The Grand Slam of Darts is nearing the knockout phases with the final round of group matches determining who will be making the last-16. Below is a 5/1 treble involving some of the best action.
Peter Wright to beat Gary Anderson @ 5/6
If you compared the resumes of Gary Anderson and Peter Wright the contrast would be that of a menu and a napkin, however, nothing is played on paper and Wright should continue his personal dominance over the Scotsman.
Anderson has been a shadow of the player that terrorised the tour in 2011, winning seven events culminating in reaching the final of the 2011 World Championships. Unfortunately for The Flying Scotsman it has been a forgettable period since, punctuated by successive defeats to the man that stands in his way of a last-16 berth in Wolverhampton.
Peter Wright has beaten Anderson in their last seven meetings, turning around a previous head-to-head record that he trailed 10-1. Whilst Anderson’s career has been wilting, Wright’s is blossoming, securing the second of his Players Championship titles this season along with making three finals.
Anderson hasn’t beaten anyone of note for far too long and so the 5/6 that Snakebite knocks-out Anderson and doesn’t interrupt their contrasting trajectories looks like great value.
Dean Winstanley to beat Vincent van der Voort @ 4/7
This selection is based more on state-of-mind and what is at stake rather than profiles as the hungry Dean Winstanley takes on the hapless Vincent van der Voort.
An understandable opening 5-3 defeat to Michael van Gerwen was followed by a 5-0 humiliation at the hands of Kim Huybrechts, all but eliminating the Dutchman from the competition, and even a marked improvement from his last performance may not be enough to deny Winstanley the victory that would probably take him into the last-16.
Winstanley needs to win and hope that MvG can beat Huybrechts and the 4/7 that he can do his bit looks nailed on.
Stuart Kellett to beat Paul Nicholson @ 11/10
It’s only their third meeting ever and their first for over a year but it couldn’t be more significant with the winner securing a place in the knockout rounds.
And preference is for the underdog Kellett who showed the type of nerve, when coming through a deciding leg against the now eliminated Kevin Painter, that could be instrumental in a match which is destined to be a close affair.
Kellett has shown solid form on the regular circuit, since breaking through in 2010 with victories in the Scottish and Antwerp Open, and is playing the Asset at just the right time.
Nicholson has failed to build on the promise he showed when beating Phil Taylor en-route to the Players Championship Finals back in 2009 and could be there for the taking.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.
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