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I think I could just put in last night’s intro, as we went 2-2 again, taking us to 20-16, taking us to a profit of +8 units.
So, we’re on the right track as we head into the last two days of our free tips for the Grand Slam of Darts. It’s been the usual fun tournament when you get the BDO boys together with the PDC boys, but the sad fact is that there’s only one of the BDO brethren left. However, the good news is that it’s Ted Hankey, so we’re guaranteed some fun.
We have to matches in the afternoon, two in the evening, so remember that the action starts at 2pm this afternoon, so don’t miss out and get your bets on early! So let’s get on to the tips.
The markets at Betfair’s are always great during the big darts tournaments. Betfair is traditionally the best value around and the ability to trade your position during a match is great. And add in the free bet promotions, you’re onto a winner.
Ted Hankey versus Mark Walsh.
The Count takes on Special Brew in a match that you might not have expected in the quarter-finals after watching the first round of matches. But both men deserve their places here after great fighting performances in 10-9 wins.
Hankey seems to have the crowd behind him now, as everyone loves a pantomime villain. Walsh, on the other hand, is just Mr Steady. Both men know what’s at stake here, so it’s going to be a good one.
Hankey’s average of just over 91 pales compared to Walsh’s 98, but Hankey’s 180 scoring was twice that of Walsh, and they came at vital times.
I think the crowd are going to play huge part this afternoon, and Walsh might have find it hard, as Hankey thrives in it.
I can see this being a close affair, but if any part of Walsh’s game goes, as is possible, Hankey will clean up. The race to 16 makes this a slog for both men, but with Hankey’s experience in the later stages of televised tournaments, it should help him through.
Because it’s going to be a close one, I can see a 16-13 scoreline at worst, and with the line at 27.5, it’s something we’re going to have to have a dabble on, as it’s too good to miss.
Ted Hankey to beat Mark Walsh: 10/11 @ Betfair.
Recommend: 2.5 units.
Total legs in Hankey versus Walsh match over 27.5: 4/5 @ 888.com .
Recommend: 2.5 units.
Gary Anderson versus Terry Jenkins.
I don’t know where to begin here. Gary Anderson was imperious against James Wade in the last round, while Terry Jenkins came back from the dead to beat Wayne Jones, but the form just isn’t that great compared to that of Anderson.
Anderson is firing in 180s for fun and over the best of 31 legs format, he’s going to get his eye in and punish Jenkins. Jenkins, who usually fires in a fair few maximums only managed 4 against Wayne Jones.
However, although I can see Anderson winning this comfortably, there is one line on the maximums that shouts out to me. 14.5 is the line and I think Anderson is more than capable of getting the majority of these, leaving Jenkins only needing to fire in 5 or 6. It’s a nice bet, as I can’t see anything else with any value at all.
Over 14.5 180s in the Anderson versus Jenkins match: 4/5 @
Recommend: 2.5 units.
Adrian Lewis versus Mark Webster.
For all the hype I gave to Adrian Lewis last night, he eventually reverted to sort, letting John Part back into the game and hitting a grand total of 2 maximums.
Mark Webster battled through against Martin Phillips in what turned out to be a fun encounter. Webster’s 5 180s shocked me, but his average of 89.59 summed up his doubling problems.
But the story of the night was Adrian Lewis getting pegged back from 9-3 to 9-8 by John Part. It highlights the problems Lewis has when he attention goes. If he does that against Webster, he might not be so lucky. However, the match is over the best of 31 legs and a blip is easily corrected in longer matches.
The market that interests me here is the highest checkout market. Both men struggled on the out shots, so the line of 137.5 looks unbelievably generous to them. I don’t think they’ll be hitting those heights if they put in the type of performances they did last night.
Highest checkout in Lewis versus Webster match under 137.5: 5/6 @ Paddy Power.
Recommend: 1.5 units.
Phil Taylor versus Paul Nicholson.
A 112.37 average last night from Phil Taylor, so will Paul Nicholson be able to keep up with that form, is The Power brings is again? No. Not a chance. If Taylor can put in an average of over 100, it’s a forgone conclusion.
Nicholson ruined another chance for us to see Taylor versus Beaton in the quarter-finals of the Grand Slam of Darts, but he did it well. However, his average was 16 points behind that of Taylor and his doubling wasn’t too consistent.
I think Taylor is wanting this and I can’t see Nicholson troubling him. Again, there’s no real value to be had, so just enjoy this and if Taylor can put in another performance like he did last night, we’re in for a treat.
Recommend: No bet.
That’s it for our free tips for the Grand Slam of Darts quarter-finals. Some great matches and we’ve also got Phil Taylor in what could be championship-winning form. It’s going to be an exciting day of darts and I can’t wait for 2pm this afternoon for all the action to begin.
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