2022 GRAND SLAM OF DARTS BETTING TIPS AND PREDICTIONS

2022 GRAND SLAM OF DARTS BETTING TIPS AND PREDICTIONS

This weekend, the 15th renewal of the PDC Grand Slam of Darts will get underway with world number two Gerwyn Price aiming to lift the Eric Bristow Trophy for the fourth time in five years.

In its history, there have only ever been six different winners of this PDC event with just three, with Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld joining Price in the mix again this year. 

In fact, out of this year’s 32-strong field, only five have ever reached this final.

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Four of the 13 former finalists, a list that includes Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor have either lost their PDC Tour cards or retired, but three on the absentee list – Gary Anderson, James Wade and Jose de Sousa – are all ranked in the world’s top 11, so there are some pretty big names missing.

Even with these players missing out, there should still be more than enough quality on show at the Aldersley Leisure Village in Wolverhampton over the next eight days.

Game On!

The tournament is split into eight groups in which each player will face one another once in a best-of-nine legs match. Each win is worth two points and will be applied to a table from which the top two players will progress to the knockout stages.

The initial short format of the group stage can, and has in the past, caused trouble for the big names but given the nature of a group stage there is still wriggle room to survive at least one slip-up. So you would expect that most of the big guns will make it through to the second round where all of a sudden it is a best of 19 legs in the last 16, then it’s best of 31 legs in the quarter-finals.

The reigning champion, Gerwyn Price, is the big hitter of a strong Group A that also includes Dave Chisnall and Raymond van Barneveld. Make no mistake, this is no gimme for The Iceman who will need to be on top of his game if he is to retain his crown, but it wouldn’t be a surprise if the Welshman wasn’t to do just that. 

Michael van Gerwen, who was world number one from 2014 to 2021, won the Grand Slam three times consecutively, in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Mighty Mike has looked back to his best this past year and booked his place in this tournament by winning the Premier League of Darts, the Darts Grand Prix, and the World Darts Matchplay, as well as the German Darts Championship, Austrian Open and European Open

Van Gerwen is the rightful favourite, just because of who he is and the year he has had.  Along with Price and Wright, he makes up the big three and the long format is made for the big boys. 

The Dutchman has been near-invincible in the group stages over the last ten years and has been installed by bet365 as the favourite. In a group that includes recent European Championship winner Ross Smith, Luke Woodhouse and Nathan Rafferty, The Green Machine looks like a shoo-in to make it through the next round.

Bully Boy To Finally Best His Final Demons

The world number one Peter Wright has been drawn against Nathan Aspinall, Alan Soutar and Fallon Sherrock. Aspinall aside, Snakebite really shouldn’t be struggling in this one.

Could this finally be the occasion when Bully Boy sees it over the line? He was officially the best player in the tournament this time last year but is still hitting that wall when it comes to the final. 

Michael Smith has lost nine of the last ten in the final, but after the World darts Championship final and the European Championship final at some point something has to give. He surely will carry the ball over the line and finally pick up that PDC-televised tournament win. 

A final four of Price, Wright, van Gerwen and Smith in the semi-finals seems perfectly possible, if not expected. From there, it’s hard to call. To be fair, I wouldn’t rule out Jonny Clayton or Dave Chisnall but this isn’t a tournament that typically values the underdog.

Looking back over the most recent years, Gerwyn Price has won it three out of the last four and then you had Jose De Sousa and before that you had Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld, so take your pick.

GRAND SLAM OF DARTS 2022 GROUPS

GROUP A

  • Gerwyn Price
  • Dave Chisnall
  • Raymond van Barneveld
  • Ted Evetts

GROUP B

  • Danny Noppert 
  • Simon Whitlock
  • Mensur Suljovic
  • Christian Perez 

GROUP C

  • Michael Smith
  • Joe Cullen
  • Ritchie Edhouse
  • Lisa Ashton

GROUP D

  • Rob Cross
  • Dirk van Duijvenbode
  • Martin Schindler
  • Adam Gawlas

GROUP E

  • Peter Wright
  • Nathan Aspinall
  • Alan Soutar
  • Fallon Sherrock

GROUP F

  • Jonny Clayton
  • Damon Heta
  • Jermaine Wattimena
  • Leonard Gates

GROUP G

  • Michael van Gerwen
  • Ross Smith
  • Luke Woodhouse
  • Nathan Rafferty

GROUP H

  • Luke Humphries
  • Ryan Searle
  • Josh Rock 
  • Scott Williams

GRAND SLAM OF DARTS 2022 BETTING ODDS (bet365)

  • Michael van Gerwen – 10/3
  • Gerwyn Price – 6/1
  • Peter Wright – 13/2
  • Michael Smith – 12/1
  • Jonny Clayton – 14/1
  • Dimitri van den Bergh – 16/1
  • Luke Humphries – 16/1
  • Josh Rock – 18/1
  • Dirk van Duijvenbode – 25/1
  • Nathan Aspinall – 33/1
  • Danny Noppert – 33/1
  • Joe Cullen – 33/1

