Wayne Mardle's PDC World Championship Tips: Thornton and Wright to make smooth progress

It should be a straightforward win for Peter Wright today
It should be a straightforward win for Peter Wright today

Wayne Mardle is glad to see the back of the first round and believes there's plenty of value available now that the tournament is progressing, starting with these two correct score wagers...

"There's no point at all in betting on a 1/5 shot so I'm going down the correct score route. Wright is a better player and should win with something in hand."

Recommended Bet
Wright to Win 4-1 @ 5/2


Peter Wright v Ronny Huybrechts

No disrespect is meant by this, but Ronny doesn't have the talent of Wright, that's why he's looking to stay in the top 32 of the world rankings. But saying that, he isn't one of those players to roll over and get demolished either.

His best attributes are the fact that he's savvy enough to know he needs to be near 100% to push the very best, and that he knows that with a little luck he can beat anyone (he's beaten Taylor over a best of 19 leg format before). That said he'll need Snakebite to be off his best form and capitalise on any morsels thrown to him.

There's no point at all in betting on a 1/5 shot so I'm going down the correct score route. Wright is a better player and should win with something in hand.

Recommended Bet
Wright to Win 4-1 @ 5/2


Robert Thornton v Ronnie Baxter

Robert Thornton is the modern day Ronnie Baxter, back in the day when The Rocket was contending finals he had the ability to beat anyone and was always difficult to beat, these two dartists really do remind me of each other.

Ronnie isn't the player he was from say five years ago but every now and again he crops up with a performance that'll take care of anyone, but that's few and far between now. Ronnie played very well in the first round against Darryl Gurney, averaging in the mid nineties, that makes me think that he'll regress to the mean.

If Thornton gets in the mood I think he'll beat Baxter handsomely.

Recommended Bet
Thornton to Win 4-1 @ 14/5


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