Unibet PDC Home Tour – Group 23 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 23 taking place? Saturday 9th 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

KYLE ANDERSON

2020/21 SEASON SO FAR
Best Results in PDC Ranking Tournaments
Last 64 x1
Last 96 x1

Stats in PDC Players Championship tournaments
Average – 88.38
180s – 8 (0.18 per leg)

H2H
vs Martin Schindler
W2, L0
Last meeting: Kyle Anderson 6-3 Martin Schindler (May 2019 – Players Championship)

vs Dirk van Duijvenbode
W1, L1
Last meeting: Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-2 Kyle Anderson (July 2019 – Players Championship)

vs Daniel Larsson
N/A

PROSPECTS
Kyle Anderson recently returned to his family after a tough spell in isolation due to testing positive for coronavirus. The Australian star has not been in the best of form on the circuit over the last couple of years, but as a previous winner of both a ranking title and World Series event he certainly has the ability to rise up the Order of Merit again.

MARTIN SCHINDLER

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

Stats in PDC Players Championship tournaments
Average – 93.15
180s – 23 (0.25 per leg)

H2H
vs Kyle Anderson
W0, L2
Last meeting: Kyle Anderson 6-3 Martin Schindler (May 2019 – Players Championship)

vs Dirk van Duijvenbode
N/A

vs Daniel Larsson
N/A

PROSPECTS
Germany’s Martin Schindler is still only 23 years old but has been a tour card holder since the start of 2017 and has represented his country at the World Cup in each of the last three years. As well as playing on the main tour, he plays on the PDC Development Tour where he reached a couple of finals earlier this year.

DIRK VAN DUIJVENBODE

2020/21 SEASON SO FAR
Best Results in PDC Ranking Tournaments
Semi-finals x2
Last 32 x3

Stats in PDC Players Championship tournaments
Average – 96.09
180s – 46 (0.25 per leg)

H2H
vs Kyle Anderson
W1, L1
Last meeting: Dirk van Duijvenbode 6-2 Kyle Anderson (July 2019 – Players Championship)

vs Martin Schindler
N/A

vs Daniel Larsson
N/A

PROSPECTS
Dirk van Duijvenbode had to go to Q School to win back his tour card earlier this year, and having successfully done so, he proceeded to show arguably his best form since he first came on the scene. The big Dutchman reached a couple of semi-finals in the early part of 2020 and performed to a level which makes him a very strong contender to qualify from this group.

DANIEL LARSSON

2020/21 SEASON SO FAR
Best Results in PDC Ranking Tournaments
Last 16 x1
Last 64 x1

Stats in PDC Players Championship tournaments
Average – 88.91
180s – 10 (0.14 per leg)

H2H
vs Kyle Anderson
N/A

vs Martin Schindler
N/A

vs Dirk van Duijvenbode
N/A

PROSPECTS
Daniel Larsson has been in and around the PDC and BDO/WDF circuits for a number of years, although he only became a tour card holder in the PDC for the first time this year. The Swedish World Cup player has won quite a few tournaments in Scandinavia and on the PDC Nordic and Baltic tour and will be a tough opponent for any player in this group.

THREE PICKS FROM 3 DART ANALYST

Dirk van Duijvenbode to win the group

Out of all four competitors in this group, it is Van Duijvenbode who has been the form player in 2020 and he has to be worth looking at when considering a bet on the outright group winner.

Daniel Larsson +1.5 handicap vs Kyle Anderson

Daniel Larsson is a very experienced and competent player who is capable of pushing anyone in this group all the way, and a handicap of +1.5 against Anderson looks appealing.

Dirk van Duijvenbode to win against Martin Schindler

Van Duijvenbode has been playing with extreme confidence this year and I think he will just have the edge against Schindler in what should be a very watchable encounter.

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