World Grand Prix Of Darts 2022 Betting Tips And Predictions

World Grand Prix Of Darts 2022 Betting Tips And Predictions

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The World Grand Prix of Darts gets underway on Monday, October 3rd welcoming in a week of live televised PDC darts. 32 of the world’s best players will be facing off in the fight to reach the final two on October 9th.

For the second year in a row, the play takes place at the Morningside Arena in Leicester rather than the Citiwest Hotel in Dublin, its traditional home for the last 20 years.

This will also be the 25th staging of the World Grand Prix which dates back to 1998. Famously, this prestigious tournament is unique in being the only major televised darts tournament that features a double in, double out scoring system. What this means is that players can’t start scoring until they have hit a double at the beginning of each leg.

World number one Gerwyn Price, reigning champion Jonny Clayton, world champion Peter Wright and five-time winner of the World Grand Prix Michael van Gerwen will all be among the favourites to take down one of the last televised events before the World Darts Championships get underway on December the 15th.

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The Iceman Cometh 

2020 Grand Prix winner Gerwyn Price is the joint-favorite and has recently returned to the top of the PDC Order of Merit and he really shouldn’t be having any problems in his opening round match against debutant Martin Schindler. Only once has a debutant made the final of this event and that was Dirk van Duijvenbode back in 2020 when he lost to Price. 

Despite the fact that Price came out and said he didn’t like double start darts, he won this event back in 2020 and finished runner-up here twelve months ago. He’s also in good form having recently won the World Series of Darts Finals and, having sat out last weekend’s event in Belgium, he should be nice and fresh too. The Welshman will likely face Darts Masters champion Joe Cullen or Damon Heta which, although tough, shouldn’t faze The Iceman.

Heta and Cullen faced each other in July’s Darts World Matchplay where it was Cullen who came out on top. The Heat has enjoyed a good summer without actually winning very much and I fancy The Rockstar to overcome the Aussie once again.

Rob Cross, who is a very good finisher but notoriously struggles with the double start format, is the highest seed in his quarter, James Wade being the other. Price has a good record against both and will be disappointed not to at least reach the final. He certainly has the easier draw than MVG, who was beaten in the first round last year by Danny Noppert, winner of this year’s UK Open. Noppert is a darter that exudes confidence on the outer ring, which is vital when it comes to double-start events. 

The Freeze will be backing himself to bag another major title in Leicester and his quarter of the draw certainly looks the easiest. The Dutchman’s biggest problem could be a second-round duel with Michael Smith should Bully Boy overcome Nathan Aspinall. Both Aspinall and Smith have lost in the first round in each of the last two years and Bully Boy has only made nine appearances at the World Grand Prix, winning just two matches.

A year ago, it seemed unthinkable that Noppert would beat Smith to a major but that’s what’s happened as his stock continues to rise. He is even almost in with a shot at competing in next year’s Darts Premier League

MVG Back To His Best

Joint favourite Michael van Gerwen is currently in the best form he has been in for the last couple of years which makes him an obvious threat, even taking into account his tricky opening match against Gary Anderson.

The Flying Scotsman is the world number nine but only the top eight have been seeded and he has been handed an unfortunate draw. Anderson hasn’t enjoyed a great year and is unlikely to cause Mighty Mike any problems, making the Dutchman the most likely to reach the next round. 

The other seeds in MVG’s half are Jonny Clayton, Peter Wright and Jose de Sousa. Wright, though, has struggled at this event with his best performance so far being a was a run to the final in 2018, where he was beaten 5-2 by van Gerwen. Since then, Snakebite has only got past the first round on one occasion in three years, losing in the first round six times. 

Despite Snakebite having a dismal record at the Grand Prix, the Scotsman is another to have got out of the long and exhausting World Series trips back in August so he should be a lot fresher than he normally is at this time of year. He also won a European Tour event earlier this month when he took down the German Open at the expense of Dimitri van den Bergh which should do him the world of good.

The Machine Is Switched On

Fifth seed James Wade has perhaps been awarded the kindest draw.  A refreshed Wade, who has hardly played in September, has drawn debutant Martin Lukeman in the first round and also managed to give the big three a swerve in his quarter.

If The Machine wins his opening match, and he will, then either Ross Smith or Andrew Gilding await before a likely meeting with either Michael Smith or Nathan Aspinall.

Wade is a five-time finalist and two-time winner here and can possibly run into Price, so long as the Iceman doesn’t melt first. The next highest ranked players on Wade’s side of the draw doesn’t have the best of records at this event so be surprised to see The Machine go on a deep run. 11-time major winner Wade clearly likes the format and was a runner-up in New Zealand recently, so is in decent looking form. 

