Grand Slam of Darts 2023 – Day 3 Tips and Betting Preview

We are down to the one session of action at the Grand Slam of Darts on Monday with the conclusion of half of the groups being the order of the day on a night where we will determine the last 16 draw in the top half of the competition.

Among the players who will be attempting to secure their spot in the knockout stages of the competition are the former finalists James Wade and Gary Anderson, while Michael Smith and Gerwyn Price are others on show too.

First Four Matches

We begin the night with a couple of dead rubbers with one player already through and the other one eliminated once they play their final group game. The former champion Gerwyn Price will get the night underway when he takes on the promising Dutch player Gian van Veen, who will be wanting to show Wolverhampton what he has got after a disappointing campaign to date. When they are done Josh Rock will look to secure top spot in Group B when he goes up against a Berry van Peer who will depart the event after this match. We then move to Group C where everything is still up in the air. Luke Humphries is as good as through but before he takes to the stage Gary Anderson will look to put one foot in the next stage when he takes on Steve Lennon. Humphries then meets Dirk van Duijvenbode, who needs to match the Anderson result to go through.

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Later Four Matches

The first of the two straight knockout matches on the evening opens up the second half of the night. That sees Ryan Searle looking to justify his position as the second seed in Group D when he goes up against a Nathan Rafferty who has been competitive so far this week. The attention then turns to Group A where Krzysztof Ratajski looks for a second win when he meets Nathan Girvan. The penultimate game of the night will be the closer in Group A as Michael Smith takes on James Wade. Smith has won two from two so far but any defeat here could send him packing. Wade needs to match the Ratajski result or win 5-3 to go through. The final match of the night is the other straight knockout clash as Jonny Clayton faces off against Chris Dobey in Group B.


I’ll save my bet for the final match of the night as the straight knockout between Jonny Clayton and Chris Dobey catches my eye. It might be that the added jeopardy of the game sharpens Clayton up a bit but it will need to because he hasn’t really done much right this week so far and looks like a player who is really struggling for confidence. He hasn’t really scored at all in the tournament and his finishing hasn’t been a great deal better.

I wouldn’t say Dobey has been fantastic so far this week but he has taken the chances when he has needed to and has scored well enough to create them. Clayton fans will point to the fact that their man has won all four meetings between the two this year but he hasn’t looked this short of confidence at any stage in that time. If Dobey gets out in front and gets the pressure on Clayton he could find he pulls away quite readily.


Back C.Dobey to beat J.Clayton for a 3/10 stake at 1.91 with William Hill

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