Wright v Klaasen: Jelle wobbling on a slippery slope

He had the best tournament average at the recent Players Championship Finals

When the draw was made this opening round match didn’t really stand out to me; a straightforward victory for the in-form Peter Wright against the out-of-form Jelle Klaasen. Simple; no dramas; nothing to contemplate.

When I saw Snakebite had been priced up at odds of 4/5 with a certain bookmaker, I decided to sit up and take note. That bookmaker? Stan James.

Wright’s career has gone from strength to strength since making the last-16 at Alexandra Palace 12 months ago. He’s no longer “that darts player with the funny hair” and is a genuine threat to anyone that he comes up against on the circuit.

He had the best tournament average at the recent Players Championship Finals – albeit he was eliminated in the second round – and has showed no sign of shirking away from the big stage in numerous televised appearances this season.

Klaasen, on the other hand, must be wondering where it all went wrong. Or, more accurately, contemplating why it has gone so wrong in the two years since his disastrous Premier League campaign. While Mark Webster has used disappointment in the league to galvanise his game, the young Dutchman has slid down the rankings ever since finishing bottom of the table in 2009.

The opening match of this Saturday afternoon’s session sees two players whose careers are heading in completely different directions meet. Surprisingly there isn’t a great deal of difference between their odds in the betting.

Recommended Bets:

Back Wright to beat Klaasen @ 4/5 with Stan James

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

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