Jonny Clayton vs Nathan Aspinall Betting Tip Aspinall -2.5 Handicap – 2nd February 2020

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WalesJonny Clayton vs Nathan AspinallEngland
2nd February 13:00hrs
Darts – Masters – Quarter Finals
Pick Apsinall -2.5 Handicap
Bookmaker Betfair
Odds: 6/5 odds taken 20:59 GMT, Friday, 31st January 2020

The lid has been blown off the top of the 2020 Masters Darts. That is because five-time defending champion Michael van Gerwen was dumped out of the first round by Wales’ Jonny Clayton.

That was a seismic result. Can Clayton go on again and take out Nathan Aspinall too?

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Clayton pulls off the shock of the season

Welshman Jonny Clayton was not given much of a chance by the bookmakers in his opening round match of the 2020 Masters against Michael van Gerwen. MVG had won the last five editions of the Masters, after all. But a massive upset was on the cards as 45-year-old Clayton, in just his second appearance in the Masters draw, took a 10-6 win.

Our betting prediction:
Aspinall 10-6 Correct SCore
15/2

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(odds taken 2000 GMT, Wednesday 8 January)

That was some result. In his only televised Final in his PDC career, Clayton met Michael van Gerwen in the showcase match of the 2017 Players Championship Finals and was pounded 11-2.

Revenge must have felt sweet for Clayton who made a first-round exit on his Masters debut last year. Clayton only got his PDC Pro Tour card in 2015. The Ferret is back in the position of being an underdog for his quarter-final against Aspinall on Sunday.

 

Draw opens up for the Asp

Nathan Aspinall, fresh off a semi-final place at the World Championships, always looked a dark horse for the Masters from the outset. It was expected that any success in running to the title would have to involve him beating Michael van Gerwen in the draw.

Jonny Clayton has taken care of that problem for him. In the opening round, Aspinall eased to a comfortable 10-4 win over James and he looks in very good form at the moment.

It may be tough for his opponent to keep that mental focus going after such a career-high of beating MVG, and Aspinall looks to be in the mood to punish any openings given to him.

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Clayton and Aspinall have met three times before. Clayton won the first two meetings which were at the Players Championship Barnsley in 2018 and 2019. In the most recent meeting, which was at last year’s German Open, Aspinall took a 6-3 victory.

 

Jonny Clayton vs Nathan Aspinall Betting Advice

You would imagine that Aspinall will seize this chance. This is the longest match that the two will have faced off before, and the extra quality and focus over the best of 19 legs has to be with Aspinall.

 

Key Facts – Jonny Clayton vs Nathan Aspinall Betting Tip

  • Jonny Clayton beat Micahel van Gerwen in the first round
  • Jonny Clayton is in his second Masters competition
  • Nathan Aspinall is in his debut Masters campaign

 

He was efficient with his darts in the first round against Wade, if not prolific. He was in great form at the Ally Pally for the World Championships at the end of the year and can secure himself a place in the semis here by covering a -2.5 handicap.

 

The best betting odds for Jonny Clayton vs Nathan Aspinall

Jonny Clayton to win: 12/1 at Bet365
Nathan Aspinall: 10/11 at Bet365


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