Kyren Wilson v Shaun Murphy predictions and snooker betting tips: Wilson to win
Take the Warrior to reach another Crucible final
Free snooker tips, best bets and analysis for the Betfred World Championship snooker semi-final between Kyren Wilson and Shaun Murphy at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre on Thursday.
Where to watch
BBC & Eurosport 1, 7pm Thursday
Kyren Wilson to beat Shaun Murphy
2pts 4-5 general
Nine months after his epic semi-final win over Anthony McGill, Kyren Wilson has qualified for the one-table setup at the Crucible again and he is fancied to reach back-to-back finals.
Shaun Murphy showed tremendous bottle to slay world number one and outright favourite Judd Trump in their quarter-final yesterday, but neither player performed anywhere near their best and the Magician will need to improve to compete with Wilson.
Wilson saw off Barry Hawkins and Neil Robertson in the previous two rounds, his 13-10 and 13-8 respective wins were fairly comfortable and he showed his usual superb temperament.
The Warrior clearly thrives under these intense pressure circumstances and produces his best snooker in Sheffield, the world number four is a strong selection for the best-of-35 frames match to be played over the next three days.
Murphy remains one of the heaviest scorers in the game and carves out plenty of opportunities with his deadly long potting. Although he is not fancied to progress, he has compiled the highest break of the match in six of the last seven meetings between these players and appeals in that market.
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