Predictions for the Wednesday night action
The fifth night of the Remote Darts League takes place on Wednesday with another great night of matches on the bill. The live action starts at 9.30 pm and can be viewed live here - https://bit.ly/RDL2020Watch
Gary Robson v Darryl Fitton (21:30)
What an opening game of the night this could be. Robson will be brimming with confidence after demolishing Alan Norris on Tuesday with a barrage of heavy scoring and clinical finishing. Fitton himself, after a superb 6-6 draw with Jim Williams, will be confident of getting a good result here as well. His scoring and finishing has been on point throughout the tournament and this has all the makings of a quality close match. With the advantage of throw, if Robson can emulate his scoring and doubles from last night, he can just pip Fitton here.
Prediction: Robson to win 7-5
Wes Newton v Alan Norris (22:00)
The second game of the night sees two men who are in indifferent form to say the least square off. Newton, on the back after a very disappointing 7-0 loss last night, will be out to put that behind him straight away. Norris too was on the receiving end of a barrage of scoring last night (from Gary Robson) but I'd fancy Norris to have too much here for Newton.
Prediction: Norris to win 7-3
John Walton v Tony O Shea (22:30)
The third game of the night sees another Yorkshire v Lancashire clash. Based on the first four nights this looks a certain win for the 'Silverback'. O'Shea is definitely the most consistent of the two and after dispatching Dean Winstanley with relative ease last night, I'm expecting the same here tonight. Walton will be hoping he can make a fist of proceedings after a heavy loss to an inspired James Richardson last night, but I can't see him having enough to trouble O Shea.
Prediction: O'Shea to win 7-3
Paul Hogan v Jim Williams (23:00)
This undoubtedly is the game of the night. It's just over four months since these two met at the 02 in the world championships where Williams ran out a very comfortable winner. This however is different circumstances, and with advantage of throwing first Hogan can cause Williams problems tonight, it's whether he is clinical on doubles or not that will hold the key. Williams will be disappointed with his start last night against Darryl Fitton, but at 6-3 with the game looking over, he found the gear the rest of his opponents fear, taking 12, 13 and 15 darts to close out the last three legs for a battling draw. This should be a very close match, but I think Williams will just edge it and return to the top of the table.
Prediction: Williams to win 7-5
Dean Winstanley v James Richardson (23:30)
Our final game of the night sees two men at the very opposite ends of the table after night four collide. Undoubtedly Richardson will be a very short price favourite as he was in superb form last night with monster scoring, five 180's and clinical finishing. After demolishing John Walton he will be brimming with confidence, whereas Winstanley, after a heavy loss to Tony O'Shea, must be worrying about a similar outcome here. I honestly can't see anything other than a heavy win for the league leader.
Prediction: Richardson to win 7-2
Remember to watch all the action from 9:30 here - https://bit.ly/RDL2020Watch