The Best Of The Rest

Save for the van Gerwen Anderson clash, the tie of the first round is Jonny Clayton v Dirk van Duijvenbode. The Aubergenius played really well at the World Series Finals, just losing out to Gerwyn Price, but I’m giving The Ferret the nod here.

Elsewhere, Dave Chisnall is a very good starter and has climbed back up inside the top 14 on the PDC Order of Merit. That followed his win at the Belgium Open where he chucked in a nine-darter for good measure. Although his record in this event isn’t, great, Chizzy is more than capable of putting together a run.

2022 World Grand Prix Of Darts Outright Winner Bet365 Darts Betting Odds

Here is where the betting lines stand for the 2022 World Grand Prix of Darts on Bet365 as of September 30th.

Gerwyn Price – 9/2

Michael van Gerwen – 9/2

Peter Wright – 7/1

Jonny Clayton – 15/2

Michael Smith – 12/1

Luke Humphries – 12/1

Dimitri van den Bergh – 14/1

Joe Cullen – 16/1

Dave Chisnall – 20/1

Danny Noppert – 20/1

Dirk van Duijvenbode – 25/1

Nathan Aspinall – 28/1

James Wade – 33/1

Jose De Sousa – 33/1

Rob Cross 40/1

2022 World Grand Prix Of Darts Schedule (match odds provided by bet365)

Monday October 3 

First Round (Best of three sets)

  • Callan Rydz (11/8) v (4/7) Krzysztof Ratajski
  • Brendan Dolan  (11/10) v (8/11) Stephen Bunting
  • Chris Dobey (2/1) v (2/5) Luke Humphries
  • Dimitri Van den Bergh (4/5) v (1/1) Dave Chisnall
  • Jonny Clayton (8/13) v (13/10) Dirk van Duijvenbode
  • Peter Wright (3/10) v (5/2) Kim Huybrechts
  • Michael van Gerwen (4/9) v (7/4) Gary Anderson
  • Jose de Sousa (8/13) v (13/10) Adrian Lewis

Tuesday October 4

First Round (Best of three sets)

  • Madars Razma (7/4) v (4/9) Ryan Searle
  • Ross Smith (1/1) v (4/5) Andrew Gilding
  • Danny Noppert (2/5) v (2/1) Gabriel Clemens
  • Joe Cullen (4/5) v (1/1) Damon Heta
  • Rob Cross (8/13) v (13/10) Daryl Gurney
  • James Wade (4/9) v (7/4) Martin Lukeman
  • Gerwyn Price (1/3) v (12/5) Martin Schindler
  • Michael Smith (4/6) v (6/5) Nathan Aspinall

Wednesday October 5

Second Round (Best of five sets)

  • Four Matches

Thursday October 6 

Second Round (Best of five sets)

  • Four Matches

Friday, October 7

Quarter-Finals (Best of five sets)

  • Four Matches

Saturday, October 8 

Semi-Finals (Best of seven sets)

  • Winner QF 1 v Winner QF 2
  • Winner QF 3 v Winner QF 4

Sunday, October 9 

Final (Best of nine sets)

  • Winner SF 1 v Winner SF 2

QUICK GLANCE AT THE WORLD GRAND PRIX OF DARTS 2022 

Venue: Morningside Arena, Leicester

Dates: 3rd of October – 9th of October

Format: Best of five, seven, nine sets

Current Champion: Jonny Clayton

Where To Watch: Sky Sports Arena HD

When to Watch: 19:00 UK

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World Series of Darts Finals 2022 Betting Tips And Predictions

World Series of Darts Finals 2022 Betting Tips And Predictions

2022 World Series of Darts betting tips

The eighth staging of the PDC World Series of Darts Finals reaches its conclusion this weekend as a 24-player field that includes the likes of Michael van Gerwen, Peter Wright, Gerwyn Price as well as defending champion Jonny Clayton head to the AFAS Live in Amsterdam who will be hosting the event for the second year in a row and third time overall.

The 2022 Jack’s World Series of Darts Finals will take place from September 16 – 18 with both an afternoon and an evening session on Sunday and live coverage available on ITV 4. The draw has been made and already we have an intriguing opening round tie between the recently demoted world number two Peter Wright and Women’s World Matchplay champion Fallon Sherrock.

The winner of that match, which really should be Snakebite, will take on third seed Michael Smith.

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Returning Champion

Elsewhere, last year’s winner Jonny Clayton is laying in wait for the victor of the clash between World Cup of Darts winner Simon Whitlock of Australia and UK Open champion Danny Noppert, who is returning to his home nation for this event where home advantage and crowd favouritism could well make the difference as to who progresses. 

Whitlock’s Darts World Cup winning partner Damon Heta faces Queensland Darts Masters semi-finalist Gordon Mathers in an all-Australian affair. The lucky winner of this will walk into local favourite and four-time champion Michael van Gerwen. Heta should be the man to make it through this one and face Mighty Mike.

