World Grand Prix Darts 2018, Round 2, Wed

Our Oche expert, Shane McArdle with Dave Chisnall

World Grand Prix of Darts, sky sports action, 7pm

Three World Champions, and the defending World Grand Prix Champion, adds up to a quality second round of action at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin.

Rob Cross was the headline name in the first round.

Steve Beaton knocked the World Champion out for the second consecutive year, can he beat Gerwyn Price?

Here’s our picks for Wednesday’s second round matches

Wednesday October 03rd

(7:15pm) 9/20 Mensur Suljovic v Ian White 7/4 Prediction – Ian White.

Mensur Suljovic clearly loves this format with his love affair with Double 14 paying dividends time and time again. However Ian White has been in fantastic form at both Players Championships last weekend, losing Saturday’s final to Danny Noppert where I had the privilege to be in attendance. His current form could be enough to take the victory.

(8:15pm) 6/4 Steve Beaton v Gerwyn Price 1/2 Prediction – Steve Beaton.

This is a massive chance for both these players to reach the quarter-finals. They enter this match-up on the back of impressive 2-0 first-round wins. Following his 2-0 win over World Champion Rob Cross, Steve Beaton has now defeated Cross in the first round here for the second year running. That’s enough to make the Bronzed Adonis a fantastic value bet for the win here at the current odds.

(8pm) 2/9 Peter Wright v Jermaine Wattimena 3/1 Prediction – Peter Wright.

Both impressive first-round winners. Peter Wright beat Steve West 2-0, with Jermaine Wattimena defeating Mervyn King by the same scoreline. Peter Wright has not kept faith with the darts he said he would from last week’s Champions League but looks to be loving the new ones and should be too good for Wattimena in this match.

(8:30pm) 7/4 James Wilson v Adrian Lewis 9/20 Prediction – Adrian Lewis.

Jackpot defeated Bullyboy Michael Smith in probably the game of round one with both players providing the crowd with a fantastic standard of darts. James Wilson beat Simon Whitlock who is a very tough opponent to beat in this format. That said, two-time World Champion Adrian Lewis has been slowly coming back into top-form for some time now and is a strong fancy to progress to the quarter-final stage.

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*Odds were correct at time of publishing the article