Matchday 3 predictions
It's Day 3 of the new Remote Darts league on Monday night and our expert Colin Savage has picked out his predictions for the five games.
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Wes Newton v John Walton (21:30)
The first game of the night sees 'The Warrior' take on John 'Boy' Walton. Fresh from his 7-5 win over Dean Winstanley on night two, Newton will be confident of victory over Walton. The veteran has struggled to hit the ground running and has faded in the second half of matches. Newton has showed glimpses of his old self in patches, and that should see him through this contest with the added advantage of throw.
Prediction: Newton to win 7-4
Dean Winstanley v Paul Hogan (22:00)
In the second game of the night 'Over The Top' faces off against 'Crocodile Dundee'. Whilst Winstanley showed yet more improvement during his 7-5 defeat by Newton on Sunday, Hogan was once again his usual steady self against James Richardson claiming a 6-6 draw. Hogan's consistency should see him have too much firepower in this encounter, and I'm tipping him to get his first victory of the tournament under his belt tonight.
Prediction: Hogan to win 7-3
Alan Norris v Darryl Fitton (22:30)
The third game of the night sees Alan 'Chuck' Norris take on 'The Dazzler'. This has all the makings of an explosive affair with both men capable of very high scoring. Norris, with his first win on the board on Sunday against John Walton will be confident of continuing that here and his ability to take out ton plus finishes at the right time could prove vital. Fitton let slip a valuable point against Tony O Shea on Sunday night and if Norris starts strongly and with advantage of throw I'm tipping him to win this with a few legs in hand.
Prediction: Norris to win 7-4
James Richardson v Gary Robson (23:00)
Game four sees 'Ruthless' take on 'Big Robbo'. Both men don't hang about at the oche and this should be a fast paced game. Richardson has so far shown good consistency with an opening night win and a draw on night two in a good game with Paul Hogan. Robson will be looking for a second win after losing to Jim Williams on Sunday. Expect big scoring and a few missed doubles but I'm tipping Richardson to take this with the advantage of throw and his extra consistency.
Prediction: Richardson to win 7-4
Jim Williams v Tony O'Shea (23:30)
The fifth and final game of the night sees a Wales v England clash as BDO number one Jim 'The Quiff' Williams takes on 'Silverback" Tony O Shea. Williams, after two impressive wins, will he looking to make it three out of three against the man who was his darting hero growing up. O Shea, buoyed by his good start to the tournament, will be confident of a good performance and an unlikely upset against the tournament favourite. Jim's scoring power and form should see him over the line in this and I'm tipping him to win with a bit in hand.
Prediction: Williams to win 7-4
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