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Betway World Cup Of Darts Odds and Preview – Darts Betting June 2 – 5

Darts Betting

The sixth Betway World Cup Of Darts takes place at the Eissporthalle in Frankfurt next week with increased prize money. The winning pair will share £50,000 this year with the overall purse worth £1/4million. Even first-round losers will share £3,000, more than enough to cover the air fare to Germany.

Like last year, it’s a straight knockout with only eight of the 32 countries being seeded. Best-of-nine legs doubles matches will decide the first-round matches then the second round, quarter-finals and semi-finals go to two best-of-seven singles matches with a doubles match only played if the scores are tied. Two best-of-seven legs singles matches are played in the final followed by a best-of-seven doubles match.

Stoke duo Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis will team up for the fifth successive year for England and are bidding to win the World Cup Of Darts for the fourth time in five years. A best 9/4 with bwin, top seeds England will face Spain in the opening round. Taylor won’t have happy memories of the Spanish in this tournament as he was part of the England team surprisingly dumped out by Antonio Alcinas and Carlos Rodriguez in the inaugural event in 2010. Alcinas and Cristo Reyes are a top-priced 150/1 this year however.

World number one Michael van Gerwen has won six ranking tournaments in 2016 and will again join forces with Raymond van Barneveld for third seeds the Netherlands. The Dutch are 13/8 favourites and start off against 1000/1 outsiders Russia having beaten England to the title in 2014. It is only a best 6/5 for another Netherlands/England final, though Scotland may have something to say about that.

Scotland were beaten finalists last year but Gary Anderson has become a world champion since then and his team-mate Robert Thornton is no mug. The Scots are seeded to meet the Netherlands in the semi-finals and are a best 11/8 to reach the final again and a general 5/1 to grab a first-ever win. It’s almost impossible to look beyond the top three seeds with fifth seeds Wales (Mark Webster and Gerwyn Price) next best in most lists at a best 28/1.

World Cup Of Darts Best Odds

Netherlands (13/8), England (9/4),Scotland (5/1), Wales (28/1), Australia (40/1), Austria, Northern Ireland and Belgium (50/1), Germany (125/1), Spain (150/1)


Darts Masters 2016 Betting Preview & Winner Odds

Darts Betting

There’s another title on the line for Michael van Gerwen to defend soon, the Darts Masters 2016 gets under way on January 30th which will be only its fourth edition. This tournament is a fairly new one on the calendar then and it is not a ranking one. It’s a short blitz of a tournament as well, going over just the two days of darts action and only the top sixteen on the PDC Order of Merit get to participate.

Van Gerwen beat out fellow countryman Raymond van Barneveld easily in last season’s final and now the familiar faces head back to the ArenaMK in Milton Keynes to battle for top honours. Van Gerwen, who didn’t retain his World Championship title in early January because of a loss against Van Barneveld, is running as 11/8 outright favourite to win the sixteen man tournament. Behind him in Gary Anderson, the reigning World Champion at 10/3.

It’s not often you have seen Phil Taylor outside of the top two heading into a darts tournament, but The Power, who has struggled for titles over the last year or so, is running at 6/1 third favourite, with Adrian Lewis the only other one in the field coming in under double figures at a price of 9/1 with online bookmaker Bet365. The tournament is just a straight knockout, no second chances, just a straight shot for glory.

PDC Darts Masters 2016

Darts Masters 2016 Betting Odds

Michael van Gerwen 5/4, Gary Anderson 10/3, Phil Taylor 6/1, Adrian Lewis 9/1, Peter Wright 16/1, Dave Chisnall 20,1 James Wade 20/1, Michael Smith 20/1, Raymond van Barneveld 28/1, Robert Thornton 50/1.

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Draw Format

This is just a sixteen man tournament and a straight knockout event. The first round and the quarter finals are both over the best of 19 legs, with the semi finals and the final being contested over the best of 21 legs. The winner of the Darts Masters 2016 will walk away with £60,000.

Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen takes on 16th seed Stephen Bunting in the first round and he could set up a clash in the second round against Raymond van Barneveld who takes on Michael Smith. The top half of the draw also houses Phil Taylor who opens against Jelle Klaasen, the man who dumped him out of the recent World Championships. A clash between Peter Wright and Ian White make up the top half of the draw.

So because of how the draw has fallen, you could have some big favouritism to someone from the bottom half of the line up because it’s less congested. Gary Anderson naturally takes top billing as he is a man on form after having won the World Championship recently. He opens against Vincent van der Voort in Milton Keynes (who Anderson beat at the World Championships) and would play the winner of Robert Thornton v Dave Chisnall, which should be a great tussle. Adrian Lewis and James Wade are on course of a quarter final showdown, Lewis taking on Kim Huybrechts in the first round, while Wade goes against Terry Jenkins.

