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Mark Selby v Shaun Murphy Live Stream Premier League Snooker Preview

Who will salvage pride and avoid finishing bottom of the group? (credit:Steve Kent, Maximum Snooker)

Both Mark Selby and Shaun Murphy look to end disappointing Premier League campaigns on a high as they contest a Group A basement battle in Doncaster on Thursday evening.

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Neither player has tasted victory so far this season, a surprising statistic given their natural consistency and vast previous Premier League experience.

Play-off places may be out of the equation, but pride is at stake, with the winner avoiding a last place finish in the group; a draw would keep Selby rooted to the foot of the table.

Selby enters the weeknight no longer greeted as the world number one, following Judd Trump's win at the International Championship last week, and The Jester will be out to prove his determination to regain top spot.

Incredibly, the Leicester ace has won just three frames from his opening three matches, kicking off with a 5-1 thumping from Neil Robertson, before going down 4-2 to Ding Junhui and most recently finding himself on the wrong end of a 6-0 whitewash to a ruthless Stuart Bingham.

Murphy won this title in 2009, but will have to wait at least another year if he is to replicate that feat; the new world number four has picked up just one point this season despite many tipping him as a potential title contender.

A 4-2 defeat to Ding Junhui was followed by a resilient 3-3 draw with Stuart Bingham, but a narrow loss to Neil Robertson in week four all but ended his play-off aspirations.

The heavy scoring right-hander, however, heads to Doncaster on the back of a fine run to the Semi-Finals of the all-new International Championship at the weekend, but may be still be feeling the effects of the long haul journey and gruelling schedule.

The duo are renowned for being two of the game's most thorough professionals and will be aiming to end the season on a positive note as well as target the considerable prize money on offer for each frame won.  

They have met a total of 24 times in previous major competition and from the 160 frames they have contested altogether, only two frames can split them, with Murphy winning 81 to Selby's 79.

Both have taken 11 wins apiece, as well as two draws; their last three televised encounters have come in major ranking Quarter-Finals, with Murphy prevailing in both the Masters and German Masters, while Selby enjoyed a 5-0 whitewash of 'The Magician' during the World Open.

The bookmakers cannot separate the pair and the close proximity in terms of form and their head-to-head record is reflected in the odds, with both priced at 8/5 for a maiden victory with Bet365. The 3-3 draw is a realistic 11/5 chance.

The match begins at 7.30pm BST and will be streamed live over a total of six frames from The Dome, Doncaster.

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