Wayne Mardle on the World Championships: Tight game in store for van den Bergh and Reyes

Dimitri Van Den Bergh is Wayne's evening selection
Dimitri Van Den Bergh is Wayne's evening selection

Wayne is back in the darts tipping hotseat for the big one at Ally Pally with two bets to consider from the evening action...

"I've been really impressed with Dimitri recently. The young, inexperienced man he was just a year ago has made way for a player who looks like he believes he can mix it with the very best."

Back Dimitri Van Den Bergh to win

Saturday 17th

I don't fancy anything from the afternoon session, not a sausage! I have got a bet from the evening match-ups though...


Cristo Reyes v Dimitri Van Den Bergh


I've been really impressed with Dimitri recently. The young, inexperienced man he was just a year ago has made way for a player who looks like he believes he can mix it with the very best. He as a long way to go before he becomes a threat but he's certainly making strides in his improvement.

At the recent Grand Slam of Darts he showed composure and nous.

Last year Dimitri beat Ian White in the first round, he played very well, but there was a fragility about his play, and his youthful exuberance looked to be hindering him. Sometimes calming down can be hard, but that's not there as much anymore, he's so much more measured.

This is a good draw for, Dimitri. He has to feel this is a winnable match.

But Cristo must also has to feel his task is doable. Every now and again both players are happy with their draw, this is one of those cases.

Cristo reached the last 16 two years ago, and he can be more dynamic, capable of sudden bursts of excellence. On the other hand I think Dimitri is far more consistent.

I really see this as a level game, and the odds suggest that too with both men available to back at 10/11.
The head-to-head is locked at 2-2. These two really are closely matched.

I see a real tight game, a last set decider possibly.


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