Well, what a great start to the knockout stages. A lot of action, a lot of drama and 50% strike rate for us. What can you do when a professional darts player refuses to hit one maximum while his opponent hits six? Still, onwards and upwards and we've got some cracking bets for Friday's matches. Nice to see all the bookies have priced up as much of the action as possible for the Grand Slam of Darts knockout stages. So, without further ado, the tips:
Robert Thornton to score the most 180s Vs Darin Young: 10/11 @ Ladbrokes.
Recommend: 3 units @ 10/11
Under 8.5 180s in the Simon Whiclock/Steve Beaton game: 4/5 @ Stan James.
Recommend: 2 units @ 4/5
James Wade to beat Terry Jenkins: 4/7 @ Blue Square.
Recommend: 5 units @ 4/7
Three strong fancies, especially James Wade to beat Terry Jenkins. So, get your bets on nice and early, settle down for a Friday night in front of the darts and happy betting!