World Grand Prix Darts Betting Tips 2020

World Grand Prix Darts Betting Tips 2020

The first televised PDC major since the World Series Tour Finals gets underway this week as the World Grand Prix gets underway at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on Tuesday.

Whether it’s the year we have had or not, but darts feels more open now than at any point in the past few seasons when it felt that Michael van Gerwen was near imperial. This year, MVG has but one televised title, same as Gerwyn Price and Dimitri van den Bergh and one less than Peter Wright.

Price in particular has been in good form of late following up his win in Austria with a near miss in at German Masters where Devon Peterson took the crown. 

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The Iceman, along with world champion Peter Wright are both 5/1 with bet365 to take the Grand Prix title with the Welshman particularly tempting right now, particularly with no crowds allowed in to boo him. Price begins his campaign on Wednesday when he faces Jermaine Wattimena in a tough opener.

Snakebite also needs to wait until Wednesday when he faces Ryan Joyce in what should be a far more simple match. Or at least as simple as Snakey is willing to make it on himself. 

As for defending champion and five-time winner MVG, he is the favourite at 10/3, which is as long a price he has been pre-tourney for some time. Mighty Mike’s campaign begins against the Polish Eagle Krzysztof Ratajski on Tuesday night.

This famously is the double start tournament, meaning that games must start as well as end on a double throw which has in the past proved to be a decent leveler. That, and no fans as well as a change of venue – this normally goes off at the CityWest in Dublin — might mean we are in for some shocks this week. We certainly hope so.

As for movers outside the big three, Nathan Aspinall, who has now cemented himself in the PDC top eight, is a 10/1 shot, four points in from Gary ‘The Flying Scotsman’ Anderson at 14/1. Glen Durrant is a teasing 16/1 which shouldn’t be carelessly dismissed while Michael ‘Bully Boy’ Smith is available at 16’s to finally break his major duck. 

South Africa’s Devon Peterson, winner in Germany recently, is 22/1, while Rob Cross is 28/1 and Daryl Gurney 35/1, all with bet365.

World Grand Prix Draw

First Round (Best of three sets)

Tuesday October 6

  • Adrian Lewis v Chris Dobey
  • Danny Noppert v Ryan Searle
  • Mensur Suljovic v Dirk van Duijvenbode
  • Jose De Sousa v Devon Petersen
  • James Wade v Mervyn King
  • Rob Cross v Gary Anderson
  • Michael van Gerwen v Krzysztof Ratajski
  • Michael Smith v Dimitri Van den Bergh

Wednesday October 7

  • Brendan Dolan v Kim Huybrechts
  • Jamie Hughes v Stephen Bunting
  • Jonny Clayton v Ian White
  • Dave Chisnall v Glen Durrant
  • Daryl Gurney v Joe Cullen
  • Peter Wright v Ryan Joyce
  • Gerwyn Price v Jermaine Wattimena
  • Nathan Aspinall v Gabriel Clemens

Second Round (Best of five sets)

Thursday October 8

  • Four second-round matches

Friday October 9

  • Four second-round matches

Quarter-Finals (Best of five sets)

Saturday October 10

  • Four quarter-finals

Semi-Finals (Best of seven sets)

Sunday October 11

  • Winner QF 1 v Winner QF 2
  • Winner QF 3 v Winner QF 4

Monday October 12

  • Final (Best of nine sets)

QUICK GLANCE AT DARTS WORLD GRAND PRIX 2020

Venue: Ricoh Arena, Coventry

Dates: 06.10.2020 – 13.10.2020

Format: Best of 3, 5, 7, 9 legs

Current Champion: Michael van Gerwen

Where to Watch: Sky Sports Main Event & Sky Sports Arena

When to Watch: (1900 GMT)

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World Series Of Darts Finals Betting Tips

World Series Of Darts Finals Betting Tips

As the players move on to this weekend’s World Series Final in Salzburg, the Austrian darts fans will also be back in attendance, making it the first PDC event played in front of a crowd since March. 

24 players in total will be in competition over the next few days including the world’s top 15 stars plus a select few choices including Fallon Sherrock (300/1). 

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Of the heavyweights, only Gary Anderson will be missing after choosing not to travel. Michael van Gerwen will be there, however, and has started to raise his game after he unimaginably missed out on the Darts Premier League playoffs, a poor performance which followed losing to Dimitri van den Bergh at the World Matchplay.

MVG has been quickly installed as favourite and, as the number one seed, finds himself in the sweeter side of the draw. Bear in mind though that MVG is destined to meet Premier League leader Glen Durrant or his new/old nemesis Van den Bergh in round two. 

Those two meet in round one and if Duzza can bring his Darts Premier League A game to Austria then you would think that a clash with the Dutch world number one beckons next. A wager on Duzza, win or each way, is tempting given his pre-tournament odds of 16/1.

