Grand Slam of Darts: Day three predictions, odds, betting tips, accas, order of play & TV times

Who will reach the knockout stages of the Grand Slam of Darts
Who will reach the knockout stages of the Grand Slam of Darts

Our guide for Monday'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.

It's the final round of games in Groups E-H tonight as the likes of Rob Cross, Daryl Gurney, Peter Wright, Nathan Aspinall and Glen Durrant bid to reach the knockout stages.

I'll run through each of tonight's eight matches while you can check out the latest group standings at the bottom.

Grand Slam of Darts: Monday November 11

SUGGESTED ACCAS

EVENING SESSION

  • TV Coverage: Sky Sports (1900 GMT)
  • Groups E-H final games: Best of 9 legs

Gabriel Clemens (1/3) v Richard Veenstra (BDO) (23/10)

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

Gabriel Clemens has been playing brilliantly while Richard Veenstra will be bitterly disappointed with his performances ahead of what's essentially a dead rubber.

The German star is one of four players guaranteed a place in the knockout stages after beating both Brendan Dolan and Daryl Gurney but the honour of topping a group - especially on debut - as well as the £3,500 bonus is worth maintaining the momentum for.

Considering his Dutch opponent has only managed to win one leg so far, I can only see one winner.

Prediction: 5-2

Michael Smith (1/4) v Martin Schindler (3/1)

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

Michael Smith recorded the third highest average in Grand Slam of Darts history - 113.62 - during yesterday's 5-1 thumping of Nathan Aspinall which saw him qualify from the 'group of death' with a game to spare.

Being in such a tough group has brought the best out of Bully Boy but he won't want to take the foot off the gas, even with the pressure off, as he looks down to lay down another ominous warning shot to his rivals.

Martin Schindler can't qualify after he blew a 4-2 lead against a below-par Glen Durrant so it'll be hard to lift himself for this one.

Prediction: 5-2

Dave Chisnall (1/33) v Lisa Ashton (BDO) (11/1)

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

Dave Chisnall is into the knockout stages and I think it's pretty safe to assume he'll progress with a 100% record now the toughest two players in the group have been dealt with.

Lisa Ashton has picked up three legs across her matches with Jamie Hughes and Rob Cross but will need Chizzy to have an off day if she's to get close to doubling that amount.

Prediction: 5-2

Daryl Gurney (2/5) v Brendan Dolan (2/1)

Group G Position: 2-3
Head-to-head: 7-2
2019 Meetings: 0-0
Titles this season: 2-2

In my pre-tournament preview I tipped Brendan Dolan to top this group at 5/1 - as well as speculatively doing so at 200/1 each-way for the title - so it goes without saying we need the Irishman to beat his World Cup partner tonight.

Victory won't probably be enough for the 5/1 to come in given that Gabriel Clemens is playing Richard Veenstra but at the very least it would keep alive those flicking hopes of hitting the jackpot.

Dolan looked a shadow of the player he's been during recent floor tournaments when being pummelled by Clemens first time out but he responded with a 5-1 victory over Veenstra to set up a winner-takes-all showdown.

Gurney is the favourite for obvious reasons but, in true X Factor judge fashion, I have to stick with my act.

Prediction: 3-5

Peter Wright (1/3) v Danny Noppert (23/10)

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

Peter Wright hasn't quite done enough but he's in a situation where he could lose this tough match against Noppert and still qualify for the next round.

The same is true for the Dutchman as this group could quite easily finish with a three-way tie on two points and if it does, then Noppert would almost certainly have the best legs difference (look at the tables below and you'll see what I mean).

It'll be close and I'm going to side with Snakebite considering how well he played against Ryan Harrington but it will be close and think both players will qualify regardless.

Prediction: 5-3

Ryan Harrington (10/11) v Wayne Warren (BDO) (10/11)

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

Wayne Warren has played pretty well during two heavy defeats to Peter Wright and Danny Noppert but if he sticks to his guns then he has a decent chance of picking up a win.

The BDO man, who isn't mathematically out of contention yet, may relax now he's realistically playing for pride and won't hold any fears for taking on the world number 95 Harrington, who surprised many by qualifying for this event - let alone by beating Noppert in a deciding leg.

Prediction: 3-5

Rob Cross (4/9) v Jamie Hughes (7/4)

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

If tonight was a boxing bill, this match would be the co-headliner with the one that follows.

Pre-tournament I actually went with Jamie Hughes and Dave Chisnall to progress from this group although admittedly I thought it would be the Tipton ace who'd be in Chizzy's position.

Hughes will have the Wolverhampton crowd creating an incredible atmosphere for him to thrive and should he play to his best against the World Matchplay and European champion, which I think he will, then an upset is on the cards.

Whatever happens, it'll be an absolute cracker.

Prediction: 4-5

Nathan Aspinall (10/11) v Glen Durrant (BDO) (5/6)

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

The 'Group of Death' was hard enough to call before a dart was thrown and sure enough, it's all going to boil down to a winner-takes-all showdown between two of the stars of the season for a place in the last 16.

Pre-tournament, I thought the Asp would top the group ahead of Michael Smith but yesterday's 5-1 thumping in favour of the brilliant Bully Boy put paid to that prediction - even if it could still feasibly happen.

However, Aspinall, who destroyed Martin Schindler 5-0 with a 98.88 average on Saturday, posted a mark of 104.65 against Smith and is visibly playing a higher standard of darts than Glen Durrant is.

The pressure of tonight throws the statistical form book out of the window to a certain extend but I'm going to stick with the UK Open and US Darts Masters winner.

Prediction: 5-3

Group Standings: E-H

Group E

  1. Dave Chisnall (Q) P 2 W 2 L 0 LegDiff +4 Pts 4
  2. (2) Rob Cross P 2 W 1 L 1 LegDiff +1 Pts 2
  3. Jamie Hughes P 2 W 1 L 1 LegDiff +2 Pts 2
  4. Lisa Ashton (BDO) P 2 W 0 L 2 LegDiff -7 Pts 0

Group F

  1. (7) Peter Wright P 2 W 2 L 0 LegDiff +6 Pts 4
  2. Danny Noppert P 2 W 1 L 1 LegDiff +3 Pts 2
  3. Ryan Harrington P 2 W 1 L 1 LegDiff -2 Pts 2
  4. Wayne Warren (BDO) P 2 W 0 L 2 LegDiff -8 Pts 0

Group G

  1. Gabriel Clemens (Q) P 2 W 2 L 0 LegDiff +5 Pts 4
  2. (6) Daryl Gurney P 2 W 1 L 1 LegDiff +4 Pts 2
  3. Brendan Dolan P 2 W 1 L 1 LegDiff 0 Pts 2
  4. Richard Veenstra (BDO) P 2 W 0 L 2 LegDiff -10 Pts 0

Group H

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

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