Low6 PDC Home Tour – Play-offs Group 1 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 first phase as well as an overview of the whole tournament, 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 and we are now left with the 32 group winners, who have been separated into eight groups of four for the play-offs.

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 Play-offs Group 1 taking place? Tuesday 26th May, 2020 – 19:30 start (UK)

THE PLAYERS

PETER WRIGHT

2020 PDC HOME TOUR
Route to the play-offs
Group 32 Winner – 4pts (+3)
(101.27) Peter Wright 5-3 Adam Hunt (88.70)
(97.22) Peter Wright 5-4 Krzysztof Ratajski (98.98)
(91.09) Justin Pipe 5-4 Peter Wright (90.81)

Stats

Average – 96.07
180s – 11 (0.44 per leg)
High finish – 98
*these stats only apply to the group from which qualification was achieved

H2H
vs Cristo Reyes
W9, L1
Last meeting: Peter Wright 6-3 Cristo Reyes (June 2018 – Players Championship)

vs Jelle Klaasen
W13, L4
Last meeting: Peter Wright 6-5 Jelle Klaasen (Feb 2019 – Players Championship)

vs Ryan Murray
N/A

PROSPECTS
Reigning World Champion Peter Wright returned to claim top spot in Group 32 having previous missed out on qualification on the opening night of the tournament. Snakebite is of course the highest ranked player in this group and a big favourite to progress to the semi-finals.

CRISTO REYES

2020 PDC HOME TOUR
Route to the play-offs
Group 29 Winner – 6pts (+5)
(93.95) John Henderson 4-5 Cristo Reyes (91.20)
(82.50) Ryan Meikle 4-5 Cristo Reyes (95.24)
(99.41) Cristo Reyes 5-2 Danny Noppert (91.83)

Stats

Average – 94.96
180s – 8 (0.32 per leg)
High finish – 138

H2H
vs Peter Wright
W1, L9
Last meeting: Peter Wright 6-3 Cristo Reyes (June 2018 – Players Championship):

vs Jelle Klaasen
W4, L1
Last meeting: Cristo Reyes 6-4 Jelle Klaasen (June 2019 – Euro Tour qualifier)

vs Ryan Murray
N/A

PROSPECTS
Cristo Reyes claimed his spot in the play-offs by winning all three of his matches to finish at the top of a tough group containing John Henderson, Danny Noppert and Ryan Meikle. A similar level of performance in this group would make him very tough to beat.

JELLE KLAASEN

2020 PDC HOME TOUR
Route to the play-offs
Group 7 Winner – 4pts (+4)
(85.05) Gavin Carlin 2-5 Jelle Klaasen (85.36)
(93.03) Jelle Klaasen 5-3 Gabriel Clemens (96.21)
(92.67) Jelle Klaasen 4-5 Ryan Meikle (94.57)

Stats

Average – 90.43
180s – 7 (0.29 per leg)
High finish – 112

H2H
vs Peter Wright
W4, L13
Peter Wright 6-5 Jelle Klaasen (Feb 2019 – Players Championship)

vs Cristo Reyes
W1, L4
Last meeting: Cristo Reyes 6-4 Jelle Klaasen (June 2019 – Euro Tour qualifier)

vs Ryan Murray
N/A

PROSPECTS
Jelle Klaasen edged through ahead of Ryan Meikle on leg difference to make it through to the last 32. The Dutchman has not had a good last couple of years on the circuit, but in a short format such as this where there is no real pressure, he could be a threat.

RYAN MURRAY

2020 PDC HOME TOUR
Route to the play-offs
Group 20 Winner – 4pts (+5)
(89.98) Joe Cullen 5-4 Ryan Murray (86.37)
(88.59) Ryan Murray 5-3 John Michael (87.46)
(86.63) Jermaine Wattimena 1-5 Ryan Murray (95.93)

Stats

Average – 89.61
180s – 3 (0.13 per leg)
High finish – 121

H2H
vs Peter Wright
N/A

vs Cristo Reyes
N/A

vs Jelle Klaasen
N/A

PROSPECTS
Ryan Murray defied the odds to finish at the top of Group 20 ahead of Joe Cullen and Jermaine Wattimena. Although he performed well in patches on that night, one feels that he will have to step it up a notch if he is to repeat the feat.

THREE PICKS FROM 3 DART ANALYST

Peter Wright to win and hit the most 180s vs Ryan Murray

Peter Wright should be in a determined mood to make a strong start to the evening and he is likely to be too good for Ryan Murray in the group opener. Snakebite hit a good number of 180s when he qualified from Group 32 so selecting him to hit the most 180s as well could be worth looking at.

Cristo Reyes to beat Jelle Klaasen

The bookies have Jelle Klaasen as the slight favourite to win this match, but a comparison of their respective performances in the first phase of the tournament and a look at their head-to-head record suggest that Reyes might be the value pick.

Peter Wright to win the group

Having already participated in two groups during this tournament, it is likely that Wright will be very comfortable with the format and as we are now nearing the business end of the tournament I expect that he will be well motivated to produce performances worthy of winning the group.

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