Wayne Mardle landed a nice 13/10 tip yesterday as Cristo Reyes did the business and he's off in hunt of more winners from Monday's action, including the mouthwatering James Wade v Stephen Bunting clash...
"I foresee a close match early on with Wade kicking on and making a dash for the line. His consistency will be the deciding factor. Bunting won't falter but The Machine finds a way of winning and I don't want to oppose him in current form."
This should be a superb game to watch - both players love to flow and that should allow them to play near their best.
At the ripe old age of 18, Max Hopp has an amazing amount of experience and ability and he showed both in beating Mervyn King in the previous round.
I'm expecting plenty of entertainment here. The game should go over 5.5 sets - available at 3/4 - but if you're looking for a bit more value, it's all about the 180s, the game will be littered with them. Both of these players can do severe damage to the treble twenty; between them, they hit 17 maximums in their last 32 encounters.
Get on over 11.5 in the match 180s market at 21/10 and back Vincent to hit more than 5.5 at 20/21.
I'm looking forward to this game far too much, it's unhealthy...
I adore the way these two play the game; Wade doesn't care what his opponent is up to, he just ploughs on hitting sixties and doubles while Bunting does more of the same but more quickly. James has a Va Va Voom at present, a zest for darts.
I foresee a close match early on with Wade kicking on and making a dash for the line. His consistency will be the deciding factor. Bunting won't falter but The Machine finds a way of winning and I don't want to oppose him in current form. Stephen can can beat him - he can beat anyone - but James is so difficult to overcome.
Stephen's double hitting is up there with the very best and when he finds the treble bed with his first dart, like all good professionals, he's quality. But his downfall is his tendency to go low in the twenty bed, and having to switch all the time can be taxing.
Wade's consistency wins the day.
Back James Wade to beat Stephen Bunting at 5/8