The PDC World Championship darts kicks off tonight with Ladbrokes reporting the latest odds on Adrian Lewis, Phil Taylor & Michael Van Gerwen as the firm also announces a live stream service of all the games from Ally Pally this weekend.
Its sure to be a superb spectacle of high quality darts action with Adrian Lewis v Gino Vos, Robert Thornton, Kevin Painter and Paul Nicholson all in action in the opening night at Alexandra Palace, London.
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He may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but Adrian Lewis sure is a capable darts player and is generating plenty of interest in the betting markets ahead of the PDC World Championships at Alexander Palace.
As the reigning champion for the last two years, Lewis should be coming into this tournament with massive expectations on his shoulders, however, due to his lacklustre form in 2012, the 2011 and 2012 champion is being all but ignored in the outright betting markets for the win. Lewis has suffered some big defeats in the majors this season and his confidence will be very low coming into the December showdown.
Defeats against Tony O’Shea and John Part in the Grand Slam of Darts followed on from his humiliating 6-0 defeat by the unknown Ian White in the European Championships. He was also knocked out by eventual World Grand Prix winner, Michael van Gerwen, in the second round.
His price for the PDC World Championships has now drifted to 12/1 with Ladbrokes as punters look elsewhere for the outright winner, with Phil Taylor being backed off the boards in that department to such an extent that Ladbrokes have dropped his price from 9/4 to 2/1.
That’s not to say Lewis hasn’t been engaging punters attention though, as various bookmakers have priced up special bets on the two-time World Champion that give punters an different angle to work with when assessing his capabilities this season.
The main feeling from punting circles is that Lewis could be set for an early exit, and various firms have taken some bets on the round on which Lewis will be eliminated.
Paddy Power have priced up this market and there isn’t much support behind Lewis making the latter stages. A first round elimination looks unlikely as he is taking on the unknown Gino Vos, but when he starts to meet the ranked players in the third round, that’s when he looks in danger of being eliminated.
You can get 100/30 for your money on a Lewis third round exit, where he could potentially face the dangerous Kevin Painter, and 2/1 on him falling at the quarter final stage, where, if the draw goes to type, he would take on James Wade or Mervyn King and both have very good recent records against Jackpot.
For those that thinking Lewis may be able to put his best arrows forward at Ally Pally, the 15/2 on a semi-final elimination for the two-time champion could be of interest.
Nine-dart finishes are the one thing all darts fans want to see at Alexander Palace when the World Championships are in town, and Lewis is one of probably three men that are capable of producing one. When he gets in a rhythm, he is near on impossible to stop and reels off the 180’s for fun. If he finds that form then the 13/2 on offer from Bet365 on him hitting a nine-darter could prove to be money well spent.
You will never have to miss an arrow of Lewis’ campaign as sponsors Ladbrokes have released great news that they will be providing Live Streaming of every World Championship match via their website, mobile and Ipad applications.
In order to access the streams via a laptop, mobile or Ipad, you need to sign up to an account with Ladbrokes, which is of course free of charge.
As long as you have a good Wi-Fi or 3G connection, you can access a perfect live feed of your chosen match with added commentary so you don’t miss a beat.