Following our outright preview for the ninth PDC World Cup of Darts which gets underway this Thursday evening, we thought we’d take a look at the rest of the tournament markets to see what other tasty tungsten wagers are out there for the week’s action in Hamburg.
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Compared to the PDC majors and other ranking tournaments on the calendar, the bookies are quite light on their offerings for this annual fest of international arrows, but there’s still enough to keep punters interested – either to bolster an outright bet on the tournament or to seek a sneaky alternative.
World Cup of Darts Predictions: To Win Quarter Betting
Germany to Win 3rd Quarter
And it’s in the Quarter Betting where we feel there’s some decent value lurking, starting with Germany who we’ve tipped up each-way in our outright preview. In this market, you’re essentially backing a team to reach the semi-final stage, a feat which the pairing of Max Hopp and Martin Schindler have narrowly missed out on in the last two renewals.
‘Der Maximiser’ and ‘The Wall’ have been somewhat unlucky to run into the Dutch at the last eight stage on both occasions, but the draw has been a little kinder to them this time around.
Whilst the opening pairs match in the Round of 32 can often be a sticky affair for the better nations, Germany should be far too strong for the weak Hungarian pairing of Pal Szekely and Janos Vegso, and barring mishaps elsewhere they will then take on the seeded Belgians in the Last 16.
That appears a bit of a stumbling block for Germany at first glance however the experienced Kim Huybrechts has been in woeful form for some time now whilst Dimitri van den Bergh has failed to pull up any trees in the big league since retaining the PDC World Youth Championship crown at Minehead in November.
‘Dancing Dimitri’ outclassed Schindler 6-3 in the final there and it will be interesting to see whether ‘The Wall’ fancies revenge here in the singles or whether Hopp steps up to take on Belgium’s maIn danger. Either way, we think Germany can hold their own at the least to force a deciding doubles contest, and collectively they’re fancied to emerge victorious as Huybrechts looks too much of a weak link for the Belgian side.
The key contest then for Germany and this wager should be a Quarter-Final clash with Scotland, and we think they can oust Peter Wright and Gary Anderson with the raucous Hamburg crowd behind them.
Hopp’s combined head to head record against ‘Snakebite’ and ‘The Flying Scotsman’ is a concerning 1-8, but Wright has endured a shocking campaign thus far whilst Anderson comes here cold after several months out with a back injury.
Wright and Anderson gelled well to reach the final in 2018, but they were memorably stunned by Singapore at the first hurdle 12 months prior and the jury is still out regarding the partnership and their overall desire for success in this tournament.
Hopp and Schindler certainly can’t be called into question over their determination and passion, and these two exciting young players look primed for a deep run with another 12 months behind them, making Germany ‘To Win Quarter 3’ look a fantastic bet.
Singapore Offer Long Shot Alternative in 4th Quarter
Elsewhere, England and our other outright tip Netherlands look nailed on to win their respective quarters, but the Singaporean duo of Paul Lim and Harith Lim can definitely be given a squeak ‘To Win Quarter 4’ at huge odds.
As mentioned, they turned over Scotland en route to the Quarter-Finals two years and legend of the game Paul Lim is still a superb player at the grand age of 65.
They face a massive task in the Round of 32 against the Welsh pairing of Jonny Clayton and Grand Slam of Darts champions Gerwyn Price; however they played really poorly together last year despite reaching the last eight.
Should Singapore surprise, they really only have a lop sided Northern Ireland Team standing in their way of the semis – so this bet is definitely worth some small interest at a double figure price.
Remember, you can find all our daily predictions and accumulators for the World Cup of Darts here.
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