I love this tournament as you have the top 16 players in matches that are played over a long format, round one is the first to 10 legs.
Round one is split over Friday and Saturday nights with the remaining rounds crammed into Sunday, which is ideal for a weekend of darts in front of the TV with coverage on ITV4.
Click here to see the rest of round one tips that are being played on Saturday night.
Dave Chisnall v Raymond van Barneveld – 7pm
I am going to break my golden rule of betting in a Barney match for the simple reason as Dave Chisnall can be just as erratic!
With round one matches being the first to ten legs I expect the lead to chop and change throughout the match. Chizzy can score heavy but has been struggling on his doubles in recent tournaments.
LAY Both Players At 1.50 In Running
2 Points Each
The remaining three matches of the opening night should be a formality for seasoned campaigners; Phil Taylor, Gary Anderson and Peter Wright. Plus I think that they will win with a bit in hand.
Taylor -2.5 Legs
Anderson -2.5 Legs
Wright -2.5 Legs
2/1 (2.90) Bet365 & Boylesports