Darts expert Tom Beresford (@Tomsportsjourno) previews night two of the 2019 Betfred World Matchplay and provides us with his best bets at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.

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2019 World Matchplay Day Two Betting Preview & Tips

  • Date: 21/07/19
  • Time: 13:00
  • Venue: Winter Gardens, Blackpool
  • Channel: Sky Sports Arena

As day two of the 2019 Betfred World Matchplay gets under way at the Winter Gardens, we have an action-packed double session.

I’ve managed to dig out three of my best bets for day two.

Dave Chisnall v Max Hopp (14:10)

In this mouth-watering tie on Sunday evening, both players are most certainly in-form. Max Hopp reached a Pro-Tour final back in May, and as for Dave Chisnall, he’s picked up three PDC titles already in 2019, and when ‘Chizzy’ is in full flow, he’s one of the biggest 180 hitters in World darts.

I expect both players to play their best stuff early doors, but with the consistency and the high power-scoring of Chisnall, I feel that he’ll edge this one.

James Wade v Jeffrey de Zwaan (19:40)

Kicking off the evening session in Blackpool, former World Matchplay champion James Wade takes on 2018’s Semi-Finalist Jeffrey de Zwaan in what has all the makings of a ‘classic’.

James Wade had an impressive end to 2018, which was backed up by a solid Premier League campaign. As for De Zwaan, following his run to the last four in last years competition, the performances have been there, but hasn’t quite had a great deal of luck. The Dutchman averaged 106 in defeat to Rob Cross at the World Championship, but he always poses a threat.

Adrian Lewis v Glen Durrant (22:40)

Out of all the first round ties, this is the most heavily anticipated match by fans, pundits and the general darting public. Adrian Lewis isn’t in the greatest of form, but ‘Jackpot’ always thrives on the big occasion, and there’s not doubt that the former two-time World champion will be ‘on-song’ come Sunday evening.

As for three-time BDO World champion Glen Durrant, he couldn’t of dreamt of a better start to life in the PDC.

‘Duzza’ has already claimed two PDC titles since making the switch, and he’s already sealed qualification for every TV tournament  remaining in 2019.

The Verdict

Dave Chisnall enters the World Matchplay in some great form, but he faces a tough opponent in Germany’s Max Hopp. Chisnall hits a lot of maximum’s when on-song, and I can recommend a Dave Chisnall win and most 180’s double, which is available at 10/11.

As James Wade and Jeffrey de Zwaan lock horns on Sunday evening, I feel that James Wade’s consistency levels will prove to be just too much for last years Semi-Finalist. Having said that, De Zwaan will fire in plenty of 180’s, I expect.

My recommended bet here is a James Wade victory and De Zwaan with the most 180’s which is available at 7/4.

In the battle of the World champions, we’ll expect to see moment of drama, plenty of 180’s and I really feel that this contest will go the distance.

My recommended selection for this one is over 16.5 legs which is available at 4/5.

Recommended Bets

  • 1pt – Dave Chisnall to win & most 180’s – 10/11 (Sky Bet)
  • 0.5pts – James Wade to win & De Zwaan most 180’s – 7/4 (Sky Bet)
  • 1pt – Adrian Lewis vs Glen Durrant over 16.5 legs – 4/5 (Sky Bet)