Shanghai Masters Snooker Betting Odds: Your Complete Guide
The Shanghai Masters is one of the more popular non-ranking events in snooker and has been a great tournament to bet on for over a decade now.
Ronnie O’Sullivan has dominated the event in the last few years and it continues to see the world’s biggest stars touch down in China every year.
The event is relatively new to the sport, having only started life in 2007. There have been some big names win the event down the years, including Ali Carter, Mark Selby and John Higgins alongside reigning champion O’Sullivan and it continues to be a major player in developing the game in Asia.
For a number of years it was a ranking event, but as of last year became a non-ranking invitational event, but it continues to flourish, with both top players and youngsters grazing the baize.
It offers a real chance for this young, homegrown players to test themselves against the elite, as well as seeing stars like Ding Junhui play in front of a home crowd.
The tournament is one that every major bookmaker will allow you to place bets on and here at Oddsmaker.co.uk, we’re huge fans, particularly as it’s a great build-up to the UK Championship just a few months later.
If you’re looking to bet on snooker, you won’t go far wrong than the Shanghai Masters. Below you’ll find all you need to know about the tournament including top tips and how to watch it.
Shanghai Masters Snooker Tips
The Shanghai Masters is always an interesting tournament to bet on as players have to endure playing in a completely different time zone, a different culture and of course still play high-quality snooker.
Players such as Ronnie, Ding Junhui, Mark Selby and John Higgins have all won the tournament and when we’re picking our winners and selecting matches to bet on, we take into account a number of factors…
- World Ranking: Ranking is one of the key things to take note of when betting on snooker. It doesn’t take a genius to work out that generally speaking the higher ranked players are more likely to beat lower ranked opposition. It’s also worth looking at the biggest climbers and fallers as it can also give insight into form.
- Form: Checking recent results and tournaments will also give you a good idea of how a player is performing at this current time. Snooker can be hugely dictated by form, with regulation pots often being missed by those players low on confidence, which can massively shift the balance of a game.
- Head-to-Head: If the players have recently played against each other head-to-head statistics can give good insight into who may win, how close it will be and the style of match it will be.
- Big Game Players: It isn’t easy to win a tournament where the stakes are high and the TV cameras are beaming the action around the world. Pressure can play a huge part so you should take into account the players that have been there and done that previously.
Shanghai Masters Fixtures
The Shanghai Masters gets underway shortly, and the draw has taken place.
It takes place between September 9 and September 15, 2019, and will see 24 players taking part, including the top 16 ranked players. That means the likes of Ronnie O’Sullivan, Ding Junhui, Judd Trump and Shaun Murphy will all be in attendance, playing out for a prize pot.
The full draw can be found below:
- Ali Carter vs Wildcard
- Stephen Maguire vs Xiao Guodong
- Barry Hawkins vs Yan Bingtao
- Ding Junhui vs Wildcard
- Shaun Murphy vs Lyu Haotian
- Jack Lisowski vs Wildcard
- Stuart Bingham vs Liang Wenbo
- David Gilbert vs Wildcard
- Ronnie O’Sullivan vs Ali Carter/Wildcard
- Kyren Wilson vs Stephen Maguire/Xiao Guodong
- John Higgins vs Barry Hawkins/Yan Bingtao
- Neil Robertson vs Ding Junhui/Wildcard
- Mark Williams vs Shaun Murphy/Lyu Haotian
- Mark Selby vs Jack Lisowski/Wildcard
- Mark Allen vs Stuart Bingham/Liang Wenbo
- Judd Trump vs David Gilbert/Wildcard
Following that will then be a Quarter Finals, Semi Finals and Final.
Shanghai Masters Live Stream
The Shanghai Masters is broadcast on television on Eurosport 1 & 2, with every single game available to watch, including the Final on September 15.
As well as that, many bookmakers allow you to stream snooker directly from their site and apps. All punters are required to do is place a qualifying bet on the match in which you wish to watch and you’ll unlock the live stream to play.
Many betting sites have this as a feature, including the likes of William Hill, Paddy Power, Betfred, Betfair and many, many more.
Shanghai Masters Prize Money
Prize money for the Shanghai Masters is a pretty lump sum, so it’s no wonder it welcomes the world’s best every year. The total prize pot is £750,000 with the winner earning £200,000, the same as the UK Championship – a Triple Crown event!
The runner-up takes home £100,000, while Semi Finalists earn £60,000 each. There’s also £5,000 up for grabs to the player who makes the biggest break.