Wayne Mardle on the World MatchPlay: It will be all Wright on the night if you back Peter to win

Peter Wright is fancied to get the better of Stephen Bunting
Peter Wright is fancied to get the better of Stephen Bunting

The World Matchplay continues at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool tonight and Wayne Mardle believes that PDC World Championship finalist Peter Wright can get the better of the current BDO World Champion in an exciting clash...

"Peter is the real deal, he's got the game, the belief, and most of all he has the guts and nerve for a battle."

Back Peter Wright @ 1.645/8 to beat Steve Bunting

Peter Wright v Stephen Bunting

This on paper is one of the matches of the first round with both players capable of producing dazzling darts.

Stephen 'The Bullet' Bunting is the current BDO World Champion so you underestimate at your peril. Having switched to the PDC circuit he has tremendous ability, that when fully switched on, has the beating of most players in the game.

That said Bunting can sometimes throw very averagely indeed, high 80 to low 90 three-dart averages, and that just won't cut it against the vast majority of players these days including Peter 'Snakebite' Wright.

Peter is the real deal, he's got the game, the belief, and most of all he has the guts and nerve for a battle.

I think Snakebite wins this match because over this format there are normally peaks and troughs in most players' games but in Wright you have a player that doesn't go off the boil too severely - when he's slightly off form he'll still keep straight and find his way down in a leg.

Also, Peter is the better finisher of the two, both men are good combination finishers but Wright's way of throwing is a tad more controlled. He has the attributes of a gooden.


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Back Wright @ 1.645/8 to beat Bunting


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