2016 PDC World Darts Champ Day 11 Betting Preview – Tue 29th Dec by @jbanksy91

2016 PDC World Darts Championship Day 11 – Alexandra Palace, London

We’re getting towards the business end of the tournament now and we should have some more competitive matches to back. Another double session today and another couple of bets for us to get involved with.

The first bet comes from the second game of the day between Michael Smith and Benito van de Pas. Both players are aiming to reach the quarter-finals of the World Championship for the first time and boost their rankings in the process.

I think Michael Smith is a future World Champion and believe he is starting to show the kind of quality that will win him plenty of major titles in the years to come. The Bully Boy’s averages have been better than Van de Pas in both rounds so far and has been very impressive on his doubles as well.

 

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Smith leads the head to head 4-3 and I think it will be 5-3 after today. I’m backing Michael Smith -1.5 sets at a relatively short 1.67 but can’t see him losing more than two sets.

My second selection comes from this evenings action. I’m having a look at the game between defending Champion Gary Anderson and the Dutch Destroyer Vincent van der Voort. Gary should win this game, I accept that and hope he does but I’m telling you now this is a lot closer than the odds suggest.

I’m one of Gary’s biggest fans and I’ve tipped him to win this tournament again. However, Vincent is a much better player than people give him credit for. Anderson leads the head to heads 7-2 and has the better tournament average so far but VDV has better checkout percentages. If Gary gives Vincent a sniff the Dutchman will take it.

I think Gary will win this game but can’t see it being the battering the bookies are making it out to be. Vincent van der Voort +2.5 sets at 2.1 feels like a great bet to me.

Betting Recommendations: Michael Smith -1.5 sets @ 1.67 & Vincent van der Voort +2.5 set @ 2.1 with BetVictor

Prices correct at time of writing.

By @jbanksy91.

 

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2016 PDC World Darts Championship Day 9 Betting Preview – Sun 27th Dec by @jbanksy91

2016 PDC World Darts Championship Day 9 – Alexandra Palace, London

Without Christmas or Boxing Day to distract us now we can get back to some serious Tungsten battles with our first post-Christmas double session.

Our first bet comes from the game between Vincent van der Voort and Kyle Anderson. The pair comfortably came through first round matches both with 3-0 wins and this could be quite a contest. The world number 15 Van der Voort is favourite for this one and that, based on rankings is fair enough.

The bet I like in this one is the Australian to hit more 180’s at 1.83. Anderson is a confident young man and even if he finds hitting the doubles tough tonight I don’t expect him to find it difficult to hit big scores.

 

Wes Newton

Wes Newton

Anderson hit five 180’s to Van der Voorts three in Round 1 and although both are prolific maximum hitters I think the Aussie just has the advantage in this one.

The second bet is in from the evening session game between James Wade and Wes Newton. How Wes got through Round 1 I don’t know and things don’t get any easier for him tonight when he takes on James Wade who is desperate to win his first World Title.

The bet we’re on here is Wes to hit under 3.5 180’s at 1.91. Newton only managed one 180 in his first round match and if he plays like he did the other night he won’t have much time to hit many maximums!

Betting Recommendation: Wes Newton Under 3.5 180’s at 1.91 with BetVictor & Kyle Anderson Most 180’s v. Van der Voort at 1.83 with BET365

Prices correct at time of writing.

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2016 PDC World Darts Championship Boxing Day Betting Preview – Sat 26th Dec by @jbanksy91

Merry Christmas everybody, hope it was a good one but now it’s time for the action to get going again. The Second Round gets underway today and of course we’ve got to have a bet!

Three games on today and just one bet from me to earn back some of the money we all spent over Christmas. It comes in the first game between Ricky Evans and Jamie Caven.

 

Jamie Caven

Jamie Caven

Norris was mighty impressive in his victory over Robert Thornton in Round One and is definitely good enough to challenge Jamie Caven who we know will be fairly solid without blowing anyone’s socks off.

Having said that, Jabba is a good player on his day and is rightly favourite for this one. I think this could be close though so I won’t be backing anyone in the outright market.

The bet I like is for the match to have less than 11.5 180’s in it. Neither of these players are massive maximum hitters and although the format is now longer I can’t see them notching up 12 180’s between them. It’s a pretty short poke at 1.7 but I think this is one of those bets you’ve got to get involved with.

Betting Recommendation: Ricky Evans v Jamie Caven Under 11.5 180’s at 1.70 with Bet365

Prices correct at time of writing.

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