Glen Durrant vs Mervyn King Betting Tip Durrant to win – 29th January 2020

Durrant can dig deep to find form on Masters debut

Glen Durrant / England ©IMAGO / Pro Sports Images December 28, 2020

England Glen Durrant vs Mervyn King England
29th January 1900hrs
Darts – England – Masters
Pick Draw
Bookmaker Ladbrokes
Odds: 4/5 odds recorded 04:23 GMT, Thursday January 28th

Glen Durrant will make his Masters debut on Friday night with this first-round match against Mervyn King.

“Duzza” is the favourite to win the contest and move forward to face fourth seed Rob Cross in the second round.

But Duzza could do with a bit of a lift in form as he looks to open strongly against “The King”.

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Glen Durrant Preview – Duzza the favourite to reach the second round

This the Masters debut for Glen Durrant on Friday as he enters in the first round of the competition.

Durrant is the current 4/5 odds-on favourite for the win in the match up against Mervyn King* (odds recorded 04:23 GMT, Thursday, January 28th).

There have only been the two previous meetings between the two players.

The head to head is at one win each from those fixtures.

Durrant won the first of those meetings in 2019 before losing to Mervyn King in the 2020 Belgian Darts Championship.

The last competitive action that Durrant had was at the PDC World Championship.

He surprisingly failed to reach the quarter-finals in that one though.

After winning the Premier League title last year, the form of Durrant did start to slide.

In the correct score market for darts betting, a Durrant 6-4 is at 11/2* (odds recorded 04:23 GMT, Thursday, January 28th).

Our betting prediction:
Durrant 6-4 Correct Score

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(odds recorded 04:23 GMT, Thursday January 28th)


That form of Durrant does have to come under heavy scrutiny we feel ahead of this fixture.

He has won only three of his last sixteen matches across all competitions indulging Players Championship tournaments.

So there have been clear struggles for him.

That is why the outright winner market for this Masters Darts betting match is as tight as it is.


Mervyn King Preview – Can “The King” rule over Durrant?

There could be a chance here for Mervyn King to pull something out of the bag.

He is the underdog in the match but only at an even money quote* (odds recorded 04:23 GMT, Thursday, January 28th).

But then the 54-year-old hasn’t really had much of an impact in any ranking tournament for a long time.

He is actually still without a PDC ranking title since joining in 2007.

Mervyn King makes his fourth appearance in the Masters.

He reached the final of the 2014 edition, but the other two occasions both yielded first-round exits.

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So this just all looks fairly evenly balanced and there is a 4/7 quote in the handicap on a Mervyn King +1.5* (odds recorded 04:23 GMT, Thursday, January 28th).

Coming into the Masters he can take some heart from his deep run at the Players Championship Finals in November.

Then he was stopped in the third round of the World Championships by eventual winner Gerwyn Price.

That does give him slightly more current form than Durrant.


Glen Durrant vs Mervyn King Betting Advice

This is such an interesting showdown because as it stands, the player with the current form is King.

In contrast, the form of Glen Durrant has really taken a dive.

But still, we just have to roll with the 4/5 outright odds on Durrant as he is the stronger of the two* (odds recorded 04:23 GMT, Thursday, January 28th).


Key Facts – Glen Durrant vs Mervyn King Betting Tip

  • Glen Durrant has won 3 of this last 16 matches
  • Glen Durrant makes his Masters debut
  • Mervyn King reached the final of the 2014 Masters


On his day Durrant is more than capable of beating the best in the world, and we can’t say the same of King.

So we are just rolling the dice on Durrant rediscovering his touch a little bit.

The Durrant 6-4 correct score has some appeal at 11/2* (odds recorded 04:23 GMT, Thursday, January 28th).


The best betting odds for Glen Durrant vs Mervyn King

Glen Durrant to win: 4/5 at Bet365
Mervyn King to win: Evens at Bet365