Grand Slam Betting: Wade v Chisnall
To kick off Group D we have a match that could become a regular feature in the latter stages of tournaments for years to come. At the age of just 28 James Wade has already achieved more in the game than most. Dave Chisnall, meanwhile, is beginning to settle in to life in the PDC and, having claimed his maiden ProTour title last weekend, can continue to go from strength to strength.
Chisnall’s power scoring is what sets him apart from the rest. But, like so many other notorious power scorers, his doubling can let him down. A case in point was his first round match at the recent World Grand Prix. He missed 13 match darts to beat Alan Tabern, but hit an incredible eight maximums in just 14 legs.
Wade, on the other hand, is the complete package. Rather, he can be the complete package. Inconsistent streaks in his game remain his Achilles heel and are probably the main reason that he has yet to win a world title. Something that I am sure he will address before his career draws to a close.
At odds of 8/15 Wade is a deserved favourite to win the match. But it is not a market I would advise getting involved in. Over such a short format Chisnall is more than capable of causing an upset.
A darts betting market that is worth getting involved in, however, is the 180s match bet where, surprisingly, there is very little discrepancy between the prices available on each player.
Paddy Power currently price Wade at odds of 6/4 with Chisnall only marginally shorter at 5/4. At those prices there can be only one bet. And that is to back the man whose game is built around outscoring his opponents.
• Taylor v Anderson: Play the obvious 180s markets
• Anderson v Walsh: End of the line for Special Brew
• Taylor v Lewis: Which Lewis will turn up?
• Taylor v Nicholson: Yet another grudge match
• Webster v Lewis: Spider to cast his web
• Anderson v Jenkins: Scotsman to continue flying
• Walsh v Hankey: Count on the experienced player
• Lewis v Part: Merciless Maple to punish any lapses
• Taylor v Newton: Phil to Power in the 180s
• Nicholson v Beaton: The Asset has the advantage
• Jenkins v Jones: The Bull is back
• Van Gerwen v Hankey: Clash of the egos
• Wade v Anderson: Back the consistent Machine
• Newton v Bates: More pain for Champagne
• Stompe v Phillips: Decider to go all the way
• Grand Slam Betting: Hankey v White
• Grand Slam Betting: OShea v Van Gerwen
• Grand Slam Betting: Pipe v Chisnall
• Grand Slam Betting: Taylor v Beaton
• Grand Slam Betting: Van der Voort v Phillips
• Grand Slam Betting: Webster v Part
• Grand Slam Betting: Newton v Nicholson
• Grand Slam Betting: Anderson v Dolan
• Grand Slam Betting: Wade v Pipe
• Grand Slam Betting: Chisnall v Jenkins
• Grand Slam Betting: King v Beaton
• Grand Slam Betting: Battle of the Dutch
• Grand Slam Betting: Anderson v Heydon
• Grand Slam Betting: Waites v Van Gerwen
• Grand Slam Betting: Taylor v Hubbard
• Grand Slam Betting: Jenkins v Pipe
• Grand Slam Betting: Waites has Scott what it takes
• Grand Slam of Darts group stage betting
• Whitlock out of Grand Slam
• Caris & Heydon complete GSOD line-up