World Grand Prix Final Preview 2012

World Grand Prix Final

As personally predicted, a King/Van Gerwen final is upon us. We saw some clever money go on the Dutchman and the winner will instantly climb to 8th in the world. This will open all sorts of doors for either player, and surely both players will now appear in the Grand slam of Darts.

Best match odds:

King – 13/10 Boylesports
Van Gerwen – 4/5 Blue Square

So who will win it?

King has been the surprise of the tourney, whilst as mentioned some fancied Van Gerwen for this to be his time. King demolished Dolan 5-2. Van Gerwen looked great against Newton and one thing I for sure, if King gets 2 sets in front, will Van Gerwen have the mental ability to continue fighting? We think both players in this final are capable of any comeback, although we rate King higher purely out of his extensive experience on comeback ability.

All sorts of outcomes could appear in the final, well, there is only two outcomes for the winner, but the actual correct score will be where the money could be secured, depending on how close or how far apart the players will end up.

Check them out for yourself and be shrewd – http://www.oddschecker.com/other-sports/darts/world-grand-prix/mervyn-king-v-michael-van-gerwen/correct-score

We were hoping to see King get a handicap of 2.5 to see some value, but we have not. Mervyn is more than capable of scoring the most 180’s and Bwin go 3/4 he does so! Best of eleven sets we could easily see a 6-4 or 6-5 outcome triggering over 9.5 sets, as niether play will surely allow the other to get too far in front. Skybet go 11/10 that the match goes 10 sets or more.

Recommendations:

First 180 – King 8/11 BetVictor
Most 180’s – King 3/4 Bwin
Highest Checkout – under 141.5 BetVictor

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    World Grand Prix Darts Betting Tips Day 4

    Well, well well – The power was switched off. We were not confident that Taylor outright at the beginning of the tourney would win it, especially at as short as 6/5. We feel that the tourney could be anyone’s now. With two seeds left, being Adrian Lewis and Wes Newton, the likes of Thornton, Pipe and Hamilton will fancy themselves big time to suffice.

    Order of play:

    Beaton vs. Hamilton

    Steve Beaton has only got a few opportunities left now, seeing as he has been sliding to the edge of the top 32. Andy Hamilton has had a terrific year and will not fear anyone.

    Best match odds:

    Beaton – 6/4 Paddy Power
    Hamilton – 4/7 Boylesports

    Hamilton has looked rock steady thus far and beat Webster to nil. Beaton beat Smith to nil also, and it was no pushovers in neither of them. With the momentum of Hamilton will be spurred on to win. Beaton is as good as a top ten player when he turns up. It will be all down to the doubles and Hamilton is rock stead with his double 16.

    The game could go beyond three sets, as Beaton is good enough to take a set. The bet of the night must be on the maximums market. Hamilton is 10/11 with Totesport to score most 180’s. The boundary has been set at 6.5 180’s and I am hesitant on this. The other bet we like are the under/over legs in the match. Blue Square stand out at under 17.5 at 8/11. This will come down to the double finishing.

    Osborne vs. Nicholson

    Osborne has been particularly ordinary for a while. Id call him as being beatable by some of the better pub players! Nicholson will see this as his opportunity and he will never be more fired up.

    Best match odds:

    Osborne – 13/8 Skybet
    Nicholson – 4/7 Ladbrokes

    We will be recommending Nicholson outright, but those wanting a bit of Value can back him at 4/1 Ladbrokes to win 3-0 and perhaps put a cover on at 10/3 Hills for 3-1. Nicholson is good enough and Osborne’s inconsistencies may show. Personally ill be looking to lay Osborne and trade in play. I do not see Nicholson losing and am there or there abouts sure about this!

    Adrian Lewis vs. Michael Van Gerwen

    With the confidence of MVG at the moment, winning a recent floor event he will be fired up to beat Lewis. Lewis struggled to get over the line against Burnett, but Burnett had the crowd behind him and caused a few comical moments. Lewis will be aware that if he wins the competition he could become world number one on the order of Merit, as mentioned before the tourney started.

    Best match odds:

    Lewis – 4/7 Betfred
    MVG – 6/4 Blue Square

    It will be tempting to initially lay Lewis, as MVG is a fast starter. We feel his confidence has never been higher and taking Lewis out will only boost this ego. Over 3.5 sets is just 2/5 with Skybet, as the other bookies go over/under 4.5 sets, John Gwynne commentator for Sky Sports thinks this will go all the way, and we agree with this also. To be taking over 16.5 legs in the match is 5/6 with Skybet and this is nailed on! Paddy Power go over 6.5 180’s at 4/6 and could be worth a look also.

    Wes Newton vs. Ian White

    This will be a tight game, as Ian White quietly took out Barney. We were not confident with Barney and White is emerging into the top 32 very quickly. Wes Newton beat long term friend Ronnie Baxter in round one.

