Unibet PDC Home Tour – Group 6 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 6 taking place? Wednesday 22nd 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

JAMES WADE

2020/21 SEASON SO FAR
Best Results in PDC Ranking Tournaments
Runner-up x1
Semi-final x1

Stats in PDC Players Championship tournaments
Average – 95.70
180s – 57 (0.20 per leg)

H2H
vs Ryan Searle
W2, L1
Last meeting: James Wade 6-1 Ryan Searle (Feb 2020 – Players Championship)

vs Andy Boulton
W3, L1
Last meeting: James Wade 6-4 Andy Boulton (Feb 2019 – Players Championship)

vs Adrian Gray
W7, L0
Last meeting: James Wade 6-4 Adrian Gray (Sept 2010 – Players Championship)

PROSPECTS
James Wade is one of the most successful players on the circuit with a number of multiple major titles under his belt. He will have been especially frustrated at seeing the tour disrupted as he reached a semi-final and a final in the two events prior to the enforced break.

RYAN SEARLE

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

Stats in PDC Players Championship tournaments
Average – 93.20
180s – 56 (0.28 per leg)

H2H
vs James Wade
W1, L2
Last meeting: James Wade 6-1 Ryan Searle (Feb 2020 – Players Championship)

vs Andy Boulton
W3, L3
Last meeting: Andy Boulton 6-4 Ryan Searle (June 2019 – Players Championship)

vs Adrian Gray
W1, L2
Last meeting: Ryan Searle 6-4 Adrian Gray (Feb 2020 – Players Championship)

PROSPECTS
Searle captured his first ever PDC ProTour title in February and it was certainly no fluke as he defeated Gerwyn Price, Michael Smith, Glen Durrant and Michael van Gerwen along the way. He represents a major threat to James Wade’s chances of topping the group.

ANDY BOULTON

2020/21 SEASON SO FAR
Best Results in PDC Ranking Tournaments
Last 32 x1
Last 48 x1

Stats in PDC Players Championship tournaments
Average – 90.02
180s – 11 (0.13)

H2H
vs James Wade
W1, L3
Last meeting: James Wade 6-4 Andy Boulton (Feb 2019 – Players Championship)

vs Ryan Searle
W3, L3
Last meeting: Andy Boulton 6-4 Ryan Searle (June 2019 – Players Championship)

vs Adrian Gray
N/A

PROSPECTS
Boulton is an experienced player who is unlikely to be a pushover but might just find himself edged out into third place with Wade and Searle also in this section.

ADRIAN GRAY

2020/21 SEASON SO FAR
Best Results in PDC Ranking Tournaments
Last 64 x3
Last 128 x6

Stats in PDC Players Championship tournaments
Average – 89.39
180s – 17 (0.17)

H2H
vs James Wade
W0, L7
Last meeting: James Wade 6-4 Adrian Gray (Sept 2010 – Players Championship)

vs Ryan Searle
W2, L1
Last meeting: Ryan Searle 6-4 Adrian Gray (Feb 2020 – Players Championship)

vs Andy Boulton
N/A

PROSPECTS
Adrian Gray is the outsider in the outright betting market for this group. Gray is most famously known for defeating Phil Taylor at the World Grand Prix in 2007. He had some success in the soft tip version of the sport prior to returning to the tour in 2019.

THREE PICKS FROM 3 DART ANALYST

James Wade -2.5 handicap vs Adrian Gray

Wade has won all seven of his previous meetings against Adrian Gray on the PDC circuit and is tipped to beat the -2.5 handicap in making a winning start to his PDC Home Tour campaign

Over 104.5 checkout in the James Wade vs Ryan Searle match

This game looks capable of being a very competitive encounter and a checkout of 104.5 looks achievable especially with a deadly combination finisher such as James Wade involved.

Ryan Searle most 180s vs Andy Boulton

Ryan Searle has a much superior 180 hitting ratio on the tour this season than his opponent in this match and I think he looks to be decent value to top the maximum count.

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