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Judd Trump vs Ronnie O'Sullivan Tips - Back Trump to defeat Rocket again

  • Judd Trump vs Ronnie O'Sullivan tips for the World Grand Prix semi-final at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes on Friday (6.00pm GMT)
  • The best betting tips for the game is a Judd Trump win, with over 9.5 frames as the value bet.
  • Read on for our full match preview and predictions.
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Judd Trump has beaten Ronnie O'Sullivan in 4 of their last 5 matches (Getty Images)
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Judd Trump vs Ronnie O'Sullivan Tips - Back Trump to defeat Rocket again

  • Judd Trump vs Ronnie O'Sullivan tips for the World Grand Prix semi-final at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes on Friday (6.00pm GMT)
  • The best betting tips for the game is a Judd Trump win, with over 9.5 frames as the value bet.
  • Read on for our full match preview and predictions.


Judd Trump vs Ronnie O'Sullivan Preview & Predictions


Trump has lost only one of his last five matches against O'Sullivan. The world number one can continue his strong run of form and reach another final in 2020, but it should be a close one with over 9.5 frames predicted.

  • Judd Trump has won 22 of his last 24 matches.
  • Judd Trump has been taken to a deciding frame in 2 of his 3 matches at the 2020 World Grand Prix.
  • Judd Trump has won 4 of his last 5 matches against Ronnie O'Sullivan.
  • Judd Trump and Ronnie O'Sullivan have been separated by 2 frames or less in 9 of their last 11 matches.
  • Ronnie O'Sullivan has won 16 of his last 19 matches.

Head to Head


Judd Trump has a slight head to head advantage having won 14 of 27 matches against O'Sullivan. Trump has won the last two clashes, winning 9-7 in last year's Northern Ireland Open and repeating the same scoreline in this year's final of the same event.

Judd Trump Form


Since being beaten by Kyren Wilson in the World Championships quarter-finals in August, Judd Trump has been on a good run of form.

He reached the semi-finals of the European Masters before losing to Martin Gould 6-3.

Trump lifted the title at the English Open with a 9-8 victory over Neil Robertson. He followed that with victory in the Northern Ireland Open, defeating Ronnie O'Sullivan 9-7 in the decider.

Sandwiched in between the two titles was a semi-final defeat to Mark Allen in the Champion of Champions event.

Trump was denied by Robertson in the final of the UK Championship, losing 10-9 in a game that finished in the early hours. Playing the following week, he suffered a 5-4 quarter-final defeat to Li Hang in the Scottish Open.

At the World Grand Prix, Trump has beaten Michael Holt 4-3, Stuart Bingham 4-3 and Gould 5-2 to reach the last four.

Ronnie O'Sullivan Form


Ronnie O'Sullivan won the 2020 World Championship in August, 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 beat Ali Carter 4-1 in Round 1 of the World Grand Prix. He repeated the scoreline against Barry Hawkins in Round 2. Rocket then dispatched Kyren Wilson 5-3 in the quarter-finals on Thursday.

Judd Trump vs Ronnie O'Sullivan

What is the best bet for Judd Trump vs Ronnie O'Sullivan?

Judd Trump is backed to continue his strong recent record against Ronnie O'Sullivan.

Where can I watch the Judd Trump vs Ronnie O'Sullivan live stream online?

Our live streaming calendar shows you where to watch the Judd Trump vs Ronnie O'Sullivan live stream online.

When does Judd Trump vs Ronnie O'Sullivan start?

Judd Trump vs Ronnie O'Sullivan starts at 18:00 GMT on Friday 18 December 2020.

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Verdict

Trump has had the measure of O'Sullivan in four of their five most recent head to heads, including in the last month's Northern Ireland Open final. We're backing Trump to win but expected it be a tight contest with over 9.5 frames predicted.

Best Bet: Trump Win Match Result @-175.44 at BetMGM - 4 Units
Value Bet: Over 9.5 Frames Total Frames @100.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: Judd Trump 6-4 Correct Score @500.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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