The 2021 Snooker Shoot-Out tournament will take place this week, between the 4th and 7th of February at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes. The event has its own special rules like limited time offered for each shot. Still, we can find several top players in the field. With Selby and Wilson leading the odds in the 2021 Snooker Shoot-Out betting predictions.
The first Snooker Shoot-Out tournament was held in 2011. Since then the event has become a part of the European Series. It is also a ranking event, the ninth of the 2020-21 snooker season. But what makes this tournament special are its unique roles. As all matches can last a maximum of 10 minutes. While each shot can only last 15 seconds for the first five minutes and only ten seconds in the last five. Another interesting fact about the event is that we can find two women players in the 128-player field. Rebecca Kenna and Reanne Evans will take part in the competition and try to go as long as they can. Michael Holt is the defending champion after defeating Zhou Yuelong in the 2020 final. But none of them are in the top favorites this year.
2021 Snooker Shoot-Out betting predictions expect Selby and Wilson in the final
Online sportsbooks in the UK offer the same odds, 17.00 for the victory of Mark Selby and Kyren Wilson. The two players are just behind each other in the world ranking, Selby being ahead in 4th place. The three-time world champion won the Scottish Open at the end of last year but he was knocked out in the first round in the 2021 Masters. Now he has a chance to get another trophy in this tournament where he hasn’t reached big successes yet. In the absence of Trump, O’Sullivan and Robertson, Selby is a huge favorite to win the event.
Kyren Wilson can be his biggest rival who has the same odds of winning in the 2021 Snooker Shoot-Out betting predictions. The 29-year-old player has won four ranking events so far and reached the final of the 2020 World Snooker Championships. But probably his best result came in the 2020 Champions League final, where he could finally beat Judd Trump and won the title. Since then he has been very consistent and reached the quarter-finals of the last few tournaments. Though he couldn’t get any further. Now he can try again to go all the way and get another victory.
Players in great form are also mentioned in the favorites
Stuart Bingham has already reached the final of this tournament a few years ago, in 2014 but he lost there against Dominic Dale. The former world champion is in good form after reaching the semi-finals of the 2021 Masters. He also got to the quarter-finals in the German Masters last week. Now he has the odds of 21.00 to win his 7th ranking tournament.
Online gambling sites in the UK offer the same odds for another English player, Jack Lisowski. He reached the final of the 2020 World Grand Prix and the 2021 German Masters, losing both against Judd Trump. Now he has another opportunity to finally win his first trophy in his career. While Chinese Yan Bingtao will aim for his second victory. After winning his first ranking event in 2019, at the age of only 19. He has just achieved an even bigger success with winning the 2021 Masters a few weeks ago. Now his odds to continue his great form is also 21.00 on bet365.