2016 Unibet Masters – Draw and Bracket

Michael van Gerwen (1) v Stephen Bunting (16)

Michael Smith (8) v Raymond van Barneveld (9)

Phil Taylor (4) v Jelle Klaasen (13)

Peter Wright (5) v Ian White (12)

Gary Anderson (2) v Vincent van der Voort (15)

Robert Thornton (7) v Dave Chisnall (10)

Adrian Lewis (3) v Kim Huybrechts (14)

James Wade (6) v Terry Jenkins (11)

The first round will be played across Saturday, January 30th with the final three rounds of the Darts Masters 2016 going off on Sunday, January 31st.

Records, Stats and Previous Winners

There is only a short history to look back on for the Darts Masters, which was only started in 2013 when Phil Taylor thrashed Adrian Lewis 10-1 in the final. Taylor landed a 108 three dart average in the final, but that record would go on to get smashed by Michael van Gerwen in the 2015 final. Taylor was unable to defend his title in the Darts Masters 2014 as he was edged out in a close battle with James Wade in the semi finals.

Wade would go on to take down Mervyn King 11-10 in the 2014 final. Wade lost in the second round of his title defence in 2015 as he was taken out by Gary Anderson. Wade would go on to prevail in the 2014 final against van Barneveld, who benefitted in the draw from Phil Taylor’s shock first round exit against Terry Jenkins. In the 2015 Darts Masters final, Van Gerwen put up an immense 112 three dart average.

Popular Darts Masters 2016 betting markets

Bet365 offers a wide variety of live in-play betting markets and that is going to be the best way to follow the action at the Darts Masters 2016. Take that dynamic step with your darts betting and enhanced all the excitement that is playing out in front of you. It is a small tournament, so there’s not a lot of value in breaking it down into brackets and as you can see from previous results, you are looking at the top three or four heavyweights to really be competing for the title and an underdog story isn’t likely to be written. Not value in 1/3 odds on an each way for the favourites, but you can take a small odds concession by backing your selection To Reach Final instead of having them go all the way and lift the title. That’s just three matches needing to be won to get to the showcase match.

Darts Masters 2016 Predictions

The draw could be a telling factor in this one. Gary Anderson must be looking at the draw ahead and licking his lips. Adrian Lewis and James Wade, the two highest seeds behind the reigning World Champion in the bottom half of the draw could meet in the quarter finals, so that’s at least one of Anderson’s’ main competitors out of the way. So there’s really no tough game for Anderson until the semi finals whereas you have the potential Van Gerwen v Van Barneveld clash in the quarters and the winner of that facing Phil Taylor in the semis. The top half of the draw is a real scrap, so that could leave Gary Anderson to waltz through from the bottom half and he is big value at even money in the To Reach Final market.


bwin World Cup Of Darts 2015 Betting – Darts Betting June 11 – 14

Darts Betting

It’s no surprise that the Netherlands, England and Scotland are dominating the outright betting for this week’s bwin World Cup Of Darts in Frankfurt – those three pairs have quality that the other 29 participating countries can only dream of.

The Dutch are the defending champions and world number one Michael van Gerwen and partner Raymond van Barneveld are again favourites at a best 15/8 with Stan James and sportingbet. Van Gerwen has just beaten van Barneveld and English pair Adrian Lewis and Phil Taylor to win another Dubai Masters – his fourth tournament victory of the year already – so is in red-hot form. The Netherlands begin late on Friday against the USA (500/1 with Betfred and sportingbet) and look the pair to beat.

England are next best at 2/1 with Unibet, 888sport and Boylesports. The top seeds are bidding for a third World Cup triumph having triumphed in 2012 and 2013. They meet Denmark (a general 500/1) in the first round and it’s difficult to see Stoke’s finest encountering few problems before they meet either the Scots or the Dutch in the final – another England/Netherlands final is 7/4 with Skybet who price up a Scotland/England final at 5/2.

Scotland are represented by Premier League winner and PDC World Champion Gary Anderson and Peter Wright and should be a threat to all if they play to their potential. They begin against Singapore (a general 1000/1) and though they are scheduled to meet the Dutch in the semi-finals are still no bigger than 7/2 (sportingbet, Coral and BetVictor).

Australia are fourth seeds and, on paper, should be the fourth team in the semi-finals. Simon Whitlock and Paul Nicholson have World Cup debutants Russia (a general 1000/1) up first and are 25/1 to win the 2015 bwin World Cup Of Darts with most layers. Skybet price up the Aussies at 5/1 to reach the final.

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PDC European Championship Odds and Preview – Darts Betting

Darts Betting

None of us should forget what Christmas is really all about. But, in the season of goodwill to all men, forget trees and turkeys and fighting over the last bunch of flowers at the filling station. Tickets for the PDC  World Championship at Alexandra Palace are already like gold dust and the countdown is firmly under way for this now traditionally festive event. It’s the European Championship in Mulheim at the end of this week and all the big names will be in attendance.

