THE inaugural World Cup of Darts sees the top two players from each of 24 countries battling it out for the £150,000 prizemoney on offer.
England, not surprisingly, are favourites with 15-times world champ Phil Taylor teaming up with the in-form James Wade for the home side who are 2/5 with Skybet, Sportingbet and 888sport. We directed you towards Wade as a 10/1 each-way chance in the recent Grand Slam of Darts and he duly obliged as runner-up. But, although his partnership with Taylor looks unbeatable, their odds to become outright winners look prohibitive.
England, along with the other top seven nations, were seeded through to the last 16 of the tournament from where they could head for a final meeting with the Netherlands, represent by Raymond Van Barneveld and Co Stompe. Stompe defeated James Wade to land the PDC Las Vegas Players’ Championship in June. This duo are good each-way value at 13/2 with Sportingbet.
Recommended Bet: The three-day event will finish with the final over the best of 19 legs on Sunday where Scotland could sneak into the reckoning ahead of second seeds Netherlands. They have the powerful partnership of Robert ‘The Thorn’ Thornton and Gary ‘The Flying Scotsman’ Anderson who have attractive each-way odds of 12/1 with Boylesports, Stan James, Totesport and bwin.