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The Betfred World Matchplay quarter-finals end in Blackpool on Friday night, so check out our match-by-match preview and tips.

World Matchplay: Friday, July 22

  • Venue: Winter Gardens, Blackpool
  • TV coverage: Sky Sports (1900 BST)
  • Format: Quarter-finals, best of 31 rounds. Each match must be won by two clear rounds, with up to a maximum of five extra innings played before the sixth extra inning is sudden death

Dirk van Duijvenbode (5/6) against Danny Noppert (5/6)

  • Global H2H: 2-5 (VT: 0-1)
    2022: 0-2 (VT: 0-1)
  • Seasonal average
    DVD: 96.91
    Nopert: 94.85
  • 180s per leg in 2022
    DVD: 0.39
    Nopert: 0.28
  • % payout in 2022 (On Stage Events only)
    DVD: 38.41%
    Nopert: 38.49%
  • 100+ checkouts per leg won
    DVD: 12.03%
    Nopert: 12.33%
  • Match Treble % in All Lineups (Win, Most 180, Highest Payout)
    DVD: 43.33%
    Nopert: 27.66%

Bookmakers are struggling to separate these two ahead of their all-Dutch World Match quarter-final at Blackpool.

Neither player has gone that far at the Winter Gardens, nor are they particularly used to long-format matches on the big stage, save for earlier long runs in fixed-play tournaments. As Dirk van Duijvenbode said during one of his comedic responses in the interview below: “I wish it was first to four.”

The most prolific 180 hitter on the planet from a mile with a 0.39 ratio per leg this season, but as he revealed above, the success of his game statistically hinges on whether he consistently gets his first dart in the treble 20. He struggled to do that against Michael Smith and only hit three highs in 18 innings, but luckily for him Bully Boy didn’t show up and allowed him to win a 11-8 victory.

Aubergenius was disappointed with his performance despite averaging 98 and if he throws that first dart expect to see a 180 second charge like we usually do.

His World Cup partner Danny Noppert hits a few himself on average (0.28 per game) but on a long format game it will be extremely difficult for him to challenge in that particular department but this what impresses everyone about him now is his composure under pressure. and his new stage persona. The suit helps him take his darts abilities to a new level.

The UK Open champion’s calm demeanor away from the oche contrasts sharply with the showman he becomes on it, and even had the nerve to mock Daryl Gurney’s “blind 100” with a “blind 180” during of an 11-4 victory in the second round. .

Noppert averaged 102.36 against Gurney and weighed in with four boxes of over 100 in an extremely classy display and that’s exactly what we expect from him these days.

Van Duijvenbode, by his own admission, may be overthinking this scene while the unflappable Noppie is arguably more adept at keeping his game together for longer periods inside the conservatories pressure cooker.

I’m going for Noppert to win but his opponent hits the most 180 in a 3/1 double.

Predicted score: 12-16

Gerwyn Price (4/9) against Jose de Sousa (13/8)

  • Global H2H: 2-3 (VT: 0-0)
    2022: 0-0 (VT: 0-0)
  • Seasonal average
    Price: 96.37
    From Sousa: 94.35
  • 180s per leg in 2022
    Price: 0.26
    From Sousa: 0.31
  • % payout in 2022 (On Stage Events only)
    Price: 41.03%
    From Sousa: 32.54%
  • 100+ checkouts per leg won
    Price: 15.96%
    From Sousa: 12.01%
  • Match Treble % in All Lineups (Win, Most 180, Highest Payout)
    Price: 25.84%
    From Sousa: 33.33%

Gerwyn Price is starting to rediscover his mojo at Blackpool after a difficult few months which he attributed to the fatigue factor of a grueling Premier League season combined with endless trips to the European Tour, World Series and Premier League events. bread and butter players.

The Iceman’s victories over Martin Schindler (10-8) and Dave Chisnall (11-8) with high averages in the 90s were more due to his old fighting characteristics than the hit dart standard with which we we’ve become acquainted over the past couple of years and even he admitted it was a relief to feel he was getting the ‘friction of the green’ again in tough situations.

‘I had to look twice myself’! Gerwyn Price in her hilarious lookalike video with Fallon Sherrock!

No matter how he picks up the wins, confidence and arrogance return, as do those regular 100+ averages, but he’ll likely need one to fend off a seemingly revitalized Jose de Sousa.

The Special One had endured a troubled 2022 but now, like Price, is one win away from its first appearance in a World Matchplay semi-final.

De Sousa averaged 103.26 in a scintillating clash with Rob Cross, who also netted 103, as he also regained his usual 180 prowess that had abandoned him recently, hitting 15 of them in 35 innings over his two matches (0.43 per inning).

Although Price finds his range (13 of 36 at 0.36 per leg), I would say that is a relatively safe guess as to who will top the maximums in a high octane battle.

I’ll side with the Welshman to get the job done, but chances are we’ll need some extra legs to decide that.

Predicted score: 16-14


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