Eight players remain in the World Grand Prix Darts at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin.
Last year’s champion Daryl Gurney progressed to the quarter-finals thanks to a 3-2 win over Ron Meulenkamp, but there’s still plenty of big fish for Super-Chin to concern himself with. Not least of all his opponent and two-time PDC World Champion, Gary Anderson.
Here’s a look at the four quality match-ups that make up the next round in Dublin.
Thursday October 04th
(7:15pm) 7/20 Mensur Suljovic v Gerwyn Price 85/40 Prediction – Mensur Suljovic
The Gentle (Suljovic) wasn’t at his best last night against Ian White but still produced some fantastic finishes and some big out-shots at crucial times. It’s frightening to think that was him playing below par. The Iceman (Price) was also not on top form and benefited from lots of missed doubles from his opponent Steve Beaton to help him on his way to victory. On current form it’s hard to see anything other than a victory for Mensur Suljovic.
(8:15pm) 2/7 Peter Wright v James Wilson 13/5 Prediction – Peter Wright
Both players have looked in top-form in both their respective matches so far and this promises to be a very high standard affair. Peter Wright has yet to be really put under any sort of pressure mainly due to his fantastic form. James Wilson came through a close encounter with two-time world champion Adrian Lewis last night and produced some fantastic finishes including a 125 and 150. However it’s hard to see anything other than a victory for “Snakebite” in this quarter-final contest.
(7:15pm) 5/2 Daryl Gurney v Gary Anderson 3/10 Prediction – Gary Anderson
The defending champion Daryl Gurney was impressive in his opening win over “Big” John Henderson. He did suffered a big scare in his second round tie against Ron Meulenkamp who came from 2-0 down to make it 2-2 before Gurney composed himself to win 3-2. However Gary Anderson is probably the best player in the world right now and hasn’t looked like losing in either of his two games thus far. He comfortably defeated Jonny Clayton and Jeffrey de Zwaan and is strongly fancied to gain victory over the defending champion in this match.
(8:15pm) 2/15 Michael van Gerwen v Dave Chisnall 9/2 Prediction – Dave Chisnall
Both players have looked in top-form in both their respective matches so far and this promises to be a very high standard affair. This unique double in double out format can always throw-up problems for even the best in the world and if Dave Chisnall can continue playing to the standard he has been so far this week he may well be massive value to defeat the World No.1 and progress to the semi-finals on Friday evening.