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World Snooker Championship Odds: Ronnie O'Sullivan, Judd Trump & Mark Selby head the betting

The latest outright winner odds for the 2024 World Snooker Championship as Luca Brecel bids to defend his title at Sheffield's fabled Crucible Theatre.

We take a look at the key runners and riders hoping to land the big one in Sheffield...

(Odds will display when markets are available)

Ronnie O’Sullivan

The outright favourite to win the title as he goes in search of a record eighth Crucible crown, Ronnie O’Sullivan is commonly regarded as the most talented player in the sport’s history. 

His triumph in 2022 in Sheffield tied Stephen Hendry’s modern-day world championship record of seven, and despite his absence from the latter stages of the 2023 staging of the competition, he appears to be the man to beat in 2024.

O’Sullivan has claimed a total of 23 Triple Crown titles throughout his illustrious career, including both the UK Championship and Masters title this season.

Judd Trump

Another player who never quite found his stride in Sheffield in 2023, being comprehensively beaten by qualifier Anthony McGill in the first round.

Many had expected the Juggernaut to go deep in Sheffield despite enduring a frustrating run of form on the tour in the build-up to the competition.

His Crucible triumph in 2019 ignited a serious hot streak as he brushed aside everyone in his path as he elevated himself into the world number one position. 

After a dry spell, Trump has returned to form this season, winning five ranking titles, including the German Masters in February and the World Open in March.

Mark Selby

Despite a spirited fightback in his enthralling final with Luca Brecel in May, it wasn't to be a fifth world crown for the Jester from Leicester.

The former world number one endured a challenging period on and off the table in the 12 months leading into the World Snooker Championship, but managed to peak at just the right time as he followed his WST Classic success up with a sixth appearance in the showpiece Crucible final.

He notched his maiden World Championship 147 in the second session as he fought back heroically, and although he again pegged Brecel back to 15-16 from 10-16, it was the Belgian who managed to hold his nerve and land the coveted title.

Selby should be a strong contender this time around though, and his short-price are a true reflection of the qualities he possesses on the baize, especially in the tournament that matters the most.

Mark Allen

Mark Allen reached the one table set-up at the Crucible for the first time at the 2023 World Snooker Championship, and will be desperate to go deep once more in 2024.

The Ulsterman arrived in Sheffield 12 months ago riding the crest of a wave having enjoyed the best form of his professional career. 

The 2021 Northern Ireland Open winner recaptured the title for a second time to kick-off what was a superb 2022/23 campaign, before landing his second Triple Crown title with success at the UK Championship during the winter. 

He has since reigned supreme in the World Grand Prix, Champion of Champions and Snooker Shootout too, suggesting he's in decent nick to give it another good go and landing the World Championship for the first time in April. 

Mark Williams

Make no mistake about it, Mark Williams provides plenty of betting value at this year's World Championship.

The three-time title-holder serves a timely reminder of his undoubted qualities on the eve of the big one by capturing the Tour Championship crown in scintillating fashion.

The Welshman overcame each of the top three players in the world en-route to victory - Ronnie O'Sullivan, Judd Trump and Mark Allen - and appears to be peaking at just the right time.

The manner of Williams' comeback success over O'Sullivan was remarkable - reeling off seven successive frames to score a 10-5 success over the Rocket, and in the process land a 26th ranking event title.

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