2022 World Cup of Darts Betting Tips And Predictions

Peter Wright World Cup of Darts

Pete’s World Cup of Darts Betting Tips

  • We like backing Wales to post a 5-0 whitewash against the Philippines in their tournament opener at 6/4 with bet365.
  • Expect there to be over 7.5 total legs in England’s match against The Czech Republic, available at 1/1 with bet365.
  • bet365 is also offering the boosted price of 7/2 from 3/1 on The Netherlands winning by a 5-2 score line in their match against Brazil.

All of these betting lines were correct at the time the article was posted.

With the Darts Premier League now firmly behind us, we move on to the PDC World Cup of Darts which gets underway at Frankfurt’s Eissporthalle on June 16th.

There will be 32 nations battling it out over four days for the title which is currently in the possession of 2021 champs Scotland.

Once again represented by Peter Wright and John Henderson, Scotland will fancy their chances of retaining the crown they won a year ago when they beat Austria in the final.

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If they do manage to win it for the second year in a row, then it will be the third title for Scotland in four years.

This is the 12th staging of the annual pairs event and will feature eight of the planet’s top ten darts players on the PDC Order of Merit and with first-round fixtures such as The Netherlands versus Brazil and Wales taking on The Philippines, there will certainly be some mismatches to enjoy.

Hopefully, there will also be a few shocks on the cards too.

Let’s see what we can look forward to.

Top Half Of The Draw

England, who will be represented by Michael Smith and James Wade, are officially the top-ranked team in the tournament.

The Bully Boy and The Machine are ranked fourth and fifth in the world respectively.

Wade comes in for Rob Cross who partnered Smith in last year’s event where England disappointed, losing to Austria in the last four. 

There is a very strong possibility of the English meeting Scotland in the quarter-final stage should they both play to their best in the opening few matches.

Going with the rankings, you would have to fancy England over Scotland in that match despite the inclusion of the world number one Peter Wright.

Snakebite’s World Cup partner, John ‘The Highlander’ Henderson is ranked back in lowly 67th place so will have his work cut out against England’s top pairing.

That could lead to a potential semi-final against Poland, who have an opening game against the USA to kick things off.

England then will surely be disappointed not to at least reach the final.

Bottom Half Of The Draw

On the other side of the draw, Wales and The Netherlands provide the big names and these two should meet in the last four.

Wales is the most interesting as we have seen a real power dynamic shift in the pair that won the 2020 renewal.

Although still ranked second in the world, Gerwyn Price hasn’t been playing well this season, while Jonny Clayton was the best player by far at the recent Darts Premier League where he topped the table but failed to lift the trophy.

That honour went to Michael van Gerwen who beat Joe Cullen in Monday night’s final at the Mercedes Benz Arena in Berlin

Mighty Mike won’t be moving on to Frankfurt to play for his country though who will instead be represented by Danny Noppert and Dirk van Duijvenbode.

While they do still make a formidable pairing, you do get the impression that this could throw the momentum to Wales should they meet.

Backing Wales to overcome The Netherlands then, and maybe we can expect an England versus Wales final.

This hypothetical final could go either way but with The Iceman and The Ferret being friends in real life and having won this title together two years ago, I think they are better set to take down the 2022 World Cup of Darts.

Bet365 Darts Betting Outright Winner Odds

  • Wales (11/8)
  • England (9/2)
  • Netherlands (5/1)
  • Australia (10/1)
  • Belgium (10/1)
  • Scotland (11/1)
  • Northern Ireland (16/1)
  • Germany (33/1)
  • Portugal (33/1)
  • Austria (40/1)
  • Poland (50/1)
  • Republic of Ireland (66/1)
  • Canada (100/1)
  • Czech Republic (125/1)
  • Latvia (150/1)
  • Lithuania (150/1)
  • Spain (200/1)
  • USA (200/1)
  • South Africa (200/1)
  • Sweden (250/1)
  • Singapore (350/1)
  • Hungary (400/1)
  • Hong Kong (400/1)
  • Finland (400/1)
  • Italy (500/1)
  • Japan (500/1)
  • Philippines (500/1)
  • Denmark (500/1)
  • Brazil (500/1)
  • Gibraltar (500/1)
  • New Zealand (500/1)
  • Switzerland (500/1)