    Best match odds:

    Newton – 8/13 Boylesports
    White – 7/5 Bwin

    A tough game to call with Newton making the final of the European Championships and also winning Championship League darts beating Lewis in the final. We watched both and Newton at world 6 could break into the world top 5 with a long run here and at the grand slam next month. White wont make this easy and we find picking a winner too tough to call. White is excellent value and can handle the pressure. Over 16.5 legs is the best bet to be taken here at 16.5 or more at 5/6 Skybet. Over 5.5 180’s at the same firm is 4/6 and this is worth a look.

    Recommended betting:
    Hamilton – 4/7 Boylesports
    Under 17.5 legs – 8/11 Blue Square
    Nicholson – 4/7 Ladbrokes
    Nicholson – 3-0 or 3-1 (4/1 Ladbrokes and 10/3 Will Hill) Spread stakes evenly
    Lewis/MVG over 16.5 legs – 5/6 Skybet
    Newton/White over 16.5 legs – 5/6 Skybet
    Over 5.5 180’s 4/6 Skybet

    John Gwynne selections

    Outright winner – Lewis 16/5 Sportingbet
    EW- Pipe 10/1 Totesport

    Beaton vs. Hamilton – Hamilton 3-1

    Osborne vs. Nicholson – Nicholson 3-1

    Adrian Lewis vs. Michael Van Gerwen – 3-2 both players (Adrian Lewis as requested)

    Wes Newton vs. Ian White – 3-2 Newton

      PDC World Grand Prix Darts Day 2 Betting Tips

      With some fair prices we are in for a great night, and hopefully some successful outcomes.

      Order of play:

      First Round
      Steve Beaton v Andy Smith
      Andy Hamilton v Mark Webster
      Michael van Gerwen v Colin Lloyd
      Wes Newton v Ronnie Baxter
      James Wade v Colin Osborne
      Adrian Lewis v Richie Burnett
      Raymond van Barneveld v Ian White
      Michael Mansell v Paul Nicholson

      Steve Beaton v Andy Smith
      With Steve Beaton pondering around the top 32, a good run could be significant for the bronze Adonis to remain inside the circle of the top 32. With players like Ian White forcing his way up the rankings, Steve cannot be complacent.

      Best match odds
      Beaton – 10/11 Coral
      Smith – 11/10 Totesport

      There is little value in the handicaps and two fairly close players in ability, means this could go either way. Skybet disagree and think the game will be settled in under 10.5 legs at 8/11. Skybet go evens that the game will go over 2.5 sets, which may be the safer bet. Beaton has beaten Smith on four of the five occasions and have mainly met at Championship Darts at Crondon Park.

      We would love to see Beaton take this, but see over 2.5 sets as our recommended bet.

      Andy Hamilton v Mark Webster

      Mark Webster has shattered confidence at the moment and may struggle to hit a double. Hamilton has had the best year of his career and should be rock steady in winning this. In nine matches, Hamilton has beaten Webster seven times.

      Best match odds
      Hamilton – 8/13 Boylesports
      Webster – 6/4 general

      Hamilton is best priced 8/13 at Boylesports to beat 6/4 Webster with the same firm going 15/8 that Hamilton wins this to nil.

      Michael van Gerwen v Colin Lloyd

      What can we say about Michael Van Gerwen, he won a players championship and secured another appearance at the finals at Minehead at the end of November. He plays a veteran Lloyd that on his day is quite an unstoppable player. The former winner and number one in the world will be aware of Van Gerwen’s weaknesses and will have to work on this

      Best match odds:
      MVG – 4/6 Coral
      Lloyd – 5/4 Totesport

      The pair have met eleven times, with Gerwen winning three of those, including two of the last three. With the confidence of MVG, he has been seen as a Longshot outsider for the crown. We are confident he will deliver and will take the 4/6 on offer.

      Wes Newton v Ronnie Baxter

      The two locals from Fleetwood and Blackpool respectively meet again. Having played three times in 2012, Wes has won two of the three. Wes beat Ronnie in a weekend player’s championship and goes in as the 4/7 favourite with Skybet.

      Best match odds:
      Newton – 4/7 Skybet
      Baxter – 6/4 Totesport

      Newton will be fully focussed after missing out at the European Championship finals, with the belief he can do it again. It is difficult looking past Newton at 7/4 with William Hill. We will take Newton at 2-0 (7/4) and 2-1 (5/2) for an even money return stakes adjusted.

      James Wade v Colin Osborne

      James Wade has been unwell recently and is unknown on the form of the machine. No bet for this game

      Adrian Lewis v Richie Burnett

      We are big fans of Burnett who is a proper grafter. He plays Adrian Lewis, who knows he could snatch the world ranking from Taylor with a long campaign and the Power is de-railed in the first or second round.

      Best match odds:

      Lewis – 4/9 Skybet
      Burnett – 9/4 Stan James

      The pair have met three times all told, with Lewis winning all their encounters. Most recently in the World cup of Darts earlier in the year, Lewis won 4-3. The pair met in the competition back in 2004, where Lewis won 2-0. A repeat performance will see 11/8 Lewis wins 2-0 with Skybet and this gets the green light.
      Raymond van Barneveld v Ian White

      Barney has a tough opponent in Ian White in round one. He will know he will have to get out the blocks early, as White is building up a profile to enter the top 32 and could well do so by the time the World Championships are over.

