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Kevin Painter v Steve Beaton Live Stream World Matchplay Preview

Will The Artist be celebrating victory again tonight? (credit: Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Players Championship winner Kevin Painter faces veteran thrower Steve Beaton in the second match of the night, featuring two vastly experienced players. 

Watch and bet on Painter v Beaton live at bet365>livestreaming>darts from 20:00 BST.

Kevin Painter is in the form of his life with his Players Championship win last year seeing him move into the top eight and qualify for the Premier League. He may have only finished 7th in that tournament but he pulled off some impressive results, most notably wins against Adrian Lewis, Gary Anderson, Andy Hamilton and Simon Whitlock.

He has to, therefore, be considered a real contender at this year's World Matchplay and he will be well backed to win his opening match against Steve Beaton, at a generous 8/13 with Sky Bet.

Beaton, the world number 32, was a semi finalist in Blackpool in 2001. The former Lakeside champion is renowned for having one of the smoothest throwing actions in the game and is an unflappable opposition.

The Adonis will try to use the backing of the crowd to attempt another good run this week.. It is 6/4 at Betfred that he beats Painter but expect The Artist to cruise into the second round.

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Kevin Painter v Steve Beaton Live Stream World Matchplay Preview

Players Championship winner Kevin Painter faces veteran thrower Steve Beaton in the second match of the night, featuring two vastly experienced players.

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