2023 Betfred World Matchplay Final Preview

Jonny Clayton and Nathan Aspinall will face off to be the 12th name on the Phil Taylor Trophy.

Asp V Ferret

Nathan Aspinall and Jonny Clayton will be taking place in their first World Matchplay Final

Jonny Clayton secured his place in the Final with a finishing masterclass to get the better of Luke Humphries. 

We have seen a lot of emotion from The Ferret due to his father being unwell, and this showed more so in his opening performance against Clemens, but since then Jonny has found another gear and will be confident going into this weekend.

Jonny Clayton is a World Matchplay Finalist

For Nathan Aspinall the opening three rounds he had to battle to secure wins, but last night he qualified for the final with ease, beating Joe Cullen 17-9 .

Head to head between the two players is very closer with Clayton edging it 6-5, with the players meeting three times this year, all in the Premier League with Asp winning the first, before Clayton taking the next two.

The statistics show how these two players have got this far, with Nathan Aspinall hitting 37 180s, which is 19 more than Clayton. With Jonny Clayton it’s been World Class doubling hitting 53% of his doubles, 12% better off than Aspinall.

Nathan Aspinall all smiles after making the final

It is also worth noting that Jonny Clayton has only played 102 legs in this years World Matchplay, in comparison to Aspinall 133.

There is so many different angles to review this game, which leads to an intriguing Final whatever the outcome

Road To The Final

Jonny Clayton 

Gabriel Clemens 10-8

Dimitri Van den Bergh 11-6

Ryan Searle 16-12

Luke Humphries 17-15

Nathan Aspinall

Krzysztof Ratajski 10-7

Danny Noppert 11-9

Chris Dobey 16-12

Joe Cullen 17-9