Grand Slam of Darts, Friday Picks

Grand Slam of Darts Friday Picks
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The Grand Slam of Darts continues this weekend, and we are into the final 16 of the competition. It all starts on a Friday Evening with four sudden-death final 16 matches, followed by four sudden-death final 16 matches on Saturday Evening.

The Group stages saw some quality darts and a surprise knockout with Peter (Snakebite) Wright being knocked out of the competition.

The two standout performers in the group stages have been the usual Michael van Gerwen and Dimitri Van den Bergh. They are both throwing at a high average in the tournament so far, and Devon Peterson also deserves mention for knocking out one of the favourites Peter Wright.

It is shaping up as another brilliant couple of days of darts with longer matches and some in-form players.

Be sure to check back for Grand Slam of Darts Picks, Darts Tips and Darts Previews for each match of the Grand Slam of Darts.

Dimitri Van den Bergh vs Jonny Clayton

Last Meeting

22nd December 2018, PDC World Championship

Dimitri Van Den Burgh 4 – Jonny Clayton 1

Head to Head History

Dimitri Van Den Burgh – 1 Win

Jonny Clayton – 1 Win

Current Tournament Stats

3 Dart AverageCheckouts
Dimitri Van den Bergh106.715/33 = 45.45%
Jonny Clayton90.913/30 = 43.33%

Current Head to Head Odds

Dimitri Van den Bergh – Click for Odds

Jonny Clayton – Click for Odds


Van den Bergh is one of the in-form players in the Grand Slam of Darts, and his 3 Dart Average would suggest that he will be tough to beat. This type of form would favour a longer match, but Clayton will be no pushover with a pretty good performance against Gerwyn Price. Van den Bergh is just playing very well at the moment and is difficult to tip against.

Our Pick – Dimitri Van den Bergh (Win)

James Wade vs Ian White

Last Meeting

11th November 2019, James Wade 2 – Ian White 0

Head to Head History

James Wade – 1 Win

Ian White – 1 Win

Current Tournament Stats

3 Dart AverageCheckouts
James Wade97.315/26 = 57.7%
Ian White98.910/20 = 50%

Current Head to Head Odds

James Wade – Click for Odds

Ian White – Click for Odds


The winner of Group F takes on the runner up from Group E. This is a tough matchup to pick as Ian White was rather impressive in his last win with a 108 3 Dart Average and 5/5 for checkouts. He does come up against an experienced campaigner in big matches in James Wade, who also has a decent percentage for checkouts throughout the Group Stages. A tough one to pick, but best to stick with the favourite in John Wade in this one.

Our Pick – James Wade (Win)

Simon Whitlock vs Adam Hunt

Last Matchup

22nd April 2018, Simon Whitlock 6 – Adam Hunt 4

Head to Head Meetings

Simon Whitlock – 1

Adam Hunt – 0

Current Tournament Stats

3 Dart AverageCheckouts
Simon Whitlock94.915/40 = 37.5%
Adam Hunt91.69/23 = 39.1%

Current Head to Head Odds

Simon Whitlock – Click for Odds

Adam Hunt – Click for Odds


The winner of Group B takes on the runner up in Group A in what is shaping up as another challenging match to predict. Simon Whitlock came from 4 nil down to defeat Adam Gawlas in his last game and seems to be struggling with checkouts. Adam Hunt has not been that impressive either, but when Whitlock is throwing those straight bullets, he is challenging to beat. If he can sort out his finishes, he should take care of Hunt in this match. 

Our Pick – Simon Whitlock (Win)

Dave Chisnall vs Jose de Sousa

Last Meeting

(Never Met)

Current Tournament Stats

3 Dart AverageCheckouts
Dave Chisnall91.3515/60 = 25%
Jose De Sousa99.612/28 = 42.9%

Current Head to Head Odds

Dave Chisnall – Click for Odds

Jose de Sousa – Click for Odds


The Winner of Group D takes on the runner up of Group C, and Dave Chisnall is somehow undefeated in the tournament and is out of form. A checkout percentage of just 25% and a less than impressive three dart average and he has been lucky to win his matches. Jose de Sousa is in slightly better form, and if Chisnall continues to struggle with closing out, De Sousa is the type of player to take advantage. Jose de Sousa to win this one as Chisnall is winning, but has been less than impressive.

Our Pick – Jose de Sousa (Win)

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