European Darts Matchplay Friday Tips – JP
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James has an outright preview, see it here. His European Darts Matchplay Friday tips are below.
James Wilson vs. Johan Engstrom
Wilson is the 1.40 favourite to win and he should, but the value is marginal. I will take him to hit the most 180’s however. His career may have been on the slide thanks to injuries, but he remains a big maximum hitter, averaging 0.24 per leg. That compares with 0.14 for the Swede. Engstrom has failed to hit a single maximum in half his last 10 matches, so one 180 could do it for The Jammy Dodger.
European Darts Matchplay Friday tips: 1 point James Wilson to have the most 180’s @ 1.91 with Ladbrokes
Jamie Hughes vs. Wesley Plaisier
The big Dutchman reached the quarter final of ET3 in April and he continues to play well. He averaged 96 when beating Matt Campbell in ET5 and 95 when losing to Andrew Gilding in ET8. He plays at lower level, but has a win rate of 74% and will not be intimidated by the European stage.
Yozza has a win rate of 50% as a tour card holder and his scoring is not a lot better than Plaisier. He has lost four of his last five matches and the value lies with Plaisier.
European Darts Matchplay Friday tips: 1 point Wesley Plaisier to win @ 2.10 generally available
Scott Williams vs. Radek Szagański
Recent players championship winner, Scott Williams, has enjoyed some Euro Tour Success as well, reaching the last 16 on his debut in ET5, beating Gawlas and Wright. He may be the player with no tour card, but he is the better player, cocky and full of confidence.
European Darts Matchplay Friday tips: 1 point Williams to win -1.5 legs @ 1.70 with Ladbrokes
Joe Murnan vs. Ian White
Ian Whites fall from grace show no sign of ending. He has lost seven of his last ten matches and lost his only two ET matches in 2022. His confidence has gone and the pressure gets bigger.
Murnan is no great shakes, but he is no mug, has plenty of experience and is playing better than White, winning five of his last ten. He reached the last 16 in ET7, beating Dimitri van den Bergh, and he doesn’t deserve to be the outsider.