Jenkins v Pipe: The Bull to be Forced out

The year's number one floor player has already exceed his own expectations

Terry Jenkins is darts’ nearly man. Seven defeats in major finals tell two stories; the first that he is a top class player, the second that he cannot produce his best when under pressure. I’m not sure I’ve seen enough this week to suggest he can break his duck here, but with Phil Taylor out of the way they’ll all fancy their chances.

And that includes Justin Pipe. The year’s number one floor player has already exceeded his own expectations at Alexandra Palace by qualifying for the last 16, and can now come into this game without the pressures that were evident in his edgy opening round win over Sean Reed.

Jenkins says that he won’t be put off by Pipe’s slow pace, as Wes Newton was, but The Force has won all of the last four meetings between the two, including a group stage victory at the Grand Slam.

There should also be some consideration given to each player’s passage to the third round. While Pipe booked his place in the last 16 a few days before Christmas, Jenkins only won through to this point with victory yesterday lunchtime. It shouldn’t make too much difference, but at this level of any sport sometimes it is the little things that make the biggest differences.

On the form shown so far this tournament it is difficult to go against The Bull, but at the odds on offer it can be the only bet here. Tournament sponsors Ladbrokes are offering 13/8 on a Pipe victory, while Boylesports’ 9/10 in the handicap market offers a little insurance in case of a tight finish.

Recommended Bets:

Back Pipe to win @ 13/8 with Ladbrokes

Back Pipe +1.5 sets @ 9/10 with Boylesports

Written By:- Jaymes Monte (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 28/12/2011 - 15:56 PM
Filed in:- PDC World Championship Betting News

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