BDO World Championship Tips: Double Dekker bust bust ziggety-zag

Thompson can exact revenge for 2011’s darting disaster.

Jaymes Monte picks out his best bet from the second quartet of last-16 matches at Lakeside...

"Based on first round performances this week Thompson looks the most likely winner of this match."

Back Thompson to beat Dekker @ 2.47/5


Garry Thompson produced one of the better first round averages - only five of 32 players bettered his 88.83 - to see off number 10 seed Gary Robson 3-1 and set up a potential last-16 grudge match with Jan Dekker.

Double Dekker, holding up his side of the bargain, then came back from the brink of defeat in his first round match against Jefferey de Graaf. After falling 2-0 behind in the final set the youngster went on to win the next four legs on the bounce and book his place in the second round for a repeat of the 2011 quarter-final at Lakeside.

Two years ago at the last-8 stage Dekker emerged as the narrowest of 5-4 winners, with Thompson missing a total of nine darts at a double to book his place in the semi-finals. I fancy that the Englishman won't be quite as forgiving this time around.

Since that fateful night the pair have reconvened just once, at the 2012 Belgium open back in August, with Thompson exorcising some daemons by running out a 4-2 winner en route to the final. Based on first round performances this week Thompson looks the most likely winner of this match, yet the betting does not agree.

At odds of 2.47/5 Thompson is the standout bet to book his place in the quarter-finals, where he is likely to be the favourite to beat either Jimmy Hendriks or Richie George. This could be a big week for the 47-year-old from West Yorkshire.


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Back Thompson to beat Dekker @ 2.47/5


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