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Williams in the box seat for second ranking title of season

Welsh ace Mark Williams is enjoying an excellent season
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Eurosport 1, 1pm Sunday

Mark Williams is hoping to make it two world-ranking tournament wins in four events in his German Masters final clash with Graeme Dott.

Williams, who was crowned Northern Ireland Open champion in November, may never have played better in his long career.

Having contemplated retirement from the baize a few years ago the Welshman, a two-time world champion, must be loving his job again and is 4-9 with Hills to add to his Belfast triumph.

Dott, 21-10 with Coral and Ladbrokes for Berlin joy, is contesting his first important ranking final since 2010. The Scotsman, world champion in 2006, was an 80-1 chance before the Tempodrom tournament started and touched 150-1 in-play.

He trailed Xiao Guodong 4-0 before reeling off five frames on the trot to thwart the Chinese player, so Williams would do well to respect his experienced opponent.

But with Williams in superb touch, he should be able to forge a reasonable lead at some point in the final. A high number of the non-major event finals go to deciding frames, which the spectators love. But that's not certain to happen in the Berlin climax.

For someone who has been scoring so well it's a slight surprise that Williams has made only one century break in this year's German Masters, a 109 in his 6-1 semi-final victory over Judd Trump.

Dott has compiled just one in Berlin this year as well, a 121 in his 6-4 last-four triumph over Shaun Murphy.

The final is played over the best of 17 frames and Betway quote the highest break at over/under 115.5, going 17-20 either way. An interest on 116 or higher could be prudent.

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Highest break over 115.5
1pt 17-20 Betway


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For someone who has been scoring so well it's a slight surprise that Williams has made only one century break in this year's tournament
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