2020 Dafabet Masters – Neil Robertson vs Stephen Maguire Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Neil Robertson vs Stephen Maguire taking place? Alexandra Palace, London

When is Neil Robertson vs Stephen Maguire taking place and what time does it start? Monday 13th January, 2020 – 13:00 (UK)

What channel is Neil Robertson vs Stephen Maguire on? BBC Two

Where can I stream Neil Robertson vs Stephen Maguire? BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website

Where can I get tickets for Neil Robertson vs Stephen Maguire? Tickets for the 2020 Dafabet Masters can be purchased here

THE LOWDOWN

NEIL ROBERTSON

  • Neil Robertson has struggled for success in ranking events this season but the 2012 Masters champion will hope to turn that around here.
  • Robertson won the Champion of Champions title in his only victory of the campaign but has failed to make the quarters of a ranking event.
  • The Australian has not lost in the opening round of the Masters in any appearance he has made since 2010 and will hope to continue that run in a tricky first round tie with Maguire.

STEPHEN MAGUIRE

  • Stephen Maguire suffered defeat in the final of the UK Championship which summed up what has been a poor campaign for the Scot.
  • Maguire will want to build towards the Worlds and will hope to add a 17th victory of his career over Robertson in what is their 27th clash.
  • This has not been a particularly successful tournament for Maguire in the past with him never reaching the final in 13 attempts and has lost in the first round in his previous two appearances.

THE PREDICTION

Neil Robertson and Stephen Maguire have not reached the heights they know they are capable of this campaign and both will view this contest as a game they can win. Robertson should come out on top with his break-building the superior of the two and that should see him score the highest of the game.

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