We’ve all just about caught our breath inside the Alexandra Palace following yesterday’s action.
Gerwyn Price left it late in a last-leg shootout, Jonny Clayton swept aside Gabriel Clemens and there were also wins for Ross Smith, Michael Smith and Dirk van Duijvenbode in some scintillating Monday action.
We’re back inside the grand north London building on Tuesday as the PDC World Championship action contines.
We’ve got three tips across a trio of third round matches here:
Rob Cross -1.5 handicap v Daryl Gurney @ Evs with bet365
“Voltage” has a decent record against Daryl Gurney.
The former world champion has only lost twice to the Northern Irishman in their last nine meetings and Cross is playing like a man looking to regain his crown from 2018.
Cross has had a better 2021 than Gurney and navigated a tricky second round assignment against fan-favourite Raymond van Barneveld.
We’re expecting Cross to run away with this one once he gets ahead, with a -1.5 handicap looking good.
Peter Wright – Over 7.5 180s at 6/5 with Paddy Power
If Peter Wright continues fiddling with his darts during the World Championship then he may find himself dropping unlikely sets.
Damon Heta is more than capable of pinching one or two against “Snakebite” meaning there may be plenty of legs in this third round tie.
Wright is a heavy scorer when he gets on a run and should be able to bag himself at least 8 maximums throughout the contest.
Michael van Gerwen v Chris Dobey – 170 finish at 8/1 with bet365
No player leaves more 170 finishes than Michael van Gerwen.
We’ve already seen two ‘big fish’ landed by William O’Connor and Raymond van Barneveld at this year’s championship and MVG is a strong contender to make it a third.
The “Green Machine” has bagged a 170 finish in six of his last seven World Championship appearances and knows he’s going to have to play well to knock out Chris Dobey.
Another 170 is well priced at 8/1.