Written October 31st 2019
World Series of Darts Betting Tips & Preview
The World Series of Darts reaches the finals stage this weekend after another year of arrows action at Masters events around the globe. Kicking off with Nathan Aspinall’s victory in Las Vegas at the US Masters in early July, the tournament has visited Cologne, Brisbane, Melbourne and Hamilton in the qualification stages for the main event. Michael Van Gerwen is the only man to have won two of those events, with the highlight perhaps coming in Brisbane when Australian Damon Heta became only the second regional qualifier to win a World Series event, beating Rob Cross 8-7 in the final.
The tournament finals consists of four different sets of qualifiers. The top eight ranked players from the World Series are joined by four order of merit qualifiers, four tour card holder qualifiers and a further eight players who enter by invitation. The players who have qualified by virtue of their World Series performances receive a bye to the second round, with the remaining sixteen players drawn into the first round. The tournament starts on Friday 1st November and reaches its conclusion two days later. Defending champion James Wade is joined in Amsterdam by fellow tour regulars Michael Van Gerwen and Gary Anderson, amongst others, in a bid to decide the World Series of Darts champion for 2019, and Bet UK’s resident tipster is back with his take on the darts betting action.
Here are our darts betting tips for the 2019 World Series of Darts finals.
Outright World Series of Darts Tip
We’ve gone for Gary Anderson to lift the World Series of Darts crown and have made him available at a boosted price of 12/1 over at our online betting. The ‘Flying Scotsman’ has endured a difficult 2019, with injuries ruling him out of the Premier League and Masters earlier in the season. He is yet to make a major darts final this year, but did team up with Peter Wright to lead Scotland to the World Cup in June. He is beginning to show signs of the player who won the UK Open, World Matchplay and Champions League last year and we can see him winning in Amsterdam. The draw is favourable to his chances, with Michael Van Gerwen and defending champion Wade on the other side of it, and he is due to meet the winner of the Noppert and de Zwaan match first, which should be well within the Scot’s capabilities. Peter Wright and Rob Cross are probably the two main threats on his side of the draw, but he is capable of beating either should he find his best form.
Outside Chance Tip
While Anderson’s odds are fairly long, we’ve picked out another contender as our outside chance tip for the World Series of Darts in defending champion James Wade. While Wade is scheduled to meet Van Gerwen in the quarters, the Englishman has a good record against ‘Mighty Mike’ in recent matches, with a draw and a win in the Premier League earlier this year, before falling to a narrow defeat in the group stages of the Champions League in their last meeting. We can see Wade being the man to progress to the final from that side of the draw, if he can see off Van Gerwen, and are backing him each way at darts odds of 22/1 (1-2 places, 1/2 odds) to do so.
Selected First Round Matches Betting Tips
Michael Smith vs Gerwyn Price
The highlight match of the first round is arguably between Michael Smith and Gerwyn Price. Both of these players reached the semifinals of the Champions League in October so come into the tournament in decent form. They also met a few days ago in the semifinal of the European Championship, with ‘The Iceman’ winning 11-7 against ‘Bully Boy’ in Gottingen. The carrot on offer to these two players is a last 16 tie against Van Gerwen and we can see Price being the man to challenge the world’s number one. We’re backing him to win by a similar margin to that European semi final as well, with our tip being Price to win -1.5 at odds of 29/25.
Danny Noppert vs Jeffrey de Zwaan
Another of the highlight picks in the first round is the all dutch affair between Danny Noppert and Jeffrey de Zwaan. Having two home favourites in the same match in Amsterdam is likely to lead to quite the atmosphere, as they battle it out for the right to face Anderson in the last 16. De Zwaan heads into the match as favourite as he is ranked 11 places higher in the order of merit than his opponent, but Noppert has won the only 2 meetings between the pair meaning this could go either way. De Zwaan achieved an excellent victory against Wright at the European Championships and we can see him continuing that fine form here for his first victory against his compatriot. You can back de Zwaan as well at darts odds of 5/8.
Kyle Anderson vs Mensur Suljovic
The last game we’ve picked out from the first round sees Kyle Anderson and Mensur Suljovic meet for the right to face Damon Heta in the last 16. Perhaps surprisingly given ‘The Gentle’s’ position in the order of merit (with the Austrian placed 29 places above his first round opponent), Anderson has won the last two meetings between the pair. The Australian is the only regional qualifier, apart from Heta, to win a Masters event and as him and Heta are good friends he will be probably have added incentive to win this encounter. We can see him getting the better of Suljovic for the third consecutive time here and you can find him priced at 31/20 if you agree.
The Champions League of Darts Betting Tips and Predictions
Here are all of Bet UK’s darts tips for the Champions League of Darts.
|Outright Tournament Winner||Gary Anderson (Was 8/1)||12/1|
|Outright Tournament Winner E/W (½ odds, 1-2 places)||James Wade||22/1|
|Smith v Price Handicap Match Winner||Gerwyn Price -1.5||29/25|
|Noppert v de Zwaan Match Winner||de Zwaan||5/8|
|K. Anderson v Suljovic Match Winner||K. Anderson||31/20|
2019 World Series of Darts Finals First Round Draw
Michael Smith v Gerwyn Price
Wayne Jones v Jonny Clayton
Kyle Anderson v Mensur Suljovic
Krzysztof Ratajski v Nathan Aspinall
Ricky Evans v Ian White
Danny Noppert v Jeffrey de Zwaan
Jermaine Wattimena v Gabriel Clemens
Dave Chisnall v Simon Whitlock
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*All odds from Bet UK’s online betting sportsbook correct at the time of writing.
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