The PDC’s Darts at Home Tour continues tonight with another round of matches.
It’s Group 6 this evening, with James Wade the headline name looking to march into the latter stages. The Machine is 11/10 to top tonight’s quartet.
But we’ve seen plenty of drama already in this home-based tournament, with reigning world champion Peter Wright booted out on the opening night.
And with the talented Ryan Searle, Adrian Gray and Andy Boulton in Wade’s group, we aren’t ruling out more surprises this evening.
James Wade v Adrian Gray (19:30)
On paper at least, Wade’s opener should be his most straight-forward clash tonight. The world number eight opens against Adrian Gray, the 8/1 outshot to win Group 6.
The Machine is 2/7 favourite to open with a win, with world number 83 Gray out at 5/2.
This play-at-home format does level the playing field a touch between those with big stage experience and those without, but Wade’s pedigree should show and there’s 9/4 about the Aldershot arrowsmith to be King of the Oche.
James Wade v Ryan Searle (20:45)
This one could and should be the group decider, providing Wade beats Gray and Searle comes through as 1/2 favourite to beat Adrian Gray.
Wade’s handed 4/6 favouritism for this one, and he has won two of his previous three meetings versus Heavy Metal.
But Searle showed with his run to the third round at Alexandra Palace in December (he was 3-1 up against Gary Anderson too) what he’s capable of, and he’s chalked up at 11/10 to throw Group 6 wide open.
This should be the game of the night, and we’re 8/11 about over 7.5 legs, with 4/1 about Wade nicking it 5-4.
Andy Boulton v James Wade (21:35)
The Machine’s final match of the evening is against Andy Boulton.
Wade is 1/2 to defeat the world number 81 Boulton (6/4), having defeated the X Factor in three of their previous four meetings.
We go 4/5 on Wade to win on the -1.5 handicap, with 3/1 saying he wraps up the night as King of the Oche.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication.