PDC World Grand Prix 2013 Day Six Premium Picks

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Another great night last night, let down by one, which was again Michael van Gerwen costing us, this time he couldn’t get the 180s we needed. Still, a good night with Justin Pipe getting the highest checkout covered early on in his convincing win over Andy Hamilton. It was a good win for Pipe, and well deserved. People criticise his slow play, but it works for Pipe, and hopefully he can build on that. We also got safely over the line in the total legs of Simon Whitlock and James Wade’s match. A bit of a scare in the middle of the match where it looked like Whitlock was going to pull away, but Wade fought back, and, as expected, it went all the way and we ended up with a glut of legs. Phil Taylor did a number on Gary Anderson, beating him 3-0 and firing in a few more 180s than his opponent. And the aforementioned Michael van Gerwen wasn’t at the races, and Dave Chisnall just looked too good, even though the scoreline might suggest it was close – Van Gerwen rarely looked dangerous. A huge win for Chisnall, and like Pipe, it’s a good result to see.

Tonight, it’s the semi-finals, and like most of the matches so far this tournament, we have two short-priced favourites in the shape of Dave Chisnall and Phil Taylor, but Justin Pipe and James Wade are not going to make it easy for them. It’s an ineresting make-up for the semi-finals, and we’re going to see a shuffling of the PDC’s top 8 regardless of the final outcome, as the winner of the Chisnall vs Pipe match will get a guaranteed £40,000 boost, and for Chisnall that means potentially leaping into the Top 6, and Pipe making it into the Top 8 potentially. So there’s a lot to play for.

Justin Pipe Vs Dave Chisnall (7).

Did you predict this semi-final? If you did, if you could give me your crystal ball, I’d love to have it. but, to be fair to both men, they are both here on merit. They came through three games well, and haven’t been “lucky”, they’ve just played solid darts. Dave Chisnall looked good against Michael van Gerwen, and he’s actually improved as the tournament has gone on. Justin Pipe has just played nice, solid darts, with some quality finishing being the highlight of his game. The facet of Chisnall’s win over Michael van Gerwen was his 180 scoring, which was unstoppable for the first time this tournament; it’s Chisnall’s big strength. So it’s going to be a case of high finishes against high scoring.

Total 180s by Dave Chisnall over 7.5: Best price 4/5.

Recommend: 3 units.

Justin Pipe to score highest checkout against Dave Chisnall: Best price 11/8.

Recommend: 3 units.

James Wade (5) Vs Phil Taylor (!).

A tale of two tournaments here – Taylor has been his usual self, while Wade has just not been on form. He edges past Simon Whitlock in the last couple of darts, having never led through the match. Wade’s just been in such bad nick that I can’t see him troubling Taylor, who looked imperious against Gary Anderson, dropping 2 legs and averaging 98.78, with a 41.5% success rate on his doubles. Wade averaged 85.84, but he did hit 46.5% of his doubles. His starting doubles weren’t the greatest, but his finishing doubles were decent. But will Wade get many chances? I don’t think so.

Phil Taylor -2.5 sets to beat James Wade: Best price 4/6

Recommend: 3 units.