Painter v Walsh: Maximums aplenty in long match

Painter is slight favourite for the clash

A real high quality game is in store in the second round as the world number nine Kevin Painter takes on a man two places behind him in the rankings in Mark Walsh.

You would be right in thinking that this combination should not come together at this early stage of a tournament, but thanks to Painter’s win at the Players Championship Finals after the draw was made he leapt 13 places in the order of merit to break into the top 10.

The first major title of the Artist’s career shows that he is in fine form and it seems that he has brought this into the world championships, as he averaged an impressive 95.8 in his first round victory over Aaron Monk.

His opponent is enjoying a purple patch of his own though pocketing more than £50,000 over the last three months. His run to the semi-final at the grand slam was particularly impressive, but his quarter-final appearance in Doncaster last month and performance in the winners group of the Championship League shows that his form has been good for some time now.

Painter is slight favourite for the clash thanks to his recent trophy winning exploits, but there really is nothing in it and could go either way. The best price you can get on a victory for the Daventry man is 4/5, whilst Special Brew can be had at 6/5, which shows how tight it is likely to be. 

This one will almost certainly go to at least six sets so I would I would have no hesitation in backing over 5.5 at 4/6 with BlueSquare, but for a bit of extra value I would have a nibble at the total 180s market. Although neither is particularly prolific on the maximums, in a match that will likely have around 25 legs, backing over 11.5 180s at Evens seems good to me.

Recommended Bet:

Over 11.5 180s @ Evens with Paddy Power

Written By:- Phil Haigh (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 23/12/2011 - 11:00 AM
Filed in:- PDC World Championship Betting News

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