World Matchplay Championship Fixtures

World Matchplay

Published: 20/07/2014

The action continues from Winter Gardens in Blackpool with a double session on Sunday, here is a guide to all the best bets from the afternoon fixtures.

Things get underway at 1:00pm with a battle between two former BDO World finalists as Dave Chisnall takes on Dean Winstanley. bet365 make Chizzy the 1/2 favourite for the match while Over the Top is a 13/8 shot for victory. These two players have met seven times before and it is Chisnall who leads the head-to-head record 5-2 though Winstanley can take heart from the fact that he has won both meetings between the pair this year. Other than a players final back in April it has been a quiet year for Winstanley while Chisnall has also struggled in 2014 including a poor showing in the Premier League. The bet in this game is to take this game to have over 16.5 legs which bet365 have on offer at 4/5.

The second match of the afternoon (14:00) sees Brendan Dolan take on Richie Burnett and it is Dolan who is the 4/9 favourite with the latter available at 7/4. These two players have met eight times before with Burnett winning five of them and Dolan just three though he did win when these two met last time. The Prince of Wales (Burnett) has had a highly forgettable year with the limited highlight being a last 16 in the World Championship and teaming with Mark Webster to make the last eight of the World Cup. Dolan is a player on the rise having reached the last eight in the UK Open winning a Players event and partnering Mansell to the semi-finals of the World Cup. I think Dolan is the most likely winner though prices reflect this so take Dolan to be ahead after six legs and to win the match which is 7/5 with bet365.

Perhaps the pick of the games is the third one which sees Robert Thornton take on Paul Nicholson with the former the 4/11 favourite while the latter is available at 11/5. Thorn has won seven of the 11 meetings between the pair including four of the last five. The Asset though did win the last time the two faced off in 2013. The Australian has had an unremarkable year and has not made the breakthrough that he would have hoped to have done in his career. Thornton has been doing well in the Players circuit this year though has disappointed in the major events. I think the man from Scotland should come out on top here though the odds too short for me to be getting involved with.

Rounding off the afternoon session (16:00) is the battle between Andy Hamilton and Wayne Jones with bet365 offering the former at 1/3 and the latter at 12/5. Hamilton leads the head-to-head meetings seven to three though Jones does have a three-two advantage if you just take into account their last five meetings. The Hammer (Hamilton) won a UK Open qualifier in February though other than it has been a quiet year with little to show for it. The Wanderer has one of the worst nickname in darts and he is a player who has seen better days. Hammer looks the one to be with and I like to enhance the odds on him winning with him being ahead after six legs and then again at the end which is on offer at 6/5 with BET365.

RECOMMENDATION: Over 16.5 legs between Winstanley and Chisnall, 4/5 (bet365)
Brendan Dolan ahead after six and at end, 7/5 (bet365)
Andy Hamilton to be ahead after six and at end, 6/5 (bet365)

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