The European Darts Grand Prix continues on Saturday when the seeded players come into the tournament for the first time as the last 32 of the competition is played out across two sessions of play out in Sindelfinden.
With tournaments running out for players to book their spot in the European Championship this is a big day for all those involved who haven’t already sewn up their place in the draw for that event so we should be in for a decent day of darts.
Daryl Gurney is the man who is given the honour of getting things underway on Saturday afternoon. He takes on the home player Maik Kuivenhoven who will be looking for further wins to enhance his European Championship prospects. When they are done the defending champion Ian White takes to the stage when he meets Scott Waites before Michael Smith will look to get his season back on track when he takes on Derk Telnekes. We then head to the interval with the Premier League winner Glen Durrant on show when he takes on another home player in Nico Kurz.
The impressive Jose de Sousa takes us out of the break when he takes on the relatively unknown Ricardo Pietreczko before Dave Chisnall looks to build on his decent run at the World Grand Prix as he faces off against Darius Labanauskas. The last two matches of the afternoon sees Joe Cullen taking on Kim Huybrechts before the session is concluded with possibly the tightest looking match of the eight as Jamie Hughes meets Steve Lennon.
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We have quite an evening session to look forward to on Saturday and it starts with what should be a good contest between Krzysztof Ratajski and Martijn Kleermaker before the former world champion Rob Cross meets Adam Hunt. The popular German player Gabriel Clemens then takes to the stage to attempt to overcome the challenge of James Wade before we are taking to the interval with the pick of the last 32 matches as Gerwyn Price takes on Devon Petersen in what should be a great game.
Four good matches form the remainder of the schedule in the evening session. They begin with Mensur Suljovic going at it against the in form man David Evans before the world number one Michael van Gerwen takes on a regular foe in Mervyn King. Premier League finalist Nathan Aspinall is on stage in the penultimate match of the evening when he faces off against William O’Connor before the German number one Max Hopp rounds off the day when he takes on Vincent van der Voort.
There are a few players that look an attractive price particularly in the evening session such as Adam Hunt and David Evans who are both playing well at the minute but they remain inexperienced at this level which is a bit of a concern so in the end I’ll take the other one that I fancy which is Gabriel Clemens to beat James Wade in a match where you’ve got to think the crowd are likely to play as much of a part as the two men on stage.
Clemens will not fear Wade in this match. In many ways they are two types of the same player as both are machine like in both their action and their style. They have met twice in the past and Clemens has won both of those encounters including earlier this year. The German is playing some good darts at the minute and in a home tournament he’ll fancy his chances. I always think it is an advantage in these close matches to have had a match on the stage already and Clemens has had that. Clemens averaged a shade under 104 on Friday night and anything to that level here will make him extremely hard to beat.
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