The Quarter-finals get underway this evening and we have two more picks for the action!
We have reached the quarter-final stage of the tournament and only one seeded player remains for first time in World Grand Prix history! That is seed is none other than Michael Van Gerwen and he must really fancy his chances for a fifth victory in the Grand Prix. Nathan Aspinall continues to impress, he never knows when he is beaten. His match against Chizzy tonight should be electric but I am struggling to find an angle for that from a betting point of view. Glenn Durrant beat Rob Cross in a thriller and Jermaine Wattimena deservedly beat Peter Wright. They play each other this evening and I would expect Durrant to come through that one but he is too short for me to have a bet on. I think the other two games offer better betting propositions.
To kick off the evening we have Ian White v Chris Dobey. Dobey stunned Gary Anderson last round and he thoroughly outplayed him. I can see him putting in a similar display this evening. White beat Wade last round but Wade was far from his best and was poor on his doubling. Dobey is a pretty big price to win but given the unpredictably of the format and Ian White’s ability I think Dobey +1.5 sets is the bet. 26/25 is very generous given how he played two nights ago! If he wins, great, but if not I can see it being tight and the handicap still landing.
My second selection comes in third match of the evening. Michael Van Gerwen was unbelievable against Jeffrey De Zwaan. He faces Mervyn King tonight who has played very well so far. His scoring has been impressive but I cannot see him beating MVG tonight. He may, however, get one set on the board, and I think Michael Van Gerwen to win 3-1 is a nice price at 12/5. Michael is not immune to missing a number of darts at the start and he just needs to miss a few chances and King should capitalise. I expect Van Gerwen to win this comfortably but can see King nicking a set.