Wayne Mardle on the World Championship: Gerwyn and Jonny a nice Price to go the distance

Wayne fancies a five-set thriller when Gerwyn Price takes on Jonny Clayton
Wayne fancies a five-set thriller when Gerwyn Price takes on Jonny Clayton

It was a great start for Wayne Mardle as both his selections prevailed on Thursday night, and our man is back with a couple of recommended wagers in one of Friday's night's first round games...


"I think this will be a close match, I'd be very surprised if Jonny or Gerwyn won at a canter."

Back Over 4.5 Sets @ 2.68/5

Gerwyn Price v Jonny Clayton
Friday, 20:00
Live on Sky Sports 1


Jonny Clayton is one of those players that seems to play consistently well every time I see him play. His scoring is decent, as is his finishing. He's a tough man to beat because he does most things well, he maybe just lacks that real kick to deal with the very best, but I think he may have enough do deal with fellow Welshman, Gerwyn Price.

This is Clayton's debut so you can never be fully sure the pressure of the situation won't get to any individual, but what I've seen from Jonny, I think he'll be just fine.

Price, when on song is a handful, he certainly doesn't lack confidence, a belief we'd all love to possess. If there is a weakness in Gerwyn's play, it has to be the finishing. I'm not convinced his composure and belief are as high on the double segments as when scoring.

I think this will be a close match, I'd be very surprised if Jonny or Gerwyn won at a canter.

In terms of the highest checkout in the match I thought I'd have a look at the players' stats. The Over/Under 123.5 seems very high to me.

Price has only had a two finishes over 123.5 in 19 matches.

Clayton is a relative newcomer, a very capable newcomer I might add. Johnny has never had over a 100 checkout in a televised leg. He's now zero for 48 legs.

I suggest we get on the under 123.5, though if I'm wrong then let's hope we get a checkout of 140 or higher so that Betfair's 'Double Odds' offer kicks in (see below).


Recommended Bets

Back Over 4.5 Sets @ 2.68/5
Back Under 123.5 Highest Checkout @ 5/6

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