2019 BoyleSports World Grand Prix – Gary Anderson vs Keegan Brown Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Gary Anderson vs Keegan Brown taking place? Sunday 6th October, 2019 – evening session

Where is Gary Anderson vs Keegan Brown taking place? Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin

What channel is Gary Anderson vs Keegan Brown on? Sky Sports Arena

Where can I stream Gary Anderson vs Keegan Brown? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for Gary Anderson vs Keegan Brown? Tickets are available on Ticketmaster

THE STATISTICS

All-time meetings: Gary Anderson 5-0 Keegan Brown
Last meeting: Gary Anderson 6-3 Keegan Brown

THE PLAYERS

GARY ANDERSON

  • Gary Anderson has captured many of the major TV titles in the PDC but success at the World Grand Prix title has eluded him thus far, the closest he has come to winning this tournament was in 2016 when he lost in the final against Michael van Gerwen.
  • Anderson made his World Grand Prix debut back in 2009 and has a good record at making it through the first round having not exited the tournament at this stage since losing to Brendan Dolan in 2012.
  • Although he has tasted success on the TV stage this year by winning the World Cup with Peter Wright, his last TV tournament win in a singles event was when he triumphed at the Champions League of Darts just over a year ago.

KEEGAN BROWN

  • Keegan Brown returns to the World Grand Prix for the first time since 2015 when he was narrowly defeated 2-1 by the number one seed Michael van Gerwen in round one.
  • Brown’s performances on the tour have seen him qualify for a number of TV tournaments over the last year, he reached the second round at the World Matchplay and has won at least one match in each of his last five appearances in TV tournaments.
  • Two victories against Michael van Gerwen on the European Tour during 2019 will have given Brown extra confidence that he can defeat the very best on a PDC stage.

THE PREDICTION

Gary Anderson has limited the amount of competitive darts he has played this year and his focus is on the big TV tournaments with the World Grand Prix one he has yet to win. Keegan Brown has played at the Grand Prix before when he pushed Michael van Gerwen into a deciding set in 2015 and he will not be phased by facing one of the top seeds. It is unlikely to be an easy win for Anderson but he should see off the challenge of Brown and make it through to round two.

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