2020 BDO World Darts Championship – Martijn Kleermaker vs Paul Hogan Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Martijn Kleermaker vs Paul Hogan taking place? Thursday 9th January, 2020 – evening

Where is Martijn Kleermaker vs Paul Hogan taking place? Indigo at The O2, London

What channel is Martijn Kleermaker vs Paul Hogan on? Some BDO World Championship matches will be televised live on Eurosport and Quest in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedules

Where can I stream Martijn Kleermaker vs Paul Hogan? If televised on Eurosport, then the match can be streamed on either Sky Go or Eurosport Player

Where can I get tickets for Martijn Kleermaker vs Paul Hogan? Click here to purchase tickets

THE PLAYERS

MARTIJN KLEERMAKER

  • Martijn Kleermaker enjoyed an emphatic win in his debut World Championship match as he dropped only three legs in a 3-0 win against fellow Dutchman Gino Vos.
  • In what was a very good all-round performance, Kleermaker averaged 93.27 whilst also hitting five 180s and recording a high finish of 160.
  • Kleermaker’s only previous experience in the last 16 in a televised tournament ended in a 5-0 defeat against Mark McGrath at the 2019 BDO World Trophy.

PAUL HOGAN

  • Paul Hogan followed up his 3-1 win against Brian Raman with a comprehensive 3-0 victory against Adam Smith-Neale on Monday night.
  • Hogan was in tremendous form against Smith-Neale, finishing the match with his highest ever World Championship average of 97.51 and he also just missed out on taking out a nine-darter.
  • The last time that Hogan appeared in the last 16 at the BDO World Championship he lost 4-3 to Glen Durrant, despite having won 11 of the first 13 legs of the match to lead 3-0 in sets and 2-0 in legs.

THE PREDICTION

Martijn Kleermaker is the seeded player here, but is more inexperienced than his very tough opponent Paul Hogan who comes into this encounter on the back of a 97.51 average in the previous round. Kleermaker also impressed in his round one victory and this promises to be a good quality contest. The wealth of experience and quality that Hogan brings to the oche surely gives him a good chance of progressing here in a match that is capable of going the distance.

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