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Ronnie O'Sullivan vs Ding Junhui Live Stream, Predictions & Tips - O'Sullivan to continue Ding dominance

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  • The match is being played at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes on Tuesday (7.00pm GMT)
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Gary Emmerson 22 Feb 2021
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Ronnie O'Sullivan vs Ding Junhui Predictions


Ronnie O'Sullivan was error-free on his run to the final of the Welsh Open, only to start slowly and ultimately lose 9-8 to Jordan Brown on Sunday.

The Rocket was impressive up to that point. Now he faces an out of sorts Ding, who is struggling for form and has lost his last four matches against O'Sullivan. Back Rocket to win in over 9.5 frames.

  • Ronnie O'Sullivan is a two-time Players Championship winner.
  • Ronnie O'Sullivan has won 4 of his last 5 matches.
  • Ronnie O'Sullivan holds a 17-5 head to head advantage over Ding Junhui.
  • Ronnie O'Sullivan has won his last 4 matches against Ding Junhui.
  • There has been over 9.5 frames in 5 of the last 7 best-of-11 matches between O'Sullivan and Ding.
  • Ding Junhui won the Players Championship in 2013.
  • Ding Junhui has lost 4 of his last 7 matches.

Head to Head


Ronnie O'Sullivan holds a dominant 17-5 head to head record against Ding Junhui. There have also been three draws in 25 clashes.

O'Sullivan has won the last four in a row following a 6-5 victory in the opening round of The Masters in January.

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


World number two Ronnie O'Sullivan ended 2020 by reaching the finals of the Scottish Open and the World Grand Prix, but lost in both deciders.

He went down 9-3 to Mark Selby in the Scottish Open final, and was comprehensively beaten 6-1 by Judd Trump in the final of the World Grand Prix.

O'Sullivan beat Ding Junhui in the opening round of The Masters in January, only to then lose to John Higgins in the second round.

At the latest Championship League event two weeks ago, O'Sullivan won his opening four games before losing three in a row.

O'Sullivan reached the final of last week's Welsh Open, dropping just two frames along the way. But he lost the decider 9-8 to Jordan Brown.

Ding Junhui Form


Ding Junhui endured a frustrating season in 2020 and things have started much the same way in 2021 for the world number nine.

A 6-5 final frame defeat to Ronnie O'Sullivan saw Ding fall at the first hurdle of The Masters in January.

At the German Masters, Ding strung back-to-back victories together against Kacper Filipiak (5-4) and Dominic Dale (5-0). But he then lost 5-3 to eventual champion Judd Trump in the quarter-finals. 

Ding won his Welsh Open first round match 4-1 against countryman Lyu Haotian last week, only to lose 4-2 to young Chinese star Pang Junxu in the second round.

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Verdict

O'Sullivan has had a stranglehold over Ding of late and can make it five wins in a row. Over 9.5 is value in the best-of-11 contest with O'Sullivan 6-4 value.

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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