Wade's Dublin title hopes could go west
King-opener could be a procession
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Peter Wright and James Wade start their World Grand Prix campaigns on Monday but the Machine's hopes of landing a third title could go west when he takes on Steve West.
Wade is a top-quality player but he has been a long way off his brilliant best for some time and although the double-in Dublin format suits the Aldershot arrowsmith more than some of his rivals he may struggle to contain West.
West is a capable thrower and showed he can perform on the TV stage when beating Michael Smith in the World Matchplay.
The Epping man can be pretty reliable on double-top and if he can get off in decent fashion he has the ability to outscore Wade.
Mervyn King loves a bit of double-16 action and he should be backed to see off Ronny Huybrechts in comfortable fashion.
King is 51 now but he still produces quality darts on a regular basis and has a game that is suited to the double-in format.
Huybrechts is nothing more than a solid performer, who mops up after any mistakes from his opponents. He is unlikely to be able to rattle the King, who looks a tasty 13-8 shot to win 2-0.
2pts 17-10 BoyleSports
M King 2-0
1pt 13-8 Betfred, Sky Bet