2020 BDO World Darts Championship – Dennie Olde Kalter vs Mario Vandenbogaerde Preview & Prediction
When is Dennie Olde Kalter vs Mario Vandenbogaerde taking place? Thursday 9th January, 2020 – evening
Where is Dennie Olde Kalter vs Mario Vandenbogaerde taking place? Indigo at The O2, London
Where can I stream Dennie Olde Kalter vs Mario Vandenbogaerde? If televised on Eurosport, then the match can be streamed on either Sky Go or Eurosport Player
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DENNIE OLDE KALTER
- World Championship debutant Dennie Olde Kalter defeated number seven seed Nicky Kenny in an epic round one battle that went all the way into a deciding set.
- Olde Kalter impressively took out a finish of 111 to get over the line in the fifth set after Kenny had fought back from losing the opening two sets.
- His average of 88.15 was slightly lower than the 89.02 posted by Kenny and he was also outscored 5-4 on the 180 count by the Welshman.
- Mario Vandenbogaerde has had a long wait for his second match having opened the tournament with a 3-0 win against Sebastian Steyer on Saturday afternoon.
- Vandenbogaerde dropped only two legs in what was a good World Championship debut performance against Steyer. He finished the match with a checkout percentage of over 50% and hit four 180s in the last three legs of the encounter.
- He has recent experience of having a good run in a major tournament with a semi-final appearance at the World Masters in 2019 and his run at that tournament included a 95.93 average in defeating Jeff Smith in the last 16.
Two World Championship debutants do battle for a place in the quarter-finals and with not much to separate them on their respective averages in round one, this could be a tight contest. Mario Vandenbogaerde has shown signs in some of his performances in big tournaments this season that he can play to a higher level than Dennie Olde Kalter and it is he who is predicted to take his chances at the key moments.