Dublin Draw Ensures James Wade Is The Value At The World Grand Prix Darts

The World Grand Prix Darts takes centre stage on Sky Sports from Sunday and there could be some value in the betting for the tournament as Michael van Gerwen and Phil Taylor find themselves in the same half of the draw in Ireland. With that in mind, we fancy Gary Anderson and James Wade are the pick of the bets at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin...

  • Phil Taylor has won the World Grand Prix 11 times but has also lost in the first round of this tournament on four occasions
  • James Wade has won the World Grand Prix twice (2007 and 2010)
  • Adrian Lewis hasn't gone beyond the second round of the World Grand Prix since 2010

2nd October - 8th October OddsWon/LostBet
World Grand Prix Darts    
Tips James Wade to win the 4th quarter    Best Bet @ 11 / 4  
Gary Anderson (each way) @ 6 / 1  
James Wade (each way) @ 22 / 1  

Top Half Of The Draw

Taylor is the fourth seed this week and he is therefore pencilled in to meet van Gerwen in the semi-finals. The Power had the wood over the Dutchman in Cardiff as he beat him twice en route to winning the Champions League of Darts and 'The Power' is an eleven-time champion of the World Grand Prix.

However, Taylor has endured a tough week since as the financial implications of his well-publicised divorce have been splashed all over the tabloids and we simply can't back him without knowing how he is shaping up mentally.

Taylor has crashed out in the first round of the World Grand Prix on four occasions previously and that ensures we will be swerving his 9/2 price.

It is van Gerwen who is the 5/4 favourite (Paddy Power) as he has reached at least the quarter-finals in each of his past four visits to Dublin, winning the title in 2012 and 2014 before losing to Robert Thornton in last year's final. The Dutchman is plenty short enough and we prefer to look to the bottom-half of the draw for value...

Wade In With James

It is James Wade who could prove to be the best bet of the week as 'The Machine' has an excellent record at the World Grand Prix having won the title in 2007 and 2010. He has two other semi-final appearances and a runner-up spot from 2014 to show from recent visits to Dublin and the draw appears to have been very kind to him.

He is in the fourth quarter with Adrian Lewis and he actually beat 'Jackpot' 10-3 when they met in Cardiff recently, while it is worth noting that Lewis hasn't gone beyond the second round of the World Grand Prix since he lost the 2010 final to Wade.

Wade has been superb checking out of late and he is clearly in form as he found only a rampant Taylor too good in the Champions League. The Englishman looks like great value to win the fourth quarter (11/4 with Sky Bet) and he is 22/1 to win the tournament outright (Bet Victor).

Anderson's Time To Shine

The one man standing in Wade's way is Gary Anderson as the pair are pencilled in to meet in the semi-finals. Anderson has only lost 13 of the past 44 meetings with Wade after beating him 10-7 in Cardiff and we could be in for another titanic encounter if they clash in Dublin.

It is difficult to oppose Anderson, who eventually lost to van Gerwen in the semi-finals of the Champions League, and the Scot is capable of improving on his semi-final effort from the 2014 World Grand Prix. We will take a punt on Anderson at 6/1 (Bet Victor) as well and we cannot wait for a potential clash between him and The Machine in the last-four...

2016 World Grand Prix Darts Odds

Posted: Friday, 30th September 2016
Author: Chris Knight

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