World Grand Prix darts: Day three predictions, odds, betting tips, accas, order of play & TV times

Find out our predictions for night three in Dublin
Find out our predictions for night three in Dublin

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

The second round of the PDC's double-start major gets under way tonight with the top half of the draw in action, as Michael van Gerwen continues his title defence against Jeffrey de Zwaan.

Here I'll run through all four matches with my suggested accas listed at the bottom.

World Grand Prix: Tuesday October 8

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  • TV Coverage: Sky Sports (1900 BST)
  • Second Round: Best of 5 sets, players must start and finish all legs on a double/bullseye

James Wade (4/9) v Mervyn King (7/4)

Head-to-head: 24-22 (1 draw)
2019 Meetings: 1-1
PDC Titles this season: 5-0
Career PDC Titles: 35-11

There might be 27 years separating them in age but this will be the 48th time these two veterans of the PDC have shared the oche since they first met way back in 2007 at the World Matchplay.

The King is probably still haunted by the fact Wade inflicted two of his four televised PDC final defeats on him, in particular the most recent at the 2014 Masters when he blew leads of 5-0, 6-1, 9-2 and 10-6 before missing eight match darts to lose 11-10.

Mervyn, look away now.

James Wade v Mervyn King - Masters Final

Although I predicted the 53-year-old, who has beaten MVG and Gary Anderson in majors this season, would see off Dimitri van den Bergh on Sunday night, nothing has changed in my opinion that Wade should win this quarter of the draw and victory tonight will take him one step closer.

A five-time winner on the PDC tour this year, the 2007 and 2010 champion ended a five-year drought for a victory on this stage against John Henderson so expected him to kick of.

Prediction: 3-1

Michael Smith (4/5) v Ian White (1/1)

Head-to-head: 12-6
2019 Meetings: 3-1
PDC Titles this season: 0-2
Career Senior PDC Titles: 11-12

Michael Smith and Ian White may be two great friends off the oche so don't expect the winner to look too pleased about ending his mate's chances of winning an elusive televised major this week.

In terms of trophies won, Diamond has enjoyed the better season especially when you consider both of his have come on the stage environment of the European Tour, including beating MVG in one of the finals in Holland, although Bully Boy has reached four finals since being World Championship runner-up - two of which on TV.

His poor performance in the first half of the at the World Matchplay final against Rob Cross will have really hit him hard having given himself way too much to do but at least the tournament as a whole highlighted just why a major title is just a matter of time for a player of his quality.

Both players scrapped through the first round to be here and it's hard to say which was the most fortuitous due to Simon Whitlock and Joe Cullen blowing their chances, but I'm going to give the nod to Smith.

Prediction: 3-1

Michael van Gerwen (2/9) v Jeffrey De Zwaan (10/3)

Head-to-head: 4-2
2019 Meetings: 1-0
PDC Titles this season: 10-1
Career PDC Titles: 125-2

It could have gone so horribly wrong for Michael van Gerwen the other night, but credit to him for digging out a thrilling victory over the talented Jamie Hughes.

The way he handled the pressure in that deciding set is what champions are made of although it doesn't disprove the theory that his dominance and fear factor over the world's elite has diminished somewhat this season. Despite his 10 titles.

Dutch youngster Jeffrey de Zwaan certainly has no fear of his illustrious countryman having dumped him out of both last season's UK Open and the World Matchplay so victory tonight would represent quite a televised hat-trick.

De Zwaan ruthlessly despatched Steve Beaton for the loss of just one leg on Sunday night with an average of close to 90, and I fancy him to run MVG close at the very, very least.

Prediction: 2-3

Gary Anderson (2/7) v Chris Dobey (13/5)

Head-to-head: 5-1
2019 Meetings: 0-0
PDC Titles this season: 0-0
Career PDC Titles: 47-0

Gary Anderson's huge army of fans would have been heartened to see him cruise through to the second round with the minimum of fuss as he chases the World Grand Prix title for the first time in his career.

Tonight he comes up against his fast improving protege, who he last met in that epic World Championship clash at the Ally Pally which he won 4-3 - but that was before his back problems blighted the first chunk of 2019.

The Flying Scotsman has not hit top form since then but he's certainly heading in the right direction and even if this week is took soon, he could potentially be right where he wants to be later this winter.

Dobey was impressive on Sunday night and arrived in Dublin off the back of a pretty steady season but I think Anderson will just have too much for him.

Prediction: 3-1

Tuesday's darts accas

Schedule for Wednesday October 9

Wednesday October 9 (7pm)
TV Coverage: Sky Sports
Second Round (Best of five sets)

  • Danny Noppert v Nathan Aspinall
  • Dave Chisnall v Stephen Bunting
  • Rob Cross v Glen Durrant
  • Peter Wright v Jermaine Wattimena

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