It’s May 8th folks, you might need reminding of the date. But, more importantly, it’s Day 22 of the PDC at Home Tour and Ian White the main attraction today no doubt.
He’s a winner of 12 PDC ranking events without ever reaching a major final. He’s got to a semi-final on one occasion and loads quarter-finals. But can he win the home tour? We’ll find out tonight!
Reflecting on last night’s action, it was an emotional Rob Cross who became the highest-ranked player to book his place in the next round of the PDC at Home Tour. The 2019 PDC World Champion battled back from 4-0 down to win his last match 5-4. Cross is still mourning the loss of his Grandfather, who passed away tragically with Covid-19 last month.
Another interesting development from last night was that Dimitri Van den Bergh was playing from Peter Wright’s house! He’s been staying there since lockdown and said he was amazed by the amount of sets of darts Wright has!
Wright gets bored easily and moves on to new darts frequently. Same old Peter Wright, a character on and off the Oche!
Noguera, a Spanish player who won his tour card in January, is a right hander. He has two wins on the challenge tour, so he’s a decent player. White, ‘The Diamond’, will be hoping to shine brightly on home soil. The Scot will be playing from Runcorn in Cheshire, as that’s where he lives. I’m going for a 5-3 win for White at 5/1. I just think White is the better player with more consistency on the circuit and I feel he’ll have too much for the Spaniard.
Noppert is from the Netherlands and was runner-up in the BDO World Championship in 2017. He was a quarter-finalist in the Masters as well and he made the Players Championship semi-final is 2018. Wilson is ‘Jammy Dodger’ from Huddersfield is a former BDO World Championship quarter-finalist and he also reached the quarters in the World Grand Prix in 2018. This will be a tight match, making it difficult to pick a winner. The head-to-head record is pretty similar, but I’m going for Noppert in a 5-4 classic here at 7/2.
I’m picking Noguera to bounce back here with a 5-3 win is 7/1. I just think it’s a great price. The Spaniard has won twice on the Challenge Tour and that is not easy. So, this guy must be a good player.
I like the look of a 5-2 victory for White here at 7/2. The Diamond will have the bit between his teeth here in what will be his biggest match of the night.
Noppert is a decent player and I fancy the Dutchman to have just too much firepower here for Noguera. That’s why a 5-3 Noppert win at 7/2 looks good for me.
In terms of my treble I am backing Ian White to land a clean sweep. This is my NAP of the night.
He’s the highest-ranked player in action tonight by a long way and Paddy Power have given an enhanced Power Price on the three-timer. White to win all 3 of his matches was 13/10 and is now 8/5.
Don’t miss out folks! Best of luck with your betting and stay safe.
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* All odds correct at time of posting and are subject to change.