World Darts Grand Prix Quarter Final Previews

Rag2gar was 3 from 4 in the second round after landing 5 bets from 6 in the first round and he now previews Thursday's quarter finals in the World Darts Grand Prix.

Ian White v Robert Thornton

An excellent first quarter final match sees two fine players try book their place in the last four. I've been most impressed with both of these players and I find it incredibly difficult to pick a winner.

If I had to have a bet on this I would go for Thornton because of his odds. It's pretty much a coin flip who wins so the 6/5 is a nice concession. Plus Thornton is excellent on doubles meaning he'll be in contention every leg. Who ever comes through this match will have a decent chance of winning the tournament outright.

Mensur Suljovic v Vincent Van der Voort

One quarter final I didn't expect to be writing about at the start of the week was Suljovic versus Van der Voort. But here we are!

Both players have put out big seeds in James Wade and Phil Taylor so they are certainly here on merit. For me Van der Voort is a streaky player. Yes he can look very good at times, but I have seen him play woefully on stage too. It's just trying to estimate when he will put in a bad performance that's the tricky part. I believe it will happen and it could happen here, but Suljovic may just be too streaky himself to capitalise. For me it's a no bet because I can't ascertain how well either of these players are going to play on the night.

Mark Webster v Jelle Klaasen

Another unlikely quarter final sees Webster and Klaasen square off for a place in the semis. Webster booked an impressive win over Adrian Lewis, which is certainly the best line of form going into this one. Klaasen has been playing very well lately though so it's hard to rule him out. For me I think it's priced right as I too would have Klaasen as the favourite. His overall form is better than Webster even though the Welshman is having an impressive week. Struggling to see a reason for backing either of these at the prices so for me is a no bet.

Michael Van Gerwen v Jamie Lewis

The final quarter final looks to be a penalty kick for Michael Van Gerwen. Young Jamie Lewis doesn't have the game, the experience or the form to challenge Van Gerwen and I think this will be a comfortable victory for the Dutchman. Looking at some of the other markets over 6.5 180s seems low to me. It most likely will be a quick match, but I still think they can cover this spread in 5 sets.

Advised bets

1 point win R. Thornton to beat I. White at 6/5 with Coral

2 points win over 6.5 180s in the Van Gerwen v Lewis game at Evens with Paddy Power.


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