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Ronnie O'Sullivan vs Ding Junhui Live Stream, Predictions & Tips - O'Sullivan to win Masters opener

  • Ronnie O'Sullivan vs Ding Junhui predictions for the Masters Snooker first round match.
  • The match is being played at Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes on Wednesday (1.00pm GMT).
  • Ronnie O'Sullivan has won his last 3 matches against Ding Junhui.
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news.
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Gary Emmerson 12 Jan 2021
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Ronnie O'Sullivan vs Ding Junhui Predictions


Ronnie O'Sullivan has dominated Ding Junhui, but he is little value to notch a fourth straight win over the world number nine. Over 9.5 frames is the best bet in the best-of-11 contest with a closer game predicted, and 6-4 in O'Sullivan's favour is the value bet.

  • Ronnie O'Sullivan has won 9 of his last 11 matches.
  • Ronnie O'Sullivan holds a 16-5 head to head advantage over Ding Junhui.
  • Ronnie O'Sullivan has won his last 3 matches against Ding Junhui.
  • There has been over 9.5 frames in 4 of the last 6 best-of-11 matches between O'Sullivan and Ding.
  • Ding Junhui has lost 2 of his last 3 matches.

Head to Head


Ronnie O'Sullivan holds a dominant 16-5 head to head record against Ding Junhui. There have also been three draws in 24 clashes.

O'Sullivan has won the last three in a row played last year. He beat Ding 13-10 in the last 16 of the World Championships and followed that with victories in the quarter-finals of the Northern Ireland Open and Scottish Open. 

Ronnie O'Sullivan Form


Ronnie O'Sullivan won the 2020 World Championship in August last year, defeating Kyren Wilson 18-8 in the final in a comprehensive victory.

He was eliminated early at the European Masters, English Open and lost 6-3 against Mark Allen in the Champion of Champions quarter-finals.

The Rocket bounced back at the Northern Ireland Open where he reached the final, losing 9-7 against Judd Trump for the third consecutive year.

O'Sullivan suffered a shock 6-5 defeat to Alexander Ursenbacher in Round 2 at the UK Championship, but bounced back in the Scottish Open as he reached the final before going down 9-3 to Mark Selby.

O'Sullivan also reached the final of the World Grand Prix in his final apperance of 2020. Again he missed out on the title, losing comprehensively 6-1 to Trump.

Ding Junhui Form


Ding Junhui endured some mixed form during the 2020 campaign, which ultimately turned into a frustrating season.

He exited the World Championships at the second round stage to O'Sullivan, who also dumped him out of the Northern Ireland Open and Scottish Open at the quarter-final stage.

In between, Ding enjoyed a run to the last eight of the European Masters before losing to Mark Selby. He reached the same stage of the English Open before losing to John Higgins.

Neil Robertson got the better of him in the quarter-finals of the Champion of Champions. And Ding suffered surprise second round exits to David Grace in the UK Championship and Hossein Vafaei in the World Grand Prix.

Ronnie O'Sullivan vs Ding Junhui

What is the Ronnie O'Sullivan vs Ding Junhui best bet?

Over 9.5 is the best bet in the game with a close encounter over 11 frames predicted.

Where can I watch the Ronnie O'Sullivan vs Ding Junhui live stream?

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Verdict

Ding Junhui's 2020 campaign failed to live up to his normal heights. Expect better from the world number nine, but a fourth straight loss to O'Sullivan is on the cards.

Best Bet: Over 9.5 Frames Total Frames @110.00 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Value Bet: O'Sullivan 6-4 Correct Score @500.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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