World champion Michael van Gerwen is the number one seed and favourite (a best 5/2 with sportingbet). The world’s top 16-ranked players are joined by another 16 who have qualified through various events on the Pro Tour and the lesser European Tour. But van Gerwen doesn’t have a great record in the tournament. He was beaten in the semi-finals by eventual winner Adrian Lewis last year having been beaten in the second round by Raymond van Barneveld in 2012. ‘Jackpot’ is a general 12/1 to retain his crown while ‘Barney’ is available at 28/1 in several places. Of course, if you don’t follow van Gerwen the default selection is Phil Taylor (3/1 general). ‘The Power’ won the European Championship every year between 2008 and 2011 but he hasn’t gone beyond the quarter-finals in the last two years and all of that travelling, promoting his new book, must be taking its toll – he looked physically and mentally shattered last time out in Dublin.

I like the look of James Wade at the general 12/1. He was in red-hot form in the World Grand Prix in Dublin and made van Gerwen fight all the way. He probably has Lewis to beat in the bottom half of the draw but you never know what you are going to get with the latter. Gary Anderson hit 25 maximums in Dublin en route to the semi-finals and has already won six times in 2014. He’s reached the last four in the World Matchplay and Premier League as well so is having a good season so the general 14/1 looks fair. Simon Whitlock is 25/1 with bwin, Unibet and 888sport and that’s also a bit of value. He won the European Championship in 2012 at the RWE Sporthalle, though it was a sub-standard tournament that year scoring-wise.


2012 Premier League Darts Betting – Week 14 – 10.05.12

Simon Whitlock (Australia)

We are down to the fourteenth and final week of 2012 Premier League darts betting and while Phil Taylor has booked his place in the finals, joining him will be Aussie Simon Whitlock so there are just two remaining spots up for grabs. Thankfully, for excitement value, everything has gone down to the wire with five players still in contention to take those two remaining spots. So there is a great deal of excitement to come on Thursday, May 10th, as we head to the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle for the final night of the league match ups. The Finals Night of the 2012 Premier League darts will be held at the O2 Arena in London on May 17th. Defending Champion Gary Anderson won’t be there, as he is likely to finish bottom of the table and can’t make Finals night now.

Standings: Taylor 23pts, Whitlock 14pts, Lewis 12pts, Wade 12pts, Barneveld 12pts, Painter 11pts, Hamilton 11pts, Anderson 9pts.

Adrian Lewis V Simon Whitlock
Well, the pressure is all going to be on Adrian Lewis to churn out a win in this one. He is sitting in third place at the moment, but is one of three players on twelve points. Lewis, after a good run of form, really blew a big chance last week as he went down heavily against Kevin Painter. It wasn’t the greatest night of the Premier League season for Lewis and now he needs to muster up one more big effort just to get over the finish line. That defeat last week snapped a four match unbeaten run and it is no done deal for him yet, as he lost 8-4 against Whitlock earlier in the season. Aussie Whitlock has booked his place in the Finals of the 2012 Premier League darts after a surprisingly solid season. He choked last week as well though, going down against Andy Hamilton. That was The Wizard’s second defeat in a row, so is choking a bit. Still, the pressure is on Lewis. Nothing much to chose between them, but would just edge Lewis to strike.
Lewis 15/13, Draw 9/2, Whitlock 13/8 at Bet365

Andy Hamilton v Kevin Painter
A fascinating end of season match up between the two new-boys in their first season here. Both are still in with a chance of making the finals if other results go their way. They will both want Simon Whitlock to beat Lewis for starters, because both Hamilton and Painter are just a point back. So this is going to be a huge match and both scored big, morale boosting wins last week. Andy Hamilton, who has battled so well, but struggled to pick up wins all season, got the better of Simon Whitlock to keep his chances of reaching Finals night alive. That was a big win, and Hamilton is now unbeaten in four, after drawing his previous three before his triumph over Whitlock last week. Kevin Painter pulled out the stops when necessary as well, beating Adrian Lewis 8-3. Huge win there too, which keeps the Artist alive. Painter is now unbeaten in three, having picked up a bit of form at the end of season run in. Nothing much to split them, the darts are with Hamilton, and after beating Painter 8-5 earlier in the season, would just lean towards him.
Hamilton 5/4, Draw 9/2, Painter 11/8 at Bet Victor

