Wayne Mardle on the World MatchPlay: Double up on Chizzy and Barney

Wayne fancies Barney to beat Simon Whitlock on Tuesday night
Wayne fancies Barney to beat Simon Whitlock on Tuesday night

It's been a mixed start for Wayne Mardle at the World Matchplay in Blackpool but our man is confident that matters are about to get much better by backing Dave Chisnall and Raymond van Barneveld to win on Tuesday night...

"I think RVB will be the more confident of the two. He hit eight 180s in dismantling close friend and fellow countryman Vincent Van der Voort and looked at peace with his game."

Back Barneveld @ 1.654/6 to beat Whitlock


Andy Hamilton v Dave Chisnall

In years gone by I have steered clear of Andy Hamilton as he's proven to be a real consistent spoiler.

His normally unwavering reliability to produce seems to be on the wane, Andy now far too often for his liking pops up with a poor performance, and if he's off a smidgen against Chizzy tonight then he'll lose.

Chizzy will score well, it's all about his double hitting. Andy is a chance taker and the thought process here is that with the scoring phase of the game belonging to Dave then the chances won't come around so often for The Hammer.

I expect Chisnall to come through this one.

Recommended Bet
Back Chisnall @ 1.75/7 to beat Hamilton


Simon Whitlock v Raymond van Barneveld

You may think "I'm not touching this game", but hold on a minute.

Barney has beaten Simon seven of the last nine occasions that they've met and doing a job on the big Aussie in the Premier League a few months ago will be fresh in the Dutchman's mind.

Simon has improved in recent weeks but he struggled against Kevin Painter who would have had Whitlock in all sorts of trouble had he hit his doubles. And there's also the fact that Barney hasn't lost to Simon on the big stage in the last six meetings.

I think RVB will be the more confident of the two. He hit eight 180s in dismantling close friend and fellow countryman Vincent Van der Voort and looked at peace with his game. Like Chizzy, he looks a good bet to prevail.

Recommended Bet
Back Barneveld @ 1.654/6 to beat Whitlock


Sportsbook Recommendation
Back Chisnall and Barneveld in a double @ 2.546/4


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