BDO World Darts Betting Tips: Glen Durrant too short to buck the Championship trends


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(6th – 14th January 2018, Lakeside, Surrey, UK)

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BDO World Darts History

Sixty-six member countries and a 44-year history, that’s the credentials of the BDO, The British Darts Organisation.

And this weekend their version of Darts World Championships gets underway at the Lakeside Country Club in Frimley Green, Surrey. This year it has moved from it’s traditional home on the BBC and will be televised on Channel 4 and BT Sport.

This will be the 41st time the tournament has been staged and there have been 24 individual winners. Eric Bristow is the player with the most BDO World titles (five) including a hat-trick between 1984 and 1986.


All the BDO World Darts Champions from 1978 – 2015


Raymond van Barneveld won this title four times (1998,1999, 2003 and 2005). However, during the past 18 years only one player has managed to collect the title in back-to-back years, three time winner Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams in 2010 and 2011.

Immediately this form indicator makes defending champion Glen Durrant a shaky BDO World Darts betting proposition especially at his very short odds of 11/8 (top-priced at Ladbrokes).

At 47 years-of-age it is hard to see him manufacture much improvement in his game (probably the reason he has not joined the rival PDC darts organisation). Furthermore the darting record books show Eric Bristow and Raymond van Barneveld are the only first-time winners of the BDO championship to retain the trophy.

Finally, Glen Durrant could well meet Gary Robson in the opening round (who needs to beat Pengiran Mohamed to make it into the first round draw). Robson and Durrant have met in competitive action six times and Robson has won five of these confrontations.


BDO Darts Betting Tips – Value Outsider?

With an 11/8 (2.38) favourite discarded there is plenty of BDO World Darts betting value to be found and the best of it is 150/1 poke Jeffrey Sparidaans.

The young Dutch player may have to overcome a preliminary game to make it into the first round (32 players) but he has truly been on fire – in 2015 he won the Czech Open.

In 2016, he won the Swiss Open, last year he also claimed both the England Classic and Hungarian Classic. Sparidaans is the competition’s 25th seed but as a recent finalist in the Turkish Open and Turkish Masters underlines, he is clearly on the up-and-up


Four-up for Adams?

At a tasty 40/1 in the outright BDO World Darts betting odds, Martin Adams should be supported.

His game may not be what it once was but it is foolhardy to ignore the ‘back-class’ which has seen him win this competition three times and finish runner-up twice.


Double Dutch

But the most obvious winner, Durrant apart, is Danny Noppert.

The 27-year-old Dutch player, one of very few who can claim a ‘nine darter’ in competitive action, was a finalist last year and comes here in tip-top form winning one of the BDO’s more valuable darts events, the Zuiderduin / Finder Masters (which Durrant won in 2015 and 2016), just a month ago.


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