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Mark Williams vs Ronnie O’Sullivan Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Can Williams close it out against the Rocket?

  • Mark Williams has a 6-2 lead against Ronnie O’Sullivan in the quarter-finals
  • Their World Snooker Championship match continues at 14:30 BST today
  • Mark Williams has won 3 World Snooker Championship titles
  • Ronnie O’Sullivan has won 5 World Snooker Championship titles
Mark Williams Ronnie O’Sullivan
Ronnie O’Sullivan and Mark Williams have eight world titles and 58 ranking titles between them (Getty Images)

Mark Williams and Ronnie O’Sullivan continue their World Snooker Championship quarter-final clash at the Crucible today. Williams has a 6-2 lead in the best of 25 frame match, can he close it out and reach the semi-finals?

Mark Williams Form


Mark Williams began the 2020 World Championship with a 10-5 victory over Alan McManus. The 45-year-old declared after the match that he intends “never to retire” from professional snooker.

The Welshman then beat Masters Champion Stuart Bingham 13-11 in the second round. He trailed Ronnie O'Sullivan 2-1 in the quarter-finals but the three-time champion took control, compiling breaks of 72, 56 and 130 as he won five frames in a row to lead 6-2.

Ronnie O'Sullivan Form


Ronnie O'Sullivan was emphatic in the first round by thumping Thepchaiya Un-Nooh 10-1 in the fastest match in the history of the tournament. He overcame 2016 finalist Ding Junhui 13-10 in a thrilling second round contest.

The “Rocket” faces a battle to stay in the World Championship after falling behind Mark Williams in the quarter-finals. O'Sullivan edged 2-1 ahead but lost the next five frames to trail 6-2.

Back-to-back winner in 2012 and 2013, O’Sullivan can win a record-breaking 37th career ranking title if he can overturn the deficit and win the tournament at the Crucible.

Mark Williams vs Ronnie O’Sullivan Head to Head


Ronnie O’Sullivan has a 30-11 advantage over Mark Williams in the head to head. O’Sullivan has won all four matches against Williams at the World Championship, their most recent Crucible clash coming eight years ago.

This will be the first match between Mark Williams and Ronnie O’Sullivan in three years. Williams’ last success over O’Sullivan came in 2014 at the International Championship in China.

Mark Williams vs Ronnie O’Sullivan Betting Odds


Mark Williams is a 1.62 favourite with Ronnie O’Sullivan priced at 2.40 at Unibet.

Mark Williams vs Ronnie O’Sullivan Stats


Mark Williams has won 3 World Snooker Championship titles.
Ronnie O’Sullivan has won 5 World Snooker Championship titles.

Mark Williams vs Ronnie O’Sullivan FAQ

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What competition are Mark Williams vs Ronnie O’Sullivan playing in?

Mark Williams vs Ronnie O’Sullivan are playing in the 2020 World Snooker Championship quarter-finals.

When is Mark Williams vs Ronnie O’Sullivan being played?

Mark Williams vs Ronnie O’Sullivan is being played at 14:30 BST on Tuesday 11 August 2020.

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Verdict

Mark Williams has a 6-2 lead in the race to 13 frames. The Welshman won the World Snooker Championship as recently as 2018 and can go on with the job to reach the semi-finals.

Best Bet: Mark Williams Win Winner @-161.29 at William Hill - 31 Units

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