Latest PDC World Championship darts odds plus live streaming update as Michael Van Gerwen, Simon Whitlock, Adrian Lewis and James Wade are in action in the next few days at the Alexandra Palace.
We’re only five days into the World Championships but we’ve already seen enough scintillating action that would normally be crammed into an entire tournament.
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Both Terry Jenkins and Australian No. 1 Kyle Anderson hit a nine-darter in one night before being eliminated, ante post favourite Phil Taylor was given an almighty shock by qualifier Rob Szabo but scampered into the next round and as Kim Huybrechts won an emotional match with older brother Ronny.
You’ve get the feeling that we’re only getting started too.
Ante post second Michael van Gerwen makes his entrance at Alexandra Palace on Tuesday as he looks to go one better than last year when he was the beaten finalist.
However, after beating Taylor in the Players Championship and en route to winning the Premier League title, there is a feeling that Mighty Mike has the full package to see off The Power on the biggest stage of them all.
It couldn’t get much easier for Van Gerwen in the first round as he is set to take on the winner of the preliminary match between Zoran Lerchbacher and Ben Ward. Both will have to play the game of their lives if serious about challenging the great Dutchman. Van Gerwen is 1/100 favourite to progress.
The 2010 finalist Simon Whitlock also makes his first appearance of the tournament on Tuesday, and the Aussie has a far tougher test that Van Gerwen as he locks horns with Challenge Tour Order of Merit winner Ross Smith.
This is a youngster with the darting world at his fingertips and that is shown by the fact he’s just as short as 9/2 to beat a man with the game as well-rounded as Whitlock.
However, the Beard to be Feared has a very strong record against lower ranked opponents and his professional and ruthless throwing should be able to wear down the young pretender. With that in mind, it’s perhaps a bit surprising to see Whitlock available at odds-against to win 3-0.
Firms have reported money all morning for a fresh Whitlock to win by that scoreline and have had to cut the price to 11/10. It still looks well worth taking.
The fastest man on the oche Vincent van der Voort is in action too as he has Matt Clark standing in his way of the second round. Like Whitlock, the super-quick thrower will spend little time in beating his opponent 3-0.
Get on the 3/1 and perhaps add the Whitlock correct score to create a lucrative double.