Unibet PDC Home Tour – Group 21 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 21 taking place? Thursday 7th May, 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

ROB CROSS

2020/21 SEASON SO FAR
Best Results in PDC Ranking Tournaments
Quarter-finals x2
Last 16 x2

Stats in PDC Players Championship tournaments
Average – 95.06
180s – 48 (0.25 per leg)

H2H
vs Dimitri Van den Bergh
W5, L1
Last meeting: Dimitri Van den Bergh 7-5 Rob Cross (Feb 2019 – Players Championship)

vs Karel Sedlacek
W0, L1
Last meeting: Karel Sedlacek 6-5 Rob Cross (Feb 2020 – Players Championship)

vs William Borland
N/A

PROSPECTS
Rob Cross didn’t have a successful start to 2020 by his own high standards but he still has the highest average of the quartet in this group and he is undoubtedly a player who possesses a lot of quality. He starts as the favourite with the bookies to top the table.

DIMITRI VAN DEN BERGH

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

Stats in PDC Players Championship tournaments
Average – 90.64
180s – 30 (0.24 per leg)

H2H
vs Rob Cross
W1, L5
Last meeting: Dimitri Van den Bergh 7-5 Rob Cross (Feb 2019 – Players Championship)

vs Karel Sedlacek
N/A

vs William Borland
N/A

PROSPECTS
Belgium’s Dimitri Van den Bergh has proven his talent in numerous tournaments over the last few years and will surely be in contention for the qualifying berth in this group. His match against Rob Cross looks like being the pivotal fixture.

KAREL SEDLACEK

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

Stats in PDC Players Championship tournaments
Average – 91.73
180s – 17 (0.17 per leg)

H2H
vs Rob Cross
W1, L0
Last meeting: Karel Sedlacek 6-5 Rob Cross (Feb 2020 – Players Championship)

vs Dimitri Van den Bergh
N/A

vs William Borland
N/A

PROSPECTS
Karel Sedlacek won his PDC Tour Card for the first time at Q School in January. He is not a newcomer to PDC events though, having featured at the World Cup for the Czech Republic, and also some Euro Tour events in previous years. The experienced Czech number one player also has made World Championship appearances in both the BDO and PDC versions of the tournament.

WILLIAM BORLAND

2020/21 SEASON SO FAR
Best Results in PDC Ranking Tournaments
Last 32 x1
Last 64 x4

Stats in PDC Players Championship tournaments
Average – 88.94
180s – 15 (0.12 per leg)

H2H
vs Rob Cross
N/A

vs Dimitri Van den Bergh
W0, L1
Last meeting: Dimitri Van den Bergh 5-3 William Borland (June 2018 – Development Tour)

vs Karel Sedlacek
N/A

PROSPECTS
William Borland made the jump from the Development Tour to the main tour when he was successful at Q School in January. Although he hasn’t appeared in the latter stages of any tournaments, he has been competitive and won’t be a pushover.

THREE PICKS FROM 3 DART ANALYST

Rob Cross to win and score the most 180s vs William Borland

Rob Cross is up there amongst the best players in the world. I expect him to have too much quality for Borland in the opening match of the night and adding him to get the most 180s looks to be a good option.

Karel Sedlacek to win against William Borland

Both of these players will see this as their best chance to claim a victory on the night and I’m tipping Sedlacek to take the two points.

Dimitri Van den Bergh to win and score the most 180s vs Karel Sedlacek

I expect Van den Bergh to have a very good chance of topping the group. This is a potentially tricky opening match against Sedlacek but the Belgian should be too strong and he also looks good value to top the 180 count.

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