|What||Group One of Semi Finals of PDC Home Tour Darts|
|Where||Four players’ homes|
|When||Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 2:30 PM EST|
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We’ve reached the semi-final stage of the PDC Home Tour event with eight players still standing. This round retains the best of 11 leg format, so it is first to six. The first semi-final is headlined by double world champion Gary Anderson. It is a group that also features Dave Chisnall, Jelle Klaasen, and Mike de Decker. And remember, this time it is the top two that qualify for Friday’s Championship final.
Group win odds taken on June 3, from bet365 NJ.
SF Gp 1
|Mike De Decker||+900
Two-time world champion Gary Anderson mended his WiFi to join the first round field on Night 30 and the world No. 9 won all three matches as he dropped only four legs. The 49-year-old, playing out of his Somerset home, then qualified for the semi-final stage with another near-perfect display as he beat Nick Kenny 6-2, Luke Humphries 6-1 and Jamie Lewis 6-3.
Anderson averaged 91.81 in the first round and 97.40 in the second and has experience and quality in his corner. He certainly has the game to go all the way in this Home Event but is short at +275 in a tournament where there have been plenty of shocks.
Anderson leads Dave Chisnall 18-5 on their head-to-head encounters, although the pair have not met since the Scot won their PDC World Championship quarter-final 5-2 in December 2018. Anderson leads Jelle Klaasen 14-7 and has never played Mike De Decker. It would be a major surprise if he didn’t end this group in a top-two qualifying spot.
Dave Chisnall dropped only three legs in the first round as he stormed through on Night 3. The 39-year-old world No. 11 averaged 90.97 and threw eight 180s. He was however unsettled early on in his Last 32 group when Aussie Damon Heta beat him in the opening game 6-5. But Chizzy hit back with a 6-2 win over Darren Webster and 6-3 over Geert Nentjes to book this semi-final berth on leg difference. He averaged 94.16 as he was made to work a little harder.
We stuck up two potential tournament winners ahead of their last round groups, taking Nathan Aspinall at +500 and Chisnall at +1100. Both players are now significantly shorter. If you have followed our tips you have already boosted your betting balance and Chisnall remains a strong title tip. The man throwing from Morecambe made a Masters quarter-final in early February but has never won a major PDC event. He appears to like the relaxed home nature of this event and is well placed to lift the Home Event trophy on Friday.
Anderson and Chisnall should be the two men to progress from this first semi-final but neither can afford to take Jelle Klaasen or Mike De Decker lightly.
World 48th ranked Klaasen crept through on leg difference on Night 7 after losing one match. The 2006 BDO world champion lost his opening second stage game 6-5 to Cristo Reyes but hit back with wins against Ryan Murray 6-4 and a 6-1 thumping of group favourite Peter Wright to once again progress on leg difference.
Klaasen has a poor 7-14 record against Anderson, but he leads Chisnall 10-7 and has never met De Decker. Klaasen provides an interesting betting opportunity ahead of Wednesday evening, particularly if you have already backed Chisnall to win the event. If one, or both, of Anderson and Chisnall are off their game, Klaasen has shown enough to suggest that he can step in and make the final.
Mike de Decker enters the semi-final as the outsider. He has never played any of his three opponents previously. He came through the first round at the second time of asking when he won on Night 26 on leg difference. The 24-year-old world No. 99 then topped his second stage group on leg difference after losing 6-5 to Stephen Bunting before beating Alan Tabern 6-5 and Glen Durrant 6-4.
On the basis that we have Dave Chisnall in our back pocket at +1100 to win the event, we are covering our options with today’s bet on Anderson to win this first semi-final group and to do it by winning all three games, as he has in the previous two rounds. Parlay up three Anderson successes at +183. Also, on the basis that Klaasen has a strong record in matches against Chisnall, play him at +162 to win the second match of the evening.
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