The second day of the BDO World Darts Championship takes place on Sunday with both the men’s and ladies tournaments continuing at the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green.
We saw some good darts on the opening day and some indifferent ones too and that is set to continue on Sunday as the first round nerves get to the players which creates plenty of drama. Some of the biggest BDO names are on show on a busy Sunday.
We begin with possibly the biggest name in the BDO as Wolfie himself Martin Adams takes on Ryan Joyce. That is followed by a preliminary match as Tom Sawyer of the United States takes on Paul Hogan. Former women’s champion Lisa Ashton is third onto the stage when she takes on Sharon Prins before the session concludes with Scott Mitchell facing New Zealand’s Mark McGrath.
The evening gets underway with an all-European clash as Krzysztof Ratajski goes up against Willem Mandigers of Holland. Fallon Sherrock begins her quest for a first world title when she faces the outsider of the field Olive Byamukama. Raymond Smith takes on Davy van Baelen after that before the day is rounded off with an all-English battle between Jamie Hughes and Martin Atkins.
There are two bets I like on Sunday with the aim of building on Saturday’s winner. The first one comes in the opening match. We’ve seen Martin Adams look quite ordinary in his last two TV performances. That is understandable but it does make him vulnerable in this one.
He is already disadvantaged by Ryan Joyce having played a match on the stage and not only did he play a game but he played mightily well in it. With all that has gone on over the last few months with Wolfie it would be understandable if he isn’t at his best here and if he isn’t and if Joyce can repeat Saturday’s performance he looks good value to come through.
The other bet I like is for Scott Mitchell to ease through the opening round. There was a time when Scotty Dog couldn’t be trusted on this stage but those days are long gone. He is now a seasoned campaigner here and very much a threat for the title. He faces Mark McGrath who came through a preliminary match on Saturday but he didn’t impress.
Mitchell struggled to score in that match and while he checked out well if he doesn’t dramatically up his scoring he won’t be seeing many doubles here. The shackles might come off the Kiwi and if they do he’ll be better but I don’t see him having enough to trouble Mitchell.
Back R.Joyce to beat M.Adams for a 4/10 stake at 2.50 with William Hill
WON – Back S.Mitchell to win 3-0 for a 4/10 stake at 2.25 with Betfair
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