There’s a star-studded line-up in the PDC Home Tour tonight, as former world champion Rob Cross heads a group which also contains Dimitri van den Bergh, William Borland and Karel Sedlacek.
2018 Ally Pally winner Cross is 8/11 to top Group 21, with van den Bergh close behind at 15/8. Borland and Sedlacek, both of whom are ranked outside the world’s top 100, are priced at 7/1 and 8/1 respectively.
Can either of them spring a shock and replicate last night’s heroics from Ryan Murray? We’ve previewed three of the night’s encounters below.
William Borland v Karel Sedlacek (20:30)
Four points can be enough to win a group in the PDC Home Tour. So, Borland and Sedlacek will know that whoever comes out on top in this clash will have every chance going into their final match of the night.
Both will fancy their chances of picking up the points, even if our traders are unable to split them at 5/6 apiece. Sedlacek, though, has more experience than the emerging Borland, and could take the spoils.
The Czech Republic arrowsmith reached the last-16 of a Players Championship event in February. This looks set to be a tight contest, and we have Evil Charlie priced up at 4/1 to scrape through with a 5-3 success.
Rob Cross v Dimitri van den Bergh (21:00)
These two produced one of the best tungsten tussles in living memory in their first meeting at the 2017 world championship. This set-up is a little different, but we’re still expecting sparks to fly on the virtual oche.
Cross, who’s won five of his six clashes with van den Bergh, is odds-on to prevail at 4/7. Dancing Dimitri is given a chance at 13/10, although it’s the performance markets that we’re more interested in here.
Both players are capable of power scoring and emphatic finishing. So with that in mind, we go 2/3 about Over 3.5 180s in the contest and 5/6 for a checkout above 106.5 at any point in the match.
Karel Sedlacek v Rob Cross (22:00)
This match could end up being decider, or it could end up being a dead rubber. We just don’t know at this stage. What we do know, however, is that Cross is odds-on at 1/3 versus 21/10 for Sedlacek.
Voltage is short-price in most of the other main markets, too. You can get 2/1 about him finishing the match as King of the Oche, while we also go 4/7 about the Matchplay champion winning on the -1.5 Legs Handicap.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication.