Well, the big guns were out in force last night! Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor made a guest appearance at the Modus Night of Darts and won four of his five matches, even averaging 102 in one game.
It was a really good performance from Taylor and I’m convinced he could still come back and play at the highest level on a full-time basis.
Over in the PDC there was controversy over Jelle Klaasen’s winning double 20 in leg 2 of one of his matches.
— Jelle Klaasen (@JelleK180) April 24, 2020
Some thought it wasn’t on the right bed, but the Dutchman later posted a picture online of the dart nestled in the corner. He also tweeted that he was disappointed people thought he might have cheated and put it down to just a poor live stream.
Right, on to today’s darts…
7.30pm – Jonny Clayton v Adam Hunt
My NAP is the opener here folks. Clayton, ‘the Welsh Ferret’, was a semi-finalist in the UK Open a few years ago and was a runner-up in the Players Championship finals. He is now in world’s top 16. Hunt, ‘the Hunter’, from the North East came from the PDC Challenge Tour.
I’m going for Clayton to do a job on Hunt here. I fancy a comfortable victory.
Adam Hunt Profile
World Ranking: 94
Home: Chester-Le- Street, Durham, England
Nickname: The Hunter
Walk on Music: Underdog by Kasabian
Adam has been on the PDC circuit since 2011. His best World Championship was in 2019 where he made the last 96. He won a couple of Challenge Tour events in England in 2013 & 2016 & has had a few wins in PDC Youth Tour events (2011,2014, 2016)
8pm – Richard North v David Pallett
My NB is in the second match. North is a 30-year-old former bricklayer from Romsey. He made the last 16 of the World Grand Prix and lost 3-0 to Barney in the first round of the 2018 World Championship.
Pallet is a 31-year old from Shropshire. He was a semi-finalist in the 2018 UK Open and only won his tour card back last year.
He is playing half-decent darts at the minute, so I fancy a tight tense tussle between these two.
Richard North Profile
World Ranking: 39
Home: Romsey, Hampshire, England
Nickname: The Lionheart Northy
Walk on Music: Shotgun by George Ezra
Richard has been playing the PDC circuit since 2011. His best performances in the World Championship were in 2018 & 2019 where he made the last 64. His best results were in the 2017 World Grand Prix, where he lost out in the last 16 to Simon Whitlock 3-0 & in the 2018 European Championships, where he lost his last 16 match to Rob Cross 10-2.
Jonny Clayton v David Pallet
The first leg of the treble is obviously going to be my NAP. That’s Jonny Clayton to beat Adam Hunt 5-3 in the opener at 4/1.
Then the meat in the sandwich is Adam Hunt to beat David Pallet 5-3. That’s a massive 6/1.
Then the last leg of the treble is Jonny Clayton to beat David Pallet 5-2 @ 5/1 in the last game of the night.
The outrageous treble is over 200/1 but I think it has a great chance!
Best of luck with your bets folks and remember to stay home and stay safe!
*All odds correct at time of publication*