Unibet PDC Home Tour – Group 14 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 14 taking place? Thursday 30th 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

CHRIS DOBEY

2020/21 SEASON SO FAR
Best Results in PDC Ranking Tournaments
Quarter-finals x1
Last 16 x1

Stats in PDC Players Championship tournaments
Average – 94.63
180s – 30 (0.24 per leg)

H2H
vs Ron Meulenkamp
W4, L2
Last meeting: Chris Dobey 3-2 Ron Meulenkamp (Dec 2019 – World Championship)

vs Kai Fan Leung
N/A

vs Ciaran Teehan
N/A

PROSPECTS
Chris Dobey’s career is on the rise. He is on course to make a breakthrough into the top 16 in the PDC Order of Merit and starts as the favourite to win this group, but it’s a tough section and he will have to play well to top the table.

RON MEULENKAMP

2020/21 SEASON SO FAR
Best Results in PDC Ranking Tournaments
Last 48 x1
Last 64 x2

Stats in PDC Players Championship tournaments
Average – 92.46
180s – 21 (0.22 per leg)

H2H
vs Chris Dobey
W2, L4
Last meeting: Chris Dobey 3-2 Ron Meulenkamp (Dec 2019 – World Championship)

vs Kai Fan Leung
N/A

vs Ciaran Teehan
N/A

PROSPECTS
Ron Meulenkamp had a poor start to the season but performed better than his results suggest. The Dutchman reached four semi-finals on the PDC circuit last season and has the ability to contend for top spot.

KAI FAN LEUNG

2020/21 SEASON SO FAR
Best Results in PDC Ranking Tournaments
Last 16 x1
Last 32 x1

Stats in PDC Players Championship tournaments
Average – 94.25
180s – 28 (0.19 per leg)

H2H
vs Chris Dobey
N/A

vs Ron Meulenkamp
N/A

vs Ciaran Teehan
N/A

PROSPECTS
Hong Kong’s Kai Fan Leung produced some excellent performances and high averages when playing at Q School in January. His displays on the circuit since then have further proven his quality and he isn’t here just to make up the numbers.

CIARAN TEEHAN

2020/21 SEASON SO FAR
Best Results in PDC Ranking Tournaments
Last 32 x3
Last 128 x5

Stats in PDC Players Championship tournaments
Average – 88.87
180s – 14 (0.10 per leg)

H2H
vs Chris Dobey
N/A

vs Ron Meulenkamp
N/A

vs Kai Fan Leung
N/A

PROSPECTS
Irish youngster Ciaran Teehan has plenty of potential but is still in the formative stages of his career on the senior tour. He will be under no pressure in this tournament and won’t be a pushover but he might not have the consistency to challenge for the qualifying spot.

THREE PICKS FROM 3 DART ANALYST

Over 7.5 legs - Ron Meulenkamp vs Kai Fan Leung

This promises to be a tight contest between two players who will be featuring in their opening match of the tournament. Over 7.5 legs in the match looks to be a good possibility.

Chris Dobey to win and score the most 180s vs Ciaran Teehan

Dobey has some previous experience of this format having played in one of the test events. I think he will hit the ground running with a win and he’s also capable of topping the 180 count in doing so.

Chris Dobey to win the group

It’s a very interesting group and should be very competitive but Dobey has the edge in quality over the other players and I’m siding with him to finish in first place.

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