We have reached the last eight of the Grand Slam of Darts and it’s sure to be an intriguing couple of nights of action to see who makes the semi-finals in Wolverhampton.
There’s a bit of renaissance behind Adrian Lewis at the minute, while Gerwyn Price also looks in top form.
Our darts betting expert previews the quarter-final matches and gives you some of the best bets.
Friday – Dave Chisnall v Peter Wright
Peter Wright has looked back to his best at the Grand Slam and showed where his game is at with the manner of victory over Rob Cross in the second round clash.
From the outset, it looked as though it would be a close contest with Wright holding a 3-2 lead at the first break. But then the Scot ran riot to take six straight legs and move into a 9-2 advantage before sealing the win.
Chisnall also arrives in form following a 10-3 win over Ryan Harrington and this almost looks too close call.
With that in mind, I could see this almost going the distance and a bet on over 28.5 total legs is 27/25.
Friday – Glen Durrant v Michael Smith
Glen Durrant came back from a 3-0 and 7-4 deficit to overcome Gabriel Clemens in a nip and tuck tie 10-9.
Clemens missed one match dart and that proved costly as ‘Duzza’ stole in and took the victory. He showed his battling qualities in that one, but will definitely be made to work even harder by Smith.
Smith’s 10-7 win over Daryl Gurney was impressive, averaging 101.56 in the proves and he reached the last eight for the first time since 2015.
This is another potential clash that could go all the way, however, I fancy Smith to come out on top in our King of the Oche market, with the Bully Boy winning the match, picking up the highest checkout and the most 180s at 5/2.
Saturday – Gerwyn Price v Gary Anderson
Gerwyn Price came into this tournament as the reigning champion and he is not letting go of the title without a fight.
He cruised past Darren Webster 10-1 on Thursday night, with an average of almost 100 and will be hoping to reach the semi-finals once again. He only allowed Webster three darts at double throughout the whole match.
Gary Anderson stands in his way now in a repeat of last year’s final, but ‘The Flying Scotsman’ wasn’t at his best in a 10-8 round two win over Robert Thornton.
He will definitely have to up his game in this quarter-final, and with that in mind, I fancy Price to get the better of the Scot once again.
Back Price to win at 8/13 and under 27.5 legs at 23/20.
Saturday – Michael van Gerwen v Adrian Lewis
‘Jackpot’ Adrian Lewis has looked more like the two-time World Champion of old, but this would even be a massive test for him if he was at his supreme best.
MvG remains at the top of his game, and almost untouchable so I cannot see anything but a Mighty Mike win.
At 1/10 there is no value in that, but I fancy the Dutchman to book his semi-final spot, and in doing so there will be under 24.5 legs at 8/5.
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