in the Scottish Open semi-finals, losing 5-0 to the Scot, but he’s still the one to watch.
Mark Selby, the world’s number one snooker player, is right on the heels of O’Sullivan. He’s claimed the title three times, second only to O’Sullivan, although he has a hard opening match in the form of Mark Williams.
World number two, Judd Trump, is expected to be a massive contender for the Masters Snooker 2018. He could even make it onto the leaderboard for the first time, but he needs to improve his tactics after crashing out of the UK Championship in the third round. John Higgins and Ding Junhui are also tipped to be strong players for the 2018 Masters Snooker.
The Masters Snooker Competition will run from Sunday 14th January to Sunday 21st January at the Alexandra Palace which will just be coming back down to planet earth following the PDC World Darts Championship final!