Raymond van Barneveld v James Wade
Everything is at stake here for these two. A defeat and they know that they could be out of the top four. Both are on twelve points heading into the final week, but Wade is just edging things on Leg Difference. So there is a slight advantage, but it will mean nothing if he loses. So this is going to be a winner takes all affair, and the big match of the night. Very much looking forward to his one. Wade has probably edged things over the course of the season, but only has one win in his last four matches. He was thumped 8-1 by Phil Taylor last week, which won’t have done too much for his confidence. Barneveld too, for all of his heavy scoring this season, he just hasn’t been able to finish off matches and has drawn his last two, so he isn’t in the strongest form either. This is going to be a real show down and probably a very close and tense match. A draw could be enough to suit both, it will depend on what happens in the Whitlock v Lewis match, and if there is a winner in the Painter v Hamilton match. Anything could happen here. Wade took an 8-6 win over the Dutchman earlier in the season. Would just take that to be reversed this time around.
Barneveld 13/8, Draw 9/2, Wade 6/5 at Bet365

Gary Anderson v Phil Taylor
Well, we round out the regular season with a top v bottom match. Never thought for a moment at the start of the season that this was going to be the situation. Well, we expected Phil Taylor to power his way to the top of the table, but it has been a very distracted and disappointing season for Gary Anderson, who has never really gotten going. He is out of contention for finals night, so would expect Taylor just to finish the job in a meaningless match.
Anderson 6/1, Draw 8/1, Taylor 5/18 at Bet Victor

It is worth following your Premier League darts betting with online bookmaker Paddy Power, who run great coverage on your match betting. Back a Correct Score bet in any of the night’s matches, and if that match happens to end in a draw, then Paddy Power will refund your losing stake on that market. So great bit of coverage in this alternative darts betting market for the Premier League. Popular bookie Paddy Power offers a free £50 bet for new customers registering an account. The bookie will match the value of your first stake on a new account with a free bet, up to the maximum value of £50.


2012 Premier League Darts Betting Odds & Preview – Week 13

Phil Taylor

Just two weeks left in the regular season of 2012 Premier League darts betting, and the only thing confirmed is that Phil Taylor has topped the table. The other three places to reach the knock-out stages are still up for grabs. Second placed Simon Whitlock needs just one more win to confirm his place in the finals, and behind him then, it genuinely looks as if it will be a three way race for the remaining two spots, as Wade, Lewis and Barneveld are in the strongest positions. So two more crucial nights to come in your 2012 Premier League darts betting before we hit finals night. Phil Taylor is there. Who will join him? We are at the NIA Birmingham for this week’s action, on Thursday, May 3rd

Standings: Taylor 21pts, Whitlock 14pts, Wade 12pts, Lewis 12pts, Barneveld 11pts, Painter 9pts, Hamilton 9pts, Anderson 8pts

Simon Whitlock v Andy Hamilton
Aussie Simon Whitlock can book himself a place in the finals if he can take maximum points off Andy Hamilton. The Wizard was rolling along nicely until he ran into Phil Taylor last week and got demolished 8-3. Still, Whitlock has been surprisingly consistent this season, and looks a good bet to make it through to finals night. Andy Hamilton is still trying all that he can to make an impact in his debut season, and he would need to win this one to be in with any kind of chance of making finals night. He needs two wins from the remaining two matches, and needs other results to go his way. He is fighting well, and making a nuisance of himself, and has earned himself back to back draws in the past two weeks against James Wade and Gary Anderson. Hamilton earned a draw against Whitlock earlier in the season and wouldn’t be too surprised to see that happen again. Would edge things just with Whitlock though.
Whitlock 1.61, Draw 6.5, Hamilton 4.00 at Bet365

Gary Anderson v Raymond van Barneveld
Barneveld needs this win to try and muscle his way into the top four. He just on the outskirts at the moment by a single point, so he still needs other results to go his way. But to keep himself in with a chance he has to pick up two points here realistically, and then there will be the massive showdown against James Wade next week. Barneveld drew 7-7 with Adrian Lewis last week in a grinding match, but it means the Dutchman hasn’t won in three matches now. So he is falling away a little bit. But Gary Anderson is out of the running altogether Mathematically there is an outside chance, but it would need a miracle. The defending champion just hasn’t been at the races this season, and although he ground out a draw against Adrian Lewis last week, Barneveld has to be much hungrier for this win you would think. However, he seems to just be teetering and he has had trouble closing out matches. So would edge Anderson.
Anderson 2.62, Draw 6.0, Barneveld 2.2 at Bet365

Kevin Painter v Adrian Lewis
The Artist Kevin Painter needs to wins from two if he is going to make the play-offs, which seems a little unlikely from this point. However, he would pull within one point of Adrian Lewis, who is fourth, if he could pick up a victory on Thursday night. Painter has struggled over the second half of the season, but has ground out three points from the last four available over the past couple of weeks. A battler, but would expect Lewis to finish off the job on Thursday. Lewis has been resurgent after having a very slow start to the season. He is unbeaten in his last five matches now heading into this, including a win over Phil Taylor two weeks ago. So the double World Champion looks in good shape to book a place in the finals. Just needs to get his head down though and see off the challenge of Painter. Although The Artist has been battling nicely, would expect the power of Lewis to come through.
Painter 5.0, Draw 6/5, Lewis 1.54 at Bet365

