Dafabet Masters: Richard Mann previews the first round action from Alexandra Palace

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Richard Mann previews the first round of the Dafabet Masters, where Judd Trump and Kyren Wilson are set to do battle.

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4pts over 9.5 frames in Judd Trump v Kyren Wilson match at 6/5

Given the needle between Judd Trump Trump and Kyren Wilson, their first-round clash on Wednesday afternoon promises to be the highlight of the first round and I'm finding it hard to split the pair.

Quotes of 8/11 look a little short about Trump and on that basis, it is easy to make a case for Wilson at odds-against.

However, I could easily see a scenario where Trump starts strongly before Wilson, who has canny knack of producing stunning comebacks, rallies and takes the game deep.

Kyren Wilson

Were that to be the case, I would probably favour Wilson's superior match play and getting involved in-running might be the way to go.

Nevertheless, at this stage, I want to back over 9.5 frames at 6/5.

As I've said, despite their contrasting styles, I don't think there's much between these two wonderful young players and there is obvious potential for this match to get very tense and go very close.

6-4 either way would be a winner and that will do for me, with a tense final-frame decider very much on the cards.

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