Raymond van Barneveld v Terry Jenkins Live Stream World Matchplay Preview

Jamie Shaw in PDC Darts News 25 Jul 2012
Will Raymond van Barneveld be celebrating again tonight? (credit:Lawrence Lustig/ PDC)

Raymond van Barneveld continues his quest for glory in Blackpool this week as he takes on another popular character - Terry Jenkins - in the last 16 on Wednesday evening.

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Five-time World Champion Barneveld has been tipped by many experts as the one to watch this week after a recent bout of resurgence in tour events which has seemingly restored his belief and will to win.

Barney made light work of rising star Michael Smith in his opener and appears to have much more in the locker; he is likely to be pushed all the way by Jenkins though and this tie will offer a true indication as to his real form and mindset.

World number ten Jenkins has witheld a reputation as one of the game's most resolute stars and emphasised that in no uncertain terms during his sensational first round victory over Kim Huybrechts.

Admittedly, 'The Bull' rode his luck after watching his opponent miss numerous doubles to seal victory, but he dug in and incredibly claimed six consecutive legs to go through.

On current form, there is little to choose between these two over the long haul format; both possess a dangerous scoring and finishing game which should make for a gripping encounter.

Jenkins will be hoping to exploit Barneveld's fragile mentality by establishing and maintaining a clear lead as the man from Den Haag often struggles to overturn large deficits.

The duo have met 21 times in previous major competition and it's the Dutchman who boasts the better record, having taken victory on 11 occasions to Jenkins' seven; they have also played out three draws during various head-to-heads in the Premier League.

Jenkins will be hoping to replicate his victory over Barney in the Quarter-Finals of this event three years ago as he marched on to eventually finish runner-up.

The bookmakers make Barneveld the odds-on favourite to progress at 2/5, but many will feel the plucky Hereford thrower offers value at 2/1 for victory with Bet365.

The match begins at around 9.00pm BST and will be streamed live over the best of 25 legs from the Winter Gardens, Blackpool.


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