Judd top in Berlin
Trump heads the betting for German Masters
Last Updated: 14/02/12 12:59pm
Judd Trump: heads the betting in Germany
After the excitement of Sky's World Snooker Shoot-Out comes the next ranking event in the now hectic snooker schedule.
The German Masters in Berlin was one of the best supported events last year and has again attracted a strong field.
For the first time ever in a ranking event Judd Trump tops the betting as the 6/1 favourite with Sky Bet with Mark Selby 15/2, Ronnie O'Sullivan 8/1, Masters champion Neil Robertson and World Champion John Higgins both at 9/1 just behind him.
Stephen Lee has been playing well of late despite facing some tricky draws.
He plays the winner of the qualifying match between Adrian Gunnell and Peter Bullen and with question marks against both Mark Williams and Ding Junhui in his quarter, the 40/1 shot may well give you a run for your money.
Australian Open champion Stuart Bingham in the same quarter faces a trickier opening round match against Peter Ebdon but should come through that and again at 40/1 is worth a bet.
Barry Hawkins, fresh from a confidence boosting victory in the Shoot-Out, will have his supporters at 100/1 but a more realistic bet is probably the 14/1 for him to win the third quarter.
Sky Bet are also offering 55/1 that Williams, O'Sullivan, Selby and Trump all win their quarters.
They are also offering enhanced odds of 4/1 for Murphy, Maguire, Higgins and Bingham all to win their first round matches.