Wayne Mardle: Peter the Wright man to push MVG all the way

Peter Wright has the abiltiy to push MVG all the way tonight

Four more second round matches will be live on Sky Sports tonight, and Betfair Ambassador Wayne Mardle marks your card on the evening's best bets...

"If they both play at their best then there is only one winner, we know that, but Peter's B game is very good indeed, so backing him on the +5.5 Legs handicap here is a must."

Back Peter Wright +5.5 Legs @ 1.84/5


Andy Hamilton 1.331/3 v Ian White 3.259/4

There's no question that White played well in his first round victory over Robert Thornton, but equally, he was helped massively by the Thorn's poor performance; for whatever reason, Robert just doesn't play well at this venue.

Hamilton also played very well in his victory over Ronnie Baxter, he was relentless in fact, and he will fancy his chances against White, who prior to Monday's night's victory, wasn't in great form. I can see Andy running riot here, so in a match where first to 13 wins I fully expect The Hammer to overcome the -3.5 Legs handicap.

Recommended Bet
Back Andy Hamilton -3.5 Legs @ 2.01/1


Adrian Lewis 1.21/5 v Brendan Dolan 4.57/2

There looks to be a decent betting opportunity here, though at the time of writing the market hasn't been priced up on the Sportsbook and the Exchange market hasn't fully materialised. But assuming we can get a decent price then I believe this is relatively simple. Back Under 93.5 for Lewis' average.

The pace of play isn't conducive for Lewis to average high. The two-time world champions likes to get into a rhythm and I'm not sure he will be able to here. Dolan is not slow, he's methodical. Actually, that's a lie, Dolan is (quite) slow.

I fancy Adrian will eventually get to grips with the pace of play and will emerge with the win, but it won't be pretty.

Recommended Bet
Back Lewis Average Under 93.5 @ best price available


Michael van Gerwen 1.141/7 v Peter Wright 5.59/2

We might not know what hairstyle Peter Wright will have prior to entering the stage, but what we do know is that he'll turn up with a game to worry Van Gerwen tonight. Peter is the the real deal and I think he can push the young Dutchman all the way.

If they both play at their best then there is only one winner, we know that, but Peter's B game is very good indeed, so backing him on the +5.5 Legs handicap here is a must.

There isn't much we can say about MVG that hasn't already been said; he's world class, but he has to get to 13 legs before Peter gets to eight, and I'm happy to wager that he won't.

Recommended Bet
Back Peter Wright +5.5 Legs @ 1.84/5


Jamie Caven 1.910/11 v Dave Chisnall 1.910/11

Both players are very capable on their day, but their first round victories pretty much summed them both up. And what I mean by that is that they are unreliable. Chisnall was awful in the first mini session against Paul Nicholson, then threw some terrific darts to get his nose in front, and then started slacking again before getting over the line.

It was a similar story for Jamie, he was always trailing Wes Newton but then found his game and threw some outstanding darts to win the game.

I really don't know who is going to turn up in the best form. The market can't split them, and neither can I. It's a no bet match for me.


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