Low6 PDC Home Tour – Play-offs Group 3 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 3 taking place? Thursday 28th May, 2020 – 19:30 start (UK)

THE PLAYERS

GARY ANDERSON

2020 PDC HOME TOUR
Route to the play-offs
Group 30 Winner – 6pts (+11)
(89.69) Gary Anderson 5-1 Dirk van Duijvenbode (91.03)
(92.66) Gary Anderson 5-1 Dimitri Van den Bergh (83.72)
(87.23) Kim Huybrechts 2-5 Gary Anderson (92.92)

Stats

Average – 91.81
180s – 4 (0.21 per leg)
High finish – 95

H2H
vs Luke Humphries
W1, L1
Last meeting: Luke Humphries 7-5 Gary Anderson (Mar 2020 – Premier League)

vs Jamie Lewis
W7, L1
Last meeting: Gary Anderson 6-2 Jamie Lewis (Sept 2018 – Players Championship)

vs Nick Kenny
N/A

PROSPECTS
Gary Anderson won all three of his matches for the total loss of just four legs as he cruised to qualification from Group 30. The Flying Scotsman’s average of 91.81 in doing was not particularly eye-catching, but he did what he needed to and of course has the scope for a much higher level of performance when pushed harder.

LUKE HUMPHRIES

2020 PDC HOME TOUR
Route to the play-offs
Group 28 Winner – 6pts (+6)
(100.88) Luke Humphries 5-4 Andy Boulton (98.02)
(97.09) Michael Smith 2-5 Luke Humphries (108.55)
(97.85) Luke Humphries 5-3 Mike van Duivenbode (98.25)

Stats

Average – 101.83
180s – 7 (0.29 per leg)
High finish – 68
*these stats only apply to the group from which qualification was achieved

H2H
vs Gary Anderson
W1, L1
Last meeting: Luke Humphries 7-5 Gary Anderson (Mar 2020 – Premier League)

vs Jamie Lewis
W2, L0
Last meeting: Luke Humphries 6-3 Jamie Lewis (July 2019 – Players Championship)

vs Nick Kenny
W0, L1
Last meeting: Nick Kenny 5-3 Luke Humphries (Apr 2020 – PDC Home Tour)

PROSPECTS
Luke Humphries made the most of his second opportunity when he qualified from Group 28 in style with an average of 101.83. The standout performance on the night was his 108.55 average in defeating Michael Smith and there can be no denying he is a serious threat to Gary Anderson’s hopes of topping the table in this section.

JAMIE LEWIS

2020 PDC HOME TOUR
Route to the play-offs
Group 1 Winner – 4pts (+3)
(95.09) Jamie Lewis 3-5 Niels Zonneveld (96.23)
(81.45) Peter Wright 1-5 Jamie Lewis (99.74)
(79.83) Jamie Lewis 5-4 Peter Jacques (84.48)

Stats

Average – 89.60
180s – 2 (0.09 per leg)
High finish – 88

H2H
vs Gary Anderson
W1, L7
Last meeting: Gary Anderson 6-2 Jamie Lewis (Sept 2018 – Players Championship)

vs Luke Humphries
W0, L2
Last meeting: Luke Humphries 6-3 Jamie Lewis (July 2019 – Players Championship)

vs Nick Kenny
W0, L2
Last meeting: Nick Kenny 4-3 Jamie Lewis (Sept 2015 – Development Tour)

PROSPECTS
Jamie Lewis has waited longer than anyone else in the play-offs for a second taste of PDC Home Tour action, having earned his spot in the last 32 all the way back on night one when he topped a group containing Peter Wright. His best performance on that night was when he defeated Wright win an average of 99.74.

NICK KENNY

2020 PDC HOME TOUR
Route to the play-offs
Group 5 Winner – 6pts (+7)
(92.66) Luke Humphries 3-5 Nick Kenny (90.82)
(81.62) Nick Kenny 5-2 Joe Murnan (76.62)
(80.28) Devon Petersen 3-5 Nick Kenny (81.76)

Stats

Average – 84.62
180s – 7 (0.30 per leg)
High finish – 81

H2H
vs Gary Anderson
N/A

vs Luke Humphries
W1, L0
Last meeting: Nick Kenny 5-3 Luke Humphries (Apr 2020 – PDC Home Tour)

vs Jamie Lewis
W2, L0
Last meeting: Nick Kenny 4-3 Jamie Lewis (Sept 2015 – Development Tour)

PROSPECTS
Nick Kenny won all of his three matches when qualifying from Group 5. His victory against Humphries that night was perhaps a notable one given that they meet again in this group, though one feels he will have to perform to a higher level if he is to repeat that result given the performances from Humphries since then. Overall, Kenny is not really expected to be in contention for the qualifying spot in this group.

THREE PICKS FROM 3 DART ANALYST

Luke Humphries -1.5 handicap vs Nick Kenny

Nick Kenny defeated Luke Humphries when they met previously in this tournament but the performances from Humphries have been much improved since then and he is capable of exacting revenge when they meet in this group.

Luke Humphries to win the group

There is some value in looking at Luke Humphries in the outright market to top the group ahead of Gary Anderson. Humphries earned a notable victory over Anderson as a challenger in the Premier League in March and his stellar performances when winning his qualifying group can’t be ignored.

Gary Anderson -2.5 handicap vs Nick Kenny

Gary Anderson dropped a total of only four legs when qualifying from Group 30 and he is tipped to make a strong start to the evening against Nick Kenny.

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