Humphries is the cool hand from Newbury. We saw him in the World Championships over the last two years where he reached the quarter finals twice, most recently being knocked out 5-3 by Peter Wright in what was a really good match.
Kenny is a 27-year old from Newport in Wales who came from the BDO circuit and reached the semi-finals of the World Darts Trophy in 2017. Kenny will play some decent darts during the night, but I fancy Humphries to fire out of the blocks.
Humphries really should win this.
A 5-2 Humphries win is 10/3 and this is my bet of the day.
Devon Petersen is my Sky Sports colleague so I’m a little biased here. I fancy Dev to do the job today.
He takes on Murnan, a 36-year old Englishman from Bolton who has been around the circuit for many years. He’s never made it past the last 32 of any Major.
Petersen hasn’t been playing brilliant darts recently, but he says he’s going well at the moment. So, I’ll take his word for it!
Petersen for a 5-3 win is 11/2.
This will be a close one. A 5-4 victory for Murnan is a massive price at 13/2.
I’m going for another tight game. Humphries won’t be easy to beat. Petersen to come through though. An upset on the cards that sees Dev record a 5-3 win at 4/1.
I just have a feeling Dev will squeeze past Kenny in a tight, tense, tussle. Petersen with a 5-4 win is 7/1.
Luke Humphries can round off a good day at the office with a 5-3 win at 3/1.