World Cup of Darts 2021 Darts Betting Tips

World Cup of Darts 2021 Darts Betting Tips

2021 World Cup Of Darts

Live televised PDC darts makes its return this week when the 2021 World Cup of Darts takes place in Jena, Germany. The Darts World Cup begins on Thursday with games taking place in evening and afternoon sessions over the weekend until we reach the final on Friday night.

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32 nations will be represented by two-player teams the top seeds of which are England are the top seeds. James Wade and Phil Chisnall will be turning out for England, but it’s reigning champions Wales that catch the eye.

Since they took the title last year, Welsh darts has enjoyed something of a bumper year. Gerwyn Price was ranked third in the world this time in 2020 but has since usurped Michael van Gerwen as the world number one after he won the PDC World Championship in January. But, while that was largely expected, the rise of his Wales teammate Jonny Clayton has been more surprising. 

The Ferret is now the Darts Masters and Premier League of Darts champion as well as being ranked 13th in the world. Clayton’s successes as well as those of the Iceman, means Welsh darts is thriving right now. This dangerous pairing, which has improved since conquering this event last year, are very much the team to beat.

The Iceman also travels to Germany on the back of winning the Hungarian Darts Trophy, while Clayton has banked four event wins this season and almost made it five in last month’s Players Championship.

Who is favored to win World Cup of Darts 2021?

Wales open up against Finland on Thursday and bet365 have priced them up at 15/8 to retain their title and it’s hard to argue against that. In addition to Finland, the Welsh quarter of the draw includes Hungary, Lithuania, Australia, Italy, the USA and Sweden.

While there isn’t too much in that quarter to worry the Welsh team, the threat of Australia can’t be overlooked. Australia will be represented by Damon Heta and Simon Whitlock, who will be hoping to do as well as possible to honour Australian darter Kyle Anderson, who died last month. 

When teamed up with Paul Nicholson back in 2012, Whitlock came close to winning this event and has made the last eight three times and the last four on three other occasions. The Aussie pair met recently at the Hungarian Darts Trophy, where Heta beat Whitlock. Their pooled talents here could prove to be a danger for the Welsh. 

Another home nation, Scotland, will be represented by Peter Wright, who is now joined by John ‘The Highlander’ Henderson following the withdrawal of Gary Anderson. At 12/1, Scotland represents real value and will begin their campaign against Chinese debutants Jianfeng Lu and Wenqing Liu in a match where it is hard to see the Scottish pair struggling, especially given how well the recently-crowned World Matchplay champion, Snakebite, performed when we last saw him.

That’s not to say that you don’t get shocks in this event. One year before they became World Champions, Wales was beaten by Singapore, who have also beaten Scotland in the past, but won’t come up against them in the early rounds this time thanks to the draw.

England’s James Wade and Dave Chisnall are the top seeds based on their respective rankings. The 4/1 shots find themselves in the first quarter of the draw alongside their first opponents Brazil, Spain, South Africa, Canada, Russia, Japan, and the host nation, Germany.

England is the odds-on favourites to win their draw but together Chizzy and The Machine haven’t won much of late, save for the UK Open in Wade’s case and an excellent and memorable win over Michael van Gerwen at the last World Championship in the case of Chisnall. This is hardly inspiring stuff from the English.

Speaking of Michael van Gerwen, he is partnered by debutant Dirk van Duijvenbode, which should make The Netherlands more than dangerous at 9/2. Drawn in the fourth quarter alongside the likes of Denmark, Gibraltar, Singapore, China, the Czech Republic, Poland and Scotland, the Netherlands — who open up against Denmark — should make it through to the final stages, although Scotland and Poland might prove tricky.

There is some top talent on show in the Second Quarter as well, where Belgium should prevail. Dimitri Van Den Bergh is partnered by Kim Huybrechts in a group that boasts Greece, Austria, Philippines, Northern Ireland, Hong Kong, the Republic of Ireland and Portugal, for whom world number eight and PDC Grand Slam holder Jose De Sousa will star.

Belgium has been knocking at the door for some years now, reaching the final in 2013, but are now more threatening than ever due to the emergence of world number-five and former Matchplay winner Dimitri Van den Bergh.

