Unibet PDC Home Tour – Group 13 Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

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

Who is taking part in the Unibet PDC Home Tour? All 128 PDC Tour Card holders were invited to take part, though there are some absences, the most notable being Michael van Gerwen due to the birth of his second child earlier this month, whilst Gary Anderson and Daryl Gurney are both missing due to internet connection problems.

What is the format of the Unibet PDC Home Tour? Each night, four players compete in a round-robin format with matches played over the best-of-nine legs, with the 32 group winners qualifying for the second stage of the event.

When is the Unibet PDC Home Tour Group 13 taking place? Wednesday 29th April, 2020 – 19:30 start (UK)

Where can I watch the Unibet 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.

THE PLAYERS

STEVE BEATON

2020/21 SEASON SO FAR
Best Results in PDC Ranking Tournaments
Quarter-finals x2
Last 32 x2

Stats in PDC Players Championship tournaments
Average – 92.80
180s – 41 (0.22 per leg)

H2H
vs Matthew Edgar
W3, L1
Last meeting: Matthew Edgar 6-3 Steve Beaton (July 2019 – Players Championship)

vs Carl Wilkinson
W0, L2
Last meeting: Carl Wilkinson 6-3 Steve Beaton (Oct 2019 – World Series Finals qualifier)

vs Callan Rydz
W0, L1
Last meeting: Callan Rydz 6-2 Steve Beaton (June 2019 – Players Championship)

PROSPECTS
The evergreen Steve Beaton needs no real introduction; he has been playing top level darts for over three decades and still maintains an excellent standard of play. The Bronzed Adonis is the highest ranked player in this group but has lost his last match against all of the other three competitors.

MATTHEW EDGAR

2020/21 SEASON SO FAR
Best Results in PDC Ranking Tournaments
Last 32 x1
Last 64 x2

Stats in PDC Players Championship tournaments
Average – 88.78
180s – 7 (0.08 per leg)

H2H
vs Steve Beaton
W1, L3
Last meeting: Matthew Edgar 6-3 Steve Beaton (July 2019 – Players Championship)

vs Carl Wilkinson
N/A

vs Callan Rydz
W1, L0
Last meeting: Matthew Edgar 6-3 Callan Rydz (Mar 2020 – UK Open)

PROSPECTS
Matt Edgar played in one of the PDC’s test events for the Home Tour but lost all four of his matches in a group containing Ted Evetts, Devon Petersen, Chris Dobey and Luke Humphries. He has some improving to do on that showing if he is to challenge for top spot.

CARL WILKINSON

2020/21 SEASON SO FAR
Best Results in PDC Ranking Tournaments
Last 64 x2
Last 128 x7

Stats in PDC Players Championship tournaments
Average – 86.50
180s – 5 (0.06 per leg)

H2H
vs Steve Beaton
W2, L0
Last meeting: Carl Wilkinson 6-3 Steve Beaton (Oct 2019 – World Series Finals qualifier)

vs Matthew Edgar
N/A

vs Callan Rydz
W1, L1
Last meeting: Carl Wilkinson 5-0 Callan Rydz (Jan 2019 – PDC Q School)

PROSPECTS
Carl Wilkinson’s results and performances on the tour suggest it would be a surprise if he won this group but he does have wins in his last encounters against Beaton and Rydz so can’t be written off entirely.

CALLAN RYDZ

2020/21 SEASON SO FAR
Best Results in PDC Ranking Tournaments
Last 48 x1
Last 96 x1

Stats in PDC Players Championship tournaments
Average – 90.52
180s – 17 (0.28)

H2H
vs Steve Beaton
W1, L0
Last meeting: Callan Rydz 6-2 Steve Beaton (June 2019 – Players Championship)

vs Matthew Edgar
W0, L1
Last meeting: Matthew Edgar 6-3 Callan Rydz (Mar 2020 – UK Open)

vs Carl Wilkinson
W1, L1
Last meeting: Carl Wilkinson 5-0 Callan Rydz (Jan 2019 – PDC Q School)

PROSPECTS
Callan Rydz showed his ability when finishing at the top of the 2019 PDC Challenge Tour Order of Merit and I think he has the potential to be in the mix for qualification from this group.

THREE PICKS FROM 3 DART ANALYST

Callan Rydz to score the most 180s vs Carl Wilkinson

Rydz is a more prolific 180 hitter than Wilkinson on the PDC tour and I think he is capable of outscoring him in this encounter.

Steve Beaton -1.5 handicap vs Matthew Edgar

Beaton lost to Edgar in their last meeting but he’s still got a 3-1 advantage on their head-to-head record and can extend that record with a victory whilst also covering a -1.5 handicap.

Callan Rydz to win the group

Many of the favourites have failed to win their group and, if Beaton does slip up, then Callan Rydz is capable of capitalising.

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