Low6 PDC Home Tour – Play-offs Group 7 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 7 taking place? Monday 1st June, 2020 – 19:30 start (UK)

THE PLAYERS

NATHAN ASPINALL

2020 PDC HOME TOUR
Route to the play-offs
Group 10 Winner – 6pts (+10)
(91.39) Nathan Aspinall 5-2 Steve Brown (85.78)
(98.45) Nathan Aspinall 5-2 Ryan Joyce (90.27)
(65.88) Simon Stevenson 1-5 Nathan Aspinall (85.56)

Stats

Average – 91.79
180s – 8 (0.40 per leg)
High finish – 148

H2H
vs Jamie Hughes
W2, L1
Last meeting: Jamie Hughes 6-5 Nathan Aspinall (May 2019 – Euro Tour)

vs Jose de Sousa
W0, L1
Last meeting: Jose de Sousa 6-2 Nathan Aspinall (June 2019 – Players Championship)

vs Jesus Noguera
W1, L0
Last meeting: Nathan Aspinall 6-0 Jesus Noguera (Feb 2020 – Players Championship)

PROSPECTS
Nathan Aspinall was largely untroubled when he won all of his three matches to qualify from Group 10. He is likely to improve on his tournament average of 91.79 from that night and will have to do if he is to come through what is a very tough looking group.

JAMIE HUGHES

2020 PDC HOME TOUR
Route to the play-offs
Group 24 Winner – 6pts (+7)
(87.91) Jamie Hughes 5-2 Darius Labanauskas (81.87)
(90.79) Krzysztof Ratajski 2-5 Jamie Hughes (96.58)
(91.17) Jamie Hughes 5-4 Toni Alcinas (87.81)

Stats

Average – 91.65
180s – 3 (0.13 per leg)
High finish – 108

H2H
vs Nathan Aspinall
W1, L2
Last meeting: Jamie Hughes 6-5 Nathan Aspinall (May 2019 – Euro Tour)

vs Jose de Sousa
N/A

vs Jesus Noguera
N/A

PROSPECTS
Jamie Hughes was in a tricky qualifying group containing the likes of Ratajski and Labanauskas and managed to win all of his three matches to progress. Topping this section will be a tougher task but he’s got the quality to be very much in contention for first place.

JOSE DE SOUSA

2020 PDC HOME TOUR
Route to the play-offs
Group 25 Winner – 6pts (+14)
(110.51) Jose de Sousa 5-0 Robert Thornton (77.41)
(84.88) Keegan Brown 0-5 Jose de Sousa (97.60)
(106.79) Jose de Sousa 5-1 Reece Robinson (92.67)

Stats

Average – 104.80
180s – 8 (0.50 per leg)
High finish – 132

H2H
vs Nathan Aspinall
W1, L0
Last meeting: Jose de Sousa 6-2 Nathan Aspinall (June 2019 – Players Championship)

vs Jamie Hughes
N/A

vs Jesus Noguera
W1, L0
Last meeting: Jose de Sousa 6-2 Jesus Noguera (Oct 2019 – Players Championship)

PROSPECTS
Jose de Sousa produced an eye-catching set of performances when topping Group 25 with an average of 104.80 and his level of play on that night was no fluke having shown a similar standard on the PDC circuit on various occasions over the last year. The Portuguese ace will fear nobody and would not be a surprise qualifier.

JESUS NOGUERA

2020 PDC HOME TOUR
Route to the play-offs
Group 22 Winner – 4pts (+2)
(87.11) Ian White 3-5 Jesus Noguera (83.18)
(84.93) Jesus Noguera 5-2 James Wilson (79.87)
(83.36) Danny Noppert 5-2 Jesus Noguera (78.25)

Stats

Average – 82.16
180s – 4 (0.18 per leg)
High finish – 60

H2H
vs Nathan Aspinall
W0, L1
Last meeting: Nathan Aspinall 6-0 Jesus Noguera (Feb 2020 – Players Championship)

vs Jamie Hughes
N/A

vs Jose de Sousa
W0, L1
Last meeting: Jose de Sousa 6-2 Jesus Noguera (Oct 2019 – Players Championship)

PROSPECTS
Spain’s Jesus Noguera upset the odds to qualify from a group containing Ian White and Danny Noppert. It has to be said though that neither White nor Noppert played to anywhere near the standard of what you would normally expect and it is likely that Noguera will have to play much better to win even one of his matches in this very tough group.

THREE PICKS FROM 3 DART ANALYST

Over 9.5 legs – Nathan Aspinall vs Jamie Hughes

This is the most eagerly anticipated match of the night and we are likely to be treated to a quality contest. Each of the three previous meetings between the pair lasted over 9.5 legs and this match should follow suit.

Jose de Sousa -1.5 handicap vs Jesus Noguera

Jose de Sousa is a much more consistent performer than Noguera is and he looks capable of beating the -1.5 handicap when the pair go head-to-head in this group.

Nathan Aspinall -2.5 handicap vs Jesus Noguera

Aspinall will be determined to make a strong start to the evening against Noguera, and with tough matches against Hughes and De Sousa to follow, he can’t afford to slip up. I expect him to produce a good performance which should enable him to beat the -2.5 handicap.

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