Chris Dobey v Ron Meulenkamp - 19:15

Kicking the evening session off on day seven at Alexandra Palace, Chris Dobey takes on Ron Meulenkamp.

For Dobey, it's been another strong year as the Bedlington ace continues his progressive surge up the PDC rankings.

'Hollywood' reached the final of the Danish Darts Open on the European Tour and more notably reached the semi-finals at both the World Grand Prix and most recently the Players Championship finals.

Dobey isn't short of confidence heading into Ally Pally insisting: "I'm feeling confident going into the competition. It's probably been my most successful year on the tour to date. I'm playing well at the moment and hopefully I can take that next step and get to the final and get a title under my belt."

As for Meulenkamp, it's also been a strong year on-tour. The Dutchman has reached four semi-final on the pro-tour in 2019 as his progression continues to develop.

Meulenkamp enjoyed a straightforward 3-0 win over New Zealand's Ben Robb on Wednesday afternoon and the Dutchman insists that he's here to win.

"Me and Chris [Dobey] have had some great games in the past and hopefully, it's going to be a cracking game." Meulenkamp told Live Darts.

As far as the comparative aspect over the course of 2019 goes, Dobey's seasonal average stands at 94.44 compared to Meulenkamp's 92.82, so we can expect a close match which will certainly have moments of high-power scoring, drama and emotion.

Statistically and going off form, Chris Dobey should just edge this one, a Dobey win is available at 8/15.

Chris Dobey To Win - 1pt @ 3/5

Danny Noppert v Callan Rydz - 20:00

In a second-round clash, Danny Noppert takes on debutant Callan Rydz on the Alexandra Palace stage.

The former BDO World Championship finalist has had a reasonably successful 2019 - reaching four semi-finals on the Players Championship series.

Noppert's most notable run came at the World Series of Darts finals - reaching the final, losing out to an on-song Michael van Gerwen.

As for Callan Rydz, the youngster made quite an impression on his debut at the World Championship - overturning a one-set deficit early on into a 3-2 victory over Ireland's Steve Lennon.

It's been a great year for Rydz, topping the PDC Challenge Tour and securing a place at Alexandra Palace was the icing on the cake.

In terms of player performance throughout 2019, Noppert boasts the higher of the two seasonal averages with a an average of 93.18 compared to Rydz's 90.23.

From a statistical point of view, this tungsten toss-up should certainly have sets in it and more importantly, plenty of maximums.

The pair share an average 180s per leg ratio of 0.23 and over 7.5 180s is the recommended selection for this particular encounter.

Over 7.5 180s - 1pt @ 10/11

Gerwyn Price v William O'Connor - 22:00

In another second-round tie, the man of the moment, Gerwyn Price takes on Irishman, William O'Connor.

The soon-to-be World No. 2 has been producing some explosive displays over the course of 2019 - winning two pro-tour events, the International Darts Open in Reisa prior to defending his Grand Slam of Darts crown.

Following that particular win, Price went on to reach the final at the Players Championship finals. Price has recorded some alarming numbers in terms of consistent averages both on-tour and on the biggest stages in world darts.

As for O'Connor, the Irishman's enjoyed a solid year on-tour and opened his 2020 PDC World Championship account with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Finland's Marko Kantele - averaging 88.23 and firing in six maximums.

Comparatively, there's quite a disparity in the seasonal averages on the Players Championship series, with Price averaging 98.14 compared to O'Connor's 93.56.

This match could really catch fire if the Irishman can get into Price early and there could be sets in this one.

Over the course of 2019, the pair have fired in 344 maximums, with Price hitting 244 of them. My recommendation for this particular tie is on the 180s market.

Over 7.5 180s - 1pt @ 37/40