It's second-round time in Dublin for the World Grand Prix and Jaymes Monte has picked out his best bet...
"King should not be the outsider in the betting here."
Mervyn King and Dave Chisnall both came through their first round matches in final leg deciders of the final set. However, the manner of those victories raised plenty of questions about Chisnall's game while answering many about King's.
Chisnall was cruising in his match against Dean Winstanley and looked to be on course for a comfortable progression to the last 16. Then the notorious problems on the doubles resurfaced as he missed four darts for the match and allowed Winstanley to take it to a final set, then to a final leg. And even in that final leg Chizzy needed six darts at a double to get over the line.
King, on the other hand, started slowly allowing Terry Jenkins to take the first set then go 2-0 up in the second. Asked to dig deep The King responded and won the next five legs on the bounce, before holding his nerve in the final leg decider to seal the win.
The difference between the two was that when King got on top of his game he looked in complete control and it was expected that he would hit the opening or closing double at every visit. Chisnall though, always had an air of suspicion about his play and even when he started well the inevitable collapse was always just around the corner.
In short it does not make sense to me to see King made the outsider in the betting here. And to have him available to back at odds of 2.47/5 is probably one of the best darts bets of the season.
Back King to beat Chisnall @ 2.47/5