Brisbane Darts Masters – Saturday Accumulator
Gary Anderson was fortunate to get through his first round match against Damon Heta, but he’s expected to come out firing against van Barneveld in this match. Despite that close victory, Anderson’s average of 95 was nearly five points better than that of the Dutchman, who didn’t have to get out of first gear in beating Gordon Mathers. Anderson beat RvB at the World Matchplay and the World Cup recently, and another victory for the Scotsman is the call here.
Rob Cross has lost out in the quarter-finals in the last two World Series events, and it could be a similar story here. Cadby got a morale boosting victory over Simon Whitlock in the first round, and will be hoping to kick-on from that result. Both players hit a 96 average in their first-round matches, but with the Brisbane crowd getting behind Cadby, he’s the pick to reach the semi-finals.
This has the potential to be the match of the day, with Kyle Anderson fancied to get closer to Michael van Gerwen than the bookies expect. Both players averaged 99 in their first round matches, and with the Australian having the home support, he’s taken to get the five legs required to overcome this handicap mark.
Peter Wright continued his good form from last week with a comfortable first round win over Justin Thompson. Raymond Smith produced a really good display to thrash Michael Smith 6-1 in the first round, and could give ‘Snakebite’ a good game here. But one area where the Scotsman should come out on top is the 180s market – Smith has only hit three in 14 legs of darts over the last couple of tournaments, if he continues at that rate, Wright should hit more maximums here.