2022 World Cup of Darts Line-ups

  • Australia – Damon Heta & Simon Whitlock
  • Austria – Mensur Suljovic & Rowby-John Rodriguez
  • Belgium – Dimitri Van den Bergh & Kim Huybrechts
  • Brazil – Diogo Portela & Artur Valle
  • Canada – Jeff Smith & Matt Campbell
  • Czech Republic – Adam Gawlas & Karel Sedlacek
  • Denmark – Vladimir Andersen & Andreas Toft Jörgensen
  • England – Michael Smith & James Wade
  • Finland – Marko Kantele & Aki Paavilainen
  • Germany – Gabriel Clemens & Martin Schindler
  • Gibraltar – Justin Hewitt & Craig Galliano
  • Hong Kong – Lok Yin Lee & Ho Tung Ching
  • Hungary – Nándor Prés & Gergely Lakatos
  • Italy – Guiseppe Di Rocco & Gabriel Rollo
  • Japan – Tomoya Goto & Toru Suzuki
  • Latvia – Madars Razma & Nauris Gleglu
  • Lithiuania – Darius Labanauskas & Mindaugas Barauskas
  • Netherlands – Danny Noppert & Dirk van Duijvenbode
  • New Zealand – Ben Robb & Warren Parry
  • Northern Ireland – Daryl Gurney & Brendan Dolan
  • Philippines – Lourence Ilagan & RJ Escaros
  • Poland – Krzysztof Ratajski & Sebastian Bialecki
  • Portugal – Jose de Sousa & Vítor Jerónimo
  • Republic of Ireland – William O’Connor & Steve Lennon
  • Scotland – Peter Wright & John Henderson
  • Singapore – Paul Lim & Harith Lim
  • South Africa – Devon Petersen & Stefan Vermaak
  • Spain – Jose Justicia & Tony Martinez
  • Sweden – Daniel Larsson & Johan Engstrom
  • Switzerland – Stefan Bellmont & Thomas Junghans
  • USA – Danny Baggish & Jules van Dongen
  • Wales – Gerwyn Price & Jonny Clayton

2022 World Cup of Darts Draw 

  • England v Czech Republic
  • Latvia v Hungary
  • Scotland v Hong Kong
  • Portugal v Italy
  • Belgium v Japan
  • Poland v USA
  • Australia v Lithuania
  • Sweden v South Africa
  • Wales v Philippines
  • Austria v Finland
  • Germany v Spain
  • Denmark v Singapore
  • Netherlands v Brazil
  • Republic of Ireland v Canada
  • Northern Ireland v Gibraltar
  • New Zealand v Switzerland

2022 World Cup of Darts Tournament Schedule (bet365 darts betting odds)

Thursday June 16

First Round (Best of nine legs – doubles)

  • Denmark (11/8) v (4/7) Singapore
  • New Zealand (8/11) v (11/10) Switzerland
  • Republic of Ireland (8/13) v (11/10) Canada
  • Austria (1/7) v (9/2) Finland
  • Northern Ireland (1/20) v (10/1) Gibraltar
  • Wales (1/25) v (12/1) Philippines
  • Germany (2/5) v (2/1) Spain
  • The Netherlands (1/25) v (12/1) Brazil

Friday June 17

First Round (Best of nine legs – doubles)

  • Latvia (1/3) v (125/1) Hungary
  • Poland (4/11) v (11/5) USA
  • Sweden (10/11) v (10/11) South Africa
  • Portugal (1/9) v (11/2) Italy
  • Australia (2/9) v (10/3) Lithuania
  • England (1/4) v (3/1) Czech Republic
  • Scotland (1/20) v (10/1) Hong Kong
  • Belgium (1/16) v (/1) Japan

Saturday June 18

Second Round (Best of 3 points)

(Two best of seven leg singles matches plus one best of seven doubles decider if required)

  • Eight Matches

Sunday June 19

(Two best of seven leg singles matches plus one best of seven doubles decider if required)

  • 4 x Quarter-Finals 
  • 2 x Semi Finals 
  • 1x Final (Best of 5 points – Two best of seven leg singles matches plus one best of seven doubles then reverse singles)


Venue: Eissporthalle Frankfurt

Dates: 16th June – 19th June

Format: Best of nine legs during the singles phase, before advancing to team matches and new format

Current Champion: Scotland (Peter Wright and John Henderson)

Where To Watch: Sky Sports Main Event HD & Sky Sports Arena HD

When To Watch: 18:00 UK