A great start to the World Matchplay for the fans, not so much for the Free Betting Tips - Kim Huybrechts broke our hearts, even though he was one leg away from victory, with Terry Jenkins languishing four legs behind. Premium Picks subscribers had a winning night, with the Premium Picks going 2-1.
Aside from the implosion by Huybrechts, there were huge wins for Raymond van Barneveld and Adrian Lewis, with the latter whitewashing UK Open champion Robert Thornton. Andy Smith also won through against Paul Nicholson, in what was the surprise of the night.
Tonight's action features two former World Champions, as Steve Beaton takes on Kevin Painter, and Richie Burnett takes on James Wade. We also have Michael van Gerwen facing Simon Whitlock, and the action starts with Mark Walsh facing Colin Osborne.
Each darts tournament's Premium Picks will be on offer for £10, so that will be the following:
World Matchplay 21-29 July
World Grand Prix 8-14 October
Grand Slam of Darts 10-18 November
Players Championship Finals 30 November - 2 December
PDC World Championship 13 December - 1 January 2013
BDO World Championship (TBA)
So, for an outlay of £10 for each tournament, you can't really go wrong.
Betfair are the new sponsors of the World Matchplay, and they're offering a free £20 bet to new subscribers as well as up to £1,000 cashback, which is one of the most generous sign-up offers out there.
World Matchplay Day Two Free Betting Tip:
Over 7.5 180s in Simon Whitlock versus Michael van Gerwen match: 4/5 @ 888sport.
Recommend: 1.5 units.
If you're wanting more darts betting tips for the rest of the 2012 World Matchplay, you can get them by signing up for the Darts Betting Tips Premium Picks below.