The PDC Home Tour continues tonight, and Group 26 could be one of the most open we’ve seen so far.
Conan Whitehead is joined by Belgian Mike De Decker and Englishmen Martin Atkins and Mike Brown for this evening’s arrows.
Conan Whitehead v Steve Brown (19:30)
This is Whitehead’s second attempt in the Home Tour, after seeing his previous appearance disrupted by technical difficulties to Keegan Brown in Group 12.
The Barbarian opens against Steve ‘Bomber Brown’. Whitehead is some 40 places higher in the PDC Rankings than his opponent and is 8/13 favourite to win this opener.
But anything can happen in the Home Tour, and there’s 6/5 about Brown winning this one.
Mike De Decker v Martin Atkins (20:00)
Martin ‘The Assassin’ Atkins is some 30 years senior than his Belgian opponent here, and reached the PDC World Championship quarter-finals back in 2012.
But De Decker is the up and comer, and our traders make him a solid 4/9 favourite for the win, with Atkins the 13/8 outshot.
There’s 10/11 about De Decker to win on the -1.5 leg handicap, with 9/4 saying he’s King of the Oche.
Conan Whitehead v Mike De Decker (21:00)
This pair have already met in the tournament, doing so twice back in Group 12 on 28th April.
Whitehead took the first one 5-2, while De Decker responded by taking the second meeting even more emphatically in a 5-1 success.
A repeat of Whitehead’s 5-2 win last month is 11/2, while De Decker is 13/2 to turn the tables and win 5-3 himself.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication.