Chisnall v Hamilton: After the Lord Mayor's show

The Hammer has twice already this tournament shown exactly what he is about

Beating Phil Taylor in major tournaments is regularly a precursor to elimination in the next round. Dave Chisnall appears to have the mindset to avoid suffering that common fate, but he’ll meet an entirely different proposition in the battle-hardened Andy Hamilton this Thursday evening.

The Hammer has twice already this tournament shown exactly what he is about, winning through in final set deciders against Antonio Alcinas and Vincent van der Voort; despite being behind in both matches. The former World Championship semi-finalist often needs to know that he is in a match before he will produce his best darts.

Chizzy, on the other hand, tends to go about his business the only way that he knows how to; by pummelling the 180s. That part of his game rarely wavers, his fate is usually determined by whether or not he hits his doubles. Against Taylor his doubling was good enough, hitting  45% of his finishing darts. However, at present, there doesn’t appear to be any rhyme or reason as to why or when his doubling will desert him, making betting on Chisnall a tricky proposition.

At odds of 4/9 to progress to the quarter-finals there is no reason to oppose Chisnall, but neither are the odds appealing enough to back him. Other markets offer much better value.

Firstly the 8/11 that 888sport offer on there being more than 5.5 sets in the match. Hamilton will battle to the end, and even if Chisnall races into a lead he has the mental toughness to fight back.

Secondly, and most appealing, is the 9/10 that Boylesports are offering on there being more than 12.5 maximums in the match. Chisnall hit eight in five sets against Taylor, while Hamilton has already hit 13 in his opening two rounds.

Recommended Bets:

Over 12.5 180s @ 9/10 with Boylesports

Written By:- Jaymes Monte (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 29/12/2011 - 11:40 AM
Filed in:- PDC World Championship Betting News

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