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Masters Snooker 2023 Betting Tips & Preview

Let’s get the boys on the baize in 2023!

The snooker action is straight back in full swing this year as the Masters rolls back into the Alexandra Palace.

The top 16 players in the world are set for battle in the second of the three Triple Crown events on the World Snooker Tour.

It just takes four wins in north London to be crowned Masters champion, but with a field dripping in talent it’s not as easy as it sounds…

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Masters Snooker Outright Betting Preview

Snooker starts with a bang in 2023.

The Masters brings the top 16 players to the Alexandra Palace looking to add to the drama that the 2023 World Darts Championship produced inside the same venue.

Neil Robertson (4/1 with bet365) arrives in north London as the defending champion from 12 months ago and the Australian is a betting leader to make it three Masters crowns, joining esteemed company.

Other favourites include the ever-dangerous Ronnie O’Sullivan (10/3 with bet365), Judd Trump (9/2 with bet365) and three-time Masters champion Mark Selby (7/1 with bet365).

So, let’s get the boys back on the baize as we look forward to another packed snooker schedule in the new year.

We’re here to take a closer look at some of the outright tournament betting ahead of the 2023 Masters Snooker:

Neil Robertson to win the 2023 Masters at 4/1 with bet365

With 28 centuries already in the 2022/23 season, Neil Robertson is well on track to record his heaviest scoring season.

The Australian is firing on all cylinders and has reached semi-finals at the Hong Kong Masters, English Open, Scottish Open and Northern Ireland Open.

Robertson is a man for the big occasion and he is beginning to make a career out of turning up when it matters. He bagged the English Open, Players Championship, Tour Championship and the Masters in the 2021/22 season and he’s due another scalp as we march through this campaign.

He has a strong English contingent of Judd Trump, Shaun Murphy, Kyren Wilson and Stuart Bingham in his half of the draw but will take comfort in his positive head-to-head record against Murphy as he opens up against the “Magician”.

4/1 at bet365 for Robertson to defend his crown looks a good pick.

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Neil Robertson to win The Masters - 4/1

Robertson is the main pick to win outright

Mark Allen (E/W) to win the 2023 Masters at 12/1 with bet365 (1/2 2 places)

Mark Allen ended 2022 in style.

The Northern Irishman picked up the Northern Ireland Open as well as the esteemed UK Championship and finished the year with a semi-final run in the English Open.

Allen will have to go through Neil Robertson in a potential semi-final if he is to make the final at the Ally Pally but at 12/1 an E/W bet on the “Pistol” looks sensible.

Allen faces Barry Hawkins in round one and enjoys a 12-7 career head-to-head against the “Hawk” – this includes wins in the last two meetings with an aggregate frame score of 8-2.

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Mark Allen (EW) to win The Masters - 12/1

At double figure odds, Allen looks worthy of an each way interest

Ronnie O’Sullivan to win his Quarter at 4/5 with bet365

“Rocket” Ronnie is another one of those big-game players that tends to turn up when it matters.

The number two seed leads the way with seven Masters titles in his trophy cabinet and leads the betting as a 10/3 FAV with bet365 in north London.

O’Sullivan’s ropey form in ranking tournaments isn’t the biggest concern coming into the Ally Pally when you consider how dominant he was in winning the Hong Kong Masters and Champion of Champions crowns.

To win his quarter he’ll have to beat two of Luca Brecel, David Gilbert and his old Class of ‘92 pal, Mark Williams.

Williams will probably cause O’Sullivan the biggest problems although Ronnie can boast six wins in their last seven meetings and has a 34-12 lead over the Welshman throughout their careers.

4/5 for the “Rocket” to win his quarter looks a safe bet.

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Ronnie O'Sullivan to win his quarter - 4/5

O'Sullivan looks a good bet in the early stages

When is the Masters Snooker 2023?

As is usual on the World Snooker Tour, the Masters opens up the action in the calendar year with 2023 proving no different.

The tables head to the Alexandra Palace from January 8 in one of the most prestigious non-ranking events on the tour.

When was the Masters Snooker first held?

There have been 48 Masters tournaments, dating back to 1975 when the first was held from inside the West Centre Hotel, London.

Only ten players featured in the 1975 event, with Ray Reardon losing to John Spencer on a re-spotted black in a 9-8 final.

The Masters would move to the New London Theatre, Wembley Conference Centre and Wembley Arena before settling on it’s new home inside north London’s Alexandra Palace.

How much prize money is on the line?

The prize fund for the event is £725,000, with the winner receiving £250,000

How to Watch the Masters Snooker

Most major betting sites will have streams available for account holders as well as live coverage on Eurosport and BBC in the UK.

Masters Snooker Betting Offers & Enhanced Odds

The best online bookmakers all understand the importance and popularity of the Masters Snooker.

Therefore, they have put together a whole host of betting offers to keep punters happy.

Free bets are the most common type of betting offer that you’ll find for the snooker. These give you the chance to win from your snooker betting without risking your own money.

Enhanced odds offers are another great way to maximise your snooker betting.

Make sure to check out the latest enhanced odds offers from the bookies throughout the tournament as they will update the offers subject to the way it pans out.

Snooker Masters Betting Markets & Specials

One of the joys of the Snooker Masters is the number of ways there are to bet on it.

The most obvious place to turn are the individual matches.

As well as the match winner market, punters have the choice of betting on the correct score, total frames, winning margin, a range of handicaps and even more specialist markets.

Then there are the outright betting markets.

The most popular is the tournament winner market, prices from which we have quoted above.

You can also bet on the winner of each individual quarter, which players will reach the final, which half (or quarter) the winner will come from and whether or not there will be a 147 break in the tournament.

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