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Ronnie O'Sullivan vs Anthony McGill Live Stream, Predictions & Tips - O'Sullivan to preserve perfect record

  • Ronnie O'Sullivan vs Anthony McGill predictions for the World Snooker Championship second round
  • The match is being played at the Crucible on Thursday (1.00pm BST)
  • O'Sullivan is the defending champion
  • O'Sullivan has never lost to McGill and is tipped for a seventh win
  • Match preview, stats and predictions
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Gary Emmerson 20 Apr 2021
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Ronnie O'Sullivan vs Anthony McGill Predictions

Ronnie O'Sullivan has never lost to Anthony McGill and can maintain that perfect record. The Rocket made quick work of Mark Joyce in the first round and can cover a -4.5 handicap. Under 20.5 frames is also predicted.

  • Ronnie O'Sullivan is a 6-time winner of the World Snooker Championship.
  • Ronnie O'Sullivan is the defending champion.
  • Ronnie O'Sullivan beat Mark Joyce 10-4 in the first round.
  • Ronnie O'Sullivan has a 6-0 head to head record against Anthony McGill
  • Anthony McGill beat Rickie Waldon 10-5 in the first round.

Head to Head

Ronnie O'Sullivan has met Anthony McGill on six occasions and emerged victorious from each match.

The most recent meeting was a 6-4 win for O'Sullivan at the English Open in 2017.

Ronnie O'Sullivan Form

World number two Ronnie O'Sullivan started the year by beating Ding Junhui in the opening round of The Masters in January, only to then lose to John Higgins in the second round.

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

At the Players Championship, the Rocket defeated Ding Junhui, thrashed Jack Lisowski in the quarter-finals and then got the better of Barry Hawkins in the semi-finals. But it was another defeat in a final for O'Sullivan as he lost to Higgins. 

O'Sullivan gained revenge by beating Higgins 10-8 in the quarter-finals of the Tour Championship and then beat Hawkins in the semis. But once again he came unstuck as he lost another final, this time to Neil Robertson 10-4.

Three centuries formed part of O'Sullivan's comfortable 10-4 victory over Mark Joyce in his first round match at the Crucible.

Anthony McGill Form

Anthony McGill has endured an up and down 2021 with a run to the third round of the Welsh Open his best result.

World number 46 McGill had a 3-4 record in the WST Pro Series in January and 6-2 record at the Championship League in February.

He then lost in the third round of the Welsh Open to Barry Hawkins, and the second round of the Gibraltar Open to Pang Junxu. McGill then returned to the Championship League last month for a 3-3 record.

McGill made a winning start at the Crucible, trailing just once during a 10-5 win over Rickie Waldon in which he notched two centuries.

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O'Sullivan was in good nick in his opening game and that doesn't bode well for McGill. He has never beaten the Rocket, who is tipped to cover a -4.5 handicap. Under 20.5 games is also predicted in the best-of-25 contest. 

Best Bet: O'Sullivan -4.5 Handicap @-138.89 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Under 20.5 Frames Total Frames @100.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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