We’re not even a week into the PDC Home Tour and already we’ve witnessed thrills, spills, a nine-darter and the reigning world champion Peter Wright dumped out of the tournament.
Tonight we’ll see Luke Humphries, Nick Kenny, Devon Petersen and Joe Murnan do battle in Group Five. We’ve previewed three of the evening’s clashes between the quartet below.
Luke Humphries v Nick Kenny (19:30)
Humphries is the overwhelming favourite to win all his games in Group Five. He’s 2/5 to get off to the best possible start against world number 109 and 9/5 outsider Nicky Kenny in his opening match.
Cool Hand has shown himself to be one of the most talented youngsters in the game over the last 18 months, and with his experience and superior consistency, we make him a 3/1 chance to be crowned King of the Oche.
Luke Humphries v Devon Petersen (20:45)
This should be the game of the night between two players who are familiar names on the PDC circuit.
Humphries is chalked up as the favourite, as per all his matches this evening, although at 8/13 it’s his skinniest price of the entire session. Petersen, who won the last time they met in a legs format, is available at 6/5.
If Cool Hand’s quality shows through, it’s difficult to see him getting beat. And while there’s not much juice in his match odds, you can get 11/10 about him hitting the most 180s. He’s hit 58 more maximums than the South African in the last two years.
Devon Petersen v Nick Kenny (21:10)
With matches against Humphries unlikely to yield much fruit, Petersen and Kenny will both be looking at this clash as an opportunity to pick up some valuable points.
The African Warrior boasts not only better form than his opponent, but an impressive 39.6% checkout percentage over the last two years as well. He’s 4/7 to come out on top against 13/10 for the Welshman.
Those checkout stats could also see some big numbers taken out. We go 5/6 for the Highest Checkout to be over 103.5+.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication.