2019 BoyleSports World Grand Prix – Adrian Lewis vs Jermaine Wattimena Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Adrian Lewis vs Jermaine Wattimena taking place? Monday 7th October, 2019 – evening session

Where is Adrian Lewis vs Jermaine Wattimena taking place? Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin

What channel is Adrian Lewis vs Jermaine Wattimena on? Sky Sports Arena

Where can I stream Adrian Lewis vs Jermaine Wattimena? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for Adrian Lewis vs Jermaine Wattimena? Tickets are available on Ticketmaster

THE STATISTICS

All-time meetings: Adrian Lewis 3-0 Jermaine Wattimena
Last meeting: Adrian Lewis 6-4 Jermaine Wattimena

THE PLAYERS

ADRIAN LEWIS

  • Adrian Lewis reached the World Grand Prix final in 2010 where he beat Phil Taylor for the first time on television in the semi-finals before losing to James Wade in the final, but since then he has not progressed further than the second round in Dublin.
  • 'Jackpot' exited the 2019 World Matchplay in the opening round against Glen Durrant and has not reached the quarter-finals in a TV ranking tournament since 2017 which will surely be his target here.
  • Although his recent record at the World Grand Prix is not good, he has still come through tough first round matches against Michael Smith, Raymond van Barneveld and Daryl Gurney in the last few years.

JERMAINE WATTIMENA

  • Jermaine Wattimena is making his second appearance at the Grand Prix having defeated Mervyn King in the opening round in 2018 before losing to Peter Wright in round two.
  • Wattimena was thrashed 10-1 by Mensur Suljovic in the first round at the World Matchplay in July and has yet to reach a major PDC ranking quarter-final.
  • His rise up the rankings saw him earn selection as Michael van Gerwen’s partner at the World Cup of Darts in June where the Netherlands exited the tournament at the semi-final stage.

THE PREDICTION

Former two-time World Champion Adrian Lewis is still struggling to reach the same level of form that saw him win major titles and he is some way off his very best. Wattimena has risen steadily up the rankings and is very capable, but ultimately a lack of composure and consistency from the Dutchman at key moments in this format might just see Lewis come through in three sets.

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