The Dream Maker played superbly in the recent Matchplay renewal, where despite chucking some stunning numbers, ultimately came up short against a Peter Wright who was himself throwing his best darts in years. Teamed with the 2013 runner-up Kim Huybrechts, Belgium look well worth their 6/1 price.

The fourth and final home nation, Northern Ireland, is also in this quarter and looks like providing a nice each-way bet at 14/1 with bet365. Their team consists of Brendan Dolan, who recently beat Michael van Gerwen on his way to the Hungarian Darts Trophy quarters, where he lost to eventual winner Gerwyn Price and whose average of 96 is the 12th highest here. He teams up with Daryl Gurney with whom he reached the semis during 2017 and neither should be troubled by their opening fixture against Hong Kong on Friday.

Darts World Cup 2021 Teams

  • England – James Wade & Dave Chisnall
  • Wales – Gerwyn Price & Jonny Clayton
  • Netherlands – Michael van Gerwen & Dirk van Duijvenbode
  • Belgium – Dimitri Van den Bergh & Kim Huybrechts
  • Northern Ireland – Daryl Gurney & Brendan Dolan
  • Scotland – Peter Wright & John Henderson
  • Australia – Simon Whitlock & Damon Heta
  • Germany – Gabriel Clemens & Max Hopp
  • Austria – Mensur Suljovic & Rowby-John Rodriguez
  • Brazil – Diogo Portela & Artur Valle
  • Canada – Jeff Smith & Matt Campbell
  • China – Jianfeng Lu & Wenqing Liu
  • Czech Republic – Karel Sedlacek & Adam Gawlas
  • Denmark – Andreas Toft Jørgensen & Niels Heinsøe
  • Finland – Marko Kantele & Veijo Viinikka
  • Gibraltar – Sean Negrette & Justin Hewitt
  • Greece – John Michael & Veniamin Symeonidis
  • Hong Kong – Kai Fan Leung & Man Lok Leung
  • Hungary – János Végső & Patrik Kovács
  • Italy – Danilo Vigato & Michele Turetta
  • Japan – Matsuda Jun & Yoshihisa Baba
  • Lithuania – Darius Labanauskas & Mindaugas Barauskas
  • Philippines – Lourence Ilagan & Christian Perez
  • Poland – Krzysztof Ratajski & Krzysztof Kciuk
  • Portugal – Jose de Sousa & Jose Marques
  • Republic of Ireland – William O’Connor & Steve Lennon
  • Russia – Boris Koltsov & Evgenii Izotov
  • Singapore – Paul Lim & Harith Lim
  • South Africa – Devon Petersen & Carl Gabriel
  • Spain – Jesus Noguera & Jose Justicia
  • Sweden – Daniel Larsson & Johan Engström
  • USA – Danny Lauby & Chuck Puleo

2021 World Cup of Darts Fixtures

Thursday September 9

First Round (Best of nine legs – doubles)

  • Hungary v Lithuania
  • Czech Republic v Poland
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Here’s What You Need To Know About The World Cup Of Darts 2020

Here’s What You Need To Know About The World Cup Of Darts 2020

The 2020 World Cup of Darts takes place this week in Salzburgarena, Austria running from November 6-8.

32 nations will be represented in total, all hoping to emulate last year’s winners and reigning champions Scotland. As a quick side note, Singapore will not be among these as planned due to Covid-19 restrictions preventing their travel to Austria meaning that they have been replaced by Portugal.

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Michael van Gerwen’s Netherlands are the 2/1 with bet365 favourites to win the title for a fifth time, with Gerwyn Price’s Wales installed as the 11/4 second favourites. Wales may not represent enough value for some, but they do look a good shout with Jonny Clayton joining the World number two. Based on current form Wales should be favourites to go one better than 2017 when Price reached the World Cup final with Mark Webster.

Scotland’s chances have taken a hit owing to the fact that darting superstars Gary Anderson and Peter Wright have opted out and will be replaced instead by Robert Thornton and John Henderson. Had they had the world champions playing, they would unquestionably have been favourites themselves. Instead they are priced at 66/1 with bet365.

England though are the top seed and open up against Lithuania on Friday. The English pair Michael Smith and Rob Cross have had a tricky year, what was made of it anyway, but pairings are based on the PDC Order Of Merit, meaning Glenn Durrant and Nathan Aspinall, who have had stronger years, weren’t available for selection.

