Take a Hopp off Barney in Berlin

So far a ‘guest player’ is yet to win a match in the 2019 Unibet Premier League but all that can change on Thursday when the ageing and seemingly ailing Raymond van Berneveld faces Max Hopp, a little-known but top-class German player who will be performing before his home crowd in Berlin. Hopp is only 22 but he has already made something of a name for himself ... particularly when playing on home soil. The young German missed three darts at a double to make the final of the European Championship at the end of 2018 (against eventual winner James…

Stats Suggest Darts Draws Pay

There have been 20 matches in the 2019 Premier League and seven of them have been draws. That’s a 35 percent ratio and if you take Michael van Gerwen out of the equation (as he is supposed to win every time he goes to the oche – didn’t last week funnily enough) we are talking seven from 16. That is a 43.75 percent ratio. In short, right now backing every match that does not involve MVG to be a draw at the default price of 10/3 looks to be a cash-cow. So, armed with that knowledge and a lot more…

Value on Offer at UK Open

One of Darts most exciting tournaments gets underway this weekend, the UK Open, which will be played out at Butlins’ Minehead Resort in Somerset. The action will be broadcast live on ITV4. It’s a complex tournament consisting of 160 players. 16 come from the PDC Challenge Tour and 16 more ‘amateurs’ are in the opening round having won qualifying events in one of Riley’s Sports Bars across the UK. They will be joined by the players ranked 97-128 in the PDC Order of Merit. The winners progress to the second round where the next 32 players on the PDC Order…

Be Price Wise in Week 4

Premier League darting action comes from Exeter this week and there is one screaming bet: Gerywn Price to beat Luke Humphries. 8/11 is available with Boylesports about this penalty-kick. Here’s why. Humphries, a ‘guest player’, is world ranked No.57. Price sits at No. 7. Humphries played two Players Championship tournaments in Barnsley last weekend and was eliminated in the opening round of both. Price won both competitions; winning 14 consecutive matches where he averaged 100 or more in ten of them. In one game, against Zoran Lerchbacher who he beat 6-0, his match average was 112.7 percent. But make no…

Cross to Boss at the Checkout

In the Premier League Darts on Thursday, Rob Cross is fancied to notch up a higher checkout than rival Michael van Gerwen. The Dutchman has won 14 legs so far but not once has he looked like nailing a big checkout – as he has never been on one. In fact, his best Premier League checkout (72) has been bettered by eight rivals so far. Cross has posted a pair of 115 finishes (one in both games to date) and, on that basis, he looks over-priced at 8/5 to claim the highest finish in this contest. Advised Bet Rob Cross…

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