Low6 PDC Home Tour – Last Eight Group 2 Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

What is the PDC Home Tour? With the PDC Tour currently on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, the PDC devised the tournament to supply some darting action to players and fans, with all matches being streamed live from the homes of the players who are involved.

Who is taking part in the PDC Home Tour? All 128 PDC Tour Card holders were invited to take part, though there were some absences in the first phase with the most notable being Michael van Gerwen, whilst Daryl Gurney, Mensur Suljovic and Adrian Lewis were also missing. For a recap of the tournament so far, visit our dedicated tournament page.

What is the format of the PDC Home Tour? The tournament is played in a round-robin format consisting of four players per group; the first phase took place over 32 consecutive evenings with the group winners then competing in a play-off phase which consisted of a further eight groups of four. Those eight group winners have now been split into two groups of four, out of which the top two in each group will progress to the Championship Group.

Where can I watch the PDC Home Tour? All PDC Home Tour action will be broadcast live on PDCTV for FREE to ALL registered PDCTV users, regardless of whether you have a paid or free membership.

When is the Low6 PDC Home Tour Last Eight Group 2 taking place? Thursday 4th June, 2020 – 19:30 start (UK)

THE PLAYERS

ROB CROSS

2020 PDC HOME TOUR
Route to the last eight
Phase One
Group 21 Winner – 6pts (+5)
Average – 82.08
180s – 7 (0.28 per leg)
High finish – 88

Last 32
Group 5 Winner – 4pts (+4)
Average – 83.52
180s – 5 (0.17 per leg)
High finish – 107

H2H
vs Nathan Aspinall
W4, L2
Last meeting: Rob Cross 7-5 Nathan Aspinall (Feb 2020 – Premier League)

vs Jonny Clayton
W7, L4
Last meeting: Rob Cross 6-4 Jonny Clayton (Mar 2019 – Euro Tour)

vs Joe Cullen
W5, L3
Last meeting: Rob Cross 10-7 Joe Cullen (Oct 2019 – European Championship)

PROSPECTS
Rob Cross has a winning head-to-head record against the other three players in this group and is the highest ranked player left in the tournament. However, if he is to make it through to the Championship Group he will have to perform to a much higher level than he has so far in this event.

NATHAN ASPINALL

2020 PDC HOME TOUR
Route to the last eight
Phase One
Group 10 Winner – 6pts (+10)
Average – 91.79
180s – 8 (0.40 per leg)
High finish – 148

Last 32
Group 7 Winner – 6pts (+8)
Average – 89.26
180s – 6 (0.21 per leg)
High finish – 80

H2H
vs Rob Cross
W2, L4
Last meeting: Rob Cross 7-5 Nathan Aspinall (Feb 2020 – Premier League)

vs Jonny Clayton
W2, L2
Last meeting: Nathan Aspinall 10-8 Jonny Clayton (Feb 2020 – PDC Masters)

vs Joe Cullen
W3, L4
Last meeting: Joe Cullen 6-4 Nathan Aspinall (Mar 2019 – Euro Tour)

PROSPECTS
Nathan Aspinall has won all six of his previous matches to reach this stage of the tournament and has looked confident and comfortable in doing so. The Asp hasn’t quite hit the high standards of which he is capable but I expect him to rise to the challenge in this tough group.

JONNY CLAYTON

2020 PDC HOME TOUR
Route to the last eight
Phase One
Group 8 Winner – 6pts (+8)
Average – 92.93
180s – 8 (0.36 per leg)
High finish – 118

Last 32
Group 8 Winner – 6pts (+10)
Average – 99.09
180s – 8 (0.31 per leg)
High finish – 121

H2H
vs Rob Cross
W4, L7
Last meeting: Rob Cross 6-4 Jonny Clayton (Mar 2019 – Euro Tour)

vs Nathan Aspinall
W2, L2
Last meeting: Nathan Aspinall 10-8 Jonny Clayton (Feb 2020 – PDC Masters)

vs Joe Cullen
W1, L4
Last meeting: Jonny Clayton 10-4 Joe Cullen (Mar 2020 – UK Open)

PROSPECTS
Jonny Clayton has claimed six wins from six matches to reach the last eight. His performance in the last 32 where he averaged over 100 in two of his three matches was very impressive and if he manages to replicate that form he will surely be in with a chance of taking one of the two qualifying spots.

JOE CULLEN

2020 PDC HOME TOUR
Route to the last eight
Phase One
Group 31 Winner – 6pts (+10)
Average – 106.65
180s – 9 (0.45 per leg)
High finish – 164
*these stats only apply to the group from which qualification was achieved

Last 32
Group 6 Winner – 6pts (+6)
Average – 94.87
180s – 5 (0.17 per leg)
High finish – 136

H2H
vs Rob Cross
W3, L5
Last meeting: Rob Cross 10-7 Joe Cullen (Oct 2019 – European Championship)

vs Nathan Aspinall
W4, L3
Last meeting: Joe Cullen 6-4 Nathan Aspinall (Mar 2019 – Euro Tour)

vs Jonny Clayton
W4, L1
Last meeting: Jonny Clayton 10-4 Joe Cullen (Mar 2020 – UK Open)

PROSPECTS
Joe Cullen made the most of his second chance in the tournament when he impressively qualified from the first phase by winning all three matches with an average of over 106 and he also had a 100% winning record in the last 32. The Yorkshireman certainly wouldn’t be a surprise qualifier even though he is the lowest ranked player in the group.

THREE PICKS FROM 3 DART ANALYST

Joe Cullen to beat Rob Cross

Joe Cullen has impressively won his last six matches in the tournament whilst playing to a good enough standard to suggest he is good value to come out on top against an opponent who has yet to shine in his two previous group appearances.

Over 9.5 legs – Nathan Aspinall vs Jonny Clayton

This is an intriguing looking fixture which has the potential to be a high-quality encounter and over 9.5 legs in the match certainly looks to be a good possibility.

Jonny Clayton to win the group

It’s very hard to pick a winner in this section with all four players being very capable of claiming the top spot. Clayton is the outsider in the betting markets and I think he looks to be decent value.

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