Daily Darts: Sunday’s Round up From the PDC World Championship

Sunday sees another busy day of action at the PDC World Darts Championship and while the biggest names may be missing from the list, there are some intriguing matches and potentially there is the best betting value so far.

It all starts off with a qualifier ahead of a set of interesting first round ties.

Early Starters

The first match on the card is a lunchtime qualifier between Kenny Neyens and Jamie Lewis for the right to progress and play Jonny Clayton in the first round. Lewis is a clear favourite here at best odds of 4/11 with bet365 and Winner Sports while Neyens is an option at 23/10 with SkyBet but we think the bookies are spot on.

Clayton awaits and he can be picked up at a top price of 1/2 with Paddy Power and SportingBet to beat either of his potential opponents and once again, we think that’s right so feel free to claim a small profit on that game.

Moving Through

There’s been little value so far but the first potential upset comes next with Alan Norris taking on Kim Viljanen. Norris is some way ahead in this fixture at a best of 3/10 with MarathonBet while Viljanen is available at 10/3 with BetFred.

Norris has huge experience and reached the quarter final stage of this competition just two years ago but could be vulnerable to the Finn and this may be one to come back to.

For now we’ll move on and next up is Kyle Anderson versus Peter Jacques and this one should be far more straightforward. Jacques is clear in this one at a best of 2/9 with Winner Sports and SkyBet and should deliver on that figure ahead of Jacques at a top price of 19/5 with MarathonBet.

Featured Game

James Wade

The game of real interest to us is that of James Wade against Keegan Brown and this is another match where the bookmakers seem to be pointing us to a clear winner. Wade, a semi finalist on three separate occasions here, is clear at 3/13 with MarathonBet while Brown is the challenger at best odds of 37/10 with MarathonBet.

Wade has that impressive record but he has dipped as a major threat in tournaments in recent years and there are occasions when issues away from the board can affect him. Brown is a former World Youth Champion who has notched some major scalps in his time and he could be the best bet for an upset from Sunday’s card.

As we are focussing on this game we can take a look at some of the side markets and there are plenty of options open for Wade v Brown. Even if the outsider doesn’t win, it could still be tight and a 3-2 score in favour of Wade may look good at a best of 9/2 with SkyBet. Alternatively, Brown by the same 3-2 scoreline can be picked up at an excellent top price of 9/1 with Stan James and BetBright.

With most of these side bets favouring James Wade, we’re interested in the Most 180s betting which has Keegan Brown as the favourite at Even Money with MarathonBet. Wade may look to go around the board at times and perhaps that’s why he is out at 15/8 with SkyBet while the draw completes things at 51/10 with MarathonBet again.

Finishing Off

The concluding games on Sunday night should all go with the favourites and they start with a qualifier where Cody Harris is available at 4/9 with bet365 and William Hill to beat Willard Bruguier at 17/10 with Sport Pesa.

The winner of that game then progresses to face Ian White who is on offer at best odds of 1/4 with SkyBet and BetFred to beat either of them.

We finish with a match between Dave Chisnall and Vincent Van Der Voort and some punters may well see some value in the Dutchman at a top price of 12/5 with William Hill. Chizzy has fallen away since crossing from the BDO but we expect him to come through and deliver at his best of 2/5 with either Ladbrokes or Coral.

Verdict

As far as our confirmed tips are concerned, we’re torn a little between two games and it could be that Alan Norris may be heading out but instead, we’ll take a punt on Keegan Brown to beat James Wade.

Admittedly, some will see that as unlikely and it’s not our most confident tip of all time so we’ll hedge it slightly by taking Wade as the outsider to record the most maximums in that game.

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