PDC World Darts Tuesday Tips: Dutch revenge on Young

Jeffrey de Zwaan.
Will Jeffrey de Zwaan be celebrating after his match with Darin Young?

Dan Fitch thinks that Jeffrey de Zwaan can avenge Darin Young's first round defeat of Raymond van Barneveld, but fancies the American to produce another high checkout.

"Young produced a 160 checkout against Van Barneveld."

Back Young to score the highest checkout and lose to De Zwaan at 2.89/5

Competitive game could go long

Cristo Reyes 1.584/7 v Lourence Ilagan 2.588/5
Tuesday, 13:40
Live on Sky Sports Darts

The increasing global nature of the PDC World Darts Championship will be on full display on Tuesday, in a day that shows how the game has gone from being a mainly British concern, to a truly cosmopolitan affair.

In the afternoon we have a clash between Cristo Reyes from Spain and Lourence Ilagan from the Philippines. Reyes is a familiar face on the PDC tour, with the world number 43 reaching the last-16 of the UK Open earlier this year.

Since going out of the World Championship in the first round last year, Ilagan has enjoyed a successful Asian Tour, with the highlight being a win at an event hosted in his home country. Ilagan's only appearance in Europe this year came at the World Cup of Darts in Hamburg, where the Filipino team were beaten by England in the first round.

This could be a competitive match and rather than try to predict the result, it may make more sense to back over 16.5 total legs at 1.738/11 and sit back and enjoy it unfold.

Odds favour Aussie

Jose de Sousa 1.422/5 v Damon Heta 3.211/5
Tuesday, 20:10
Live on Sky Sports Darts

Another intriguing clash sees Jose de Sousa of Portugal up against Australia's Damon Heta.

The 45-year old De Sousa has made good progress on his first year on the PDC tour. Up to 66 in the rankings, De Sousa has won two Players Championship events, beating competitors of the quality of Gerwyn Price and Glen Durrant in the respective finals.

Heta rarely appears outside of Australia, but should not be underestimated. He won the Brisbane Masters earlier this year, beating James Wade, Gary Anderson and Simon Whitlock en-route to a final against Rob Cross that he won 8-7.

These odds may be a little too short in favour of De Sousa then. Though the Portuguese is the worthy favourite, at a price of 3.211/5 it might be worth backing Heta to spring a surprise.

Jeffrey de Zwaan 1.241/4 v Darin Young 4.84/1
Tuesday, 22:00
Live on Sky Sports Darts

This second round match sees the young Dutch star Jeffrey de Zwaan try to get some revenge on behalf of his countryman, when he takes on Darin Young.

Young caused one of the shocks of the tournament when he beat Raymond van Barneveld 3-1 in the first round, sending the Dutch legend into retirement a little earlier than was expected. The American didn't score particularly heavily, but took his chances just a little more clinically than Barney.

De Zwaan has perhaps not kicked on this year, as he might have hoped after reaching the semi-finals of the World Matchplay in 2018. The 23-year old has at least won the second PDC title of his career, after lifting a Players Championship event in Barnsley in March, while he made the quarter-finals of the European Championship in October.

This is a game that De Zwaan should be winning, but as we've said that before regarding Young, it's necessary to give the price a good boost. Young produced a 160 checkout against Van Barneveld and you can back him to score the highest checkout and lose the match at 2.89/5.

Dan Fitch Darts P/L 2020

Staked: 18.00 pts
Returned: 18.09 pts
P/L: +0.09 pts

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