      Best match odds:

      Barney – 1/2 Skybet
      White – 13/8 Bet365

      The thing we need to establish is whether Ian White can win a set. We are finding this difficult to establish looking at the form guide. Over 1.5 180’s for Barney is a banker at 4/6 and presents some value.

      Michael Mansell v Paul Nicholson
      The crowd will be very hostile towards Nicholson, and this is how he likes it. We think Mansell with the crowd behind him should be capable of winning a few legs, and is 8/15 with BetVictor +1.5 sets

      Best match odds

      Nicholson – 8/13 Paddy Power
      Mansell – 6/4 Bet365

      If you think Mansell can win, you will expect Nicholson to get a set on the board also, so it may pay to take out correct scores on the following:

      Nicholson: 2-1 5/2 Skybet
      Mansell: 2-1 7/2 Skybet

      Alternatively over 2.5 sets is 11/10 with Paddy Power, although calculating the stake on the correct scores will return an accumulated odds return of 6/4 +. The only danger is if either player wins 2-0 and we feel if Nicholson really shows up, the danger is him winning 2-0.

      We recommend Nicholson outright though overall.

      Lockup Tipsters recommended selections:

      • Hamilton – 8/13 Boylesports
      • Beaton/Smith – Over 2.5 sets 1/1 Skybet (Or Beaton 2-1 11/4 Skybet, Smith 2-1 3/1 Skybet) Adjust stakes accordingly.
      • Newton at 2-0 (7/4) and 2-1 (5/2) for an even + money return stakes adjusted.
      • MVG – 4/6 Coral
      • Lewis 2-0 11/8 Skybet
      • Over 1.5 180’s for Barney 4/6 Skybet
      • Nicholson 8/13 Paddy Power

      John Gwynne picks –
      First round matches – Night two

      Beaton
      Hamilton
      Michael Van Gerwen
      Wes Newton
      Colin Osborne
      Adrian Lewis
      Barney
      Paul Nicholson

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      Darts World Grand Prix Day 1 Specials

      Scottish Double – Both To Win: Thornton & Anderson – 13/8
      English Double – Both To Win: Chisnall & Jenkins – 13/8
      R.O.W Treble – All To Win: Whitlock, Huybrechts & Voort – 3/1

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        PDC World Grand Prix Darts Night One Betting Tips

        We will expect Thornton to be on top form after an excellent weekend on the floor events in Dublin. Robert Thornton will want to be turning his form around against Walsh, as they have played eight times, and Walsh has won six of them. Both have similar winning percentages, and Thornton beat Walsh in a player’s championship event back in March.
        Order of play

        Monday October 8 (7pm-12am)
        First Round
        Mark Walsh v Robert Thornton
        Dean Winstanley v Dave Chisnall
        Simon Whitlock v Justin Pipe
        Terry Jenkins v Mervyn King
        Gary Anderson v Brendan Dolan
        Phil Taylor v Michael Smith
        Kevin Painter v Kim Huybrechts
        Vincent van der Voort v William O’Connor

        Best match odds:

        Thornton – 5/6 – Ladbrokes
        Walsh – 6/5 – Boylesports

        Thornton has had by far the best year of his professional career. We advised earlier to Lay Walsh in play and we will stick by this. We will be backing Thornton and this will be our Lockup Single of the day.

        Terry Jenkins v Mervyn King
        A tough game to call in essence. Both players have supreme quality and the game could go either way. A market to take a persons eye though could be over 2.5 sets, as neither player will back down easily and both will see they can win it. Both have been in major finals, so they know what is at stake. Over 2.5 sets is 1/1 at Skybet.

        Gary Anderson v Brendan Dolan

        Anderson has been looking on top form again since his suspension, and we can hardly forget the magic that Brendan produced last year. We thought that Brendan had the luck of the Irish on his side to help his tourney. Anderson though is a quality player in the elite top ten. We do not see anything but an Anderson win here and BetVictor8/15 with BetVictor says he will win. Anyone looking for better value should consider the Anderson correct score of Anderson 2-0, and Skybet go 11/8 on a 2-0 scoreline.

        Vincent van der Voort v William O’Connor

        They usually say, when the Dutch turn up, they produce the goods. VVV is on last and will want an extended stay until at least Wednesday. Connor has lost both times against VVV and we can see another loss taking place. VVV is excellent value –1.5 sets at 13/8 with Skybet and he will be too strong for the irish guy! Reasoning behind the bet is, this tourney is the beginning of the run in to the World Championships, so all players will want to be playing their very best to cement their world ranking, which may influence the route they have in the World Championships.

        Recommended betting:

        Thornton – 5/6 Ladbrokes
        King/Jenkins – over 10.5 games 1/1 Skybet
        Anderson 2-0 – 11/8 Skybet
        VVV – -1.5 sets 13/8 Skybet

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        Darts World Grand Prix Day 1 Specials

        Scottish Double – Both To Win: Thornton & Anderson – 13/8
        English Double – Both To Win: Chisnall & Jenkins – 13/8
        R.O.W Treble – All To Win: Whitlock, Huybrechts & Voort – 3/1

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