2021 PDC Darts Masters Betting Tips And Predictions

2021 PDC Darts Masters Betting Tips And Predictions

After an almost month-long break, the PDC tour kicks off its new season this Friday when the 2021 Darts Masters gets underway the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.

In a break from the norm, this year’s event has been expanded from its usual 16 player format to include a field of 24. Also this year, the Masters will provide the final opportunity for players to nab the 10th and final Premier League of Darts place.

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Peter Wright goes into the tournament as the defending champion, but it is Gerwyn Price who is the new world champion and also the new world number one, meaning this is the first time in seven years that Michael van Gerwen goes into a tournament ranked second in the world.

Odds for the PDC Darts Masters

Not that it has done anything for the odds. Mighty Mike begins this tourney as 5/2 favourite with bet365.

That said, this is probably the longest price we have seen on MVG in a long time. Given that he now plays with the pressure off, or at least dimmed, can he be expected to bounce back from his Ally Pally disappointment and claim this trophy for a sixth time? Yes, of course he can.

A win for the new world number one would see Gerwyn Price repeat what Peter Wright achieved this time last year and follow on the success in the World Championships by immediately taking down the Masters too. One thing is for sure, the Iceman won’t rest on his win at the worlds and has the sporting drive to push on and have another great year.

Not seeing anyone throw since the festive season, we have no idea about current form for any of the 24 competing darters, but it would, at first glance, seemingly come down to two things as to who wins this first new event of the season. Whether a stung Michael van Gerwen is looking for revenge or whether a buoyed Gerwyn Price is in invincible mode.

These two are quite a bit above everyone else right now after all so the answer to the above could unlock the next destination of the Masters trophy.

Gerwyn’s Price is 3/1 at bet365

These two, along with Rob Cross, James Wade, Nathan Aspinall, Dave Chisnall, Gary Anderson and Peter Wright, will all wait out the first night and join in play during in Saturday’s second round.

This means that there are plenty of interesting match ups on day one and some potentially explosive games likely on day two.

Nathan Aspinall could face either Ian White or Mensur Suljovic, while Glen Durrant takes on Mervyn King for the chance to play Rob Cross in the second stage. Looking at Duzza’s post Premier League form, Mervyn King looks a good shout to run deep here and wont fear Cross right now should that play out.

Elsewhere, there are several players who must do well to stand a chance of getting that last Premier League spot. The potential eye-catcher in regards to the Premier League participation is the possible matchup between world number six Dave Chisnall and Daryl Gurney, should Superchin make it past Jeffrey de Zwaan in the first round.

Bet365 odds wise, Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright is 7/1, which is half the value offered on Gary Anderson who may be inspired after making the final at the Alexandra Palace. Punters can get 16/1 on Dimitri van den Bergh should they be looking for it, while Nathan Aspinall is available at 16/1.

Bully Boy Michael Smith, who will surely be the most disappointed to miss out on a Premier League place, can be backed at 20/1. It’s the same price that’s being offered on Dave Chisnall, who so brilliantly dismissed MVG a little over a month ago.

PDC Darts Masters 2021

Friday January 29

First Round (Best of 11 legs)

  • Ian White v Mensur Suljovic
  • Glen Durrant v Mervyn King
  • Dimitri Van den Bergh v Chris Dobey
  • Krzysztof Ratajski v Simon Whitlock
  • Michael Smith v Adrian Lewis
  • Daryl Gurney v Jeffrey de Zwaan
  • Jose de Sousa v Jonny Clayton
  • Joe Cullen v Stephen Bunting

Saturday January 30

Second Round (Best of 19 legs)

  • Rob Cross v Glenn Durrant or Mervyn King
  • James Wade v Dimitri Van den Bergh or Chris Dobey
  • Nathan Aspinall v Ian White or Mensur Suljovic
  • Dave Chisnall v Daryl Gurney or Jeffrey De Zwaan
  • Gary Anderson v Michael Smith or Adrian Lewis
  • Peter Wright v Krzysztof Ratajski or Simon Whitlock
  • Gerwyn Price v Joe Cullen or Stephen Bunting
  • Michael van Gerwen v Jose De Sousa or Jonny Clayton

Sunday February 1

Quarter-Finals (Best of 19 legs)

  • Four Matches

Semi-Finals (Best of 21 legs)

  • Two Matches

Final (Best of 21 legs)

  • Winner SF 1 v Winner SF 2

QUICK GLANCE AT 2021 DARTS MASTERS

Venue: Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes

Dates: Jan 29 – Jan 31

Format: Best of 11, 19, 21 legs

Current Champion: Peter Wright

Where To Watch: ITV 4

When To Watch: (1900 GMT)

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Masters Darts 2020 Betting Tips

Masters Darts 2020 Betting Tips

2020 Darts Masters Betting Tips

With a month passing since Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright was crowned world champion, the players return this weekend for the 2020 Darts Masters, made up of the top 16 players on the PDC Order of Merit. Play takes place from January 31-February 2 at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes and we now know the full draw and schedule for the event which will be broadcast live on ITV 4.