James Wade v Phil Taylor
Big match here for Wade, beause if he loses this and both Lewis and Barneveld win, then he will pushed outside of the top four. It is a tough finish to season for Lewis, who has to take on Barneveld next week. Wade, by and large, has been pretty decent over the course of the season, and is unbeaten in his last three. He picked up a draw against Kevin Painter last week, which he will have been disappointed about, so now he has to somehow get something out of Taylor. However, Wade has a horrible record against The Power, and not expecting that to change in Birmingham on Thursday. Phil Taylor bounced back from that defeat against Adrian Lewis by thumping second placed Simon Whitlock last week. Taylor has only dropped three points all season and has been in majestic form. Lewis really is his biggest threat, so he will want to see his apprentice miss the top four. Taylor has the league table all sewn up yet again, and would expect him to be relaxed. A relaxed Taylor is usually an unstoppable one, so would get behind him.
Wade 6.0, Draw 7.5, Taylor 1.4

It is worth following your Premier League darts betting with online bookmaker Paddy Power, who run great coverage on your match betting. Back a Correct Score bet in any of the night’s matches, and if that match happens to end in a draw, then Paddy Power will refund your losing stake on that market. So great bit of coverage in this alternative darts betting market for the Premier League. Popular bookie Paddy Power offers a free £50 bet for new customers registering an account. The bookie will match the value of your first stake on a new account with a free bet, up to the maximum value of £50.


2012 Premier League Darts Betting Odds & Preview – Week 12

Simon Whitlock (Australia)

Just three matches now in the jostling for position to get into the top four of the 2012 Premier League darts. Betting on the event was turned on its head last week, when Adrian Lewis took down Phil Taylor, who hadn’t lost all season until that point. So that shook the game up a little bit and has now made the race for the finishing places even more exciting. We head to the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Thursday, April 26th for the next instalment of the darts betting excitement. Despite his defeat last week, Taylor looks set to still win the league, while the defending Champion Gary Anderson is failing at the foot of the table. Things are very tight in the race to book a spot, as we preview this week’s action.

Standings: Taylor 19pts, Whitlock 14pts, Wade 11pts, Lewis 11pts, Barneveld 10pts, Painter 8pts, Hamilton 8pts, Anderson 7pts

James Wade v Kevin Painter
James Wade missed a bit of an opportunity last week to really solidify his chances of finishing in the top four. He is in third place on eleven points, but a loss wins for Adrian Lewis and Raymond van Barneveld this week will quickly see him pushed out. Wade could only manage a draw against Andy Hamilton who was bottom of the table going into last week’s round of matches. So, it was still a precious point in the end, but Wade, who has been in strong form over the second half of the Premier League season, needs to drive this match home against The Artist. Painter though rattled off a big win over Gary Anderson last week to snap his five match losing streak. He should be buoyed by that and a win over Wade would pull him within one point of his opponent. Big match, would turn to Wade for the cool temperament, and he beat Painter 8-6 earlier in the season.
Wade 4/7, Draw 11/2, Painter 10/3 at Paddy Power

Phil Taylor v Simon Whitlock
The only way that Phil Taylor is not going to win the Premier League table, is if he loses all three of his final matches, and Simon Whitlock wins all of his. Taylor went down to his first defeat of the season last week, losing out against his apprentice and double World Champions Adrian Lewis. So a big turn up for the books there, but The Power is still firmly in the driving seat here. Taylor recorded his lowest three dart average of the season last week, and needs to up his game against Whitlock on Thursday, in order to do the season double over the Aussie. Simon Whitlock scored an important victory over Raymond van Barneveld last week, which kept him on his own in second place, three points ahead of the nearest challengers. So Whitlock should be good for a second place finish, even if he doesn’t win this one. There has been a refreshing showing of consistency from the Aussie this season and like the way he is playing Would still back Taylor though in this match, which should be the headline of the night.
Taylor 4/11, Draw 13/2, Whitlock 5/1 at Bet365

Andy Hamilton v Raymond van Barneveld
Débutante Andy Hamilton is still scrapping after having a hard season in the Premier League. He has only won two matches this season, but his point against James Wade last week, was his fourth draw of the season. He really needs to pull out the stops now then and pick up a win, which would pull him level on points with Barneveld. Hamilton went down 8-6 against the Dutchman when they met earlier in the season, but Hamilton has held Whitlock to a draw and beaten Adrian Lewis in the past few weeks, so this is no done deal for Barneveld. Barney is in danger of falling off the pace with three defeats in his last four matches. He has been scoring heavily this season, but for some reason he just hasn’t been able to rack up as many wins as his play has generally deserved. Just on the outside of the top four, so there is still a chance we’ll see him in the finals, but this is going to have to be a must-win game for him. However, would tip Hamilton here slightly, he seems to be more motivated.
Hamilton 9/4, Draw 5/1, Barneveld 4/5 at Bet Victor

