Snooker 2023 European Masters Predictions & Betting Odds (August 22-27)
Snooker action gets back underway this coming week, with the world’s best heading to Nuremberg in Germany for six days of world-class action. With £427,000 on the line at the Kia Metropol Arena, expect the second-ranking event of the 2023-24 World Snooker Tour to bring plenty of entertaining matches and great betting.
Key Details About the European Masters 2023 Snooker
Shaun Murphy began this season the way he finished the last: winning. With the Englishman playing some great snooker, can he establish himself as a regular trophy lifter in 2023-24? What about Ronnie O’Sullivan, the GOAT of snooker, who hasn’t won a title since November 2022?
We look at all the latest 2023 European Masters snooker odds and deliver our expert picks ahead of this tournament.
|ℹ️ Tournament:||The 2023 BetVictor European Masters (Ranking Event), World Snooker Tour 2023-24|
|🏟️ Venue:||Kia Metropol Arena, Nuremberg, Germany|
|🗓️ Dates:||Tuesday 22 August to Sunday 27 August|
Snooker European Masters 2023 Odds & Favorites
Before we dive into our 2023 Snooker European Masters predictions, let’s take a look at what the bookies think. Here are the latest 2023 European Masters snooker odds:
Looking at the World Snooker Tour 2023-24 odds from German online bookies, it’s clear that even though he hasn’t won a ranking event in almost a year and a half, Ronnie O’Sullivan is still the man to beat in Nuremberg. The Englishman pays 6.00 (5/1), ahead of Judd Trump at 7.50 (13/2). Behind him, Mark Selby and Neil Robertson are neck and neck on 9.00 (8/1) and 9.50 (17/2), respectively, before Shaun Murphy rounds out the top five on 12.00 (11/1).
Understanding the 2023 Snooker EU Masters
Typically played as the second ranking event of the season, the European Masters is an important benchmark in the snooker year. With a 64-player draw and qualifying having already taken place in late July, the field is all ready to go with £80,000 up for grabs for this year’s winner.
Past Winners of the European Snooker Masters
- 2018—Jimmy Robertson beat Joe Perry
- 2020 (Jan)—Neil Robertson beat Zhou Yuelong
- 2020 (Sept)—Mark Selby beat Martin Gould
- 2022 (Feb)—Fan Zhengyi beat Ronnie O’Sullivan
- 2022 (Aug)—Kyren Wilson beat Barry Hawkins
Snooker European Masters 2023 Betting Tips
We’ve been watching the snooker live odds and have come up with three expert picks. Here are our top 2023 Snooker European Masters predictions:
Shaun Murphy to Win @ 12.00 (11/1)
It’s safe to say that Shaun Murphy is the hottest thing in snooker right now. The Englishman rounded out 2022-23 by winning two of the final four events. Now, he’s claimed the opening tournament of the new season. Clearly, Murphy’s form is no fluke – it takes consistency to go all the way in the Championship League, which is exactly what he did last month.
Given that both Ronnie O’Sullivan and Neil Robertson haven’t played an event yet this season, and Judd Trump fell relatively early in the Championship League, it’s very realistic that none of them will pose a threat to Murphy in Nuremberg. We say back the Englishman to win another, for great odds of 12.00 (11/1).
Tip # 2
Mark Selby to Win Third Quarter @ 3.25 (9/4)
Mark Selby and Ronnie O’Sullivan are sitting in the same quarter at this year’s European Masters, which usually wouldn’t bode well for Selby. However, as we touched on above, this is O’Sullivan’s first tournament in a while after his late withdrawal from the Championship League.
O’Sullivan hasn’t won here in two decades, and with his current lull in form over the past nine months, it’s quite easy to see him coming back rusty and getting upset – either by Selby himself or an earlier opponent.
Best 2023 Snooker European Masters Predictions
Snooker is back next week after a month’s break following the 2023 Championship League. With more big names present at the European Masters, we say it won’t bother Shaun Murphy, who we’re predicting to go on and lift his fourth title in the past six ranking events. Those who want to bet on the European Masters 2023 snooker have plenty of options, with Kyren Wilson and Mark Selby also looking good for deep runs in Nuremberg.