We're nearing the end of the second round matches at Ally Pally with another two sessions today, and our man Wayne Mardle has a recommended selection from both the afternoon and evening action...
"Given that I think Peter Wright will win the game too, I think the match treble of, highest finish, most maximums and to triumph, is the bet."
Kim Huybrechts v Max Hopp
Live on Sky Sports 1
There comes a point when promise has to be realised.
Max Hopp has had 'potential' and 'promise' for over three years now. Finally, he's living up to those tags. Hopp, is playing the darts of his life right now.
The young German played a nicely controlled match against Vincent Van Der Voort. Max kept himself in the moment, and his emotions in check better than I've seen recently. But, it has to be noted he was given ample chance to dictate matters by the hapless (injured) Van Der Voort.
Kim Huybrechts was outstanding in his opening match against James Wilson. The standard of play Kim is able to produce is way above that of Max.
Huybrechts will put Hopp under extreme pressure and I'm just not sure the 20-year-old will be able to handle it.
Whenever a big moment comes around in this match I'm certain Huybrechts will deal with it better than Hopp. Far too often has Max been erratic when the finish line is near, for himself or an opponent.
I just don't trust Hopp, not yet anyway.
Back Huybrechts -2.5 Sets @ 6/4
Peter Wright v Jamie Lewis
Live on Sky Sports 1
Look, let's be honest, Peter Wright is a better player than Jamie Lewis. How much better is the question.
Wright is far more likely to hit the highest checkout because he's far more likely to win more legs than Jamie. Snakebite has had a three-figure out in 16 of 18 matches played in the World Championships. Lewis has had just one (108) in his last nine sets played at Alexandra Palace.
In terms of 180s, Jamie has hit 14 in 17 sets at the World Championships since 2012. Peter has hit 26 in his last 17 sets played. Based on four legs per set, Wright hits nearly double the amount of Lewis.
Given that I think Peter Wright will win the game too, I think the match treble of, highest finish, most maximums and to triumph, is the bet.
Let's go for the whole Shebang.
Back Wright Most 180s, Highest Checkout & Win Match @ 11/10
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