SCOTLAND can win the World Cup. Nope, I’ve not been on the bevvy, the Darts World Cup gets under way on Thursday night and the second-seed Scots have high hopes of glory.
Much like the football team though their recent record at this event is rotten – losing to arras minnows Spain (twice), South Africa and Northern Ireland in the last four campaigns.
This time the pairing hoping to do the Dartan Army proud are world and Premier League champ Gary Anderson and Peter Wright. They begin against Singapore on Friday and are third favourites for the title at 7-2 with BetVictor, Sportingbet and Coral.
Reigning champs Holland’s deadly duo of Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld are favourites (15-8, Stan James) to make it two in a row and begin their defence against USA on Friday.
Thursday matches include top seeds England – Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis, who won the event in 2012 and 2013 – against Denmark and Australia’s Simon Whitlock and Paul Nicholson versus Russia.
Let’s hear your tips for the oche showpiece as well as the rest of Thursday’s sporting action which includes tennis, cycling and Test cricket.