The winner of both the Nordic Darts Masters and Dutch Darts Masters, Dimitri van den Bergh, has been made the top seed and will await the winner of the tie between Ryan Joyce and USA number one Danny Baggish. Any win for Baggish really would be a shock so I’ll stick with Relentless in this one.

New World Number One

In an effort to repeat his 2020 victory newly promoted world number one Gerwyn Price, who won the New Zealand Darts Masters in August, will get his season off to a start against either Canadian Matt Campbell or, as is far more likely, Dutch veteran Vincent van der Voort.

2018 champion James Wade will face the winner of the Leonard Gates, Devon Petersen match, while you would expect Dave Chisnall to come through his opening round match against Jamie Hughes. Finally, I am not expecting any shocks as Haupai Puha takes on Dirk van Duijvenbode with the Dutch Aubergenious predicted to move on to play Gary Anderson on Saturday.

Second Round

With many of the game’s leading lights not playing until Saturday, there will many eyes on Peter Wright’s battle with Fallon Sherrock on day one. We have seen many top players wobble when sharing an oche with the Queen of the Palace, but Snakebite is top quality and as long as he keeps his head he should move on to a very tough opponent in Michael Smith.

Bully Boy could very well represent the end of the line for Wright, and I think the outright 9/1 offered on the St Helens star is worth taking. Elsewhere the usual suspects – Gerwyn Price, Michael van Gerwen and Jonny Clayton – are naturally in with a chance and short-priced accordingly.

But it’s the Dream Maker Dimitri van den Bergh who really catches the eye this weekend in the Netherlands. The Belgian, who moved in with Wright for almost three months at the start of the pandemic, is in the middle of a feud with Snakebite right now following van den Bergh’s win over the Scotsman at the Matchplay in July.

Surgery And Sickness

Since then, Wright has undergone surgery to remove his gallbladder forcing him to miss a trio of World Series of Darts events in Australia and New Zealand, which opened up a space in those tournaments for his former friend. 

Snakebite returned to action at the Hungarian Darts Trophy, won by Joe Cullen by the way, earlier this month and where he again blanked the Dream Maker when their paths crossed this time in Budapest as opposed to Blackpool

The pair met last week in Sunday’s German Darts Open final in Jena where relations seemed to improve a little with Snakebite insisting that van den Bergh, who also came across unwell during the latter stages of his quarter-final win against Krzysztof Ratajski, is the future of darts.

Wright beat the Belgian 8 – 6 to lift his seventh European Tour crown and first since 2017. Along the way, Snakebite also defeated Raymond van Barneveld, Jonny Clayton, Ross Smith and Joe Cullen. But the Dream Maker battled through his illness to make the final and should be free of it now, making him a very dangerous opponent and potential champion as he looks to get one over on his old roommate. 

World Series of Darts Finals 2022 bet365 Darts Betting Odds For The Outright Winner

Odds for the 2022 World Series of Darts Finals from the Bet365 online sportsbook.

  • Gerwyn Price – 4/1
  • Michael van Gerwen – 4/1
  • Peter Wright – 13/2
  • Dimitri van den Bergh – 17/2
  • Jonny Clayton – 17/2
  • Michael Smith – 9/1
  • Joe Cullen 14/1
  • Dirk van Duijvenbode – 14/1
  • James Wade – 16/1
  • Damon Heta – 20/1
  • Gary Anderson 25/1
  • Dave Chisnall – 25/1
  • Danny Noppert – 25/1
  • Simon Whitlock – 60/1
  • Ryan Joyce – 100/1
  • Vincent van der Voort – 100/1
  • Jamie Hughes – 125/1
  • Devon Petersen – 150/1
  • Matt Campbell – 150/1
  • Danny Baggish – 250/1
  • Haupai Puha – 250/1
  • Fallon Sherrock – 250/1
  • Gordon Mathers – 300/1
  • Leonard Gates – 300/1

World Series of Darts Finals 2022 Schedule

Friday September 16

First round

  • Danny Baggish v Ryan Joyce
  • Jamie Hughes v Dave Chisnall
  • Gordon Mathers v Damon Heta
  • Haupai Puha v Dirk van Duijvenbode
  • Leonard Gates v Devon Petersen
  • Fallon Sherrock v Peter Wright
  • Matt Campbell v Vincent van der Voort
  • Simon Whitlock v Danny Noppert

Saturday September 17

Second round

  • Gary Anderson v Puha or Van Duijvenbode
  • James Wade v Gates or Petersen
  • Joe Cullen v Hughes or Chisnall
  • Dimitri Van den Bergh v Baggish or Joyce
  • Gerwyn Price v Campbell or Van der Voort
  • Michael van Gerwen v Mathers or Heta
  • Michael Smith v Sherrock or Wright
  • Jonny Clayton v Whitlock or Noppert

