The Gibraltar Darts Trophy concludes on Sunday with two more sessions of play as the seventh European Tour title is decided and with a number of big names making it through on Saturday we should get a decent finale to the competition.
As always it is the last 16 in the afternoon which we will preview here with the quarter finals onwards in the evening session. Unfortunately once again the time restrictions will deny us the chance of preview those matches.
First Four Matches
In terms of standard of players we get the best first up with Michael van Gerwen opening the show when he faces Andy Boulton. Two men who have already won a European Tour event this season then meet in the second match of the day when Jonny Clayton takes on Max Hopp. The third match of the afternoon sees Daryl Gurney going up against Steve West and then the world champion Rob Cross plays Simon Whitlock in one of the standout matches of the round.
Later Four Matches
The second half of the afternoon begins with the Welsh player Gerwyn Price looking to make another quarter final. He plays Gerwyn Price before Joe Cullen meets Paul Nicholson who is enjoying a return to form. The pick of the last 16 matches is the penultimate one as Adrian Lewis takes on James Wade in what may have been a final or a semi-final in years gone by. Peter Wright then meets Chris Dobey to round off the last 16.
I’ll go with two bets over the course of the afternoon with the first one coming in the second match of the session. That sees Jonny Clayton taking on Max Hopp and it is the Welshman that I like here. He has a 2-0 head-to-head lead over the German star including a win in Austria on the European Tour earlier in the year. Both men have won a European Tour event so they can both play with freedom but right now I believe Clayton is the better player of the two and he can show that on the stage in this one.
In the penultimate match of the afternoon I think James Wade can highlight his better position in the world rankings against Adrian Lewis. Wade has been in good touch so far this year having made the semi-final or final of six tournaments including three on the European Tour. Lewis had a decent weekend in April when he made both finals of Players Championship events but either side of that it is clear he is not at full form just yet. He’s had two wins this week but hasn’t really hit the heights average wise. I’m expecting Wade to be too good for him here and compel him to a fourth loss in five to his English rival.
WON – Back J.Clayton to beat M.Hopp for a 4/10 stake at 2.00 with Coral
Back J.Wade to beat A.Lewis for a 4/10 stake at 2.00 with Unibet
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