Grand Slam of Darts 2023 – Semi-Finals Tips and Betting Preview

It is the final day of the Grand Slam of Darts on Sunday where we have the semi-finals and the final being played on a bumper day of action in Wolverhampton with four players remaining looking to get their hands on the Eric Bristow Trophy.

The semi-finals take place in the afternoon session and then the final comes along in the evening where we already know we are guaranteed a new champion. Time restrictions will deny us the chance to preview the final but we’ll go through both semi-finals.

James Wade vs Luke Humphries

The opening semi-final sees Luke Humphries competing in the last four for the second year in succession when he takes on a player who has previously been to the final of this great event in the form of James Wade.

Wade has been the opportunist that he has made a career of being for the majority of this tournament and he emphasised that with the way he nailed Josh Rock on the line in the quarter final. He hasn’t hit the high averages that Humphries has but Wade often wins without raising the bar. He might need to play better here though because Humphries has looked very good. He took the best that Gary Anderson had to offer in the previous round and outlasted him and that is no easy task. These two met at the European Championship last month and Wade was the winner on that occasion so Humphries will be out to extract a bit of revenge. Humphries has won seven of the last nine between the two and I’ve got to think he will come out on top here but I respect Wade and his ability to hang around enough to avoid getting involved in this one.

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Stephen Bunting vs Rob Cross

The second semi-final has the feeling of a much closer contest about it as two former world champions meet when Stephen Bunting takes on Rob Cross with each of them looking for a place in their first Grand Slam of Darts final.

Both men came through their quarter finals in pretty emphatic fashion and neither win should have taken too much out of themselves which is another reason why we should be in for a great contest here. Cross looks like he is playing some good darts at the minute while Bunting openly claims he is playing the best darts of his career and it is showing for both on the oche. When you look through the past meetings of these two there are a lot of close matches. They have met a dozen times and in those matches there has been a 16-14, 10-8, 6-6, three 6-5’s and a pair of 6-4 scores so two-thirds of the matches have been very tight and I don’t see this one being any different. The total legs line for this one is 27.5 which means we are looking at 16-12 or closer either way for the over to land. That feels like it has every chance of coming in so I’ll play the over there.


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