Glen Durrant faces Peter Wright in the World Matchplay on Wednesday night and Dan Fitch fancies him to show his consistency...
"Durrant gave one of the standout performances in the first round, as he recorded an average of 106.93 in his win over Jose de Sousa."
World Matchplay 2020
Wednesday 22 July
Live on Sky Sports Action
The darts continues from Milton Keynes on Wednesday night, as more top talents compete for a place in the quarter-finals of the World Matchplay.
Peter Wright is in action and is the overall second favourite to win the tournament at 6.411/2, behind Michael van Gerwen at 2.588/5. Wright's second round opponent Glen Durrant is the fifth favourite at odds of 16.5.
Gurney can continue streak against opponent
Darryl Gurney 1.412/5 v Vincent van der Voort 3.39/4
Start time, 19:15
Darryl Gurney had a comfortable win over Ricky Evans in the first round and will fancy his chances of beating Vincent van der Voort and progressing to the quarter-finals.
The Northern Irishman has been in decent form in knockout tournaments, reaching the semi-finals of both the UK Open and on day three of the Summer Series. Gurney has beaten Van der Voort in their last three games and all by a sizeable margin, so should overcome the -2.5 handicap at odds of 1.9110/11.
Belgian will make last eight
Dimitri Van den Bergh 1.768/11 v Joe Cullen 2.26/5
Start time, 20:15
This pair both pulled off shocks in the first round, with Dimitri van den Bergh beating Nathan Aspinall 10-5 and Joe Cullen edging out Ian White 13-12.
The ease with which Van den Bergh won his match, compared to Cullen's draining encounter leads us to side with the Belgian. He won their last match in 2019 and can be backed at 1.768/11 to claim victory again.
Durrant can score heavily again
Peter Wright 1.528/15 v Glen Durrant 2.8615/8
Start time, 21:15
Durrant gave one of the standout performances in the first round, as he recorded an average of 106.93 in his win over Jose de Sousa.
The value could be with Durrant at these odds, yet it's hard to back against Wright, who has won each of their last five encounters, of which two took place this year. It makes sense to avoid the result and go for Durrant to score an average of over 96.5 at 2.01/1, which looks to be set a little low for such a consistent player.
180s total will be met
Adrian Lewis 1.9110/11 v Danny Noppert 2.0621/20
Start time, 22:15
Danny Noppert pulled off the biggest shock of the first round with a 10-7 win over Gerwyn Price. He now takes on Adrian Lewis who was in impressive form himself, as he defeated Steve Beaton 11-9.
Lewis scored six 180s, with Noppert not far behind him with five. With this match being played over a longer format than the first round, back over 9.5 total 180s at 1.9720/21.
Dan Fitch World Matchplay P/L
Staked 15.00 pts
Returned 4.30 pts
P/L: -11.70 pts
Back Gurney -2.5 against Van der Voort at 1.9110/11
Back Van den Bergh to beat Cullen at 1.768/11
Back Durrant to average over 96.5 against Wright at 2.01/1
Back Lewis and Noppert to score over 9.5 180s at 1.9720/21