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World Matchplay Darts - Quarter-Final Tips

We’ve reached the quarter-finals of the World Matchplay as eight players slug it out on the oche for the Phil Taylor Trophy


We’re down to the last eight in Blackpool as the octet of arrowsmiths start dreaming of lifting the infamous Phil Taylor Trophy.

But they’ll have to show their stamina from now on in Blackpool.

It’s a race to 16 legs in the quarter-finals, and with sweltering temperatures expected inside the Winter Gardens, who will be the cream that rises to the top rather than curdling?

We kick things off on Thursday evening with the last two winners of the Matchplay and good friends in Peter Wright and Dimitri van den Bergh...

Let’s take a look at the best tips and picks for the quarter-finals in Blackpool.


Peter Wright v Dimitri van den Bergh (21 July, 20:00)

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Lewis's Tip

World Matchplay Darts

Snakebite looks a solid pick on the handicap

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At 6/4 a £10 bet would return £25

Peter Wright v Dimitri van den Bergh

July 21, 2022

8:00 pm BST

Listen, we don’t believe Peter Wright when he says he is playing average darts at the moment.

The world number one, reining Matchplay and World champion was pushed all the way by Krzysztof Ratajski in the second round, but the 13-11 scoreline was more a reflection on the play of the Pole than Wright.

Wright averaged 104 and is experienced enough over the long format to punish his mate, Dimi, in this race to 16.

A -2.5 handicap opens up some real value for “Snakebite” in a win that betters 16-13.


Michael van Gerwen v Nathan Aspinall (21 July, 21:30)

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Lewis's Tip

World Matchplay Darts

MVG looks a tasty price to land the treble against Aspinall

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At 6/1 a £10 bet would return £70

Michael van Gerwen v Nathan Aspinall

July 21, 2022

9:30 pm BST

Van Gerwen might not be at the very top of his game, but he’s edging closer and closer.

The Dutchman has swept aside Adrian Lewis and Joe Cullen without really breaking sweat yet, and in Nathan Aspinall he faces a player that is blowing too much hot and cold.

The “Asp” has averaged 97 in both his matches so far but we think he’ll come unstuck at his third hurdle.

If MVG plays well he’s more than capable in grabbing the “treble” against Aspinall at a tasty 6/1.


Dirk van Duijvenbode v Danny Noppert (22 July, 20:00)

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Lewis's Tip

World Matchplay Darts

Noppert can edge what should be a tight affair

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At 10/11 a £10 bet would return £19.09

Dirk van Duijvenbode v Danny Noppert

July 22, 2022

8:00 pm BST

This is a pure “fiddy-fiddy” in the eyes of the bookies.

10/11 is the price placed on both these Dutchman’s heads as they attempt to make the Matchplay semi-finals.

These teammates reached the semi-finals of the World Cup of Darts, but it’s Noppert who we think has the edge in a 2022 that has seen him crowned UK Open champion.

Noppert looks full of confidence on the oche and has averaged over 100 in both wins so far, dropping just 10 legs.


Gerwyn Price v Jose De Sousa (22 July, 21:30)

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Lewis's Tip

World Matchplay Darts

A maximum checkout to finish the evening looks superb value

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At 4/1 a £10 bet would return £50

Gerwyn Price v Jose De Sousa

July 22, 2022

9:30 pm BST

Only Dirk van Duijvenbode has reeled in the “big fish” so far at this year’s Matchplay, but we are shortlisting Gerwyn Price or Jose De Sousa to be next in the queue.

Both guys are big scorers on the oche and love nailing big checkouts.

The bookies have Price as a solid favourite, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see plenty of legs contested here – if we see close to 30-odd legs, then a 170 finish looks very appealing.


* Odds correct at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to change.


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