Wayne Mardle World Matchplay Tips: White to schock Wright on Tuesday night

Ian White is Wayne's pick on the handicap to get the better of Peter Wright
Ian White is Wayne's pick on the handicap to get the better of Peter Wright

White v Wright promises to be a tongue twister if nothing else at the Winter Gardens on Tuesday evening, but our man Wayne Mardle believes that Ian is the bet to get the better of Peter...


"It's fair to say that Ian White gets overlooked a bit to often as a danger because he's not showy or flamboyant, but that's not his style. He's a fantastic darts player."

Well, it's been a tough start.

A few winners but far too many losers for my liking. Let's get winning.


Peter Wright v Ian White

Tuesday, 20:00
Live on Sky Sports


The format changes slightly for this second round clash between two of the most consistent players in the world of darts, they will contest over the best of 21 legs, so the first to 11 legs it is.

I think this will be close.

It's fair to say that Ian White gets overlooked a bit to often as a danger because he's not showy or flamboyant, but that's not his style. He's a fantastic darts player.

Diamond reached the quarter-final last year, losing to Michael Van Gerwen in a high quality match.

Peter Wright is way more box office in appearance to White but that doesn't mean that his darts are.

White has proven time and time again whoever his opponent is, they are going to have to play well to beat him over a long format, which this is.

Both players had comfortable first round wins and will feel they have a chance to get into the last eight.

Peter and Ian have met on 13 occasions and while Wright has the upper hand they have shared the last six.

Peter beat Ian 10-7 at the start of the year in The Masters. That's the only time these two have played each other over a long format.

I'd be inclined to go over the 180s, these both know how to fill the treble bed, Ian hit eight 180s in his 10-2 win over Darryl Gurney, whilst Wright hit six in 15 legs versus Joe Cullen.

Recommended Bets
Back White +2.5 @ 10/11 to beat Wright
Back Over 11.5 180s @ 21/20


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