LOCKUPTIPSTER added another winner to his impressive tally for the week last night, making it 7 winning tips from 9 – A fantastic return on his debut week on the site.
There’s not let up in the action and LockupTipster has weighed in with some more picks for tonight’s action in Dublin. Here he goes…
What a night for the underdogs on Tuesday night and refreshing to see some familiar names back on form, for example Mark Webster. I saw him lift the BDO crown in 2008 and he made a good impact to the PDC on joining. Since then he had lost his way. The Premier League was his achilles heel, but in a suave display knocked out the former back to back two time World Champion Jackpot Adrian Lewis.
On tonight’s action, we have:
- Thornton Vs Pipe
- Suljovic Vs Whitlock
- Voort Vs Jenkins
- Anderson Vs White
Thornton v Pipe
Our first bet of the night goes with Thornton to ease past Pipe. The pair last met in this competition twelve months ago, but at the first round stage. Thornton leads 8-4 in the head to head and since 2013 The Thorn has a 4-2 margin over Pipe. The match betting has the Scot at 1/2 with Pipe at 2/1. We like Robert to win this 3-0 or 3-1 and at the time of writing on the handicap book to correct score book there was a 3% margin in favour of the handicap. 6/5 with Coral is the price to take, although I would not advocate a bet any shorter than 11/10 for this.
We also like Thornton to win the maximums market which is a solid 4/6 with Boylesports and 6/5 with Coral to win the maximum markets by two or more. Pipe is not a prolific hitter with his style, whereas Thornton is. If Pipe turns up like he did against Beaton, he may be beaten in no time!
Suljovic Vs Whitlock
Mensur Suljovic, the Austrian knocked out Wade in a gutsy display, and by Eric Bristow’s standards, the match of the tourney at that point. Wade flew out the blocks during the game, but Mensur did not give up on this to take the game in some fashion. His opponent is Whitlock, who himself had a tough time getting through his opener to Gilding with several missed doubles during the match but anticipate Mensur is here for a scrap and the prices reflect this.
Mensur is 9/8 with Whitlock at 10/11. One factor is, Whitlock is far more experienced on the TV, but has lost his form steadily over the last 18 months – 2 years. Bookies are under the impression that Suljovic will be a threat in the game but cannot trust to take on the Aussie. Mensur on the other hand is not a player I can stake my money on either. I do think Whitlock is worth a play on the maximums. Like Pipe, Mensur is a deliberate player, whereas Whitlock is a rhythm player and 8/11 is reasonable with 888sport and Unibet.
Voort Vs Jenkins
Jenkins will have a cracker versus Vincent van der Voort, who knocked out Phil Taylor. Will Voort have a Taylor hangover? His darts were excellent to derail The Power and will have his work cut out to beat another legend of the game.
The match betting had Jenkins at 4/5 and Voort at 6/5 with Terry leading the head to head 12-8. We do like Jenkins to hit over 3.5 180s and is worthy at 11/13 with Bwin and would not encourage less than 5/6. Jenkins is appallingly priced at 4/7 with Paddy Power in the same market.
Anderson Vs White
The final game sees The Diamond Ian White face current Premier League and World Champion Gary Anderson, who leads the head to head 7-3. I would like to see White win the game, but he will need to be at his very best, as Anderson stormed through his opener in round one. White can see over 3.5 180s here but there is not high confidence in this and with over 3.5 sets at 1/2, there is nothing much I like from the game on this occasion!
- Thornton -1.5 sets – 6/5 Coral
- Thornton – Most 180s vs Pipe – 4/6 Boylesports (1.5 stake)
- Whitlock – Most 180s Vs Suljovic – 8/11 888sport
- Jenkins – over 3.5 180s – 5/6 Skybet
- 1st leg 180 NO – Whitlock/Suljovic and T Jenkins +1.5 sets – 1.77 Paddy Power (1.5 stake)