Rob Cross vs Adrian Lewis Betting Tip Cross to win – 31st January 2020

Voltage can power his way past Lewis once again in Masters opener

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EnglandRob Cross vs Adrian LewisEngland
31st January 22:20hrs
Darts – England – Masters
Pick Cross To Win
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Odds: 1/2 odds taken 18:12 GMT, Wednesday 29th January

This is a big clash in the top half of the draw for the Masters Darts 2020 on Friday night. It is the opening night of the action in Milton Keynes. Fourth-seed Rob Cross will be squaring off against Adrian Lewis in what is a tough draw for both.

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Can Cross make Masters progress?

Former World Champion Rob Cross had a day to forget last year in the opening round of the Masters. He crashed out in that opening round against Joe Cullen. Cross had been second seed with a tremendous amount of pressure on him.

His still went on to have a very good year though, claiming two ranking titles and losing two others. He closed out 2019 ranked second in the world. This will be just the third time for Cross in the Masters. He does at least have a good head to head going against Lewis.

Our betting prediction:
Cross – 2.5 Handicap
11/10

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(odds taken 18:12 GMT, Wednesday 29th January)

Five times these two have met before and Cross leads 4-1. Cross has won each of the last three meetings and totally took Lewis apart in the last meeting. That was at the 2018 PDC European Darts Open with Cross stomping to a 6-1 success. The only win for Lewis over Voltage happened at the 2017 World Matchplay.

 

Can Lewis can an upset?

Lewis is ranked 13th for the Masters and like Cross, he had a first round exit last year’s edition. But he does have a fairly decent track record at the event overall, having been a losing finalist in 2013 (on his debut) and then two semi-final exits since then. But that does need to be pushed aside for current form.

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Lewis has made it to the quarter final in just one ranking tournament since the middle of 2017. He is not turning up as a major threat in events. He ran to the fourth round of the World Championships at the end of last year and hit the quarters of the Grand Slam of Darts in November. But still, he looks a long way short of title-winning form.

 

Rob Cross vs Adrian Lewis Betting Advice

Cross has to be the pick for this first-round action. Voltage bosses the head to head with Lewis and that should continue here. The match is the best of 19 and Cross can race away to a convincing victory.

 

Key Facts – Rob Cross vs Adrian Lewis Betting Tip

  • Rob Cross leads the head to head 4-1
  • Rob Cross is in just his third Masters
  • Adrian Lewis is a former losing finalist at the Masters

 

There should be enough distance between the two players to warrant having a look at at a Cross -2.5 handicap in this fixture. Voltage totally pummelled Jackpot the last time they met.

 

The best betting odds for Rob Cross vs Adrian Lewis

Rob Cross to win: 1/2 at Bet365
Adrian Lewis: 13/8 at Bet365


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