After a three day break for Christmas the PDC World Darts gets back into full swing with afternoon and evening sessions on Wednesday, and here with a bet in each session is our man Wayne Mardle...
"Price has produced sets of darts in this championship to 104-105 standard, if he can muster one or two sets like that he'll make the 5/6 looks silly."
James was utterly brilliant against Kim Huybrechts, okay, Kim was off, but part of that was because Richardson didn't falter.
Alan Norris beat a Kim also, Viljanen. It was a routine win for Norris. Viljanen played poorly which was nice for Alan and his fans.
James and Alan have both been a little inconsistent this year, but Alan has by far the best mean game. What I'm saying is if this game goes according to day-to-day talent, Alan should win with a little in hand. He is more experienced, and let's be honest, he's a better player than James.
I really fancy James to win a set, at best two. What worries me is the inconsistency of Norris.
For this bet - Norris -1.5 Sets on the handicap - to come in Alan will need to be good throughout, which he has been and can be. I'm pretty sure James won't perform to such a high standard again.
1/33 Hahaha. Amazingly short odds against someone so capable as Gerwyn Price. I'm not for a second suggesting that Price will win this match, of course he could, no one in darts is unbeatable. What I am suggesting is that the odds are wrong for Price to pinch a set at 5/6. He's been playing well in this championship so far.
We know Michael is a relentless winning machine, but Gerwyn Price is a major finalist so don't think for a minute he's not up to this. We only need him to win a set to land the recommended bet.
Price has produced sets of darts in this championship to 104-105 standard, if he can muster one or two sets like that he'll make the 5/6 looks silly.