Grand Slam of Darts: Tuesday's predictions, odds, betting tips, accas, order of play & TV times

Who will qualify for the Grand Slam of Darts knockout stages?
Who will qualify for the Grand Slam of Darts knockout stages?

Our guide for Tuesday's action at the Boylesports Grand Slam of Darts includes the order of play, match-by-match predictions, Sky Bet odds and a suggested acca.

Only Michael van Gerwen heads into the final night of games in Groups A-D guaranteed of a spot in the knockout stages, with the likes of Gary Anderson, Gerwyn Price and James Wade bidding to join him.

Here's my quick fire match predictions...

Grand Slam of Darts: Tuesday November 12

SUGGESTED ACCAS

EVENING SESSION

  • TV Coverage: Sky Sports (1300 GMT)
  • Groups E-H opening games: Best of 9 legs

Ian White (1/4) v Wesley Harms (BDO) (3/1)

Group B Position: 2-4
Head-to-head: 0-0
2019 Meetings: 0-0
Titles this season: 2-7

On paper, Ian White wins this hands down...and I hope he does.

Diamond deserves a long run at a major having bizarrely never gone beyond the quarter-finals of any despite his undeniable talent, while he's also failed to reach the Grand Slam of Darts knockout stages in four previous attempts.

He looked about to break that duck when leading 4-2 against James Wade but was made to pay for a missed match dart and now he faces a crunch clash against Wesley Harms.

Defeat might not be the end of the road depending on the scoreline and if James Wade beats Steve Lennon but White does get affected by nerves and this might be quite a cagey win.

Prediction: 5-3

James Wade (4/11) v Steve Lennon (11/5)

Group B Position: 1-3
Head-to-head: 2-0
2019 Meetings: 0-0
Titles this season: 5-0

James Wade has more than one foot in the last 16 although a defeat by three legs could potentially put him in a bit of bother.

If the Machine, who averaged almost 100 against Ian White, plays anything like he did during his comeback the other night then he'll win this game but if he doesn't then Lennon will make him sweat.

The Irishman battled back from 3-0 down against Wesley Harms to keep his hopes alive, pinning a 167 checkout in the decider, and I'd say he's a spot of value, especially if White has lost earlier.

Prediction: 4-5

Michael van Gerwen (1/7) v Ross Smith (9/2)

Group A Position: 1-4
Head-to-head: 4-1
2019 Meetings: 1-1
Titles this season: 13-0

Michael van Gerwen doesn't have a sympathetic bone in his body on the oche, so he'll have no problems pouring more Grand Slam misery on Ross Smith.

Not only is the world champion is out for emphatic revenge against the player who shocked him at the recent European Championship, but he also wants to go through with a perfect record and fire out more warning shots to his rivals.

Prediction: 5-1

Robert Thornton (1/10) v Mikuru Suzuki (BDO) (6/1)

Group C Position: 3-4
Head-to-head: 0-0
2019 Meetings: 0-0
Titles this season: 0-3

Before a dart was thrown, I said Mikuru Suzuki was a spot of value to qualify from the group at 8/1 on the basis she could win one game and hope Gerwyn Price wins all of his.

This is the game I thought Suzuki was most likely to win - without being disrespectful to the Thorn of course - but as events have unfolded, she'd now need to thump him 5-0 to stand a chance.

Nevertheless, beating a man on this stage will still be a huge achievement and if Thornton gets into one of his frustrated moods when things aren't going to plan then, well, stranger things have happened.

Prediction: 4-5

Gerwyn Price (2/5) v Dimitri van den Bergh (15/8)

Group C Position: 1-2
Head-to-head: 6-3
2019 Meetings: 1-0
Titles this season: 4-0

The marginal nature of Gerwyn Price's victories over Mikuru Suzuki (5-3) and Robert Thornton (5-4) mean he's going to feel the tension tonight.

If Thornton defeats Suzuki by three legs or more, which most would expect him to do so regardless of my 'value' prediction, then Price will effectively be involved in a winner-takes-all showdown with the talented Dimitri van den Bergh.

The defending champion was well below his best in both previous games and a similar performance tonight will put him in big trouble.

I do think Price will get the job done, but if you've backed him to retain his title, you should be nervous!

Prediction: 5-3

William O'Connor (1/3) v Dave Parletti (BDO) (23/10)

Group C Position: 3-4
Head-to-head: 0-0
2019 Meetings: 0-0
Titles this season: 1-2

William O'Connor saw first hand that Gary Anderson is hitting destructive form once again but he won't want to rely too on Flying Scotsman helping him out.

After playing brilliantly to beat Darren Webster 5-3 with an average of almost 100, the World Cup runner-up did well to take three legs off Anderson, including a checkout of 158, considering his opponent averaged 105.

He'll be chasing nothing short of a big win over the almost certain to be eliminated Parletti and must just hope Webster doesn't match it against the odds.

