Newton v Wright: Wrong odds for Wright
Both players showed their class and battling qualities in equal measure to come back and win despite losing the opening two legs of their respective first round matches.
Wright’s performance was probably the slightly more impressive of the two as he hit five maximums, six out of 11 doubles and a three-dart average of 103.26. Snakebite has been one of the eye-catchers on the circuit this season and looks to be developing into a top class player.
Newton, on the other hand, was handed a way back into his match on a silver platter by opponent Richie Burnett, who twice missed big numbers when trying to close out legs. Nevertheless, The Warrior still had to win the legs and after doing so stretched ahead with five maximums and a 99.78 three-dart average.
This, therefore, promises to be one of the matches of the second round and consequently an extremely tough one to pick a winner from. In such situations you’d expect a certain degree of parity in the market; not so.
Newton’s position as the world number seven lends him to being priced up as the strong, 1/3 favourite for the win here. But that price seems to be based purely upon rankings and reputation. Wright has the game to be a top-16 player and at odds of 9/4 with Boylesports is certainly worth backing this Saturday afternoon.
Back Wright to win @ 9/4 with Boylesports
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