Michael van Gerwen, still the world’s number one, will be shooting for six in a row here as his customary way of opening the season. The five time defending champion banked an easy 11-5 win over James Wade in last year’s final but defeat in the final at the Ally Pally one month ago will only serve as extra motivation and, with a month off, the Dutchman will be fresh to take on all comers this weekend. Mighty Mike will take on the lowest-ranked player in the field, Wales’ Jonny Clayton in his opener and is an outright price of 11/10 at Betway.

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World number two Gerwyn Price went into the World Championships as many people’s favourite, looking likely to provide the biggest threat to the tournament favourite Michael van Gerwen. Despite a very strong end to 2019, such a challenge at the Worlds wasn’t to be after being out-thought in the battle of the mind games that was the semi-final against Peter Wright. Similar to Wright, it will be interesting to see what 2020 holds for in store for The Iceman. It will clearly be a big year for him and this tourney represents the ideal opportunity to lay down an early-season marker. Despite a first round exit twelve months ago, a much deeper run is expected of him this time around. 11/2 is his quoted price at Betway.

World champion Peter Wright recently enjoyed by far the biggest moment of his career, so far at least, shaking off his perennial choker’s tag in the process when he won at the Alexandra Palace. What this all means is that he will enjoy a flood of bets of his success now as the pressure mounts on the Scot to carry on winning. It’s an interesting question to ponder, what the season ahead holds for Snakebite.

After all, last year was almost one his worst ever seasons but, in true Peter Wright style where nothing is straight forward, right on his last throw of the season, it ended being his best on record. Snakebite was a losing semi-finalist last time out here and prior to that a quarter-finalist four years in a row. On the back of his Ally Pally victory he has been installed as the third favourite at 6/1, again with Betway.

James Wade
is the only player in the line-up other than Michael van Gerwen who has been to more than one Masters final. After winning in 2014, he lost out in last year’s final to MVG and is considered to be a 33/1 shot to go one better this week. Anyone interested in Gary ‘The Flying Scotsman’ Anderson returning to the top of his sport in 2020 will be tempted by the 10/1 on him getting the new season off to a winnings start, just ahead of Rob Cross’ 12/1 which follows his disappointing World Championships.

Elsewhere, debutant Nathan Aspinall’s stock continues to rise following back to back semi-final appearances at the PDC World Championships. The Asp has even qualified for next month’s Darts Premier League and this could prove to be the breakout year for the 28-year-old who is rated as a 20/ shot with the online bookmaker Betway to win in Milton Keynes.

Friday February 1

First Round (Best of 19 legs)

  • Michael Smith v Mensur Suljovic
  • Nathan Aspinall v James Wade
  • Michael van Gerwen v Jonny Clayton
  • Rob Cross v Adrian Lewis

Saturday February 2

First Round (Best of 19 legs)

  • Daryl Gurney v Dave Chisnall
  • Gary Anderson v Ian White
  • Peter Wright v Joe Cullen
  • Gerwyn Price v Simon Whitlock

Sunday February 3

  • 4x Quarter-Finals (Best of 19 legs)
  • 2x Semi-Finals (Best of 21 legs)
  • Final Winner (Best of 21 legs)

QUICK GLANCE AT MASTER DARTS

Venue: Marshall Arena, Milton Keyne
Dates: 31.01.2020 – 02.02.2020
Format: Best of 19, 21 legs
Current Champion: Michael van Gerwen
Where To Watch: ITV 4
When To Watch: (1200, 1945 GMT)

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Michael van Gerwen Wins New Zealand Darts Masters

Michael van Gerwen Wins New Zealand Darts Masters

MVG New Zealand Darts Masters

Two Dutch legends met in the final of the New Zealand Darts Masters in the early hours of Sunday morning when Michael van Gerwen thrashed Raymond van Barneveld 8-1 to take his second World Series title in a week.

In a repeat of last year’s corresponding final in Auckland, Mighty Mike was just too good for his compatriot and won his latest title with ease in front of a 4000-strong crowd at the Claudelands Arena in Hamilton.

