Burnett v Part: Champions to battle to the death

The record between the two is extremely one-sided

Only one of the second round contests can boast the presence of two former world champions and also one of only two entirely non-English clashes. All-in-all it is a mouth-watering match that has been produced by two impressive first round displays.

Richie Burnett’s victory over world number six Mark Webster was certainly one of the performances of the opening round and will have him brimming with confidence heading into his next tie. 

John Part may not have been as spectacular as the Welshman, but many expected him to struggle against the dangerous John Henderson but had no trouble in sweeping him out of the way with a 3-0 win.

The record between the two is extremely one-sided in the favour of the man with the more world championships as the Canadian has won all seven of their previous encounters. They have faced each other four times already this year as well, with Part holding the upper hand by an aggregate score of 24-5.

Despite these impressive statistics that Darth Maple has accumulated and the fact he is 10 places above his opponent in the Order of Merit, it is the Prince of Wales who is favourite with the bookies to progress to the last 16.

Oddly though Sky Bet have Burnett as odds on favourite for the win against Part, but John’s tournament odds are 80/1 compared to Richie’s 100/1.

It is clear that the bookmakers are going on the form shown in the first round, which is fair enough, but I would not be ready to rule out a victory for the man from across the pond just yet.

What is almost certain is that it will be a tight one and the offer of over 5.5 sets at 8/13 with 888sport.com is one that should be taken up.

Recommended Bet:

Over 5.5 sets @8/13 with 888sport.com

Written By:- Phil Haigh (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 27/12/2011 - 10:04 AM
Filed in:- PDC World Championship Betting News

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