Gary Anderson and Michael van Gerwen will both be looking to further their 2019 World Darts Championship credentials as the last-16 stage gets under way tonight.
The Flying Scotsman faces a tricky test against the dangerous Chris Dobey, while MVG needs to better former two-time world champ Adrian Lewis.
Toni Alcinas v Benito van de Pas
There were plenty of shocks in round two. But Alcinas’ surprise 3-1 victory over Peter Wright topped the lot. Now El Dartador has his eyes on a place in the last-16 for the very first time.
Our traders make him a 4/7 chance against the wildly inconsistent van de Pas, who almost threw away a 2-0 lead against Jim Long before recovering to win 3-2.
Big Ben could only hit four 180s across five sets against the Canadian. With Alcinas managing six against Wright, we make him the 4/7 favourite to fill the bed more times than his Belgian opponent.
Gary Anderson v Chris Dobey
The best players tend to kick on after a scare. And that’s exactly what we’re expecting from tournament second-favourite Anderson this evening.
The Flying Scotsman survived match darts against Jermaine Wattimena in the last round before eventually wrapping things up with a hard-fought 4-3 victory.
It’s Dobey up next for the two-time champ, with Ando odds-on at 1/8 to win the match. His opponent has played well to reach this stage, but this could be a step too far for Hollywood.
Michael van Gerwen v Adrian Lewis
A couple of years ago this would have been a potential semi-final or final clash. Lewis’ star has waned since then, although his performances so far suggest this could be closer than first thought.
Jackpot hasn’t set the world alight in North London but he’s yet to drop a set thus far and has averaged 97 across two matches. That should at least be enough to give van Gerwen food for thought.
You can also get 7/2 about a 4-2 victory for the Green Machine.
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