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The best bets of the PDC World Championship Darts second round

After a week of frantic oche action the first round of the Labrokes World Championship Darts will shortly draw to a close at Alexandra Palace.

To whet your punting whistles ahead of the last 32 news.coral.co.uk outline three enticingly priced wagers for darting delectation.

If rolled up in a treble our round two best bets would pay you £57.50 for your £10 stake.

Michael van Gerwen (-3.5 sets) to beat Kevin McDine @ 5/4

The man they call Mighty Mike may have sent Austrian first-timer Zoran Lerchbacher packing in straight sets in round one, dropping a single leg, but he was far from happy with his performance in doing so.

Kevin McDine has beaten the Dutchman in the past but he’s taken as many as two sets off his daunting adversary in just one of their last four clashes.

Ian White (+1.5 sets) to beat Kim Huybrechts @ 10/11

The odds seem a little lopsided for this clash considering the pair are separated by just ten places on this year’s money list.

Meanwhile their head-to-head is delicately poised at two matches all, with underdog Diamond White supping the sweet, strong taste of success in their most recent meeting.

Both of White’s victories over the Belgian have come by a 6-5 margin, indicating these two are closely matched, so the 1.5 set handicap should be harnessed to ensure Diamond gets over the line.

Over 4.5 sets in Adrian Lewis v Vincent van der Voort 4/7

Adrian Lewis powered his towards another Ally Pally jackpot with a 3-0 demolition of Dennis Smith at the first hurdle, registering a three-dart average of 95.26.

However, this game is about more than just scoring as the old adage suggests and an average of 98.43 was not enough to save Dave Chisnall in the first round.

Lewis has won all five of his clashes with Van der Voort at World Championship or major level,

Yet the Dutchman usually manages to land some blows on the way down, losing 2-5 in the Grand Slam of Darts, 4-6 in the European Championships and 2-5 in the World Championships, all in 2011.

The Dutch Destroyer has actually won two of this three meetings with Jackpot this year, so a close encounter should be forthcoming.