Adrian Lewis v Gary Anderson
At the start of the season when this was scheduled, it should have been one of the crucial deciding matches of the season. However, it’s not, as defending champion Gary Anderson is rock bottom and after suffering a family bereavement, just hasn’t got back in the game. That’s understandable, but his form even before that looked a bit unsteady. He hasn’t been scoring anywhere near his best, nowhere near what he is capable of, and realistically needs three wins from the remaining here to get into the top four. Unlikely to happen, especially as he will face a fired up Adrian Lewis. Lewis looked down and out of the running for most of the season, but has turned his form around a bit, just at the right time. He is sitting inside the top four, and would suggest that he is going to be Taylor’s biggest challenger when it comes to Finals night, if Lewis can get into the top four. Big match for Lewis, who has far more to play for, far more at stake in this match than the slightly disinterested Anderson. So would look for Lewis to keep on trucking along.
Lewis 8/13, Draw 11/2, Anderson 11/4 at Paddy Power

Premier League Outright Winner Odds:
Taylor 4/7, Whitlock 6/1, Lewis 11/2, Wade 8/1, Barneveld 14/1 at Bet365 

It is worth following your Premier League darts betting with online bookmaker Paddy Power, who run great coverage on your match betting. Back a Correct Score bet in any of the night’s matches, and if that match happens to end in a draw, then Paddy Power will refund your losing stake on that market. So great bit of coverage in this alternative darts betting market for the Premier League. Popular bookie Paddy Power offers a free £50 bet for new customers registering an account. The bookie will match the value of your first stake on a new account with a free bet, up to the maximum value of £50.


2012 Premier League Darts Betting Odds & Preview – Week 11

Phil Taylor

There are just four matches remaining now until the knock-out stage of the 2012 Premier League darts betting season. That means there is a maximum of eight points up for grabs remaining for the players. It also means that Phil The Power Taylor will confirm winning the league stage if he wins again this week. It is a done deal already really, because in order for him not to win the league, he would have to lose all of his remaining games, and have Simon Whitlock win all of his. It’s not going to happen, so congratulations Phil Taylor. Unofficially. Anyway, the Premier League season doesn’t end at the conclusion of the league matches, as the top four move on to contest the knock-out stage on finals night. So it is the race for the top four which is proving to be once again, far more interesting than Taylor’s dominance.

Standings: Taylor 19pts, Whitlock 12pts, Wade 10pts, Barneveld 10pts, Lewis 9pts, Anderson 7, Hamilton 7, Painter 6pts

Raymond van Barneveld v Simon Whitlock
Once against Raymond van Barneveld came unstuck against Phil Taylor last week. Once again, Barney was scoring well, averaging just over one hundred with his three dart average. Once again it wasn’t enough to take down Taylor, who ran away with an 8-3 victory Barneveld is the league’s second highest scorer this season, but his form has still been a bit patchy. This is now a major match up against Whitlock, because Barney needs the win to pull level, or else he could hand second spot to the Aussie and leave himself in a race to claim one of the remaining two spots. Simon Whitlock continued his solid season, backing up an 8-2 win over defending champion Gary Anderson in the previous week, with an 8-5 win over Kevin The Artist Painter. These two produced a great draw on the first week of the new season. Would expect it to be close, but the Wizard is edging things at the moment.
Barneveld 13/10, Draw 9/2, Whitlock 11/8 at Bet365

Gary Anderson v Kevin Painter
Defending champion Gary Anderson managed to only pick up one point from a double header last week in Sheffield. He has only managed seven points for the season and is looking well below par. Probably not that interested, his season being interrupted by the passing away of his father. So he is not a strong player to back at the moment. Anderson lost against Painter on the first week of the new season, in a big shock result really. Even though Painter is bottom of the league and on a five match losing streak, he has actually been decently competitive. Wouldn’t be too surprised to see him turn up and take down a lack lustre Anderson, even though he will be underdog to do so.
Anderson 4/5, Draw 9/2, Painter 5/2 at SkyBet

James Wade v Andy Hamilton
Big kudos went to James Wade last week, as he demolished Gary Anderson 8-3 in the opening match of the night. He needed that bounce back win after losing out against Adrian Lewis the week before, and that kept Wade on track for a top four spot. Wade has been one of the better players, unquestionably, over the second half of the season, and while he went down 8-5 against Hamilton in week one, he looks in good enough nick to turn that around. Andy Hamilton has found the going tough in his first Premier League season, but he earned a valuable point last week against Gary Anderson. Hamilton mathematically could still play his way into contention for a top four spot, especially if he picks up a win here. However, the wins have been at a premium for him, and the good form of Wade should decide this match.
Wade 4/6, Draw 11/2, Hamilton 10/3 at Paddy Power

