Burnett can push the Hammer in round two

The first match of Saturday evening could be a real gem as Andy Hamilton takes on Richie Burnett for a place in the third round of the World Championships. The Hammer is the clear favourite to progress but an in-form Burnett will certainly be making this tighter than some expect.

The Welshman looked fantastic in round one as he saw-off Dean Winstanley and he has a good record against Hamilton having beaten him twice this year already. The former world champion looks a big price at 12/5 with Sporting Bet but it is always risky to back against the Hammer in major competition. It will be a tight contest, of that there is little doubt, and over 5.5 sets being played looks great value at 4/5 with Bet365.

One clash that will not be so close is the one between Robert Thornton and Beau Anderson with the Scot a tiny best price of 1/9 with William Hill to eliminate the Australian. Anderson may have pulled off a pretty major shock in round one over Colin Lloyd but Jaws is not in good form and the 83 average that the Aussie produced would not worry Thornton at all.

He may not be in Thornton’s league but he showed he is still an excellent player against Lloyd on his World Championship debut. Anderson hit four maximums as he saw off Jaws and Thornton is also prolific on the 180s. Over 8.5 maximums in their second round clash is EVENS with William Hill whilst it is odds-on elsewhere and that looks a fabulous price.

Finally on Saturday comes a battle between Kim Huybrechts and Ian White which, must like the first meeting of the evening could be a very edgy affair. Some are tipping the Belgian to do very well this tournament but he is not really playing his best darts at the moment and could struggle against the impressive Ian White.

Diamond is capable of pushing anyone in the world these days and played fantastically in round one showing he is ready to face the Hurricane on Saturday. White could prove great value at 15/8 with Boyle Sports but a safer punt will be over 5.5 sets which looks absolutely nailed on at 8/11 with Stan James.

Recommended Bets

Richie Burnett v Andy Hamilton over 5.5 sets @ 4/5 with Bet365

Robert Thornton v Beau Anderson over 8.5 180s @ EVENS with William Hill

Kim Huybrechts v Ian White over 5.5 sets @ 8/11 with Stan James

Written By:- Phil Haigh (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 20/12/2013 - 22:38 PM
Filed in:- PDC World Championship Betting News

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