World Grand Prix Betting: Whitlock v Hylton

he cannot afford to let more ruthless players off the hook

Having once been known as the king of monster checkouts Simon Whitlock is beginning to develop a reputation for not being able to close out matches. A quarter-final capitulation against Andy Hamilton at the World Matchplay started the murmurings and that was succeeded by some stuttering conclusions to matches at the Championship League darts.

He really should have eased past Terry Jenkins in straight sets in his opening round match here. But to give the Australian credit where it is due he did eventually seal the win comfortably in the third set.

As the tournament progresses and the competition becomes stiffer he cannot afford to let more ruthless players off the hook.

Mark Hylton is in the second round following a battling win over Mark Walsh. The former airline cabin manager fought back after losing the first set 3-0 and trailing in the second set to win six of the next seven legs and book his place in the second round of the World Grand Prix at the first attempt.

Hylton isn’t the sort of player to roll over and play dead; if Whitlock does miss doubles to win sets or legs he will be punished.

For that reason I’m going to back Hylton to at least take this one all the way to a decider. Paddy Power are offering odds of 11/8 on Hylton +1.5 sets so we’ll have some of that. Even if The Wizard races into a one or two set lead, his problems with closing out a match should see us get a good run for our money on this one.

Recommended Bet:

Back Hylton +1.5 sets @ 11/8 with Paddy Power


Written By:- Jaymes Monte (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 06/10/2011 - 12:31 PM
Filed in:- World Grand Prix Darts Betting News


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