Is new-favourite Trump ready for Crucible glory?
It's quarter-final time at this year's World Championship and with it comes a new outright favourite in Judd Trump - available to back at 15/8 on the Betfair Sportsbook.
There's no doubting that Trump is a different animal this year at The Crucible.
It's been eight years (yes, eight!) since he burst onto the scene and reached his one and only World Championship final - and he got to Sheffield as a plucky qualifier back then.
He's had a few good runs since but has always fallen short. Some of his critics have put this down to a weaker mental side to his game than other top players although there's clearly no doubting that he's always had the ability to win the sport's top prize.
Since winning the Masters in impressive fashion back at the start of the year, there's plenty of evidence to suggest he's now ready to take the giant step towards becoming world champion. He has a new steelier focus and determination to add to his flare on the table.
After pipping Thepchaiya Un-Nooh on a decider in round one and fighting back from 9-7 down to Ding Junhui to beat him comfortably 13-9, he's come through a couple of early Crucible tests well despite not having played his best.
His quarter-final opponent is Stephen Maguire who has been a bit fortunate to get this far if the truth be known. It looks as though Trump could well get better. You can get Evens on Trump winning on the 4.5 games handicap or you can back a 13-6 correct score at 9/1.
If you think he'll rattle in the centuries, it's Evens that he makes +2.5 in the match.
Robertson off his perch but still a massive contender
Since Ronnie O'Sullivan's early exit, Neil Robertson has been a fairly unanimous favourite for the title.
He's still a highly fancied 9/4 shot but has perhaps dropped slightly behind Trump because of his tougher quarter-final tie on paper against John Higgins.
The four-time winner Higgins comes into this match after a tough 13-11 win over Stuart Bingham but will have to beat one of the form men to keep his hopes alive of a third straight World Championship final.
If this is to be Robertson's first major test and you think there will be more than 22.5 frames, you can get odds of 6/5.
The Australian still looks like a formidable title contender but there's value in Higgins taking it close; he's never one to be written off lightly.
Warrior Wilson shows he's ready to fight
Elsewhere in the last eight draw, Kyren Wilson is back and saw his billing of a future world champion go up another notch with a super win over Barry Hawkins.
Wilson fought back from 6-1 down to beat Hawkins 13-11. This fantastic match - boasting nine centuries in all - saw an end to a run of six consecutive quarter-final appearances for Hawkins but in doing so saw Wilson make it four in a row himself.
His match against David Gilbert promises more big breaks and opens an opportunity to back more centuries. There are odds on offer of 15/2 for Wilson to hit a ton in the first frame or 9/2 on either player to do it.
This is Gilbert's first time in the last eight here and it comes in his best ever season overall. He will take plenty of confidence from his defeat of the defending champion Mark Williams in the last round but can he go even further?
If you're a strong Wilson fan, you might fancy him at 6/5 to win the first frame and the match.
Battle of the qualifiers could go close
The final quarter-final match sees Gary Wilson face Ali Carter after they were both tipped in our 'qualifiers to watch' article before the tournament started. They've proved exactly why with a fine Crucible campaign so far.
Wilson has the scalps of Luca Brecel and three-time winner Mark Selby already and probably on performance just shades it over Carter in the event so far. That said, Carter wins the day when it comes to experience and looks to really have the bit between the teeth this week.
If you think this match will go as close as the markets do, you can get 11/1 on Gary winning with a decider or 10/1 on Ali doing the same.
Or if you like your specials, it's 9/2 for both players to make more than eight 50+ breaks in the match as both of them are capable of scoring very well.
*Acca Tip: Gary Wilson (+2.5). Judd Trump (-3.5), Neil Robertson to win and Kyren Wilson to win. Pays just shy of 7/1.