Well what about last night’s action on the PDC Tour at home! Alan Tabern was the man topping the group, rolling back the clocks.
His performances were certainly better than his post-match interview where he stared blankly at the screen! He just couldn’t hear the questions.
My tip Mike van Duivenbode won two out of three but just ran into an in-form Tabern on the night! Today could be the tightest yet with some fascinating matches…
7.30pm – Max Hopp V Mike de Decker
We have seen a lot of Max Hopp over the years. ’Maximizer’ reached a European Championship semi-final long ago. He was a regular in the World Championships as well but never really progressed in the Worlds despite having moments of brilliance. He just didn’t put his best foot forward in that tournament.
Mike de Decker is a 24-year old Belgian. The real deal is ranked way down the rankings – he’s 137th in the world. He has won twice on the development tour and we saw with Van Duivonbode yesterday how good players from that tour can be.
I fancy an upset here. My NAP selection is Mike de Decker beating Max Hopp 5-3 at 6/1.
Keegan Brown to win all three
My NB today is the Keegan Brown treble, and Paddy Power are enhancing it too from 5/1 to 6/1. Brown is a decent player and it’s all about him getting into his rhythm.
He’s very quick and I fancy him to be the man of the day. So, Brown to beat Conan Whitehead in the opener, then to beat Max Hopp and then to land the hat-trick by seeing off Mike de Decker.
8pm – Keegan Brown V Conan Whitehead
Brown analyses blood samples for the NHS when he’s not playing darts. They call him ‘The Kneedle’ as he takes the samples himself! The 27-year old is a Grand Slam quarter-finalist. He is very quick and if he has got his rhythm today, he could cause problems.
Whitehead, ‘The Barbarian’ from Dalford, is a former BDO World Championship quarter-finalist. He joined the PDC in 2019 coming through a Q-School, which is very tough to do.
I’m expecting Brown to come through this tough encounter with a 5-4 win at 7/2.
Best of luck with your bets and stay safe!
- 7.30pm: Max Hopp v Mike de Decker – De Decker win 5-3 @ 6/1 (NAP)
- 8pm: Keegan Brown v Conan Whitehead – Brown win 5-4 @ 7/2
- Keegan Brown treble @ 6/1 (NB)
- All prices correct at time of publishing