Wayne Mardle on the World Matchplay: Wright will have too much class for Webster

Darren Webster will find it tough against Wright, says Wayne
Darren Webster will find it tough against Wright, says Wayne

We're now into the quarter-finals of the World Matchplay and, with value hard to find in the Gulvey v Suljovic match first up, Wayne Mardle is concentrating on the Wright v Webster clash, where he expects the Scot to prevail in style...

"Darren has been brilliant in spells and will need a few of those just to keep close this evening but I think Wright will win handsomely, dominate from start to finish and make it an early night."

Darren Webster v Peter Wright
Thursday, 21:00
Live on Sky Sports Main Event and Action


It's fact that Wright is a better darts player than Webster; the rankings and tournament wins don't lie.

Wright came into this tournament throwing poorly - for him. It's all relative of course.

Now, two games in, he's playing well again.

Peter's performance against Cristo Reyes was excellent, he sucked the life out of the Spaniard with his constant battering of the 60 bed and the outer segments.

His double hitting was the best finishing I've seen in a long time, only missing three darts at a double all match. Stunning.

The relentless nature of Wright will be difficult for Darren Webster to cope with. Over the elongated format, best of 31, Wright will be too good for the Englishman. The match odds certainly indicate this will be the case, with Peter just 2/13 and Darren a 9/2 shot.

We have seen that Webster has the ability to beat the 'big boys' in the shorter games but he's yet to beat one over this kind of format.

Darren has been brilliant in spells and will need a few of those just to keep close this evening but I think Wright will win handsomely, dominate from start to finish and make it an early night. To add some juice to the price, take Snakebite on the handicap and to complete the match treble.


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