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Masters Snooker: Maximum man Fu can out-break the Rocket

| 15.01.2015

Such is the short, sharp nature of the Masters snooker, the quarter-finals stages are here already, meaning fresh markets to exploit for Ladbrokes’ customers.

To accompany the action from Alexandra Palace we are offering a daily digest of best bets, with the first two quarters next up:

Ronnie O’Sullivan to beat Marco Fu @ 1/5

It’s not a price to set the pulse racing, but the 6-0 O’Sullivan victory at the Champion of Champions in November gave a big clue about the Rocket’s superiority over Fu in recent meetings.

Although the Chinese player arguably played more fluently in his victory over Stuart Bingham to kick off his Masters campaign, the 2011 finalist has now lost five in a row to the Rocket.

Fu to record the highest break of the match @ 7/4

If you’ve been following the tournament up until now, you can’t have missed Fu making a 147 and O’Sullivan drawing level with Stephen Hendry’s all-time century record in his final frame to see off Ricky Walden.

These opponents are actually level on the season (27) for centuries made, but Fu’s maximum and three 100+ breaks to Ronnie’s two in his opening match make him the value pick in this market.

Neil Robertson to beat Ali Carter @ 4/11

Although Carter swept aside a below-par Barry Hawkins in the round-of 16, the enigmatic Englishman has lost his last three matches against Robertson, including a whitewash at the Champion of Champions.

Race to three frames: Robertson @ 4/9

As was the case in the aforementioned Champion of Champions clash in November, The Thunder also rumbled straight into a three-frame lead without reply at the China Open prior to that.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Christian Crowther

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