World Grand Prix Darts 2nd round previews

Rag2gar had an excellent first round with 5 of his 6 bets winning and he looks ahead to the action in the second round of World Grand Prix Darts on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Michael Smith v Jamie Lewis

Two of darts young guns take to the stage tonight in what should be a good match. The bully boy Michael Smith is a worthy favourite and if you believe the hype a potential future World Champion as well. I'm not sure if that will ever come to fruition but I do think he'll beat Jamie Lewis tonight. A decent winner in the first round Lewis is quite capable and probably makes most appeal at the prices, but for me this one's a no bet.

Dave Chisnall v Jelle Klaasen

An excellent second round match-up awaits us, as the in-form Jelle Klaasen takes on one of darts newest stars Dave Chisnall. Chisnall is justifiably favourite and will probably win, but I think Klaasen appeals at the prices available. A nice win over Brendan Dolan in the first round, Klaasen has also won a players championship recently. Expect him to be confident tonight.

Michael Van Gerwen v Kim Huybrechts

Tournament favourite Michael Van Gerwen had to overcome a major scare in the first round and will need his best game once again tonight as he faces a really tough opponent in Kim Huybrechts. Van Gerwen who won this tournament last year should know what it takes to get the win but at the prices available he makes little appeal.

Adrian Lewis Mark Webster

A good win for Lewis in the first round will have him buoyed for this tournament and I expect him to be too good for Webster here. Lewis who can play such great darts at times is definitely on the path to recovering his best form. Anywhere close to that should be enough to see him through tonight but the prices reflect that. No bet for me.

Robert Thornton v Justin Pipe

A nice win for Thornton in the first round should set him up nicely for another victory in the second round here against Pipe. Steady on doubles, Thornton can challenge every leg and that's what should wear Pipe down here. The price is a little short so only a small bet is necessary on the Thorn this time.

Mensur Suljovic v Simon Whitlock

A great win for Mensur Suljovic in the first round proved that he too wants to be amongst the best players in darts. James Wade is as tough an opponent as you can find especially in this format and that win is an excellent line of form going into this second round contest. Whitlock had a decent win in the first round, but I think on current form this one will go to Suljovic.

Vincent Van der Voort v Terry Jenkins

After knocking out Phil Taylor in the first round Vincent Van der Voort will be justifiably confident going in to this second round contest. Terry Jenkins is no push over though and I think he could be just the man to put a stop to Van der Voort's gallop. Proficient on doubles, Jenkins is steady. This is the ideal candidate to take on Van der Voort's streaky style. Expect Jenkins to take legs that Van der Voort threw away and that will be the difference as to who wins this one.

Gary Anderson v Ian White

Gary Anderson looked good in the first round, but he has a much tougher assignment as he takes on Ian White here. White will probably be relishing this game as it's a chance for him to prove that he too can be a major winner. White will probably fall short but has the game to give Anderson a battle and for that reason I like him on the handicap here.

Advised Bets:

1 point win J. Klaasen to beat D. Chisnall at 11/5 with Bet Victor

2 points win R. Thornton to beat J. Pipe at 8/15 with William Hill

2 points win M. Suljovic to beat S. Whitlock at 11/10 with Ladbrokes Paddy Power Bet 365.

1 point T. Jenkins to beat V. Van der Voort at 4/5 with William Hill.





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