Prediction: 5-2

Gary Anderson (2/7) v Darren Webster (13/5)

Group C Position: 1-2
Head-to-head: 6-4
2019 Meetings: 0-0
Individual Titles this season: 0-0

Gary Anderson is pretty much home and hosed unless he loses 5-2 and William O'Connor manages to defeat Dave Parletti by four legs or more.

Although no player in his situation would get to three legs and then not try, if it's as close as 3-3 then it's fair to say, given what's on the line, that Webster will become the most determined competitor.

Obviously if Parletti has edged O'Connor by just one leg or two then Webster's focus will be on how many he pinches rather than a need to win.

It's an awkward one to bet on before either group match is played but maybe Webster is a smidgins of value.

Prediction: 4-5

Adrian Lewis (4/6) v Jim Williams (BDO) (11/10)

Group C Position: 2-3
Head-to-head: 0-0
2019 Meetings: 0-0
Titles this season: 1-2

I predicted Jim Williams would qualify for the last 16 at the start and I've not changed my mind ahead of this shoot-out that concludes the group stage.

The BDO World Trophy winner, who has been on great form on his circuit in recent months after a difficult start to the year following his PDC Q School disaster, emphatically bounced back from his defeat to MVG with a crushing 5-1 victory over Ross Smith, averaging 92.35.

Adrian Lewis wasn't quite as impressive when he beat Smith while he only managing four darts at doubles in a 5-2 defeat to MVG, who admittedly was in ruthless mood that night after going 2-0 down.

Williams is underdog but I think he's a good bet to edge through.

Prediction: 3-5

Group Standings

Group A

  1. (1) Michael van Gerwen (Q) P 2 W 2 L 0 LegDiff +6 Pts 4
  2. Jim Williams (BDO) P 2 W 1 L 1 LegDiff +1 Pts 2
  3. Adrian Lewis P 2 W 1 L 1 LegDiff 0 Pts 2
  4. Ross Smith P 2 W 0 L 2 LegDiff -7 Pts 0

Group B

  1. (8) James Wade P 2 W 2 L 0 LegDiff +4 Pts 4
  2. Ian White P 2 W 1 L 1 LegDiff +2 Pts 2
  3. Steve Lennon P 2 W 1 L 1 LegDiff -2 Pts 2
  4. Wesley Harms (BDO) P 2 W 0 L 2 LegDiff -4 Pts 0

Group C

  1. (5) Gerwyn Price P 2 W 2 L 0 LegDiff +3 Pts 4
  2. Dimitri Van den Bergh P 2 W 1 L 1 LegDiff +3 Pts 2
  3. Robert Thornton P 2 W 1 L 1 LegDiff 0 Pts 2
  4. Mikuru Suzuki (BDO) P 2 W 0 L 2 LegDiff -6 Pts 0

Group D

  1. (4) Gary Anderson P 2 W 2 L 0 LegDiff +6 Pts 4
  2. Darren Webster P 2 W 1 L 1 LegDiff +1 Pts 2
  3. William O'Connor P 2 W 1 L 1 LegDiff 0 Pts 2
  4. Dave Parletti (BDO) P 2 W 0 L 2 LegDiff -7 Pts 0

Group E

  1. Dave Chisnall (Q) P 3 W 3 L 0 LegDiff +8 Pts 6
  2. (2) Rob Cross (q) P 3 W 2 L 1 LegDiff +2 Pts 4
  3. Jamie Hughes P 3 W 1 L 2 LegDiff +1 Pts 2
  4. Lisa Ashton (BDO) P 3 W 0 L 3 LegDiff -11 Pts 0

Group F

  1. (7) Peter Wright (Q) P 3 W 3 L 0 LegDiff +9 Pts 6
  2. Ryan Harrington (q) P 3 W 2 L 1 LegDiff +2 Pts 4
  3. Danny Noppert P 3 W 1 L 2 LegDiff 0 Pts 2
  4. Wayne Warren (BDO) P 3 W 0 L 3 LegDiff -11 Pts 0

Group G

  1. Gabriel Clemens (Q) P 3 W 3 L 0 LegDiff +8 Pts 6
  2. (6) Daryl Gurney (q) P 3 W 2 L 1 LegDiff +7 Pts 4
  3. Brendan Dolan P 3 W 1 L 2 LegDiff -3 Pts 2
  4. Richard Veenstra (BDO) P 3 W 0 L 3 LegDiff -12 Pts 0

Group H

  1. (3) Michael Smith (Q) P 3 W 3 L 0 LegDiff +7 Pts 6
  2. Glen Durrant (BDO) * (q) P 3 W 2 L 1 LegDiff +4 Pts 4
  3. Nathan Aspinall P 3 W 1 L 2 LegDiff -4 Pts 2
  4. Martin Schindler P 3 W 0 L 3 LegDiff -7 Pts 0

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