Nathan Aspinall is 2/1 to win the PDC Home Tour as seven weeks of live darts draws to a conclusion.
The world number seven has enjoyed a stunning last couple of years on the PDC circuit, including reaching back-to-back World Championship semi-finals.
Since winning his first ranking title at a Players Championship event in 2018, Aspinall went on to lift the UK Open and US Darts Masters in 2019.
Two more Players Championship victories have followed this year and on the night Aspinall was due to begin the defence of his US Darts Masters title at Madison Square Garden, he advanced to the Championship Group of the inaugural PDC Home Tour.
There he will come up against two-time world champion Gary Anderson, who is the only player to still have a 100 per cent record in the event.
Dutchman Jelle Klaasen finished runner-up to Anderson while Jonny Clayton pipped Aspinall on leg difference to win the second semi-final group and make up the last four in the final.
Aspinall said on www.pdc.tv: “Before the break I was playing some really good stuff, especially on the floor. Winning two titles early on in the season was important.
“In the Premier League I’ve settled down now, I think the first two or three weeks I didn’t perform like I can.
“They were big occasions for me and I was nervous going on the stage, but I feel like I’ve grown to be part of the Premier League now.
“It would be nice to win it. Hopefully I will be the one and only winner of this event.”
Aspinall opens against Klaasen, winning his last three meetings with the Dutchman, and is 3/10 for the victory but we are backing him to throw the most maximums at 19/20 as our opening PDC Home Tour darts prediction.
The next game against Anderson could be the match of the night and potentially determine who ends up being crowned champion.
Aspinall has prevailed in two of their four meetings, the last of which was a 6-6 draw in the Premier League in March.
We are anticipating this match to go all the way and are snapping up 5/2 for there to be more than 10.5 legs.
Aspinall’s final match is against Clayton, who he beat 6-5 in the second semi-final group.
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