Dave Chisnall v Jamie Caven
Even though he didn't win the Premier League, Dave Chiznall was the star of the show. Week after week he excelled, he seems to have all the attributes to be a champion.
Jamie Caven will pose problems for Chizzy that's for sure but, he lacks that extra gear and that consistency that the very best possess.
Dave can roll off leg after leg even when not at his brilliant best, what he does very well is to hit at least one big shot in nearly every leg, a 140 or 180, and that keeps your opponent on their toes and most of the time under pressure.
I'm not suggesting Caven can't beat Dave, he can, he's beaten Dave On five occasions previous. There will be times when Chizzy hits the after burners and Jamie may not be able to cope however.
Apart from one semi-final appearance on tour on the whole Jamie hasn't been in great form and Chizzy as we know is on the up.
Back Chisnall -2.5 Legs to Win @ 3/4 (Sportsbook)
Raymond v Barneveld v Andy Hamilton
Andy Hamilton was the last qualifier in the field at the expense of Mark Webster. The Hammer has been struggling for form of late and I'm sure he will feel under pressure to perform.
What Andy does have in abundance is a fighting spirit and I just can't foresee him rolling over and allowing RVB to have all his own way.
Raymond himself knows that The hammer will be punching away to to very end. The Dutchman is the massive odds-on favourite but I think this'll be closer than the odds suggest.
Andy is trying to climb back into the world's top 16 while Barney is trying to stay there, both are under the cosh just a tad.
Back Hamilton +2.5 Legs to Win @ 5/4 (Sportsbook)