2020 Dafabet Masters – Ali Carter vs John Higgins Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Ali Carter vs John Higgins taking place? Alexandra Palace, London

When is Ali Carter vs John Higgins taking place and what time does it start? Thursday 16th January, 2020 – 19:00 (UK)

What channel is Ali Carter vs John Higgins on? BBC Red Button

Where can I stream Ali Carter vs John Higgins? BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website

Where can I get tickets for Ali Carter vs John Higgins? Tickets for the 2020 Dafabet Masters can be purchased here

THE LOWDOWN

ALI CARTER

  • Ali Carter produced a strong display to beat Mark Selby 6-4 in the first round and that win sees him progress to the quarter-finals for just the second time in his last eight appearances.
  • Carter will now be looking to progress to the semi-finals for the first time in his career after losing on the previous two occasions that he has made this stage.
  • It will be tough going for Carter as he faces a man in John Higgins that he has only beaten on nine of their 30 encounters.

JOHN HIGGINS

  • John Higgins proved far too good as he overcame Barry Hawkins in their first round clash with the Scot dropping just the one frame in that victory.
  • Higgins failed to add to the 17 centuries that he has scored so far this season but was able to rack up another four breaks of 50 or more.
  • If Higgins can come out on top of this clash with Ali Carter, he will equal his best performance in the competition in his last seven appearances.

THE PREDICTION

John Higgins easily saw off an out-of-sorts Barry Hawkins while Ali Carter was very good as he upset Mark Selby. Both men will be confident of their chances in this one but with neither managing to score big scores consistently this season, it should be a tight affair and is likely to last at least 10 frames.

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