2019 BoyleSports World Grand Prix – James Wade vs John Henderson Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is James Wade vs John Henderson taking place? Sunday 6th October, 2019 – evening session

Where is James Wade vs John Henderson taking place? Citywest Convention Centre, Dublin

What channel is James Wade vs John Henderson on? Sky Sports Arena

Where can I stream James Wade vs John Henderson? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for James Wade vs John Henderson? Tickets are available on Ticketmaster

THE STATISTICS

All-time meetings: James Wade 7-1 John Henderson
Last meeting: James Wade 3-6 John Henderson

THE PLAYERS

JAMES WADE

  • James Wade’s glittering career is littered with multiple major titles, including two World Grand Prix titles in 2007 and 2010 so he has history here.
  • Despite his prior success in Dublin, Wade has surprisingly not won a game at the World Grand Prix since reaching the final in 2014 with four first-round defeats on the spin.
  • 'The Machine' has had a very successful 2019 so far with multiple ranking tournament victories, though a win in a PDC stage tournament has eluded him since last November when he won the World Series of Darts Finals.

JOHN HENDERSON

  • John Henderson produced a famous upset on the Dublin stage when he dumped defending champion Michael van Gerwen out of the 2017 World Grand Prix in the first round in a three-set thriller.
  • Henderson’s run to the semi-finals here in 2017 is his best showing in a PDC major ranking tournament which he will look to replicate here. Since then he has only reached the last 16 in one TV tournament.
  • 'The Highlander' recently stopped a run of seven consecutive defeats against Wade when he came out on top when they met at a Players Championship tournament last month.

THE PREDICTION

This is a very tricky opening round draw for former two-time World Grand Prix champion James Wade, who has not won a game here since 2014. John Henderson has previously claimed the scalp of Michael van Gerwen on the Dublin stage and is capable of upsetting the odds again. If Wade does not establish control early on and Hendo gets into a rhythm on his throw it could be the Scotsman’s night.

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