I’ve been very impressed with William O’Connor and his latest victory over James Wilson on Wednesday has given the Irishman real confidence.
It should be a tight game as Ryan Searle won’t rollover and have his tummy ticked – but I favour the the Co. Limerick man to win by a single set.
Verdict: O’Connor to win 4-3 @ 9/2.
Gary Anderson v Jermaine Wattimena 20:30
The former champ Gary Anderson is a class act but you don’t need me to tell you that and he’s priced 1/14 to win this match.
For me it’s Anderson all the way against the man whose making his fifth appearance at the World Darts Championship.
The ‘Maximiser’ form Germany recently smashed his way into the world’s top 32 and will make a game of it but MVG should be way too strong.
The dual world champion has set his sights on a third title after victories in 2014 and 2017 and told me he was determined to win it again this year when I spoke to him a few weeks ago.