Free tips Darts Betting Picks: 2020 World Grand Prix Darts Betting Tips & Predictions (October 6-12)
World Grand Prix Darts Betting Tips & Preview
We take look at the unique ‘double-in’ event which normally takes place in Dublin and give you all our World Grand Prix Darts betting tips below…
Live Betting Updates
6th October 4.30pm – Adrian Lewis and Stephen Bunting Test Positive
Both Adrian Lewis and Stephen Bunting have been withdrawn after testing positive for Coronavirus. Simon Whitlock will replace Lewis and will face Chris Dobey tomorrow. Jeffrey De Zwaan will replace Bunting and face Jamie Hughes.
Adrian Lewis and Stephen Bunting will miss the @BoyleSports World Grand Prix after returning positive tests for Covid-19 ahead of the event.
Full statement 👇https://t.co/cNrEPgde4B
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) October 6, 2020
World Grand Prix Darts Betting Tips 2020
This week’s two big darts stories: Michael van Gerwen is human after all and the 2020 Boylesports World Grand Prix is set to take place in Coventry and not at its traditional home of Citywest in Dublin.
In losing to Simon Whitlock in the second round of the World Matchplay Darts and missing out on a spot in the Premier League Darts playoffs it was no real surprise when Michael van Gerwen (MVG) did not take last weekend’s German Darts Championship.
But very few could have predicted MVG would depart in his second match losing 6-1 to Mervyn King. Then again he was eliminated from the 2020 World Series of Darts Finals a week before at the very first hurdle; KO’d 6-4 by Glen Durrant.
Nevertheless the Dutch player is still the favourite in the 2020 World Grand Prix Darts odds, a title he claimed in 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2019. At 4/1 with William Hill he has not started such a big price for any competition for over six years. Nevertheless we cannot be tempted or recommend backing him based simply on his former glories.
🎯 “It’s a tournament that suits me.”
🙏 “To win this 3 times in a row will mean a lot!”
— BoyleSports (@BoyleSports) October 2, 2020
Gerwyn Price at 5/1 for the Title
A far better bet, at a better price, is GERWYN PRICE (5/1 with BetVictor) who was on a winning streak of 17 – winning his last three tournaments on the PDC Tour with a third televised title (including the televised World Series of Darts Finals) on his CV – prior to last week’s German Darts Championship.
But there was no caste lost in defeat there as he averaged 98.6 when eliminated by Devon Peterson who went on to win the competition. Right now you could argue Price is the best player in the world and he has been deadly on his doubles.
Devon Petersen comes from 5-1 down to defeat Gerwyn Price 6-5 in an epic at the German Darts Championship.
Price missed one dart for victory in leg nine, and it’s the South African who edged the decider!
— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) September 26, 2020
Trebles for Show, Doubles for Dough
Of course being decisive on doubles is vital in this World Grand Prix Darts tournament as this is a unique competition which requires players to both start and finish on a double.
Year after year this one-off format catches out ‘name players’ in the competition and has given us some unexpected winners – such as Daryl Gurney in 2017 and Robert Thornton in 2015.
If you are willing to back a real shortie, the 1/8 on offer at Boylesports about a 9-dart finish not being recorded is huge.
The ‘double in’ rule means players can, at best, start with a 40 which means the task becomes an 8-dart 461 finish which is neigh impossible.
Alas old-timers will tell you backing long odds-on is a shortcut to the poor house. They are probably right.
Chizzy’s Hard to Crack
With regards to opening round World Grand Prix darts betting tips we fancy DAVE CHISNALL to beat Glen Durrant which would not be considered an upset but ‘Chizzy’ is the outsider here and that’s despite having won two of their three previous meetings.
But it it’s his performance in last weekend’s German Darts Championship that draws us to Dave Chisnall. His 108.65 three-dart average in the second round was the highest of competition and he went on to record 102.3 and 102.9 averages in later rounds. He’s clearly got his ‘eye in’ and he was a finalist in this competition last year and in 2013.