Ladbrokes 2013 Darts World Championship Betting Odds and Preview

Phil Taylor keen to get back on top of the world after two year absence

Phil Taylor

Online bookmaker Ladbrokes are offering superb value on the 2013 Darts World Championship betting which begins on December 14th, 2012. The highly popular bookie is offering best odds on both Phil taylor and reigning double World Champion Adrian Lewis to go and take the title this year. The action goes off at the Alexandra Palace in London and the final will be played on January 1st with the crowned World Champion getting a £200,000 prize in their pocket. Adrian Lewis is the defending World Champion having won the last two editions, but it is the great Phil Taylor, the fifteen time champions of the world who starts as favourite. Head to online bookmaker Ladbrokes to get best prices available on both Taylor and Lewis.

Lewis will kick off against Gino Vos, a debutant to the World Championship on his quest to win the title three times in a row. Lewis is a player who can seem to blow hot and cold. There is no doubting his talent but sometimes he just disappears from matches. He has blown the field apart at the Ally Pally for the last two years, beating Gary Anderson and Andy Hamilton in the finals he has reached. It more than suggests that he is built for this tournament and enjoys the extra pressure. Lewis hasn’t gotten his hands on a major title since his win at the World Championship back in January. That is why he is trading back in the odds at a price of 12/1 with online bookmaker Ladbrokes.

Phil Taylor, arguably the greatest ever player the game has seen is keen to get his hands back on the title. The Power will be carrying some form into the event after winning the recent Players Championship Finals. The 52 year old  crushed Belgium’s Kim Huybrechts in the final there and just getting his hands back on a title will give him a massive boost here. At the last World Championship, Taylor suffered a shock early exit as he crashed out in the second round against Dave Chisnall. That was the first time in his career that Taylor had not made it to the quarter finals of the tournament. So he will be hungry to get back deep into the tournament again and The Power opens against left hander Michael Mansell from Northern Ireland in the first round. Taylor’s last World Championship came back in 2010 but he is priced as 2/1 favourite at online bookmaker Ladbrokes.

The newly created Sid Waddell trophy is what is being played for, in memory of the legendary darts commentator. One to watch out for could well be the rising force in the game that is Michael van Gerwen. The exciting young Dutchman is ranked 7th in the world and is becoming more and more of a handful in being a genuine challenger to become world number one. He made his big PDC Premier event breakthrough this season in taking the World Grand Prix and he was a winner of the BDO World Masters back in 2006. Has struggled to get past the last sixteen of the other Premier events this season, including hitting that stage at the recent Players Championship Finals. Still, dynamic enough and gutsy enough to have a run at the title.

There is a tight crop of players like Simon Whitlock, five times World Champion Raymond Van Barneveld, Gary Anderson, James Wade and Andy Hamilton, any of which can produce.

2013 PDC Darts World Championship Betting Odds at online bookmaker Ladbrokes
Phil Taylor 2/1, Michael van Gerwen 4/1, Simon Whitlock 10/1, Adrian Lewis 12/1, Raymond van Barneveld 12/1, Gary Anderson 16/1, James Wade 16/1, Dave Chisnall 20/1, Kim Huybrechts 25/1, Robert Thornton 25/1, Andy Hamilton 25/1, Wes Newton 33/1.

There will be great live in play betting coverage to enjoy from the 2013 Darts World Championship from online bookmaker Ladbrokes. The live betting options will open new markets while immersed in the action. Online bookmaker Ladbrokes offer up to a free £50 bet for new customers registering an account with them, as they will match the value of your first stake on a new account when registering with the special promo code FB50.