WITH a full day of darts, we are looking to find a few winning bets on today’s coupon. We looked at the Norris match with Murnan and nothing much appealed in general. A credit to Norris for making it this far and is odds on favourite to progress. His run will only help his order of merit placing.
The second game of the day is between Terry Jenkins and Mark Webster. Compilers have Webby the marginal favourite for the game with the bull at evens in places. The head to head has Jenkins leading 8-3. The last two went Jenkins way, but the pair have not faced one another in other 3 years, so compilers may have made the head to head redundant over the fact that recent form is the bigger factor.
Jenkins has been inconsistent for the latter months of 2015, whereas Webster has been on the contrary. We have been impressed with Webster’s turnaround in the latter part of the year. We will expect this game to be inundated with the fierce throw of Jenkins. We are concerned with the style of Webster’s throw, as the effects of Dartitus has taken its toll. Again, we do think Webby has been excellent in places this year and knows how to grind games out. I cannot overlook the evens on Jenkins to see the game through.
I do see this game going some distance, so over 5.5 sets appeals at 4/6 with Winner. In addition, over 24.5 match legs at evens general also. If for example the game ends in five sets and all five sets goes the distance this wins. Essentially the danger of this market compared to sets is, a 3-0 set or two will set this bet back and you will then be reliant on the game going the full seven sets.
Another game I do like is the Peter Wright/Ronny Huybrechts game on Monday evening and am willing to back Wright to win the 180 tally by two or more at Betfair’s 7/10. I initially looked at the -2 handicap and one firm was offering just 10/11 for three or more to win this. -1.5 means by two or more you take a slightly lower price. I do think Wright has the darts. Snakebite took four maximums in eleven legs in round one, whereas Ronny in his marathon game struggled to hit three in the match.
I think Painter will have a good opportunity to take the power out later on Monday evening, if the artist can turn up like he did in round one. Taylor had a comfortable first round, so was not tested. Painter put in a professional display as he pocketed four maximums in eleven legs. If you fancied a bet in this game, winner is acceptable just about for five or more Painter maximums at 5/6, although any other price is not acceptable.
Adrian Lewis and Andrew Gilding should be an entertaining bout despite Lewis heading the market at 1/6 and is best 3/4 minus 2.5 sets to beat gold finger. Gilding is 5/4 to win two or more sets. Those wanting a similar bet think Lewis will win this are better off taking Stan James at 11/8 for six or more sets. Bet365 are 1/2 the game heads five sets. You could ARB this with a Lewis 4-0 win at 5/2, which could produce you a 4.76% return with slight rounding to not detect ARBING via the online system.