THERE is a big day of darts today with a double session.
With some short price favourites on offer with the like Michael Smith, Barney, MVG and Wade with the quad returning just over 11/10. Add Benito van de pas and the five fold returns around 11/5 with Coral.
The Bronze Adonis Steve Beaton takes on young superstar Michael Smith where the former world champion is a BIG 9/2 to upset Smith. Beaton who lifted the world title approaching 20 years. Smith is 2/9 and not a price to be taken.
Although a little on the short side total sets for under 5.5 is 4/6 but can enhance this to 5/6 on Smith winning this by 4-0 or 4-1. Again I like the under 22.5 leg market at 5/6 with Skybet.
Elsewhere I will be expecting a fast paced game between Kyle Anderson and Voort. I immediately took towards the most 180 market and this shines towards the Aussie. So much so this is one of my favourite bets of the day as Vincent can lack in this area with his pace of throw and looking at a bigger bet on this one.
Bunting and Barney could be a classic with layers favouring the Dutch maestro. Buntings problem is finishing on doubles under pressure and could be a repeat of last years marathon game no surprises over 5.5 sets is 4/6 and I'd be tempted for a dabble on this that the game will be closer than the bookies suggest.
Steve Palmer from the Racing Post has gone with clean sweeps in the Wade and MVG games and these are two I may be willing to pass. Newton was awful in his first round to Reyes and hope that Wade does a job on the Fleetwood thrower whose form has declined quicker than I can run the 100 meters!
- Smith -2.5 set handicap 5/6 Skybet – 1pt
- K Anderson most 180s vs Voort – 5/6 Skybet – 4pts
- Barney/Bunting – Over 5.5 sets 4/6 Bet365 (2pts)