The game’s fate was sealed almost immediately as Barney missed three darts at doubles in the opening two legs which allowed MVG to open up a 2-0 lead. That lead would soon be stretched to 5-0 as van Gerwen broke again with a 100 checkout in the second of the following three sets he reeled off.

Down 5-0, Barney finally did get a score on the board after he landed a double ten in the sixth leg. Sadly for the retiring legend, this was to be his only point of the match as the world number one would go on to claim the next three legs and walk away with yet another title, his 14th World Series title overall.

Earlier on in the day, MVG had produced a brilliant 8-5 win over Gary Anderson in a repeat of the final in Melbourne a week earlier. Mighty Mike followed that with a semi-final clash with former world champion Rob Cross, who he overcame in an 8-3 victory to secure a place in the final in Hamilton.

Barney’s route to the final saw him take on Daryl Gurney in the last eight, where he would run out the 8-6 winner. From there, he moved on to James Wade in the semi-final, where he sealed an 8-5 victory to set up the all-Dutch clash with van Gerwen.

Austrian Darts Championship Betting Tips Defending Champion

Our heroes now return to the European circuit and this week are back on European Tour duty as competitive play moves on to Schwechat in Austria t. The 2019 Austrian Darts Championship will take place on August 30 through September 1 and will see the return of the European Tour after a short break down under.

The top 16 players all receive a bye in the first round so we will need to wait a day to see number one seed Michael van Gerwen get his campaign underway. Mighty Mike will be aiming to make it three titles in three weekends after two World Series triumphs and is 11/10 with Betway to do precisely that. There is no Gary Anderson or Rob Cross this week so Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright goes in as the second favourite at the distant price of 7/1, slightly lower than Michael ‘Bully Boy’ Smith’s 9/1.

Things drift even further until Daryl Gurney’s 12/1 and Gerwyn Price’s 16/1. Mensur Suljovic will be the home favourite as the number seven seed. The Gentle is available for 20/1 as is Nathan Aspinall, while Dave Chisnall is 25/1 ahead of the rest of what is a packed field for a three-day event.

Austrian Darts Championship 2019 Schedule of Play

Friday August 30 (First Round)

  • William O’Connor v Brendan Dolan
  • James Wilson v Gavin Carlin
  • Adam Gawlas v Ross Smith
  • Ted Evetts v Host Nation Qualifier 2
  • Cameron Menzies v West/South European Qualifier 2
  • Host Nation Qualifier 5 v Cor Dekker
  • Justin Pipe v Vincent van der Voort
  • Jermaine Wattimena v Christian Bunse
  • Host Nation Qualifier 1 v Kirk Shepherd
  • Mark Webster v Dimitri Van den Bergh
  • Luke Humphries v Jamie Hughes
  • Host Nation Qualifier 4 v Keegan Brown
  • West/South European Qualifier 1 v Chris Dobey
  • Rowby-John Rodriguez v Josh Payne
  • Jeffrey de Zwaan v Host Nation Qualifier 3
  • Kyle Anderson v Stephen Bunting

Saturday August 31 (Second Round)

  • Steve Beaton v Wilson/Carlin
  • Simon Whitlock v Pipe/Van der Voort
  • Gerwyn Price v O’Connor/Dolan
  • Dave Chisnall v Host Nation Qualifier 5/Dekker
  • Ricky Evans v Host Nation Qualifier 1/Shepherd
  • Michael Smith v Menzies/ West/South European Qualifier 2
  • Ian White v Evetts/ Host Nation Qualifier 2
  • Adrian Lewis v Wattimena/Bunse
  • Nathan Aspinall v Host Nation Qualifier 4/Brown
  • Daryl Gurney v Rodriguez/Payne
  • Jonny Clayton v West/South European Qualifier 1/Dobey
  • Peter Wright v M Webster/Van den Bergh
  • Mensur Suljovic v Gawlas/R Smith
  • Joe Cullen v Humphries/Hughes
  • Michael van Gerwen v Anderson/Bunting
  • Darren Webster v De Zwaan/ Host Nation Qualifier 3

Sunday September 1

  • Third Round
  • Quarter-Finals
  • Semi-Finals
  • Final

QUICK GLANCE AT THE AUSTRIAN DARTS CHAMPIONSHIP

Venue: Multiversum Schwechat
Dates: August 30 – September 1
Format: Best of 11-15 legs
Current Champion: N/A
Where To Watch: PDC TV
When To Watch: (12.00, 18.15 GMT)

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