World Matchplay of Darts Final preview & top tips

Russ Yershon

Sunday, July 28, 2019 9:03 AM UTC

Sunday, Jul. 28, 2019 9:03 AM UTC

Who will win the World Matchplay of Darts Final this Sunday?

<div><h2>Cross faces Smith in a battle to win the World Matchplay of darts Final</h2><p>We had a super night on Friday with two winners in our tips on the quarter finals. Rob Cross delivered a 3.0 (2/1) selection to beat Stephen Bunting, score the most 180s and have the highest check out.</p><p>This was followed up by a 2.0 (Evens) winning selection as the match of the tournament played out a win for Gurney over Wright with our tip of over 27.5 legs in the match came in.</p><p>The semi-finals didn’t disappoint with two great match ups and victories for Rob Cross and Michael Smith.</p><p>There will be a new name on the World Matchplay of darts Final trophy and we have a couple of tips for this top matchup.</p><p style="text-align:center"><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=162&amp;a=ec641d03-1e6d-4096-9f5f-d2a6939022d0&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="https://cmscdn.staticcache.org/assets/image/0005/1349915/Biggest-Ever-Bet-Boost-1280x480-English-UK.jpg" style="width:100%" /></a></p><h2 style="text-align:center">World Matchplay darts 2019</h2><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Saturday 20th – Sunday 28th July, Winter Gardens, Blackpool</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Rob Cross versus Michael Smith<br />World Matchplay darts Final<br />Sunday 28th July 2019</strong></p><p>Rob Cross was our pre-tournament tip at 9.0 (8/1) to lift the World Matchplay of darts final trophy and he now has Michael Smith in his way to doing just that.</p><p>Rob Cross came back from 14-7 down to win 17-5 in his semi-final and his showing that the longer the match the more durable his darts can be as he gets better as the game goes on.</p><p>However, he is now up against a World darts Championship and Premier League finalist and a player in top form in Michael Smith. Smith had an average of over 100 in his semi-final and threw 9 180’s. What was more impressive is Smith had a 50% check out % which is he plays like that in the Final, will be tough to stop.</p><p>Cross is best price 1.8 (4/5) <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=153&amp;a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker">with Betfair</a> to win the match while Smith is 2.1 (11/10) <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker">with Ladbrokes.</a></p><p>For our pre-tournament tip to deliver, Cross will need to start the Final a lot better than he did in the semi-final as if Michael Smith gets ahead then he will take some stopping in the first to win 18 legs.</p><p>Looking at the alternative markets we like the look of Michael Smith to score the most 180s at 2.0 (Evs) with Betfair and with Cross having many plus 100 check outs in his semi-final, it’s 1.91 (10/11) with BetVictor for Cross to have the highest check out.</p><p>This Final promises to be a strong battle where nerves will have to be under control to get over the line and secure victory. Our top tip is over 31.5 legs at 2.0 (Evs) with Skybet as we feel this match up will be very close.</p><p>In the specials market to combine to win the match, hit the most 180s and have the highest check out both players can be backed at 6.0 (5/1) with SkyBet. Given our prediction of Smith to hit the most 180s and cross to have the highest check out, we can see why Skybet have enhanced the price of both players here. If we had a lean here, it would be to take Cross in this market.</p><p><strong>Tip:</strong></p><p><strong>Rob Cross versus Michael Smith</strong></p><ul> <li>Total legs in the match over 31.5 2.0 (Evs) with Skybet</li> <li>Rob Cross to have the highest check out 1.91 (10/11) with BetVictor</li></ul><p><strong>Pre-Tournament Outright Winner Tip:</strong></p><ul> <li>Rob Cross to win Tournament 9.0 (8/1) generally.</li></ul></div>
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