There must surely be some money lumped on two-time Grand Slam of Darts champion Gerwyn Price, however, who arrives in the kind of form that has seen him book to back Autumn Series successes in which he averaged 104 over six matches. 

The Iceman is another that didn’t make it to the Darts Premier League playoffs and this week finds himself in the bottom half of the draw along with world champion Peter Wright and Nathan Aspinall, but if he can summon the same form here in Salzburg that he has produced of late, then the Welshman can go all the way and claim another TV title.

If you are looking for a longer odds darter, at least at each way, then may we suggest Krzysztof Ratajski, a member of the top 16 and already a winner on the tour this season. The Polish Eagle also made the last eight of the World Matchplay and finished eighth in the Autumn Series Order of Merit and meets Mensur Suljovic first up on Friday.

As a local hero, Suljovic will have the crowd behind him though making him a tough hurdle to get past.

The event will be shown on ITV4 this Friday at 1900 GMT.

World Series Of Darts Betting Odds 

All prices provided by bet365

  • Michael van Gerwen 9/4
  • Peter Wright 7/2
  • Gerwyn Price 11/2
  • Nathan Aspinall 10/1
  • Michael Smith 14/1
  • Glen Durrant 16/1
  • Rob Cross 25/1
  • Daryl Gurney 28/1
  • Dimitri van den Bergh 30/1
  • Krzysztof Ratajski 30/1
  • James Wade 33/1
  • Dave Chisnall 35/1

QUICK GLANCE AT WORLD SERIES OF DARTS FINALS

Venue: Salzburgarena, Salzburg

Dates: 18th September – 20th September 2020

Format: Best of 11 legs, 19 legs, 21 legs

Current Champion: Michael van Gerwen

Where To Watch: ITV4

When To Watch: (1900 GMT)

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MVG Out As Duzza Tops Darts Premier League

MVG Out As Duzza Tops Darts Premier League

Darts Premier League September 2020

On a dramatic last night of a rushed Darts Premier League group stage, Michael van Gerwen, six-time winner of this event, crashed out of the tournament. MVG was joined in the also-rans by two-time Grand Slam of Darts winner Gerwyn Price and bridesmaid of the chuckies, Michael Smith.

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Glen Durrant, of course, had already qualified nights in advance and beats Peter Wright into second place. The pair will be joined in next month’s playoff stage at the O2 Arena in East London by Nathan Aspinall, who finished third, plus two times DPL winner Gary Anderson.

Duzza, like Phil Taylor and Michael van Gerwen before him, becomes a DPL table topper, only the third in Darts Premier League history.

Recapping Night 10

Mighty Mike had a horrific last few days of play and is now unable to defend the crown he had been aiming to win for a fifth straight time this coming October. The world number one had finished in first place in all of his seven league appearances since debuting in 2013.

MVG had also never lost more than four games in a regular season before; earlier in the week suffered an 8-1 trouncing to Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright, his sixth defeat of the campaign.

That game also marked the first time in 139 Premier League matches that Michael van Gerwen had failed to get three legs on the board in a match and now it’s happened twice in three days. His recent poor form culminated in an 8-2 defeat at the hands of Daryl ‘Superchin’ Gurney, who had only his pride to play for.

Gary Anderson opened the night, also with a heavy loss, his coming at the hands of an 8-3 defeat to Gerwyn Price. Price’s victory left him with a little hope of qualification to cling on to, but he could only watch and wait while other results went against him on the night.

Sadly for the Iceman, he missed out on the play-offs for the second season in a row despite completing a DPL season double over The Flying Scotsman, a win that proved to be the result that cemented Duzza’s place at the top.

Duzza himself enjoyed a great campaign, but with qualification assured, effectively took the night off against Nathan Aspinall who ran out 8-2 winner. In the night’s other match, an increasingly confident Peter Wright ended any hopes Michael ‘Bully Boy’ Smith might have had of qualification when Snakebite won 8-5.

With six weeks and the World Series of Darts Finals to go before the O2’s playoffs, bet365 have been quick to install Peter Wright as the 13/8 outright favourite for the Darts Premier League ahead of Gary Anderson’s 11/4.

After such a dominant debut performance from Glen Durrant, particularly after lockdown, why the same bookmakers have deemed Duzza’s claim’s to be worth as much as 7/2 is anyone guess. Likewise, Nathan Aspinall’s 10/3 is also puzzling, but either way, neither price can be expected to last long.

Play-Offs – Thursday October 22

The O2, London

Semi-Finals (Best of 19 legs)

  • Glen Durrant v Gary Anderson
  • Peter Wright v Nathan Aspinall

Finals (Best of 21 legs)

  • Winner SF 1 v Winner SF 2
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