The three-day Masters Darts gets underway on Friday and Michael van Gerwen is bidding to win the tournament yet again. The withdrawal of Gary Anderson through injury ensures Van Gerwen is again the man to beat in Milton Keynes, although there could be some each-way value in the opposite half of the draw. Check out our latest darts odds, preview and tips below…
|Friday – 7.15pm||Odds||Bets|
|The Masters Darts|
| Michael van Gerwen to win
|Adrian Lewis (each way)||33/1||
|Peter Wright (each way)||12/1||
The Masters Darts Tips
Van Gerwen has won all four editions of The Masters since it moved from Edinburgh to its current home of the Arena MK in Milton Keynes. The Dutchman is undoubtedly the one to beat and we will be snapping up the even-money for him to win for a fifth year running (Betfair).
Van Gerwen’s task has been made easier by the absence of the 2017 Masters runner-up, Anderson, who has had to pull out with a back injury.
In the same half of the draw as Van Gerwen is 2016 runner-up Dave Chisnall and Mensur Suljovic, who reached the semi-finals of this tournament during a breakthrough 2018 campaign.
In the opposite half of the draw, Adrian Lewis catches our eye at a massive 33/1 (Bet Victor). Lewis will have plenty to prove after failing to qualify as one of the top-sixteen players in the PDC Order of Merit twelve months ago.
‘Jackpot’ has a good record at The Masters, finishing runner-up in 2013 and he was a semi-finalist in 2015 and 2017. Those two runs to the last-four in Milton Keynes were both ended by Van Gerwen and we reckon Lewis could meet the Dutchman in the final this time, with Lewis looking like a lovely each-way Masters Darts bet.
Lewis takes on Peter Wright in the first round and we will also have a little each-way punt on the Scot at 12/1. Lewis beat Wright when they last met in Gibraltar in 2018, with Wright reaching four quarter-finals in Milton Keynes.
Also in the bottom-half of the draw is James Wade, who has a poor record in this event, as well as World Championship runner-up Michael Smith and the impressive Rob Cross. It’s a tough section to call but we reckon Lewis is the each-way play.
Odds correct as of 28th Jan, 10:22 Odds subject to change.
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