Grand Slam Betting: Hankey v White

The Count took it to a level where it began to disrupt the flow of the game

With Raymond van Barneveld having a hugely disappointing Grand Slam championship Ted Hankey versus Ian White has become a surprise straight knockout in Group B.

For the winner a place in the last 16 beckons, for the loser it’ll go down as a fantastic opportunity missed.

Hankey’s antics in his match against Barney rather soured his win. Despite his calm demeanour after the game, during the match it was all a bit over the top. Playing up to the crowd is one thing, but The Count took it to a level where it began to disrupt the flow of the game and, ultimately, showed great disrespect towards his opponent. The big Dutchman certainly didn’t appreciate it and it affected his game.

If a man of Van Barneveld’s stature and experience can be put off by such antics then questions have to be asked of how White will cope with it. One suspects that because White isn’t such a crowd favourite or household name then the tension surrounding the match won’t be as intense as it was on Sunday evening. However, it will still be tangible.

Because of that I’m suggesting a bet on Hankey to win the match at odds of 8/11 and a bet on Hankey in the handicap (-1.5 legs) at odds of 6/5, both with Bet365. Also, if you’re a darts betting trader then the 85.0 currently available on Hankey to win the Grand Slam over at Betfair looks tempting.

If he wins this Tuesday night’s match then chances are that he’ll go on to meet Mark Walsh in the last 16 – a player he is more than capable of beating. And with Gary Anderson and James Wade potentially facing each other at the last 16 stage the top half of the draw could open up for The Count to make a deep run in the event.

Recommended Bet:

Back Hankey to win @ 8/11 with Bet365 [£200 Free Bet]

Back Hankey – 1.5 legs @ 6/5 with Bet365 [£200 Free Bet]


Written By:- Jaymes Monte (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 15/11/2011 - 16:19 PM
Filed in:- Grand Slam of Darts Betting News


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