IT’S a big night in the William Hill World Championships with the first of two darts quarter-final ties.

First up at the Ally Pally is Michael van Gerwen against Scotland’s Robert Thornton and that’s followed by an all-Scots tie between Gary Anderson and Peter Wright.

Thornton hasn’t dropped a set on his way to the last eight and top seed van Gerwen is in fine form too so while I’d side with the Dutchman it should be a hard-fought affair that could be close to going the distance.

Van Gerwen is massive favourite at 1-5 with the likes of William Hill with Thornton 4-1 at bet365 and Ladbrokes. In a best of nine-setter the bet I like is Thornton plus 3.5 sets at 4-7 with bet365. Thornton plus 2.5 is of course a bigger price at 11-10 with William Hill and others.

The second match should be a cracker between two fierce rivals and closely-matched stars. Anderson has enjoyed a fantastic season and is the bookies’ favourite at 4-9 with William Hill and Ladbrokes.

Wright has unfairly been written off at 2-1 with Betfred and I think it will be closer than the prices suggest.

Good luck if you’re having a punt and post your sports tips and chat here.

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  1. Attila 3 years ago

    Hi All, not great NBA results yesterday…but if my game plan was followed only a small loss should have been experienced:

    NAP/SS: Knicks +13.0 – **LOST**
    DOUBLE: College Bball & gridiron – **LOST**
    5 FOLD: @ $3.00 odds – **WON**

    Havnt looked at todays games yet but ill post something after the footy/ soccer games are done :-)

  2. Jordan 3 years ago

    NFL Play Offs 4/1/15

    Pittsburgh Steelers ML
    Dallas Cowboys ML

    @ 11/10 @ WillHill

  3. thechief 3 years ago

    Afternoon Guys, Firstly would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year, and lets hope for a profitable first night of the year on the Darts.

    Van Gerwen v Thornton

    Reigning world champion MVG takes on the Scot Thornton for a place in the semi finals. MVG as upped his game having not looked at his very best in the opening two rounds blew Terry Jenkins away in the previous round 4-1 in what many people thought would be a real close affair.

    Thornton hasn’t dropped a set yet in this years worlds, but without being unkind he hasn’t played anyone of any pedigree, but he has got the job done. Thornton has never been past the quarters before. These two only matches this year on tv were in the premier league, with MVG edging both games 7-5 (leg format).

    As regulars know I am on MVG, so wont be doing much on this game, but the total match sets is at 6.5 looks low to me 4/7 Skybet. I seen some firms have it set at 7.5 and I think that could be covered also, but I will take advantage of the Skybet line.


    Anderson v Wright

    These two apart from Bunting have probably been the best performers of this years worlds. They have met four times this season and their H2H reads 2-2. I think this will be a cracker and in my opinion there is no way Wright is a 2/1 outsider having made the final last year, and I suspect he will have the crowd on his side he is worth siding with at those odds, in what for me is a 50-50 game. I think it will a tight game and we should see eight sets, in a game I wouldn’t be surprised to see go all the way, so O7.5 sets looks good at 11/10 Coral

    If Wright is to prevail then he will need to take out some ton plus finishes, he has the highest checkout percentage of all the players left in the competition at 48% and he will need to be at his best on the doubles, because Anderson will out score snakebite. Wright checkout line is set at 125.5 at 5/6 William Hill and I will take the overs.

    Finally whenever Anderson plays you’re guaranteed plenty of maximums, and his line is set at 10.5 evens Various. He hit 14 against Klaasen, and 8 against Reyes. Now Reyes is a slow player and Anderson couldn’t get in to any rhythm but beat him 4-1. That’s 8 maximums in five sets and given that a whitewash is highly unlikely, he should play plenty of sets and legs to cover this total.