GRAND SLAM OF DARTS 2022 SCHEDULE

Saturday November 12

Group Matches (Best of 9 legs)

  • Simon Whitlock v Mensur Suljovic (B)
  • Dirk van Duijvenbode v Martin Schindler (D)
  • Joe Cullen v Ritchie Edhouse (C)
  • Dave Chisnall v Raymond van Barneveld (A)
  • Rob Cross v Adam Gawlas (D)
  • Danny Noppert v Christian Perez (B)
  • Gerwyn Price v Ted Evetts (A)
  • Michael Smith v Lisa Ashton (C)
  • Ross Smith v Luke Woodhouse (G)
  • Ryan Searle v Josh Rock (H)
  • Damon Heta v Jermaine Wattimena (F)
  • Nathan Aspinall v Alan Soutar (E)
  • Luke Humphries v Scott Williams (H)
  • Peter Wright v Fallon Sherrock (E)
  • Michael van Gerwen v Nathan Rafferty (G)
  • Jonny Clayton v Leonard Gates (F)

Sunday November 13

Group Matches (Best of 9 legs)

  • Groups A-D Second Matches
  • Groups E-H Second Matches

Monday November 14

  • Groups A-D Third Matches

Tuesday November 15

  • Groups E-H Third Matches

Wednesday November 16

Second Round (Best of 19 legs)

  • Four matches

Thursday November 17 

Second Round (Best of 19 legs)

  • Four matches

Friday November 18

Quarter finals (Best of 31 legs)

  • Two matches

Saturday November 19

Quarter finals (Best of 31 legs)

  • Two matches

Sunday November 20

Semi-finals (Best of 31 legs)

  • Two matches

Final (Best of 31 legs)

  • Winner SF 1 v Winner SF 2

QUICK GLANCE AT THE GRAND SLAM OF DARTS 2022

Venue: Aldersley Leisure Village, Wolverhampton

Dates: 12th of November – 20th November

Format: Best of 9, 19 & 31 legs

Current Champion: Gerwyn Price

Where To Watch: Sky Sports

When To Watch: 12:00, 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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Frequently Asked Questions: How Do I Budget For Sports Betting?

Frequently Asked Questions: How Do I Budget For Sports Betting?

Do you want to know how to work out your betting budget? Well we’re here to tell you that it’s one of the best things you can do.

Darts fans often like to place a wager on a big tournament. And maybe your interests move out of darts and into other areas, like other sports, bingo, casino or poker. If you add up all of those bets, it could turn out to be quite a pretty penny.

As long as you aren’t a problem gambler, placing the odd bet is fine. But of course, you need to make sure you can afford it. And that’s why it’s so important to work out your betting budget.

Frequently Asked Questions: How do you work out your betting budget?

What is the first thing I need to do to work out my gambling budget?

First things first, figure out how much you spend in total on gambling. This could be per week, month or year. Remember, be honest with yourself. Look at all angles of this, from sports, casino, poker, bingo. Online and offline. Everything you spend counts.

Some months you might spend more or less. Best to work out the average over a period of time to see how much you tend to spend. It’s easy to find out your transaction history on online betting sites, just go to your account for the rundown.

Then for offline spends, take a close look at your bank statements and receipts to add up your spends there.

How do I work out my disposable income?

The amount you spend on your gambling budget depends heavily on your disposable income. To figure out what that is, you’ve got to add up your gross income (after taxes). Then you also need to take out major living expenses, including rent/mortgage, bills, grocery shopping, insurance, pension, utilities, loan repayments, childcare, education fees, and all the other non-negotiables you spend money on.

Then add up all your discretionary spends. This includes money you spend on hobbies, gym memberships, cinema trips, socializing, going to restaurants. All that fun stuff.

And you’ve also got to figure out how much you want to save every week, month or year. Remember, everyone should aim to have 3-6 months of savings readily accessible in case of an emergency. Especially if you’ve got a big expense on the horizon or you want to splash out on something in the future.

What you’re left with is the absolute maximum you could spend on gambling. But this isn’t what your gambling budget should be, necessarily. Add a little bit more into your pension fund and savings until you’re left with a figure you’re comfortable with.

Get the help you need with a gambling problem

Even if you never spend over your gambling budget, it’s still possible to have a gambling problem. It’s a scary reality, but it’s true.

The good news is that there are lots of professional organizations that can help. In the United States, you can contact the National Council on Problem Gambling on the phone at 1800 522 4700 or online. If you’re in the United Kingdom, you can talk to Be Gamble Aware at 0808 8020 133 or online.

Alternatively, there are lots of other organizations around the world that you get help from.

For more responsible gambling guidance, take a look at:

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