Dan Fitch previews Wednesday's World Grand Prix matches and backs Jonny Clayton's ability to hit doubles to see him through against Ian White...
"Over the last 12 months, Clayton has recorded the third best checkout percentage on the tour."
World Grand Prix
Wednesday 7 October
Live on Sky Sports Arena
Huybrechts has strong record against nine-dart Dolan
Brendan Dolan 5/61.86 v Kim Huybrechts 21/202.04
Start time, 18:15
Dolan is synonymous with this tournament, having hit the first nine-darter in it, back in 2011. When you need a double to start, that's no mean feat and only two players have done it since (D20, 2 x T20; 3 x T20; T20, T17, bullseye; is the method in case you were wondering).
One wonders if this is the reason he starts as favourite, as Huybrechts holds a 7-3 lead in past encounters and won the most recent game between them in March. Take a chance on the outsider at 21/202.04.
Bunting will win 180s war
Jamie Hughes 10/111.93 v Stephen Bunting 20/211.96
Start time, 18:45
Bunting is another outsider with a dominant record against his opponent, with the former BDO World Champion having won five of his seven matches against Hughes (L2). One of those wins came in July.
The odds are very tight here and we're going to try to add a little more value, by backing Bunting to score the most 180s at 11/82.38.
Everything points to Clayton win
Jonny Clayton 10/111.91 v Ian White 1/11.98
Start time, 19:15
Over the last 12 months, Clayton has recorded the third best checkout percentage on the tour.
In a format where the players have to hit a double to get going, his ability to hit them could be a big advantage to Clayton, who reached the final of the recent German Darts Championship. Back the Welshman at 10/111.91.
Chisnall has pedigree in this tournament
Dave Chisnall 6/42.46 v Glen Durrant 5/81.64
Start time, 19:45
The player with the best checkout percentage in the past year is Dave Chisnall, who has twice been a beaten finalist in this tournament, including last year.
That makes his price intriguing, even against a player as good as Glen Durrant, in the pick of Wednesday's games. This could go either way and the safe bet could be to back over 2.5 sets at Evens on the Sportsbook.
Cullen is value to pull off surprise
Daryl Gurney 4/61.66 v Joe Cullen 11/82.36
Start time, 20:15
Daryl Gurney won this tournament in 2017, but his form has declined since then and he might be a little overestimated against Joe Cullen.
The outsider ranks sixth over the last year when it comes to checkout percentages, is ahead 7-3 against Gurney in past games and was a recent beaten finalist in one of the Autumn Series events. Backing Cullen makes sense at 11/82.36.
Wright can beat average
Peter Wright 2/111.19 v Ryan Joyce 4/15.0
Start time, 20:45
Peter Wright will be the shortest priced favourite on offer on Wednesday night, with the 2018 World Grand Prix finalist extremely likely to progress.
The reigning World Champion claimed another title on day one of the Autumn Series and can be backed at 10/111.9 to average over 89.5.
Another easy win for Price
Gerwyn Price 1/41.24 v Jermaine Wattimena 16/54.2
Start time, 21:15
Gerwyn Price won two of the Autumn Series competitions and has won each of his last three games against Jermaine Wattimena.
The most recent of those wins came when Wattimena was one of the Challengers in the Premier League. In truth, he didn't provide much of a challenge, as Price won 8-0. You can back Price to win 2-0 in this best of three sets encounter, at odds of 4/51.83.
Clemens will challenge Asp
Nathan Aspinall 2/51.4 v Gabriel Clemens 2/13.0
Start time, 21:45
Nathan Aspinall is the big favourite and there's every reason to believe his odds are too short.
Gabriel Clemens is ranked fourth for checkout percentage over the last year and has won three of his five previous games with Aspinall (L2). This could be a tough one for Aspinall and over 2.5 sets is available at 11/10.
Back Huybrechts to beat Dolan at 21/202.04
Back Bunting to score more 180s than Hughes at 11/82.38
Back Clayton to beat White at 10/111.91
Back over 2.5 sets between Chisnall and Durrant at Evens
Back Cullen to beat Gurney at 11/82.36
Back Wright to average over 89.5 against Joyce at 10/111.9
Back Price to beat Wattimena 2-0 at 4/51.83
Back over 2.5 sets between Aspinall and Clemens at 11/10