We select a treble from the opening day of the 2013 European Darts Championship at odds of almost 3/1.
The opening day of the 2013 European Darts Championship will be screened on ITV4 or, for those who can’t get to a TV, on bet365’s live streaming player
. What better way to enhance your viewing on Thursday than with a little bet on the action?
We’re going across the card on Day One and have selected three players that we think have a great chance of not only beating their opponents but also of helping us to beat the bookies. The treble returns odds of around 3/1 at Sky Bet
and if you don’t have an account with them you can claim a free £10 bet just for signing up. That means that if the bet wins you win £40 from a stake of nothing!
Bet 1: Peter Wright to beat Colin Lloyd
Colin Lloyd has been playing poorly for a while now and he’s tumbling so far down the rankings that we’ve got to wonder how long he has left at the top level. He lost to Brendan Dolan in the UK Open and it seems that anyone can give Jaws a run for his money these days. Peter Wright isn’t just anybody. The Scot beat Lloyd at last year’s Players Championship before winning this year’s event. He’s had a whole host of big results this year and should be fairly confident of winning this one.
Bet 2: Robert Thornton to beat Brendan Dolan
There’s a gulf in class here and the odds don’t really reflect quite how big a gap there is between Robert Thornton, who has been mixing it with the big boys in the Premier League, and Brendan Dolan, who has never been beyond the second round of the World Championships. TV experience is vital at this level and Thornton, who is having a fantastic time at the moment, should use his nous to come through quickly.
Bet 3: James Wade to beat Gary Anderson
Gary Anderson has admitted many times this year that he is no longer enjoying playing darts with the pressure of the big occasion really getting to the Flying Scotsman. He can’t hit doubles and it’s sometimes painful to watch him wilt under the lights on stage. James Wade, by contrast, is relishing the increased exposure and is pushing himself week after week to join Taylor, Barney and MvG at the very top of the game. The two players are heading in different directions and it should be easy for Wadey on Thursday.
Back Wright, Thornton & Wade in a treble @3/1 with Sky Bet