Van der Voort v Hylton: Mile High provides the value

The former cabin crew boss has taken some scalps on the Ally Pally stage

Vincent van der Voort and Mark Hylton will be aiming to bounce back after first round exits from the Players Championship Finals last weekend.

The Dutchman has the slight edge in the betting as the 8/11 favourite with Hylton priced up at 5/4, however the form of the last year suggests that it is Hylton who may be the man to favour here. Van der Voort has been struggling for form recently, having suffered first round exits in Doncaster and Wolverhampton, with only two televised wins all year dating back to last year’s World Championships.

Hylton, on the other hand, despite losing to an in-form Mark Walsh on the opening night of last week’s Players Championship Finals has reason to be pleased with some promising displays in front of the cameras having reached the quarter finals of the World Grand Prix and the UK Open earlier this season. Mile High also gave Phil Taylor a run for his money at the World Matchplay in Blackpool, narrowly losing 10-8. The former cabin crew boss has taken some scalps on the Ally Pally stage too. In his debut last year the world number 33 dispatched of Colin Lloyd and Steve Beaton, demonstrating his ability to handle the big stage despite being low on experience. Punters wishing to take a more cautious approach may favour the handicap market with Hylton priced up at 8/15 with a 1.5 sets head start.

Greased Lightning has also posted some miserable averages of late. In his last three televised matches he has posted three dart averages of 74, 88 and 86. Meanwhile, excluding the double in format in Dublin, Hylton has posted averages of 98 and 99 in two of his last three televised matches, with the lone poor average of 89, still bettering any of the recent numbers posted by Van der Voort. Hylton is available at odds of 11/10 against Van der Voorts 4/6 to post the highest average here.

In the end it should be a tight game, however, slowly but surely Hylton is becoming a solid player on the big stage, and with the recent erratic form from “The fastest player in darts”, Hylton is where the value lies here.

Recommended bet:

Mark Hylton to win @ 5/4 with Victor Chandler


Written By:- Michael McGhee (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 16/12/2011 - 17:39 PM
Filed in:- PDC World Championship Betting News


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