Plenty of value in Gibraltar last 16
The Gibraltar Darts Trophy has thrown up some stunning action over the first couple of rounds with shocks a plenty and even a nine-dart finish thrown in there for good measure and we are set for even more excitement in the last 16.
The match of the round on Sunday afternoon could well be one of the men of the moment in Peter Wright taking on Kim Huybrechts who put in a near perfect performance in the second round. A 102.4 average from the Hurricane saw him whitewash Richie Burnett to make it to this stage whilst Snakebite did not have it so easy as he edged out Paul Amos 6-5.
There is nothing between the two men who are both clearly in top form and that is reflected in the odds with Huybrechts just behind at a best of 11/10 with Bet365 whilst Wright is odds-on across the board. Based on their last performances though it is the Belgian who looks the best value and whilst it could certainly go either way Huybrechts is worth backing.
There also looks to be plenty of value on another man in great form in Jamie Caven who was another to put in a ton-plus display on Saturday. Jabba put in a near-105 average to squeeze past Ian White and he now takes on Adrian Lewis who was someway off that level in edging out Ross Smith.
If Lewis can step up his game then he will justify his tag as favourite but on current form then Caven is the man to back at a very tempting 28/17 with 188bet, and he could make yet another quarter-final in what has been a fantastic year for him so far.
It could turn out to be a very profitable Sunday indeed as there are a couple more odds-against shots that look overpriced in Gibraltar in the shapes of Jamie Lewis and big John Henderson.
Lewis has been the surprise package of the tournament, especially as he beat Robert Thornton in the second round and if you can beat the Thorn at the minute then you can take anyone on. He faces Steve Brown who is not used to quarter-finals these days and the young Welshman has every chance at 16/13 with 188bet.
John Henderson is a man who looks to be coming back to his best after a very disappointing year or so that has really seen him drop off from being in contention for tournaments. He has had two great wins in Gibraltar over Mervyn King and Justin Pipe and there is no reason why he cannot keep this up against Steve Beaton in the last 16. The Adonis can still produce world class displays but they become rarer by the year and the big Scot has a fantastic chance at 6/5 with Boyle Sports.
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