Sorry the tips are being posted so late, but iwas drowning my sorrows after yesterday! Dennis lived up to his "Menace" nickname, as he had several darts at doubles to make sure he got the 7 legs required so our first bet won. As for Denis Ovens, well, what's a man to do when he comes up against a resurgent Barney? He came up against a man finding some great form and hit a brilliant 9-dart leg. So, all I could do was turn to the bottle!
Still, the head is clear and we've got a mouth-watering line-up for the second day of matches, with one of my favourite players, Co Stompe, featuring in the first match.
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Now, let's get onto the tips.
I feel like I was taught a lesson for not using the traditional format for the tips yesterday, so we'll go back to previewing each match, because I believe in karma and it's a bitch at times.
Andy Hamilton Vs Co Stompe:
My favourite player in the PDC, Co Stompe, playing one of the forgotten men of the PDC. Andy Hamilton has been a stalwart of the PDC for years and has featured in the top ten for a lot of that time. On his day, Hamilton is a great scorer, great finisher and, as his nickname suggests, he can hammer the treble 20 for fun. Sadly for me, I think Hamilton will be too strong for Stompe, even though Stompe's form is solid. It should be a great match, a lot of legs and I can easily see it being 11-9, 12-10 etc.
But, there's no real value in backing Hamilton to beat Stompe. With the amount of legs in mind and knowing both men love a maximum, I think there's a lot of value to b had in the 180s market. Hamilton should be good for a few and Stompe is no slouch. So, the 7.5 line might be a bit low.
Over 7.5 180s in Hamilton/Stompe match: 9/10 @
Recommend: 2.5 units @ 9/10
Adrian Lewis Vs Mark Webster: The man who finished 3rd in the 2010 World Championships meets the man who was seen as a future world champion. The youngest match-up in the tournament and it should be a cracker. Webster is a steady player, nothing fancy, but loves the big checkouts. Lewis, on the other hand, a total maverick. One minute he'll batter in maximum after maximum, then he'll throw 26 several times on the bounce and thenmiss a lot of darts at doubles and will drive you mad.
It looked, during the Premier League especially, that Lewis was struggling with his doubles. His floor form hasn't been great, either and the fact the bookies have him at such a short price (around 1/2 on average) is a bit worrying. Webster has shown he's capable of hanging with the big boys and, don't forget, he's a former World Champion. He's got enough in his locker to get past Lewis, especially is Jackpot decides he doesn't want to hit the doubles.
Mark Webster to beat Adrian Lewis: 7/4 @
Recommend: 2 units @ 7/4
James Wade Vs Andy Smith I've got a lot of time for Andy Smith, I really do. I think he's a fun character that the PDC needs and he's not a bad players, either. However, he's not good enough to beat James Wade, who's starting to show some form and apepars to be taking his darts a bit more seriously now, even playing well in some floor tournaments recently, which is a bit of a first for him this year. Simply put, he's got too much in his locker for Smith. It will be quick, it will be painful and there really isn't any value to be had out there. Watch it and enjoy the show.
Recommend: No bet.
Alan Tabern Vs Wes Newton: Another set of PDC stalwarts in Tabern and Newton. Both men have been around for a while now and both have earned a fair crust. However, they're the bit-part players in the play known as the PDC, so both men will have fancied this draw. It's a 50-50 match and it's been priced up as such. It could go on for a while, this match and the firms have all priced it up as such. They seem scared to take an opinion either way, with every market suggesting nothing more than a two leg win for either man. The 180 line is set at 6.5, which is bang where it should be. It really is a horrific match for trying to find anything for value. However, I do believe I have it.
Tabern and Newton are very consistent, especially when it comes to their finishing. Tabern loves a high finish and with the line set around 120-122, it's a great bet. So, we'll simply take who's offering the best price, as I don't think 1 point will make any difference, as we'll see something 130+.
Highest checkout in Tabern/Newton match over 121.5: 10/11 @
Recommend: 4 units @ 10/11.
So, that's the tips for another day. I really love the Tabern/Newton bet and I think the other two look good, as well. Plus, with the tips going back to their old look, I think karma is on our side, once again. Remember, it's a sprint, not a marathon and we'll be rolling in clover by the time the 3D final is played on Sunday.
Enjoy the darts tonight on Sky Sports at 7:00 and happy betting!