Phil Taylor v Adrian Lewis
The showcase finale for the night in Bournemouth, the clash between Phil The Power Taylor and the double world champion Adrian Lewis. These two produced a remarkable 7-7 draw on the first night of the new season, as Lewis had Taylor on the ropes, until The Power blitzed back from 5-0 and then 6-1 down in the match to earn a draw. That was a remarkable outcome in one of the greatest Premier League darts matches ever. Hopefully we will get to see the same level of excitement again this week. Taylor’s three dart average on that night was a remarkable 112, and he has a 109 three dart average for the season. Adrian Lewis’s? 96. That is the difference, even though Lewis is a double World Champion. Lewis didn’t’ play last week, and although he has won his last three matches now, up until then, he was bumbling along in some pretty indifferent form. Can Lewis respond with a win over his mentor? He really needs too if he is going to get into the frame for the top four. But as always, going against Taylor is a pretty tough thing to do.
Taylor 2/5, Draw 13/2, Lewis 5/1 at Bet365

2012 Premier League Darts Betting Outright Winner
Taylor ½, Wade 8/1, Whitlock 8/1, Lewis 9/1, Barneveld 10/1, Anderson 33/1 at Bet365

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2012 Premier League Darts Betting Odds and Preview – Week 10 – 12.04.12

Phil Taylor

We are really getting down to the business end of the 2012 Premier League darts betting season now, with just five weeks remaining in the race for the top four spots. Phil Taylor remains unstoppable and can wrap up top spot in the regular season this week if results go his way. Meanwhile the battle behind him for a top four place remains pretty tight, with just four points separating bottom from second place. So everything is still on the line, and this where a couple of back to back wins can pay huge dividends. We are off to the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield this week, for an important evening in Premier League Darts betting.


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Standings: Taylor 17pts, Whitlock 10pt, Barneveld 10pts, Lewis 9pts, Wade 8pts, Anderson 6pts, Painter 6pts, Hamilton 6pts

James Wade V Gary Anderson
England’s James would couldn’t follow up his previous week’s demolition job of an 8-0 win over Simon Whitlock last week. Wade went down against Adrian Lewis and was heavily out-gunned in that. Last week’s results dropped Wade outside of the top four, but there is still a lot to play for, because he is just one point out of the running. So this is going to be a big week for him, as he takes on Scot Gary Anderson, who is two points behind him. However, Wade has played an extra match, so he really needs to keep Anderson off his heels with a win here. Anderson goes for a double header this week to make up his matches after missing a week. He has been sadly lacking a bit of an edge in this season’s Premier League, which is s surprise for the defending champion. Expected a bit more, and he went down heavily last week 8-2 against Whitlock. But if he can rattle off two wins on Thursday, he will be right back in contention again. Can see Wade just edging this one though, and getting some revenge for an 8-5 defeat earlier in the season.
Wade Evens, Anderson 11/8, Draw 9/2 at Totesport

Simon Whitlock v Kevin Painter
The Aussie Wizard Whitlock, bounced back from a whitewash against James Wade the previous week, to destroy defending Premier League champion Gary Anderson 8-2 last week. Again, this all points to the complete unpredictability surrounding Whitlock, but he has played himself up into second place in the table ahead of this week’s round of matches. Really needs to back up what he did last week with another win to consolidate his position Whitlock will be faovurite against Painter, who has now stretched his losing streak to four. Painter’s solid start to the season has transformed into struggles to get the job finished on the night. Battled well against Raymond van Barneveld last week, but fell short. Not in the confident mood really, so would back Whitlock to keep up his challenge for a place in the knock outs
Whitlock 8/15, Painter 11/4, Draw 5/1 at Bet365

Phil Taylor v Raymond van Barneveld
On powers the Power, with another win last week. He picked up an 8-6 win over Andy Hamilton, with his opponent putting up a pretty solid fight on the night. Still, that is now eight straight wins in a row and Taylor is a massive seven points ahead of his rivals and sure to book top spot. If Taylor wins again this week and both Whitlock and Barneveld lose, then top spot will have been won by Taylor. Again, and we say it week in week out, his scoring power is just phenomenal. This is another big match though, with Raymond van Barneveld going up against him, and big Barney has also been scoring well this season. Barneveld edged out Kevin Painter last week, but got hammered the week before that against Adrian Lewis. Taylor picked up an 8-4 win over Barneveld earlier in the season as well, so as good as Barneveld has been on his night, The Power should stroll on to another win.
Taylor 2/7, Barneveld 11/2, Draw 11/2 at Paddy Power

