PDC World Championship – Thu 29th Dec (Round 3, Evening Session)

Darren Webster PDC darts player
Darren Webster

Click here to see my afternoon tip.

All three of my outright win bets/trades are still live here so do keep an eye out as I will be laying two of them back in the next couple of days or so!

I am away for a few days so if my tips don’t appear on this website they will appear on my social media accounts!

Both of today’s tips are for 2 points each.

Peter Wright v Ian White

The difference on their three dart averages just indicates the difference in class between these two players. Peter has averaged 102 and Ian has averaged 90.

Plus Peter has average 60% on his doubles with his only weakness being his 180s, only three so far.

So I see only one winner here and that’s Peter with a bit in hand

Michael van Gerwen v Darren Webster

I am beginning to warm to the “Mr Pocket Rocket” himself as he is playing the best darts of his career at the moment.

Now we all know that Michael should win this but Darren managed eight 180s in both of his previous two matches and I expect that he should reach a minimum of four in the final match of the night.

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Double

Wright -1.5 Sets

Webster Over 3.5 180s

2 points

13/8 Bet365 (2.69)

 

 

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PDC World Championship – Fri 23rd Dec (Round 2 – Part 1)

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Friday sees the start of round two where the format has increased to the first to four Legs. I always thought that round two started after Christmas, have they brought it forward this year?

Afternoon Session (1pm)
Ian White v Jonny Clayton (1.15pm)
Michael Smith v Mervyn King (2.30pm)
Benito van de Pas v Terry Jenkins (3.45pm)

Evening Session (7pm)
Darren Webster v Simon Whitlock (7.15pm)
Gary Anderson v Andrew Gilding (8.30pm)
Adrian Lewis v Joe Cullen (9.45pm)

I have a total of five tips for Friday in two posts, so click HERE to see the other four.

I have this tip up earlier than normal as Sky Bet seem to be pretty generous with my tip below at 5/4 as it’s a low as 8/11 with Paddy Power! So This may well be shorter come Friday.

Adrian Lewis v Jamie Cullen (10pm)

As a rule I like to avoid betting in Adrian Lewis matches, but Jaime Cullen was impressive in his first match and all his statistic were better than Adrian’s

3 dart average: 101 v 93

180s: 6 v 5

Highest checkout: 117 v 65

Doubles percentage: 38% v 31%

Jamie is very tempting to win at 3/1 and 11/8 +1.5 legs but I am going have a bit of cover by backing over 5.5 sets.

Over 5.5 Sets

2 points

5/4 (2.25) Sky Bet

NB – As at 1.30pm on the day of the match Sky Bet reduced their price to 10/11 (1.91) and are still the best price HERE. I hope some of you got on early?

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PDC World Championship – Tue 20th Dec (Round 1)

Christian Kist PDC darts professional
Christian Kist

Well there were some emotional scenes last night from Mervyn King, imagine what he will be like if he wins the tournament!

I am only getting involved in the Kist & Dolan match tonight and will be giving the Whitlock and the Barney matches a miss, as I find both of them to be too inconsistent to bother backing them or taking them on.

Brendan Dolan v Christian Kist (8pm)

Brendan Dolan’s three dart average just isn’t high enough to trouble his opposition. Four of his last five wins went deciding legs meaning that he doesn’t win convincingly enough for me.

Christian played pretty well last time out in the Players Championship beating Ricky Evans, Dimitri van den Bergh and Justin Pipe.

The last time these two met Brendan won 6:5 but I am convinced that Christian will be the victor this time around.

Back Kist To Win

4/5 Corals, Bet Victor & 4 more

Lay Dolan – Most 180s

5/2 Betfair Exchange (3.60)

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PDC World Championship – Mon 19th Dec (Round 1)

corey cadby
Corey Cadby

It was quite chaotic over the weekend with two sessions on both Saturday and Sunday, but the remainder of round one will be just the evening session from here on in.

Tonight’s Matches

Corey Cadby v Qiang Sun (7.10pm)

Mervyn King v Steve West (8pm)

Adrian Lewis v Magnus Caris (9pm)

Joe Cullen v Sun/Cadby (10pm)

Corey Cadby v Qiang Sun (7.10pm)

Corey was impressive during the Perth Masters where he beat Phil Taylor 6-2 in August and he is really living up to his billing. He won the World Youth title last month and is clearly one for the future.

Joe Cullen v Sun/Cadby (10pm)

Joe Cullen has a bad record here as he hasn’t got past the first round in the last five years. Cory managed ton plus averages against Phil Taylor and Peter Wright in the summer during the World Series and will rise to the occasion here.

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Double

Cadby To Beat Sun

Cadby/Sun To Beat Cullen

2/1 Betfair Sportsbook (3.01)

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Single

Cadby To Beat Cullen

(Only if Cadby wins his first match 2-1)

23/20 Betfair Sportsbook (2.15)

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Scottish Open – Sun 18th Dec (Final)

John Higgins
John Higgins

The two best matches that I have seen in 2017 both included Judd Trump and went to deciding frames. The first was Judd v Neil Robertson in the Masters and the second was John Higgins come back from 5-1 down to beat Judd 6-5 yesterday.

