Jenkins v Stompe: In-form duo to go the distance

The Bull was a semi-finalist in this tournament last year

There were 11 men who didn’t drop a set in the first round of the World Championships, and two of them face-off here as both Terry Jenkins and Co Stompe look to carry their momentum all the way into the third round.

Both of these vastly experienced players took on young, upcoming players in their opening matches, and impressively put them in their place with Jenkins proving particularly dominant as he averaged over 95 in his victory over Joe Cullen.

The Bull was a semi-finalist in this tournament last year, but his form deserted him for many of the next few months. His Premier League campaign never really got going and he struggled at the UK Open, Matchplay and Grand Prix. However, there were significant signs of improvement in his run to the quarter-finals of the Grand Slam and was unlucky to draw Phil Taylor in the first round of the Players Championships, where he lost despite playing well.

Stompe has had a fairly unspectacular year on the circuit with no real standout performances to speak of.  Like Jenkins though he seemed to be coming into some form at the right time as two semi-final appearances in PDPA events in Crawley and then appearances at the Grand Slam and Players Championship Finals meant that the Matchstick has pocketed £15,000 since the start of November.

Unsurprisingly as the man who has been higher ranked for some time; it is Jenkins that holds the advantage in the head-to-head with four wins to Stompe’s two and the Bull won their only meeting this year.

As a result the Wooly Bully is a clear favourite and is being offered at 1/2 pretty much across the board with Stompe available at 7/4.  I do expect Terry to reach the third round, but he isn’t likely to give the Dutchman a real thrashing so I quite like the over 5.5 sets bet which can be had at 4/6.

Recommended Bet:

Over 5.5 sets @ 4/6 with 888sport.com


Written By:- Phil Haigh (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 27/12/2011 - 09:53 AM
Filed in:- PDC World Championship Betting News


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