2020 Dafabet Masters – Ding Junhui vs Joe Perry Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Ding Junhui vs Joe Perry taking place? Alexandra Palace, London

When is Ding Junhui vs Joe Perry taking place and what time does it start? Sunday 12th January, 2020 – 13:00 (UK)

What channel is Ding Junhui vs Joe Perry on? BBC Two

Where can I stream Ding Junhui vs Joe Perry? BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website

Where can I get tickets for Ding Junhui vs Joe Perry? Tickets for the 2020 Dafabet Masters can be purchased here

THE LOWDOWN

DING JUNHUI

  • Ding Junhui will be looking to claim his second major title of the season with the UK Championship already in his trophy cabinet.
  • Ding has won over a third of the matches he has played in this season and also won just over 61% of the frames in those games.
  • Having made the semi-final last season, Ding will be looking to go one better this year and make the final for the first time since he won the tournament back in 2011.

JOE PERRY

  • Joe Perry will be faces a tough task to better his semi-final appearance in the Northern Ireland open as he faces Ding Junhui.
  • Perry possesses a poor record against Ding with the Englishman managing to win just six of the pair's 22 meetings to date.
  • After not featuring in the last two renewals of this tournament, Perry will be hoping to make his presence felt after making the final in his last apperance.

THE PREDICTION

Joe Perry faces a difficult challenge to advance into the last eight as he faces a man he has struggled to get the better of throughout his career. Ding Junhui has beaten Perry in 16 of their 22 matches and with Ding already boasting a major title this season, he should come out on top.

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