World Matchplay Darts 2nd round – Wednesday previews

Rag2gar previews the second round matches in the World Matchplay Darts with the remaining 4 matches played on Wednesday analysed.

Dave Chisnall v Keegan Brown

A mouth-watering contest is in store for us in this match as two of darts most in-form players take to the oche in what should be a great match. Keegan Brown put in a solid performance to knock out Robert Thornton in the first round and a repeat of those darts could be enough to send him into the quarter finals here.

Chisnall was electric once again on the 180s hitting 13 in his first round match but his doubles were poor. With such a high octane match likely I think they're will be a bevy of 180s here. Coral have set the spread at 13.5 total 180s which I think should be comfortably beaten and that will be my bet in this one.

Advised Bet:

2 points win over 13.5 total 180 D. Chisnall v K. Brown (Evens Coral).

James Wade v Brendan Dolan

Some good matches between these two over the years none more so than when the history maker Brendan Dolan did the nine dart leg on a double start in the World Grand Prix semi-final in 2011. Dolan won that day, but I think he'll struggle today on a Blackpool stage which Wade has performed extremely well on over the years.

Wade looked very good in his first round victory averaging 103 whilst Dolan could only average a measly 88 in his triumph. Think Wade is somewhat of a certainty here and I like the second round double of him and Peter Wright very much. Wright is obviously playing on Tuesday so the bet needs to be placed early.

Advised Bet:

8 points win Wright and Wade double at 7/10 with Skybet.

Phil Taylor v Andy Hamilton

Andy Hamilton was gifted a first round win thanks to an incredibly poor effort from Raymond Van Barneveld who handed him a 2nd round place against Phil Taylor here. Taylor was efficient in his disposal of Henderson in his first round but didn't set the world alight either.

These two Stoke on Trent buddies have had many contests over the years with Taylor invariably winning them comfortably. I expect much of the same here but with Taylor still looking a shadow of his former self I won't be having a bet this time.


Gary Anderson v Mensur Suljovic

Gary Anderson seemed somewhat disappointed in his interview after his first round victory and well he might. He did not look too sharp and although he should get through again without too much hassle, he will probably be looking to step it up a bit in this one.

Suljovic edged Jenkins in a tight game in the first round but is in big danger of getting dumped out here if he doesn't ramp up his average by at least 10 points. I think this will be a facile victory for Anderson but it's a no bet for me.

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