2021 World Snooker Championship Betting Preview


Posted: November 4, 2020

Updated: November 4, 2020

  • The Crucible Theatre is once again set to host the biggest names in world snooker
  • English snooker players look to once again dominate at the World Snooker Championship
  • Judd Trump is currently the tournament’s frontrunner
  • Defending champion Ronnie O’Sullivan is also among top contenders for the 2021 title

2021 will mark the 45th edition of the World Snooker Championship, one of the prestigious Triple Crown tournaments. Currently, Judd Trump has the leading 2021 World Snooker Championship betting odds of winning and upsetting defending champion Ronnie O’Sullivan. 

The 2021 World Snooker Championships will take place from 17 April to 3 May at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield. According to our 2021 World Snooker Championship betting predictions, all eyes will likely be on defending champion, Ronnie O’Sullivan. However, according to 888sport, he’ll face some tough competition from the following top contenders:

  • Judd Trump 7/2
  • Ronnie O’Sullivan 4/1
  • Neil Robertson 13/2
  • Mark Selby 15/2
  • Kyren Wilson 16/1

Judd Trump is the tournaments top dog with leading 2021 World Snooker Championship betting odds

Presently, 888sport has labelled England’s Judd Trump as the likely 2021 World Snooker Championship winner. Consequently, with 2021 World Snooker Championship betting odds at 7/2, Trump will likely upset Ronnie O’Sullivan title defending hopes. Additionally, Trump also has an impressive record to back up his winning chances.

In 2019, he won his first World Snooker Championship title. After that, Trump went on to claim wins at several major tournaments. These include 2019 wins at the International Championship, World Open, and Northern Ireland Open. Furthermore, Judd Trump won the 2020 German Masters, Players Championships, Gibraltar Open and English Open.

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Ronnie O’Sullivan looks to defend World Snooker Champion status at all costs

Defending champion Ronnie O’Sullivan returns to the Crucible Theatre to defend his 2020 World Championship win. However, our 2021 World Snooker Championship betting predictions say O’Sullivan will have to fight to keep his World Champion title.

Despite promising odds of winning at 4/1, he’ll need to be careful of the immediate threat posed by Judd Trump. Fortunately, he has a respectable competitive recorded in the competition to back up his winning chances on 888sport.

According to the online sportsbook news in the UK, Ronnie O’Sullivan is one of the modern era competition’s heavyweights. In addition to his 2020 win, the English snooker player is the 2001, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2013 World Champion.

More top contenders looking to upset defending World Champion Ronnie O’Sullivan

Neil Robertson is also among the top competitors with promising odds of winning on the online sportsbooks in the UK. This time, the Aussie will be looking to claim his second World Championship win after winning the tournament in 2010.

Presently, the 2021 World Snooker Championship betting odds of him achieving this stand at 13/2 on 888sport. Straightway England’s Mark Selby follows with the fourth-best odds of claiming the 2021 World Champion title at 15/2. Selby has claimed three World Championship titles in 2014, 2016 and 2017.

Consequently, he’ll be looking to add the 2021 title to his World Snooker Championship trophy cabinet. Lastly, Kyren Wilson completes the list of top 2021 competitors eyeing the upcoming World Championship win. Unlike the other top contenders, Wilson will be looking to claim his first victory in the tournament.

Last year, Wilson was the World Championship runner-up. Now, he stands a chance to go one up this year with odds at 16/1.

Be sure to read our review about 888sport, the bookmaker featured on our 2021 World Snooker Championship betting preview.

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