Sunday September 18

  • Quarter Finals
  • Semi-finals
  • Final

QUICK GLANCE AT THE WORLD SERIES OF DARTS FINALS 2022 

Venue: AFAS Live, Amsterdam

Dates: Friday 16th of September 2022 – Sunday 18th of September 2022

Format: Best of 11, 19, 21 legs

Current Champion: Jonny Clayton

Where To Watch: ITV 4

When To Watch: 12:00 & 18:00 UK

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What Exactly Is The Online Darts Live League

What Exactly Is The Online Darts Live League

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It seems a long time ago now, but covid and its horrible lockdowns were only declared ‘over’ a mere matter of months ago. And while it brought nothing but misery and damage and some changes to the way we go about things on a daily basis, there is at least one legacy that has been positive.

We are talking about the Online Darts Live League, originally branded as the MODUS Darts Live League which itself followed on from the MODUS Icons of Darts Live League.

As noted, all of these events came about as a reaction to the coronavirus pandemic which at the time brought global sports to a standstill. Darts, of course, is fortunate that it is one of the few sports that can benefit from being played inside people’s homes. Football, cricket and rugby, for example, not so much.

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Who Are MODUS?

Founded in 1997, MODUS is an events and management company that represent many of the world’s highest profile darts players while laying on professional, premier events and exhibitions.

MODUS have partnered with Belfast-based iGame Media in order to utilize their sophisticated technical delivery and broadcast capabilities to bring these events to the market. 4k cameras will continue to capture every thrilling moment as well as every throw in ultra high definition as standard while supporting Ultra Low Latency streaming and broadcast-grade quality content. This is achieved by broadcasting brand new multi-camera footage.

The 2020 Modus Icons of Darts Live League pitted groups of six players fighting it out from the comfort of their own homes and live streaming their efforts remotely. Play was set up in a round-robin format and took place from Monday to Saturday each week.

Not only did this provide players with valuable match practice in a competitive environment at a time when no darts tournaments were ongoing, but it also gave darts fans the chance to catch some live darts during that first initial period of isolation.

Now that lockdown is a thing of the past, there is no need for the players to take on each other from home. However, such was the accidental success of live streaming the darts behind closed doors, newer tourneys have sprung up in their place, the Online Darts Live League being one of them.  

Weekly tournaments

2021 saw the Icons tournament replaced by the Modus Online Live League which originally featured a host of star names taking each other on in a group stage format through a live stream in a behind closed doors set up. The League was comprised of three groups and play took place from Monday to Friday with a final group being formed for the Saturday. There was a £10,000 prize fund, reserved for the weekly winners, runners-up and third-placed players.

Former Lakeside world champs Martin Adams and Richie Burnett, plus former UK Open finalist Colin Osborne, James Richardson and Chas Barstow were among the bigger names to take part.

All of the matches were contested over a best-of-seven legs format while being streamed exclusively live on desktop, mobile and tablet for darts fans in the United Kingdom and numerous other regions globally.

MODUS Super Series, The Successor

As of Saturday the 3rd of September 2022, an exciting new darts competition will launch in the UK. The MODUS Super Series will feature top international stars such as the record-breaking Fallon Sherrock, plus the legends that are Martin Adams and Robert Thornton.

Lisa Ashton, Jarred Cole, Neil Duff, Kevin Painter, Mikuru Suzuki and Thibault Tricole are all also on board while Paul Nicholson, Mark Webster, Chris Mason, Chris Murphy and Abigail Davies will be providing live commentary.

This competition will again be live streamed, but games will not be taking place inside players’ homes but instead at a top-spec, purpose-built location in Portsmouth. There is over £1 million on offer to players across the season which comprises of more than 30 hours of live streamed matches which can also be viewed through the bet365 darts live stream Monday to Saturday every week.

The MODUS Super Series will offer perfectly timed matches for UK bettors with matches running in Morning and Evening Sessions from 09:30 GMT through 22:00 GMT.

Open to non PDC Tour Card holders over the age of 18 as well as legends of the sport, the MODUS Super Series will see 12 players compete each week in a series of group matches. They will happen on weekdays, producing six qualifiers who will each progress onto the Finals Night on Saturday evening which will be held in front of a live audience. 

This will continue for 13 weeks when the 12 weekly winners will battle it out in Champions Week in an effort to be crowned the MODUS Super Series champion who will pick up a winners’ prize of £20,000.

Best of all, the next MODUS Super Series begins all over again from week one creating a non-stop cycle of high-quality tournaments that are played continuously all year round. Not bad for a successor to the Online Darts Live League which ran for two years as a COVID era, play at home darts tournament and evolved made for TV, studio-based competition.

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