O'Shea v Adams: Wolf to tame Silverback

Adams and O'Shea hit nine 180s between them in round 2

Martin Adams continues the defence of his Lakeside crown with easily his toughest opponent yet when he takes on 2009 runner up Tony O’Shea in the quarter-finals Thursday at the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green, Surrey.

As ever at Lakeside, Wolfie is a red hot odds-on favourite, with the bookies offering a best price of 4/9 across the board. Boylesports go a clear best of 2/1 that O’Shea, who has looked just as comfortable in two routine victories over Steve West and Ross Montgomery, pulls off an upset.

It is easy to understand why Adams is such a resounding favourite. O’Shea hasn’t beat Wolfie since 2005, in fact the current champion has recorded eight straight victories against O’Shea, with the last three all being televised and by a gap of at least three sets. Some will suggest that Adams has this one won mentally before a dart is thrown, as Silverback would surely have to consider the three-time Champion as his bogeyman.

Despite failing to get out of second gear and only playing four and five sets respectively, Adams and O’Shea hit nine 180s between them in round 2. Back them at 8/11 with Ladbrokes to hit over 11 in what should be a match of higher quality, and most certainly of a distance longer than the minimum five sets.

With Adams a clear favourite again and few likely to fancy O’Shea, the correct score market will provide value. Going back again to the last three televised meetings between the pair, Adams has won 6-2, 6-2 and 5-2 and recent displays against Scott Waites and Adrian Lewis have shown he can go up a gear when pushed enough. The former greenkeeper doesn’t quite have the quality of the aforementioned two players and recent history suggests Adams will have too much the Stockport man.

Recommended bet:

Adams to win 5-2 @ 9/2 with Ladbrokes

Adams -1.5 sets @ 4/5 with Bet365

Written By:- Michael McGhee (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 12/01/2012 - 10:57 AM
Filed in:- BDO World Championship Betting News

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