In a year of shocks both Durrant and Aspinall have been winning PDC debutants as has Dimitri Van den Bergh who won the World Matchplay at the first time of asking. Van den Bergh, playing here with Kim Huybrechts, makes Belgium look a real threat to go deep here. Bet365 clearly agree and have ranked Belgium as the fourth favourites.

Germany’s Gabriel Clemens and Max Hopp are another pair to keep your eye on. There has never been bigger than a 6-1 winner in the Darts World Cup but the Germans are 14/1 at bet365 and some might be tempted to take that punt on each way.

As for the Dutch favourites, world number one Michael van Gerwen teams up with PDC World Cup debutant Danny Noppert who is currently 21st in the PDC rankings. Holland have had a fine record in the ten years this trophy has been up for grabs. Not surprising given the perfect pairing of MVG and Raymond van Barneveld.Netherlands are the third seeds even though MVG hasn’t been his normal dominant self this season. Such form shouldn’t last long though as there is simply too much class and ability there. Of course, he did still take down the UK Open over the summer so he has still done better than most and with Noppert in tow could well fancy his chances of adding a World Cup to his 2020 trophy haul too.

World Cup Of Darts Teams

  • England – Michael Smith & Rob Cross
  • Wales – Gerwyn Price & Jonny Clayton
  • Netherlands – Michael van Gerwen & Danny Noppert
  • Northern Ireland – Daryl Gurney & Brendan Dolan
  • Belgium – Dimitri Van den Bergh & Kim Huybrechts
  • Germany – Max Hopp & Gabriel Clemens
  • Republic of Ireland – William O’Connor & Steve Lennon
  • Austria – Mensur Suljovic & Rowby-John Rodriguez
  • Australia – Simon Whitlock & Damon Heta
  • Brazil – Diogo Portela & Bruno Rangel
  • Canada – Jeff Smith & Matt Campbell
  • China – Zizhao Zheng * & Di Zhuang
  • Czech Republic – Karel Sedlacek & Adam Gawlas
  • Denmark – Neils Heinsøe & Per Laursen
  • Finland – Marko Kantele & Kim Viljanen
  • Gibraltar – Craig Galliano & Justin Hewitt
  • Greece – John Michael & Veniamin Symeonidis
  • Hong Kong – Kai Fan Leung & Royden Lam
  • Hungary – Patrik Kovacs & Janos Vegsö
  • Italy – Andrea Micheletti & Daniele Petri
  • Japan – Seigo Asada & Yuki Yamada
  • Lithuania – Darius Labanauskas & Mindaugas Barauskas
  • New Zealand – Cody Harris & Haupai Puha
  • Philippines – Lourence Ilagan & Noel Malicdem
  • Poland – Krzysztof Ratajski & Krzysztof Kciuk
  • Portugal – Jose De Sousa & Jose Marques
  • Russia – Boris Koltsov & Aleksei Kadochnikov
  • Scotland – John Henderson & Robert Thornton
  • South Africa – Devon Petersen & Carl Gabriel
  • Spain – Jesus Noguera & Toni Alcinas
  • Sweden – Daniel Larsson & Dennis Nilsson
  • USA – Chuck Puleo & Danny Lauby

Friday November 6 from 12.00

First Round (Best of nine legs – doubles)

  • Lithuania v Gibraltar
  • Hong Kong v China
  • Portugal v Hungary
  • New Zealand v Denmark
  • Northern Ireland v Canada
  • Belgium v Czech Republic
  • Austria v USA
  • England v Philippines
  • Italy v Spain
  • Sweden v Greece
  • Japan v Scotland
  • Poland v South Africa
  • Republic of Ireland v Australia
  • Wales v Russia
  • Germany v Finland
  • Netherlands v Brazil

Saturday November 7 from 12.30

Second Round (Best of 3 points)

  • Eight Matches

Sunday November 8 from 12.00

Four Quarter-Finals (Best of 3 points)

  • Semi-Finals (Best of 3 points)
  • Final (Best of 5 points)

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Venue: Salzburgarena, Austria

Dates: November 6 – November 8

Format: Best of nine legs, 3 points, 5 points

Current Champion: Scotland

Where To Watch: Sky Sports

When To Watch: (1900 GMT)

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Scotland Win The World Cup Of Darts

Scotland Win The World Cup Of Darts

Scotland Wins World Cup and Darts

The World Cup of Darts has a new champion after Scotland won the competition for the first time in their history on Sunday night in Hamburg. In a surprise final line up, Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright and Gary ‘The Flying Scotsman’ Anderson saw off Republic of Ireland’s Steve Lennon and William O’Connor with a 3-1 victory in the final.