I remember John did something similar in a final of the UK Championship (the year escapes me) against Mark Williams to win. There is always something magical about seeing a player winning when he is so far behind and those are the matches that I never tend to forget.

Marco Fu v John Higgins

Marco got another two centuries yesterday bringing his tally to ten for the tournament and is odds against at 6/5 to get the highest break in today’s final, which looks very tempting indeed as John only has the three. Marco has the two highest breaks of the tournament of 142 and 141 and thoroughly deserves to win the highest break of the tournament.

Marco won his last two finals around this time last year beating Michael White 4-1 in ET5 and beat Mark Williams 7-3 in the General Cup. I think Marco will put up a good account of himself and Corals are offering 21/20 (2.05) for over 14.5 frames (9:8, 9:7 or 9:6) which is probably the percentage bet in this final.

John has had a fantastic season so far with two wins under his belt and a 147 to his name. To me he should have momentum on his side after his win against Judd yesterday and is the likely winner in my eyes. He should win with a bit in hand but won’t run away with it as Marco has played well over the last month or so.

John is only 7/10 (1.70) to win -1.5 frames so I am going to go another way instead.

John Higgins Correct Score

9:5 – 7/1 Powers (8.00)

9:6 – 7/1 Corals (8.00)

9:7 – 8/1 Corals (9.00)

1 Point Each

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So if it ends 9:5 or 9:6 to Higgins it will be 5.08 points profit, if Higgins wins 9:7 it will be +6.08 points profit & any other score will be a 2.92 points loss for the tournament overall.

 

World Grand Prix – Mon Round 1

Simon whitlock pro darts player
The Beard To Be Feared!

This unique tournament sees players having to start and end each leg with a double, known as double in double out.

Coverage is live on Sky Sports from 7pm GMT.

I had three tips for the round one matches on Sunday but I can only muster up a double for Monday night.

Joe Cullen v Simon Whitlock (9pm)

Simon claimed his first title for over two years as he produced a comeback win over Ronny Huybrechts in the Players Championship 18 final, after beating Michael van Gerwen 6-3 along the way.

He last tasted success in a ranking event in June 2014, but followed up last week’s nine-dart finish with an outstanding day at the City West Hotel to claim the £10,000 first prize.

So I have to side with him in his opening round as he should be buzzing with confidence!

Peter Wright v Brendan Dolan (10.30pm)

Brendan Dolan is know as the “History Maker” as he was the first player to get a nine darter in this double in double out tournament. Which is a bit out dated now as James Wade and Robert Thornton both got a 9 darter in the same match two years ago.

I last saw Brendan playing in a televised match during the world Cup and he was awful. He recently got married which is usually makes a player play better but to be honest Brendan just doesn’t have enough in his locker to get anywhere near Peter Wright.

Double

  • Whitlock

  • Wright

2 points

11/8 Marathon Bet (2.36)

World Grand Prix – Outright Win

james wade darts player
James Wade

The World Grand Prix starts at 7pm Sunday and concluded the following Saturday. The prize money on offer in Dublin’s City West Hotel is £400,000 with £100,000 going to the winner.

Last year’s final saw Robert Thornton beat Michael van Gerwen which was more than a shock. I also saw for the first time in the final the crowd booing MvG which was pretty ugly to see and I hope that there isn’t a repeat of that again.

Coverage is on Sky Sports and it feels like ages since we saw Mardle & Co presenting a darts tournament as it’s probably the Premier League final back in May being the last time that they were on our screens?

James Wade

After looking at the draw James Wade jumps out to me as the man to be on this week for a number of reasons.

The last 3 years or so have seen the 3 dart average increase and James is still plodding along in the mid to late 90s. However James’s strengths lie in getting the right doubles at the right time and as this tournament is all about doubles it’s a major plus!

Also worth noting is that he has reached the final here three times and has won twice!

The favourite to win his half of the draw is Gary Anderson with Taylor and MvG battling it out in the opposite half of the draw. Gary Struggled on his doubles in his last tournament, the Champions League of Darts, and I can see them troubling him again as he looked a bit rusty after he three weeks holiday in Florida. Plus Gary is having trouble sleeping for sometime now and could well reach burnout stage (despite his holiday) as his commitments as world champion for the last two years takes it toll.

MvG is the tournament favourite at 5/4 and I won’t be siding with him here as he has to face Phil Taylor who beat him twice in the Champions League of Darts last time out. If I had to predict the finalists it would be Wade and Taylor which is very tempting at 25/1 with Corals.

James played really well in the champions League of Darts and all he really has to do to reach the final is over come Gary Anderson which is very doable!

Back Wade (1 point) Each Way

22/1 Bet Victor