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PDC World Darts Championship Tips - Day 2 Predictions and a 9/1 Accumulator
- We provide our tips and predictions on day two of the 2021 PDC World Darts Championships
- Eight games will be played throughout day two, which features our first afternoon session
- We've rolled four of our tips into this tempting accumulator
Lisa Ashton faces Adam Hunt in the first round at the Ally Pally on day two. (Getty)
The second day of action at the 2021 PDC World Darts Championship features six first-round matched. Chris Dobey and last year's semi-finalist, Glen Durrant will also face qualifiers who got through on day one.
Our first treble of the tournament came in on day one, as Steve West, Diego Portela and Jeff Smith ran out comfortable winners. We've taken a closer look at four of Wednesday's matches and rolled our selections into this Day 2 accumulator.
PDC World Darts Championship - Day Two Schedule
|Time||Round||Player 1||Player 2|
|12:15pm||1||Ryan Joyce||vs||Karel Sedláček|
|1:10pm||1||Ross Smith||vs||David Evans|
|2:05pm||1||William O'Connor||vs||Niels Zonneveld|
|6:15pm||1||Max Hopp||vs||Gordon Mathers|
|7:10pm||1||Callan Rydz||vs||James Bailey|
|8:05pm||1||Adam Hunt||vs||Lisa Ashton|
PDC World Darts Championship Tips - Day Two Acca
Ryan Joyce vs Karel Sedláček
RYAN JOYCE lost to Jan Dekker in a poor opening round match 12 months ago, but if he can return to the sort of form that took him to the quarters on his World Championship debut in 2019, he should have no trouble seeing off Karel Sedláček.
Having dodged a banana skin against Anastasia Dobromyslova, Joyce beat Simon Whitlock 3-0 in round two in 2019. 4-3 victories over Alan Norris and James Wade set up a quarter-final showdown with Michael van Gerwen, which Joyce lost 3-0.
The 35-year-old from Newcastle won his first PDC Tour event this year, coming from 7-3 down to beat Dave Chisnall 8-7 in the final. I'm expecting a 3-0 victory.
Ross Smith vs David Evans
The odds suggest this is the tightest match on day two, but I'm fully in ROSS SMITH'S corner. Smith may have lost to Ciaran Teeham in the first round last year, but he does have winning experience on the Ally Pally stage, having defeat Paul Lim 3-1 in 2019.
David Evans will be making his debut, after switching over from the BDO earlier this year. Evans hasn't pulled up any trees on the tour this year, while Smith has beaten Ryan Searle, Michael Smith and Gerwyn Price in recent tour events, and knocked Nathan Aspinall out of the Players' Championship Finals. 8/13 is a nice price.
Max Hopp vs Gordon Mathers
MAX HOPP hasn't enjoyed his best season on the PDC Tour. The "Maximiser" has dropped down to 39th on the Order Of Merit during the course of 2020, and brings no real form with him into the World Championships.
The young German does, however, boast plenty of good form on that stage, having made it to the Last 32 on four occasions. Hopp has defeated Danny Noppert and Vincent Van De Voort at the Ally Pally in recent season, so he should be able to get past Aussie qualifier, Gordon Mathers.
Adam Hunt vs Lisa Ashton
Fallon Sherrock broke the glass ceiling for female players at the PDC World Championships last year, and I think LISA ASHTON is a good bet to follow her example and make it past the first round.
Adam Hunt is a young player with plenty of promise, and made it to the Last 16 stage at the recent Grand Slam. In contrast, Ashton failed to get out of her group at the Grand Slam. However, the three players who beat her all averaged over 100, and Ashton took Krzysztof Ratajski to a final leg decider in their group match.
The four-time BDO Women's World Champion raced into a one-set lead against Jan Dekker in the first round here in 2019, before eventually going down 3-1. Ashton beat Rob Cross in a Tour Event before impressing at the Grand Slam and she also beat Hunt in a recent pro tour event. This is an excellent opportunity for Ashton to book a second-round date with Jamie Hughes on Friday.