Darts specialist Dave South (@LockupTipster) previews the quarter finals of the 2019 Betfred World Matchplay and provides us with his best bets at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.

2019 World Matchplay Quarter Finals Betting Preview & Tips

Wednesday evening had us all but over the line with Ian White, before he choked and lost the match. I laid White at 1.09 on the exchanges at 9-4 up looking like he was cruising this, but the bet still appears as a loss on the Profit and Loss account as a trade was not advised, and how could it in-play?

We will attempt to offer in play advice on future posts and see how it pans out.

Taking the two favourites tonight (Cross and Wright) will land you a smidgen over 3/4 with Betway with Bunting and Gurney collecting a nice 14/1 with Spreadex for upsetting the odds again.

Head To Head

  • Cross v Bunting – Cross leads 2-0
  • Wright v Gurney – Wright leads 15-8


Rob Cross

  • Legs played – 29
  • Maximums hit/average per leg – 9 (0.3103 per leg)
  • Highest Checkout – 130
  • Number of 100+ checkouts – 3

Stephen Bunting

  • Legs played – 51
  • Maximums hit/average per leg – 15 (0.2941 per leg)
  • Highest Checkout – 110
  • Number of 100+ checkouts – 1

Peter Wright

  • Legs played – 28
  • Maximums hit/average per leg – 13 (0,4642 per leg)
  • Highest Checkout – 170
  • Number of 100+ checkouts – 2

Daryl Gurney

  • Legs played – 37
  • Maximums hit/average per leg – 17 (0.4594 per leg)
  • Highest Checkout – 116
  • Number of 100+ checkouts – 3

Looking at the above stats, both Wright an Cross have made light work of their two games. Bunting has played 22 more legs than Rob Cross.

Voltage's per leg average has seen an overall average of 99.43 compared to the Bullet's 93.95. In comparison to the other game, Wright's impressive 102.49 dwarfs opponent Daryl Gurney's 94.77 overall average.

The double of Wright and Cross to both bag a bigger average than their opponent is up at 89/100 with SportingBet on the assumption that Wright is in a really good place having gone a 20 match winning streak and above 100 average over this period.

Cross's darts seem to be consistent, despite making light work of both his two games. The double seems fairly safe to us.

The other bet we like sees Wright, who has lost just seven legs in the event will be difficult to defeat in the form he is in and in our opinion is the favourite the lift the title. Gurney has showed some pleasing signs, but has suffered on his out shots, although his maximum count is above average.

Cross should be too strong for Bunting in a marathon display and if he starts like he did against White will suffer. I do think on the race to 16 can win this 16-13 or better to progress and with Wright to win takes us on the right side of evens.

Recommended Bets

  • 1.5pts – Wright/Cross – Highest match 3 dart average – 89/100 (SportingBet)
  • 1pt – Wright win & Cross -2.5 – 2.02 (Betfair)