Anderson v Artut: No dramas for Dreamboy

one of the unstoppable forces in the PDC

Jyhan Artut returns to the Alexandra Palace for his third consecutive appearance at the World Championships, but could not have asked for a much more difficult draw as he faces last year’s beaten finalist Gary Anderson.

The man from Hannover Germany has fond memories of the Ally Pally stage as he thrashed Wayne Mardle 3-0 in the first round back in 2010 and although he lost to Dennis Ovens in the first round last year, he had won his preliminary tie against Scott MacKenzie to reach that stage.

Clearly these results prove that he is certainly a competitor, for added proof, he is ranked 54 in the world and reached a semi-final of a Players Championship in Germany as recently as October.

Unfortunately though he is meeting one of the most unstoppable forces in the PDC in the Flying Scotsman. The reigning Premier League champion may have had some wobbles after picking up his maiden major title since making the switch over from the BDO, but even a slightly off Anderson is too good for most. 

This was proved by his performance at the Grand Slam in Wolverhampton where he lost the first match to rank outsider Nigel Heydon, but went on to blow the rest of the field away until he eventually was halted by a rampant Phil Taylor in the final.

The pair have met once before, which Anderson won comfortably 6-1, and although many of the other favourite have fallen, I don’t think he will join them on the scrapheap. The odds of 1/14 on a win for Anderson proves that, so to try and squeeze some value out of it I’d back him at a -2.5 handicap with BetFred at 8/11.

Recommended Bet:

Anderson (-2.5) to win @ 8/11 with BetFred

Written By:- Phil Haigh (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 20/12/2011 - 10:29 AM
Filed in:- PDC World Championship Betting News, Gary Anderson

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