2020 Dafabet Masters – Judd Trump vs Shaun Murphy Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Judd Trump vs Shaun Murphy taking place? Alexandra Palace, London

When is Judd Trump vs Shaun Murphy taking place and what time does it start? Tuesday 14th January, 2020 – 13:00 (UK)

What channel is Judd Trump vs Shaun Murphy on? BBC Two

Where can I stream Judd Trump vs Shaun Murphy? BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website

Where can I get tickets for Judd Trump vs Shaun Murphy? Tickets for the 2020 Dafabet Masters can be purchased here

THE LOWDOWN

JUDD TRUMP

  • Reigning Masters champion Judd Trump will get the defence of his title underway with a potentially tricky contest against Shaun Murphy.
  • World champion Trump has been in fine form this season having won three ranking events and he looks a good chance to defend his crown.
  • Trump will be hoping he can continue with the superb scoring form that he has shown all season date having amassed 59 centuries so far which is almost double the number of his nearest challenger.

SHAUN MURPHY

  • Shaun Murphy has not been in the best of form of late and that does not bode well for this first round contest against Judd Trump.
  • Murphy has lost four of his last five matches against Trump and has only beaten his rival on nine of 31 occasions in their careers to date.
  • Having won this event in 2015, Murphy's record since that triumph has been poor with the Englishman managing just one victory in the last four years.

THE PREDICTION

Judd Trump will be eager to ensure a smooth passage into the last-eight of the Masters as he aims to defend the title he won last season. Trump has enjoyed a good season so far and with Murphy suffering a dip in form recently, the world champion should be able to cover the -2.5 handicap.

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