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No shocks last night but there will be tonight!

Darts World Cup Night 2

Posted: 11.06.15 in Tournament Analysis Blog category

No shocks last night but there will be tonight!

I described the first night of The World Cup of darts on Twitter as entertaining! I didn’t say there were mesmerising darts, such as the like we have come to expect from Mighty Mike, Anderson, Barney, Taylor and others. There were no mind blowing averages, hints of a 9 darter or anything truly remarkable, other than Parody’s post match celebration of course and a player from Team India using Tri Fin flights! You can join the Tri Fin revival here!.

But, the night was certainly entertaining.

As good as the top 6 or 8 of the PDC are it makes a refreshing change to see some new blood. Players we don’t get to see often enough due to the heavy bias towards UK (and our close neighbours in Europe) based players the PDC favour by hosting most of their events here.

There were no shocks though, the closest games ended 5:2. Spain, Belgium, England and Germany looked good. Australia stumbled through. What has tonight got in store?

Schedule of Play
Friday June 12 - Evening Session (19:00 UK Time)

Format - First Round
Best of nine legs Doubles
The games, team members and odds are: 

Canada John Part, Ken MacNeil (11) 11/17 v 6/4 New Zealand Rob Szabo, Warren Parry
Sweden Magnus Caris, Daniel Larsson (15) 1/2 v 7/4 Hungary Nandor Bezzeg, Gabor Takacs
Wales Mark Webster, Jamie Lewis(7) 4/11v 5/2 Hong Kong Scott MacKenzie, Ting Chi Royden Lam
Republic of Ireland Connie Finnan, William O’Connor (10) 1/3 v 14/5 Poland Tytus Kanik, Mariusz Paul
Northern Ireland Brendan Dolan, Mickey Mansell(6) 1/6 v 11/2 Thailand Thanawat Gaweenuntawong, Attapol Eupakaree
Scotland Gary Anderson, Peter Wright (2) 2/17 v 8/1 Singapore Paul Lim, Harith Lim
Netherlands Michael van Gerwen,  Raymond van Barneveld(3) 1/9 v 8/1 United States of America Darin Young, Larry Butler
South Africa Devon Petersen, Graham Filby (14) 4/6 v 6/4  Finland Kim Viljanen, Marko Kantele

Where Are The Shocks?

After last night’s smooth run for all the favourites surely that is going to change tonight. You can put up arguments for a number of teams looking vulnerable: Canada, Part isn’t the player he was, Wales will have to play well and I reckon South Africa too will have to be at the top of their game!

PG Tips...

I like the combo of Dolan and Mansell and I’m going for a convincing win for them v the two big names from Thailand (under 6.5 legs) and Finland to prevail with a 1.5 start on the handicap! This pays 7/2 at Bet365 

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