The Scottish pair had made the final twice previously, losing on both occasions to England in 2015 and Holland a year ago. In its history, only England and The Netherlands have ever won the World Cup, although it was Ireland that put an end to English-Dutch dominance this year.

On Saturday, Lennon and O’Connor, who were 66/1 at the start of the tournament, shot down the pre-tournament favourites, England’s Rob Cross and Michael Smith in the second round, before taking out Holland’s Michael van Gerwen and Jermaine Wattimena in the semis. Ireland also dumped Mensur Suljovic’s Austria out in Sunday’s quarter-finals.

The Irish pair almost caused an upset in the final too as Lennon won his singles game 4-2 over Gary Anderson. But, in the second matchup between the two pairs, Wright’s average of 96.73 was enough to level the tie as he saw off O’Connor by the same score line.
Scotland then moved 2-1 ahead after thrashing the Irish 4-0 in the doubles before the reverse doubles saw Snakebite defeat Lennon 4-1 meaning Gary Anderson wasn’t required to return to the oche. Scotland had established an unassailable 3-1 lead which put an end to Ireland’s hopes and meant that Scotland would be crowned World Cup winners for the first time.

Looking Ahead

With the players on a mini-break for a few weeks until they meet in Las Vegas, now is a good time to look ahead to what is coming up over the second half of the year for the PDC. The World Matchplay, second in importance only to the World Championships, is the next big event on the horizon and takes place, as always, at Winter Gardens in Blackpool on July 20.

As you would expect, Mighty Mike van Gerwen has already been installed as favourite by online bookmakers Betway, who rate him as evens. Rob Cross has been priced at 7/1, while Gary Anderson — returning to events and newly crowned World Cup winner — has a value of 9/1.

From here, interestingly, the prices begin to widen. 16/1 on James Wade must tempt some, as will the 22/1 offered on Gerwyn Price and Michael Smith. Time will tell how this weekend’s success will affect Peter Wright, but if he reacts positively, he could well have a very strong second half of the season. Given his appalling 2019 so far, World Cup notwithstanding, prices are longer than previously and true to form, he has a 22/1 price on his mohawked head which might be worth a punt before it drifts in as it so surely will.

Further down the line, Daryl Gurney is 25/1, Mensur Suljovic is 28/1 and Adrian Lewis is 33/1, while you can also get 33/1 on Glen Durrant winning his maiden PDC event.

PDC Calendar 2019

July 3-5, Mandalay Bay Hotel, Las Vegas

  • US Masters (World Series of Darts)

July 12-13, Lanxess Arena, Cologne

  • German Darts Masters (World Series of Darts)

July 20-28 Winter Gardens, Blackpool

  • World Matchplay

August 9-10, BCEC, Brisbane

  • Brisbane Darts Masters (World Series of Darts)

August 16-17, Hisense Arena

  • Melbourne Darts Masters (World Series of Darts)

August 23-24, Hamilton

  • New Zealand Darts Masters (World Series of Darts)

August 30-September 1, Schwechat

  • Austrian Darts Championship (European Tour)

September 6-8, Maimarkthalle, Mannheim

  • European Darts Matchplay (European Tour)

September 13-15, Sachsenarena, Riesa

  • International Darts Open (European Tour)

September 27-29, Victoria Stadium

  • Gibraltar Darts Trophy (European Tour)

October 19-20. Venue TBC

  • Champions League of Darts

October 6-12, Dublin

  • World Grand Prix

October 24-27, Gottingen, Germany

  • European Championship

November 1-3, AFAS Live, Amsterdam

  • World Series of Darts Finals

November 9-17, Aldersley Leisure Village, Wolverhampton

  • Grand Slam of Darts

November 22-24, Minehead

  • Players Championship Finals

Dates TBC, Alexandra Palace, London

  • PDC World Championship 2020
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