World Snooker Championship 2021: When is it? What is the draw? Who is the favourite?

World Snooker Championship 2021: When is it? What is the draw? Who is the favourite?

The World Snooker Championship is just around the corner, and oddschecker have all the key information ahead of this year's tournament at The Crucible.

When does the World Snooker Championship start?

The 2021 World Snooker Championship starts on Saturday 17 April at the world-famous Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.

Defending champion Ronnie O’Sullivan is eyeing up a seventh triumph, which would pull him level with modern era record-holder Stephen Hendry


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Who is favourite to win the World Snooker Championship?

Favourite to win this year’s competition is Englishman Judd Trump, priced at 11/4.

The 2019 winner is also the most-backed player amongst oddschecker punters, attracting 14.4% of bets.

Ronnie ‘The Rocket’ O’Sullivan is second-favourite at 24/5, while Australian Neil Robertson is next in the market at 5/1.

The familiar faces of Mark Selby and John Higgins can both be backed at 11/1, while last year’s defeated finalist Kyren Wilson is out at 20s.


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2021 World Snooker Championship draw:

  • Ronnie O’Sullivan (1) vs Mark Joyce
  • Ricky Walden vs Anthony McGill (16)
  • Ding Junhui (9) vs Stuart Bingham
  • Jamie Jones vs Stephen Maguire (8)


  • John Higgins (5) vs Tian Pengfei
  • Sam Craigie vs Mark Williams (12)
  • Mark Allen (13) vs Lyu Haotian
  • Kurt Maflin vs Mark Selby (4)


  • Neil Robertson (3) vs Liang Wenbo
  • Ali Carter vs Jack Lisowski (14)
  • Barry Hawkins (11) vs Matthew Selt
  • Gary Wilson vs Kyren Wilson (6)


  • Shaun Murphy (7) vs Mark Davis
  • Martin Gould vs Yan Bingtao (10)
  • David Gilbert (15) vs Chris Wakelin
  • Liam Highfield vs Judd Trump (2)

2021 World Snooker Championship odds:

  • Judd Trump - 11/4
  • Ronnie O'Sullivan - 24/5
  • Neil Robertson - 5/1
  • Mark Selby - 11/1
  • John Higgins - 11/1
  • Kyren Wilson - 20/1
  • Yan Bingtao - 28/1
  • Mark Allen - 28/1
  • Ding Junhui - 39/1
  • Mark Williams - 40/1
  • Stuart Bingham - 54/1