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PDC Home Tour Betting Tips: Wattimena and Cullen clash in Group 20

| 06.05.2020

The PDC Home Tour has a real international flavour tonight with players from England, Scotland, Greece and the Netherlands all taking to the socially distant oche.

Rockstar Joe Cullen is the 11/8 favourite to progress from Group 20, followed by Jermaine Wattimena (13/8), Ryan Murray (5/1) and outsider John Michael (6/1).

We’re looking forward to another exciting evening of action by previewing three more tungsten tussles below.

Jermaine Wattimena v John Michael (20:00)

There are 64 places separating these two in the PDC Order of Merit. That chasm is reflected in the odds, with Wattimena heavily odds-on at 4/11 versus 2/1 for Michael.

It’s difficult to see last year’s Grand Prix quarter-finalist and World Cup semi-finalist getting beat, so we’re arrowing in on some of the performance markets.

The Dutchman is undoubtedly a class above his Greek opponent, and we go 10/3 for him to secure the King of the Oche crown by winning the match, hitting the most 180s and scoring the highest checkout.

Ryan Murray v John Michael (20:30)

The outright odds mark this one out as the battle of the outsiders in the group. Murray has been installed by our traders as the narrow favourite at 8/11, with Michael an even-money chance.

In truth these are two players with contrasting strengths to their game. The Scotsman is a better finisher but doesn’t score heavily, while Deadly Rose knows where the treble bed is but struggles to checkout.

That should make for an interesting, if not altogether exciting encounter. We go 8/11 for there to be Over 7.5 Legs in the match, while there’s 9/4 about Michael to win and hit the most 180s.

Joe Cullen v Jermaine Wattimena (21:00)

This shouldn’t just be the match of the night, it’s also likely to play out as the group decider. As a result, there’s little to split the pair, with Cullen 8/11 to prevail in the match betting versus even-money for Wattimena.

Previous head-to-heads point towards a win for the Dutchman, who has taken the spoils in four of his five meetings with Cullen. But with Rockstar throwing first in this unusual format, that could swing things.

The Englishman is 8/11 to make the throw count by taking the first leg of the match, while our traders make it a 5/4 chance that these two heavy scorers hit Over 3.5 180s between them.   

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication.

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Nick Murphy

Nick is a graduate of the UEA where he doubled up as the sports editor of the student newspaper. He supports Dagenham & Redbridge and previously edited the matchday programme at Victoria Road. Darts and Horse Racing are among his other favourite sports.