Unibet PDC Home Tour – Group 3 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 Unibet PDC Home Tour Group 3 taking place? Sunday 19th 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

DAVE CHISNALL

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

Stats in PDC Players Championship tournaments
Average – 93.05
180s – 62 (0.34 per leg)

H2H
vs Jan Dekker
W8, L2
Last meeting: Dave Chisnall 6-4 Jan Dekker (Sept 2019 – Players Championship)

vs Jonathan Worsley
W3, L0
Last meeting: Dave Chisnall 6-3 Jonathan Worsley (Apr 2019 – Players Championship)

vs Scott Waites
W3, L2
Last meeting: Scott Waites 5-1 Dave Chisnall (Nov 2013 – Grand Slam of Darts)

PROSPECTS
Dave Chisnall is the highest ranked player in this group and has a winning head-to-head record against all three of his opponents. Chizzy is one of the most prolific 180 hitters in the sport and, if he finds his range on the T20, he will take some stopping.

JAN DEKKER

2020/21 SEASON SO FAR
Best Results in PDC Ranking Tournaments
Last 32 x1
Last 96 x1

Stats in PDC Players Championship tournaments
Average – 89.15
180s – 10 (0.11 per leg)

H2H
vs Dave Chisnall
W2, L8
Last meeting: Dave Chisnall 6-4 Jan Dekker (Sept 2019 – Players Championship)

vs Jonathan Worsley
W3, L1
Last meeting: Jan Dekker 6-4 Jonathan Worsley (Apr 2019 – Players Championship)

vs Scott Waites
W4, L3
Last meeting: Scott Waites 6-3 Jan Dekker (Feb 2020 – Players Championship)

PROSPECTS
A win in his opening match against Worsley appears to be a must with matches against Chisnall and Waites to follow. Dekker is not renowned as a heavy scorer but is a danger when lurking on a finish.

JONATHAN WORSLEY

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

Stats in PDC Players Championship tournaments
Average – 86.15
180s – 10 (0.10 per leg)

H2H
vs Dave Chisnall
W0, L3
Last meeting: Dave Chisnall 6-3 Jonathan Worsley (Apr 2019 – Players Championship)

vs Jan Dekker
W1, L3
Last meeting: Jan Dekker 6-4 Jonathan Worsley (Apr 2019 – Players Championship)

vs Scott Waites
N/A

PROSPECTS
Jonathan Worsley is the underdog in this group. He has a lot of experience of playing on the main tour though his best achievement came in winning on the Challenge Tour in 2018. It does not seem likely he will qualify from a section containing Chisnall and Waites.

SCOTT WAITES

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

Stats in PDC Players Championship tournaments
Average – 93.75
180s – 27 (0.20)

H2H
vs Dave Chisnall
W2, L3
Last meeting: Scott Waites 5-1 Dave Chisnall (Nov 2013 – Grand Slam of Darts)

vs Jan Dekker
W3, L4
Last meeting: Scott Waites 6-3 Jan Dekker (Feb 2020 – Players Championship)

vs Jonathan Worsley
N/A

PROSPECTS
Do not be fooled by Scott Waites’ ranking as the former two-time BDO World Champion has a wealth of experience and only just moved to the PDC in January. The opening match between Chisnall and Waites could well be the key fixture in deciding who tops the group.

THREE PICKS FROM 3 DART ANALYST

Over 7.5 legs – Dave Chisnall vs Scott Waites

I’m expecting a good contest in the opening match of the evening. It’s difficult to know who will settle in the fastest but hopefully they will both adapt quickly and serve up an encounter that goes all the way.

Dave Chisnall to win and score the most 180s vs Jan Dekker

Chisnall has a good record against Dekker in their previous meetings and, if he gets into a rhythm, it will be hard for the Dutchman to match his heavy scoring.

Jan Dekker to have the highest checkout vs Jonathan Worsley

Dekker is the favourite in this match but he might not have things his own way. I’m looking towards the highest checkout option as Dekker looks more likely to land a big one.

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