ANY backers that took our Peter Wright to win his quarter bet should have laid off some of the potential winnings. Common sense for the future if you did not. We did lay off 2pts to leave ourselves with a tidy profit.

In regards to the semi-finals there is one bet which is potentially worth taking on.

Adrian Lewis v Raymond van Barneveld

  • Recommendation – Under 23.50 180s – 4-5 Betfair sportsbook (1pt)

On the basis of the average 180s hit in the competition for both players, and basing on 42 legs or fewer being played in tonight's semi-final, the averages total at 23 maximums in the game. I think the line is high considering Barney has hit the fewest between the competitors left in the competition.

Lewis burned peoples' bets on Friday with many backing Jackpot who did not produce the goods.

In the other game Klaasen has a real chance to make the final, 10 years after winning the title at Lakeside. There is a possibility he could meet Barney in a final, a repeat of 2006. Klaasen for a 122 or better checkout may be a good call with Bwin as the line is spread between 122-130.

We have had a profitable tourney and in the event there is no tip for the final I will not force myself if confidence and criteria is not met.

Bookies are generally wised up at this point of the tourney as our attention turns to Lakeside.


  • Uunder 23.5 180s – Barney/Lewis – 4-5 Betfair (1pt)
  • No 170 – Lakeside Men's World Championship – 2-1 Boylesports (2pts)
  1. paulcwn 6 years ago

    What do u mean by laid off bet please

    • lockuptipster 6 years ago

      Take a cover bet to ensure a profit. You will either need an exchange account to bet against the outcome on much shorter odds. On darts on two way markets you simply back the other player in these circumstances

  2. bullseye 6 years ago

    PDC World Championship darts semi finals


    Anderson vs Klaasen, Anderson over 13.5 180’s 5/6 **NAP**

    Anderson vs Klaasen, 9 darter in match 16/1 (loose change bet)


    Lewis vs Van Barneveld, Lewis most 180’s
    Anderson vs Klaasen, over 7.5 sets

    1/1 **NB**

    Anderson has won his last six matches against Klaasen but they’ve certainly not been routs. The scores were 2-0 (sets), 9-5, 6-1, 4-3 (sets), 6-5 and 10-6. The match of interest here is the 4-3 sets 2nd round victory at last years World Championship. Anderson was perilously close to being eliminated as Klaasen raced into a 3-1 lead but he fought back to win 4-3 by taking out an 84 on the bull with Klaasen waiting on 89 for the match. It finished with twenty 180’s between the pair with both averaging over 100. In this years tournament Anderson has only dropped two sets on route to the semi finals. Against Gurney he hit eight 180’s winning 4-1, against Van der Voort seven 180’s winning 4-0 and against Wade ten 180’s winning 5-1. Klaasen is very similar to MVG in the sense that when he is bang on form he can be relentless and he will pound the treble twenty bed to score heavily. Also he is excellent at cover shooting on treble 19 and 18 which maintains his heavy scoring when his first dart doesn’t lie right in the 20 segment. I think given the new length of first to six sets and the fact that Klaasen has been in losing positions in his last three matches, Anderson will win. However Klaasen’s scoring cant be ignored so I think just as Gurney and Wade took a set of him, Klaasen will very likely take at least two, espeacially on his throw.

    Peter Wright, Chisnal and Klaasen himself have all hit fourteen or more 180’s in a match so far and Anderson should follow suit tonight as sets are likely to be closely contested. Many of these sets could go to deciding legs and with the increased length of best of eleven sets it opens up more opportunities for maximums to be scored.

    All of the remaining players in the tournament are capable of and have threatened 9 darters in matches. However I feel if its going to happen this year then it will be in Anderson vs Klaasen tonight. Anderson threatened two in the same match against Gurney hitting eight perfect darts with a wired 12 and repeated the feat yesterday against Wade. Klaasen also had the chance against Taylor and Norris after hitting two sucessive maximums in each.

    Lewis should win the 180 contest against Barney due to his superior throwing technique. It is a very effective action which often sees his darts very closely bunched together in the treble twenty bed. Barney throws with less power but most of his big scores come in the way of 140’s. Lewis hit eight 180’s against Wright in his 5-2 win and Barney hit eight against Smith in the 5-4 victory where all sets where required. Barney fell behind against Smith 3-0 and if a similar occurance was to happen tonight I cant see him being able to catch Lewis who will continue to pepper the treble twenty bed and use cover shots to great effect. Either way its quite likely Lewis will win the 180 contest here.

    Prices with Bet365

    Good luck all

    • lockuptipster 6 years ago

      The stats all pointed to Lewis most 180s and that was a wise call indeed.

      Best of luck with the rest!

    • bullseye 6 years ago

      The stats all pointed to Lewis most 180s and that was a wise call indeed.

      Best of luck with the rest!

  3. recoba 6 years ago

    Pi$h Klassen has to play Oor Gary as I think my 100/1 Ew on Klassen would be looking good for some return but I can’t see by Anderson tonight and backing Klassen again is daft.
    Bullseye I’m on the small change 9 dart finish in the game. ?
    Also nothing big but on…
    Klassen +2.5 sets.. EVS NAP**

    Prices Bet365

    Enjoy gents!

  4. Johnb 6 years ago

    Only had two bets on tonight’s darts, although I got Anderson to win the tournament at the start

    Anderson v Klassen

    Anderson over 100.5 3 dart average 5/6 NAP

    Anderson -2.5 sets 8/11
    if you back this with betfair you get double winnings if a 180 is scored in the last leg

    The form Anderson is showing Klassen would have to have his A game just to compete with Anderson because Gary just looks so comfortable on this stage now, there doesn’t seem to be any nerves at all as he has already achieved his goal of becoming World Champion

    It’s been a while since I have seen him but hopefully that will change soon, I know him from his pub league days and he used to just turn up at pub tournaments just to watch.
    I love my darts even though I am not that good, my claim to fame is winning a tournament with a 144 finish lol

    On the racing thread people will know I have had an interview with up and coming jockey Lulu Stanford so watch this space for the Gary Anderson interview,
    I know it’s been said before about Gary Anderson being a nice easy going lad but it’s true,
    but that can also be said about the vast majority of darts players

    So come on Gary my fellow Hibee retain your title

    • Mr Fixit 6 years ago

      Johnb, our guys at the Record obviously talk to him every day during tournaments and he does come across as a decent, down-to-earth bloke.

    • lockuptipster 6 years ago

      Gary is a nice bloke and all he wanted to achieve was to be world champion. No one can ever take that away from Ando!

    • lockuptipster 6 years ago

      The 100.50 average over the format is a tough call. Having to average under 15 darts per leg through the match. Shame the bookies do not offer one outcome at 1/1 and not the 108-109% books at 5/6 shots

  5. mattyg123 6 years ago

    There’s your 9 darter bullseye well done

    • bullseye 6 years ago

      Cheers @mattyg123, got a nice return from £3.17 :)

    • Mr Fixit 6 years ago

      mattyg123, that was some display from Anderson – can’t see him not winning the final.

    • mattyg123 6 years ago

      Anderson was awesome as he has been all tournament, Lewis playing well so hopefully be a great final

  6. Johnb 6 years ago

    Anderson just keeps getting better

  7. lockuptipster 6 years ago

    Thanks for the nice comments, and we will be back for the PDC Masters next weekend, followed by our regular column on the Premier League the week after.

    Will be a busy 2016.

    I hope some of you backed the NO 170 at Lakeside. Rarely looked like happening. I feel sorry for the 4/11 YES backers! 2 years on the spin we have pocketed a win on this market!

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