Andy Hamilton v Gary Anderson
In his first Premier League season, Andy Hamilton may be sitting at the bottom of the table, but he is not dead and buried yet. He needs to pick up a win against Anderson though to keep himself in with a slim chance of landing a top four place. However, Hamilton has managed only two wins this season, so he has an uphill battle. Hamilton went down 8-2 against Anderson at the start of the season, but the two are level on points going into this week’s fixture. However, this match will be the second of a double header night for Anderson, so he will have had a good warm up and that could work in the Scot’s favour. Anderson is the stronger of the two players, but neither are in any Anderson will be favourite to pick up the points though.
Anderson 5/6, Hamilton 13/8, Draw 9/2 at Bet Victor








2012 Premier League Darts Betting Odds & Preview – Thursday, 5th April

Phil Taylor

2012 Premier League darts betting has taken on a little bit of an uneven look after last week, when Gary Anderson had to withdraw from the week’s action because of a family bereavement. It meant that Adrian Lewis had to play a double header last week, so he is a game ahead of everyone else now. It will balance back out when Lewis gets to sit out next week, and Anderson catches up with a double header. But one thing is at least certain, and that is Phil Taylor looks unstoppable on his quest to claim the Premier League title again. It is off to the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham for our Premier League Darts betting this week.

Standings: Taylor 15pts, Wade 8pts, Barneveld 8pts, Whitlock 8pts, Lewis 7pts, Anderson 6pts, Painter 6pts, Hamilton 6pts

Kevin Painter v Raymond van Barneveld
Kevin Painter didn’t get much of a look in last week in an 8-2 defeat against Phil Taylor, and after a solid start to the season, the Artist has now lost three in a row, and he is not faced with an easy match this week to try and break that run. He goes up against Raymond van Barneveld who completely underperformed last week, also suffering an 8-2 defeat, with the Dutchman going down against Adrian Lewis Barney has been pretty strong this season though in the Premier League and should be able to get himself back on track. Looks in good shape for a top four finish because there enough winnable games left for him. Barneveld won the meeting with Painter earlier in the season 8-5. Would back him to do it again.
Barneveld 8/11, Painter 2/1, Draw 9/2 at Bet Victor

Adrian Lewis v James Wade
Adrian Lewis will have been grateful for getting a second bite at a cherry last week, because he had a double header. He disappointingly went down 4-8 against Andy Hamilton in the first match of the night, but then really had his eye in as he took down Raymond van Barneveld in the final match of the night. So still a very mixed season from Adrian Lewis and he one point outside of the top four, but now he has played a game more. So he needs to plug away and battle for wins because he is facing an uphill struggle. He faces an in form James Wade, who bounced back from a defeat against Phil Taylor the previous week, to thrash Simon Whitlock 8-0. Wade has really come into his own lately after another sluggish start tot he season He is one of three players on eight points now, and is in a good position to push forward with a win here. Wade beat Lewis 8-5 earlier in the season and will be favourite to take this.
Wade 5/4, lewis 11/8, Draw 9/2 at Paddy Power 

Andy Hamilton v Phil Taylor
Hamilton has actually been showing a bit of fight in the past couple of weeks in an effort to get off the bottom of the table. He followed up a draw against Simon Whitlock with a win over World Champion Adrian Lewis last week, just about keeping himself in contention with eight points. However, he goes up against Phil Taylor this week and that should be a stop to any kind of moment. Premier League Darts betting is really all about Phil Taylor at the moment, as once again he looks incredibly powerful and consistent. He fired off his seventh straight win last week as he took down Kevin Painter in another wonderful display of high scoring. Taylor beat Hamilton 8-3 a few weeks ago and it is hard to see anything other than a similar result happening again.
Taylor 1/7, Draw 15/2, Hamilton 9/1 at Bet365 

Simon Whitlock v Gary Anderson
This is going to be a huge match for Gary Anderson after missing out on a match last week. He is two points behind Simon Whitlock, who is sitting in fourth place at the moment, and so Anderson can’t afford to fall further behind. However, with a win, defending Premier League champion Anderson could pull level with a game in hand. So a big night on his return, but he hasn’t been totally on top of his game. But then Simon Whitlock crashed and burned heavily last week, getting whitewashed by Wade. The Aussie has actually been outscoring Anderson this season and has been plodding along solidly enough without any flair, and still be susceptible to inconsistent appearances. Would just take Whitlock to bounce back though.
Anderson 5/4, Whitlock 5/4, Draw 4/1 at Bet365

2012 Premier League Darts Betting Outright Winner
Phil Taylor: 8/15 at Bet Victor
James Wade: 8/1 at Totesport
Gary Anderson: 10/1 at Bet365
Simon Whitlock: 10/1 at SportingBet
Adrian Lewis: 12/1 at Boylesports
Raymond van Barneveld: 12/1 at Stan James
Andy Hamilton: 100/1 at SkyBet
Kevin Painter: 100/1 at Bet365

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