World Series Of Darts 2020 betting Odds & Preview – September 8-10

Top weekend of darts action from Austria

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Darts betting: The 2020 World Series of Darts Finals will be played from September 18-20, 2020. Things are a little different this season with the qualifying tournaments not being able to be played.

But things from a betting perspective have all stayed the same with the outright favourite being Michael van Gerwen, who is also the defending champion.

It’s an exciting three days of top darts action headlining the weekend.

2020 World Series Of Darts Finals odds

Michael van Gerwen 9/4
Peter Wright 7/2
Gerwyn Price 11/2
Nathan Aspinall 10/1
Micahel Smith 14/1
Glen Durrant 16/1
Rob Cross 25/1
Daryl Gurney 28/1
Krzysztof Ratajski 30/1
Dimitri van den Bergh 30/1
James Wade 33/1
Dave Chisnall 35/1
Ian White 40/1
Bar 50/1
* (betting odds taken from Bet365 at 03:36 GMT on Friday, 18th September 2020)

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Outright Favourite

It is Michael van Gerwen who is the 9/4 outright favourite for the World Series Of Darts Finals on the weekend* (betting odds taken from Bet365 at 03:36 GMT on Friday, 18th September 2020).

Not only is the Dutchman the defending champion, but he has won four of the previous five editions of the event.

The one time he missed out was in the 2018 edition when James Wade won a thrilling final against Michael Smith for the top honour.

However, Mighty Mike hasn’t quite been his usual dominant self and shockingly, failed to progress to the final four of the Premier League after the recent action in that competition.

So punters may see an opportunity to go against his favouritism for this edition of the World Series Of Darts which looks fascinating.

Nathan Aspinall e/w


The tournament format

Usually, there are five qualification tournaments played around the world to earn a place at the World Series of Darts Finals. But they all had to be cancelled this season.

There is a field of twenty-four in place for the 2020 finals being hosted in Salzburg, Austria.

The top eight on the PDC Order of Merit all get their places with a second-round start. Those are the seeded players for the event.

So the first round features sixteen players with the prize for the winners of those eight ties, getting a shot at one of the big guns.

Along with the PDC top eight, another twelve players were invited (which included the next four players from the order of merit), and the last four spots were filled by players from a Tour Card qualification tournament earlier this month.

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Can Peter Wright get his first title at the World Series

Peter Wright has finished as runner up in the World Series of Darts twice before. Those were in the first two editions, losing of course, to Michael van Gerwen in each of those Finals.

But ‘Snakebite’ finished the Premier League season in some cracking form, winning each of his final four fixtures in the competition.

That was against some big opposition as well and it included a huge 8-1 success over Micahel van Gerwen along the way.

Given the way that 2020 has gone for Wright, having won the World Championships and the Masters, he should make an appealing option for punters at 7/2* (betting odds taken from Bet365 at 03:36 GMT on Friday, 18th September 2020).

Will Aspinall impress on debut?

Another of the big form players currently is Nathan Aspinall who is a 10/1 option in the outright winner market* (betting odds taken from Bet365 at 03:36 GMT on Friday, 18th September 2020).

He produced some cracking form in his Premier League Debut season, claiming the third spot, so he will be heading to the semi-finals next month where he faces Peter Wright there.

Aspinall won four of his last six Premier League fixtures, so is carrying the form with him forward to this one. Perhaps importantly, he is on the opposite side of the draw to Michael van Gerwen.

Durrant to disrupt Van Gerwen again?

The draw for the World Series of Darts is fascinating because of the presence of Glen Durrant.

He is making his debut in the competition and he comes in full of confidence after having topped the Premier League table in his debut season.

He went unbeaten against Michael van Gerwen in the Premier League too (W1 D1). So why is that important?

Well not only does it prove some front-running form for this event, but because he accepted an invitation following the withdrawal of Kyle Anderson, if Duzza wins his opening match, he will meet Van Gerwen in the second round.

So without question, Durrant is the big wildcard in the draw and he lines up ahead of it as a 16/1 punt* (betting odds taken from Bet365 at 03:36 GMT on Friday, 18th September 2020).

Other players to note

Gerwyn Price started to find his feet in the Premier League recently after the season resumed.

He started to be a threat towards the end of that and only dropped one of his last six matches there.

So the Welshman seems to be back in the zone a little bit and is the only other player in the draw at single figures currently to win outright at 6/1* (betting odds taken from Bet365 at 03:36 GMT on Friday, 18th September 2020).

Michael Smith needs a bit of a bounce-back here after not getting into his groove in the second half of the Premier League season.

He had started the campaign really well, but the break didn’t seem to do him any favours as he failed to win any of his last five.

Still, he is the only other player in this field besides Van Gerwen, Peter Wright and James Wade, to have reached the final of the World Series before.

Winning Quarter

We are going straight to the value of the 4th quarter producing a winner in this contest.

The two big guns there are Gerwyn Price and Nathan Aspinall, so that’s where we can see value at 3/1 in the winning quarter market* (betting odds taken from Bet365 at 03:36 GMT on Friday, 18th September 2020).

It is more than likely that one of those will be in the semi-finals and they both look like good contenders for the title this year.

A semi-final there would potentially be against Peter Wright, but the rest of the draw looks wide open, especially with Van Gerwen potentially having the hardest second round match of the seeded players (against Durrant).