Anderson v Jenkins: Scotsman to continue flying
It is another Premier League tie for Gary Anderson, as the Scotsman’s reward for his demolition of world number three James Wade is a clash with an on-song Bull, Terry Jenkins.
Anderson put in an incredible performance to blow Wade away 10-3 in what everyone expected to be a tight affair. He blasted in an average of 100 and his old foe, the double, wasn’t bothering him at all as he needed, on average, less than two darts to finish each leg over the contest. As is so often said, when the Flying Scotsman is on track, anything that gets in his way is likely to be obliterated, and if he can keep that kind of form up then there is nothing to stop him battering his way to victory in Wolverhampton.
The man in his way on Saturday afternoon is a resurgent Jenkins who, in all fairness, was not expected by many to get past the group stage due to his poor form of late, but he has found his rhythm and deserves his place in the quarters, a stage he has never failed to reach since the inception of the Grand Slam.
There is no doubt that The Bull will have to up his game if he is to even compete with Anderson in the form he is in. The Scot certainly has a hoodoo over the world number ten, beating him nine times and losing just once in their previous encounters. However, Terry’s one win came on this very stage when he knocked Anderson out in the semi-final in a thrilling contest.
Understandably though Anderson remains a heavy favourite to claim a place in the semi-final, the best odds you can get on him being 1/5 with Stan James. The handicap markets are a little stingy, but with Gary getting better every game I’d still back him to win at -4.5 with Bet365.
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