World Grand Prix Betting: Baxter v Nicholson

It could be a match that goes the all the way to a third and final set

As Paul Nicholson slowly climbs the rankings Ronnie Baxter is heading in the opposite direction at a similar pace. There’s plenty of potential for Baxter to cause an upset here but the form lines suggest that The Asset will progress to the last 16.

Nicholson’s profile has risen considerably in recent months after he begun a war of words with Phil Taylor. Whether that was a conscious decision made in order give himself a leg up in the game we’ll probably never know. What we do know is that when on song the Aussie-Geordie has the ability to back up his slanderous words.

Coincidentally, or perhaps not so, The Power has become something of a nemesis to Nicholson over the past week. In 24 Players Championship and Championship League matches in the last seven days The Asset has won 18 and lost six. Four of those six defeats came against Taylor.

They’re scheduled to meet again in the second round in Dublin, should they both successfully negotiate their opening round matches. It’ll be dubbed a grudge-match, but Nicholson will be hoping to just make a match of it.

Baxter is made a 15/8 chance for the win by Stan James and that looks about right. The rocket is still capable of mixing it with the best, as he showed when winning

Canada Players Championship in early September. But he’s inconsistent at best and I expect Nicholson will pull through at odds of 4/9.

It could, however, be a match that goes the all the way to a third and final set. That eventuality can be backed at an appealing 5/4, while the 11/10 offered by Paddy Power on there being more than 3.5 180s – the more legs played the more chances there are to hit maximums – also looks a solid bet.

Recommended Bets:

Back Over 2.5 sets @ 5/4 with BlueSquare

Back Over 3.5 180s @ 11/10 with Paddy power 


Written By:- Jaymes Monte (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 04/10/2011 - 12:22 PM
Filed in:- World Grand Prix Darts Betting News


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