Ukraine’s Setka Cup tournament continues for another week and boy do we have a beauty of a matchup tonight.
The lean, mean fighting machine that is Dmytro Demchuck taking on Ping Pong pretty boy Andrii Kurtenko in a matchup the punters have Demchuck as the narrow favourite at $1.80 with Kurtenko at $1.91 in the head to head market.
This is the second time in a row that these two have met in the Setka Cup with Demchuck claiming a 3-1 win over Kurtenko last Friday.
Dmytro Demchuck snapped a two-game losing streak with his win over Kurtenko and now has plenty of confidence going into this match along with winning six out of his first eight matches.
Whilst Demchuck has had a spell since last Friday’s match, Andriii Kurtenko has gone on to win his next six Setka Cup matches in one of the great purple patches of form and will welcome the chance to take on the man who last beat him.
This game is set to be epic but Demchuck has been living rent-free in Kurteko’s head since last Friday’s game and I expect Andrii to put up a fight, but Dmytro Demchuck should get the job done.
The 3-2 scoreline in favour of Demchuck is excellent value in this matchup.
Anyone who can predict Melbourne’s weather is a genius.
Fortunately, we’ve got a market to prove it.
The BOM has forecast “Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog about the outer eastern suburbs early this morning. Slight (30%) chance of a shower this morning and again tonight. Light winds. Top of 16 degrees.”
Cold Melbourne weather is back and it’s the perfect temperature to stay inside.
Having said that, I think it’ll probably even out by 2 pm.
It’s a grey day tomorrow – cloudy all through. Drizzle is likely over these western suburbs as the winds are light south-easterly. The city's only 16C. Grey skies but it should be dry in the city and much of the east. 7NEWS meteorologist @JaneBunn with your forecast. #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/nN6tOiNMrK
— 7NEWS Melbourne (@7NewsMelbourne) April 6, 2020
After day one of the Modus Icon of Darts Live League, Dutchman Wessel Nijam finds himself on top of the table with four wins and zero losses which is an outstanding start for the outsider.
His opponent for his first matchup for today is Raymond van Barneveld, a player many expected to dominate in the tournament but fell short without a win in his first four games.
The two meet up today with the market favouring the more experienced van Berneveld but it seems that Nijman has taken to this new format like a duck to water.
I’m backing the outsider in this one.