World Championship 2022
Shaun Murphy vs. Stephen Maguire
Crucible Theatre (Sheffield)
Shaun Murphy and Stephen Maguire are competing against one other in World Championship Round 32, and only one will move to the following round. The match will take place at the Crucible Theatre on April 16, 2022. (Sheffield).Get Your Welcome Bonus!
Shaun Murphy – The Magician
On November 24, after losing in the first round of the 2021 UK Championship against amateur player Si Jiahui, Murphy said, "he [Si] played like a man who doesn't have a concern in the world because he doesn't have a care in the world." It's not fair, and it's not right. I'm not picking on him because he's a young man; he deserved to win. Amateurs should not be permitted to compete in professional events. This is our source of income. This is how I feed my family. This is how I make a living. I've earned the right to call myself a professional snooker player since going professional at the age of 15. He has not done so. He has no business being on the table.
Stephen Maguire – On Fire Maverick
Despite dropping the opening four frames to Ding Junhui, Maguire recovered to 3–5 at the end of the first session. After back-to-back centuries, he was only 6–8 down in the second session, but he dropped two more frames and the match 6–10. Maguire's highlight of the 2019–20 extended season was the Tour Championship in June, where he defeated Mark Allen 10–6 in the final to earn the £150,000 winner's prize and his first ranking event victory since 2013. Martin Gould beat him 3–10 in the 2020 World Championship. Maguire began 2021 with a victory against Mark Selby at the Masters, followed by a 5–6 defeat to eventual winner Yan Bingtao.
Expert Betting Tips
Total frames in this match will be under 16 or less; bet for total frames under 16.5 to win.
Total centuries in this match will be 2 or less; bet on total frames under 16.5 to win.
Stephen Maguire will get no centuries in this match; bet on Stephen Maguire total centuries 0 to win.
- Total Frames Under 16.5 for 2.06
- Total Centuries Under 2.5 for 1.87
- Stephen Maguire Total Centuries 0 for 2.75