Darts World are pleased to welcome back our resident betting expert, Glenn Woodage, fresh from his very prescient ‘The Worlds’ column. Glenn selected the overall winner, Peter Wright, before a dart was thrown.
If you like a flutter on the arrows, we recommend keeping your eye out for this feature, it may stoke your interest and provide some alternatives to the conventional bets.
This is Glenn’s first Masters column for Darts World and, as is his style, he has selected three interesting, and decent value bets that are worth your attention:
Peter Wright to win the tournament – 5/1
Prior to the start of 2021, The colourful Scot announced that he was targeting the Matchplay and World Championship. And guess what – he won both.
Now Mystic Wright has given a similar prediction. This year, he has his snake eyes firmly fixed on two trophies – although he will probably be hoping to win the lot!
First off, this one which he claimed in 2020 and a title that has so far eluded him – the Premier League.
And who are we to doubt him! 5/1 seems very good value for the reigning Champion of the World to claim another piece of silverware.
James Wade to win his quarter – 11/4
The Machine is always a dark horse in every event. Despite being a perennial PDC major champion the current world number four is always touted as ‘flying under the radar’.
He will open The Masters against the winner of Chisnall and Bunting which I expect him to win. Then could run into the very man who defeated him in the semi-finals of the Worlds a few weeks ago – Michael Smith.
I believe 11/4 represents excellent value for a player of James Wade’s ability and experience to win those two matches.
First-round treble –
Searle, Bunting, and Ratajski all to win – 5/1
Even though Mervyn King is a very tough nut to crack, I think Ryan Searle will continue his excellent recent form into 2022 and nick a close game.
Bunting showed excellent form at times last year. I just give him the edge in this one against his good pal Chizzy. Again, it will be a tight one.
Ratajski has met Clemens on eight occasions and has won the lot. Despite the Pole fading away a little in the second half of last year, the German Giant will be well aware of this record.
All odds above are with the event sponsors Ladbrokes and may of course vary.
- 4/1 Peter Wright
- 9/2 Gerwyn Price, Michael van Gerwen
- 6/1 Jonny Clayton
- 13/2 Michael Smith
- 16/1 Gary Anderson
- 20/1 Jose de Sousa
- 25/1 Dimitri Van den Bergh, James Wade, Rob Cross
- 33/1 Ryan Searle
- 40/1 Dave Chisnall, Joe Cullen, Krzysztof Ratajski, Luke Humphries
- 50/1 Brendan Dolan, Daryl Gurney
- 66/1 Dirk van Duijvenbode, Mervyn King
- 80/1 Gabriel Clemens, Stephen Bunting
- 100/1 Ian White, Simon Whitlock
- TBC Devon Petersen
- First Round Match Odds
- 8/13 Krzysztof Ratajski v 13/10 Gabriel Clemens
- 8/11 Dave Chisnall v 11/10 Stephen Bunting
- 8/13 Ryan Searle v 13/10 Mervyn King
- 8/13 Rob Cross v 13/10 Brendan Dolan
- 2/5 Dimitri Van den Bergh v 19/10 Ian White
- 4/5 Joe Cullen v Evens Daryl Gurney
- 4/7 Dirk van Duijvenbode v 11/8 Simon Whitlock
- TBC Devon Petersen v TBC Luke Humphries
Odds correct at time of writing and courtesy Ladbrokes.com. Subject to fluctuation.
Words by Glenn Woodage & DW Editorial Team
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