    TOTAL MATCH SETS 07.5 11/10
    WRIGHT O125.5 CHECKOUT 5/6
    ANDERSON O10.5 TOTAL 180s 1/1

    Good luck if your having a bet

  4. SammyUTD 3 years ago

    Haven’t seen much of Thornton in the tournament.. Anyone tell me what his form is like coming in? Can’t see him having the bottle to beat MVG regardless so feel like a double of VG -2.5 and Anderson is the bet tonight

  5. Kev 3 years ago

    Damn it chief! I backed Anderson to win as soon as he won last tourney and got 8/1. So can’t back your tip tonight, will go for the o10.5 and hope for the best. Was hoping to see you on ando 😉

  6. Ryan 180 3 years ago

    Mvg 5-3 Thornton
    Anderson 5-3 wright

  7. thechief 3 years ago

    Kev, Ando as a great chance, I just think 2/1 is cracking value on Wright in a game I can see going 5-4 either way. Good luck on the maximums, hopefully he slams them in like he normally does :)

  8. InterYerNan 3 years ago

    Mvg v thornton game is a belter!!!

  9. InterYerNan 3 years ago

    Cheers chief :)

  10. dave 3 years ago

    Mvg 3-2 up so cert win on sets thanks chief :) watching on delayed tv so going deposit original stake and share my winnings on ur total sets and ando totals and highest checkout. ta buddy as always

  11. dave 3 years ago

    wow 4-2 and the maximums are flying in, mon van gerwen looking good now.

  12. Stormin 3 years ago

    What a finish.
    170 checkout by mvg to win it

  13. dave 3 years ago

    Mvg in the semis come on my son 😉

  14. Attila 3 years ago


    Kings by 8 | Kings cover -4.0
    Bulls by 6 | Nuggets cover +11.0

    SINGLE: Nuggets +11.0 @ $1.92 (5 pts)

    DOUBLE: Nuggets +11.0, Kings -4.0 @ $3.67 (2.25 pts)

    Safe 3 FOLD: Nuggets +19.5, Kings +6.5, Canucks +1.5 (NHL) @ $1.78 (2.75 pts)

    Small card today, but am reasonably confident of my selections. I’ve refrained from calling my 5 point single a NAP anymore, as there’s no such thing as a ‘banker’ 😉

    GL all who are playing today!

  15. Sanj 3 years ago

    Thanks chief for your Anderson over 10.5 180s tip. When he kept hitting 140s didn’t think it would happen but came in at the death well done!

  16. deanotron 3 years ago

    New to nhl, was just gonna put money on kings to win. Safe bet?

  17. Attila 3 years ago

    @deanotron, I don’t think that’s a safe bet. They’ve lost their last 5 straight games on the road. Kings in really bad form atm. Even beaten by Edmonton Oilers who are the whipping boys of the NHL.
    I think it’ll go to overtime today but with Canuck’s home advantage I think they’ll take the points. That’s just my opinion tho, not a tip!

  18. Kev 3 years ago

    On them all Attila after good wee day :)

  19. deanotron 3 years ago

    What does king -4 mean then?

  20. Yesevil 3 years ago

    Deanotron – Sacramento Kings NBA

  21. Attila 3 years ago

    Deanotron you mentioned NHL not NBA! Sacramento Kings -4.0 is a good bet yes in NBA. LA Kings to Win in NHL maybe not so safe.

  22. huggybear 3 years ago

    deanotron it means they need to win by 5 …

  23. Kev 3 years ago

    Good start to the nba tonight Attila :)

  24. Attila 3 years ago

    Kev – yeah both games look on the money. Denver look to have knocked the bulls off already. Wish id double staked today, but if I did no doubt it would lose, lol

  25. Kev 3 years ago

    On the treble too but could only get +1 on the NHL, other two look in the bag. Hopefully kings keep going

  26. huggybear 3 years ago

    Incredible a 3 pointer blows the double with 24 seconds
    left. and denver cruised part 1 of the double.

    gutted !!!

  27. Kev 3 years ago

    Gutted for Attila as no inplay bets. I managed to cash out the double for double money as was panicking about nuggets! Can’t believe kings three that away. Thanks again for the tips, treble still on too :) Hope to see some more tomorrow huggy :)

  28. Attila 3 years ago

    Thanks Kev! Yeah gutted, keeps happening latelyygettin beat by 1 point. Might start giving an extra 2 points to teams on my doubles and trebles cos it will land more often but at lower odds.
    Glad the Single landed, and the super safe Treble is sweet. LA Kings are pants!

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