Newton and Part great value in fourth round
As the 2013 UK Open moves on there becomes fewer options for odds-against picks but there are still one or two that look pretty tasty from around the boards in the fourth round on Saturday afternoon.
The first of these is Matt “The Punisher” Padgett who is taking on Brendan Dolan in the first contest on the second board on Saturday. Padgett has had a pretty quiet darts career to date but has looked impressive in this competition thus far, no more so than in his 9-2 hammering of Richie Howson in the third round.
Dolan had a really tough match on Friday night, just scraping through 9-8 against Colin Lloyd and although he is undoubtedly the better player, a confident Padgett with three wins in the bank in Bolton already could easily cause him some problems. If Dolan is at his best he will win it, but if he is below par then the Punisher can cash in and at 10/3 with Sporting Bet looks like he could be worth a punt.
The second great value bet is a man we tipped up on Friday and he came through for us in Wes Newton. The Warrior is perpetually under-rated by the bookies, as he was against Simon Whitlock, and he is again against Adrian Lewis. Newton knocked Lewis out of this event 12 months ago and beat him in February in the Premier League but remains an odds-against shot at 11/10 with Coral. Lewis performed very well in the third round but against relatively unthreatening opposition and his number could be up against the Warrior.
Another couple of options that look to be tasty prices are John Part to pick up a win over Andy Hamilton and Peter Wright to see off the BDO’s representative Stephen Bunting.
Hamilton has not been at his best of late whereas Part has enjoyed an excellent season so far which saw him seeded ninth for this event. Part put in a pretty good display to hurdle the challenge of Ted Hankey in round three whilst Hamilton just struggled a bit against qualifier Andy Boulton. Darth Maple is 13/8 with Paddy Power and that could be an excellent bet.
Bunting has been pretty impressive so far in the tournament but without having played anyone of real quality. Wright is the first real challenge he will face in Bolton and he could well struggle when coming up against one of the PDC’s consistent top 25 performers. The Bullet could lay down a real marker by beating Snake Bite but I fancy the PDC man at 5/4 with Boyle Sports.
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