Dutch Darts Masters Tips And Preview 2019 – Darts Odds
This weekend the Dutch Darts Masters is the big tournament and MVG will be looking to make home advantage count. He won the Premier League last night and he could be hard to stop. Our darts expert James Greenfield has previewed the tournament. Check out his Dutch Darts Masters tips and darts odds below…
Dutch Darts Masters Tips
Michael van Gerwen has delighted the home fans in recent years, winning this event for the last five years in a row. He has won four of the six Euro Tour events so far this season and starts as the 1.91 hot favourite once again. He picked up yet another Premier League title on Thursday night and while playing two big matches can take something out of a player, winning doesn’t.
The other form player on the Euro Tour this season is Ian White who won the last event and he has reached the last three finals. The only other winner on the Euro Tour this year is Daryl Gurney.
Last year this tournament was played the weekend before the Premier league play offs but this year it comes straight after. That may leave MVG, Wade and Gurney at a bit of a disadvantage. They will have had a big long match or two on Thursday night and are expected to step up to the oche in the Netherlands less than 48 hours later. All four players have tried to manage their schedules and take some time off. Tellingly, Rob Cross decided not to play this weekend, preferring to have a few days off.
Durrant In Top Form
We have a number of players coming into this event in top form. Obviously Van Gerwen and Ian White but Michael Smith (promoted to 16th seed following Cross’ withdrawal), Steve Beaton, Nathan Aspinall, Krzysztof Ratajski, Max Hopp, Harry Ward and Vincent van der Voort. All those players have won eight of their last ten matches but they do not have the best recent win ratio. That honour goes to Glen Durrant who has won eleven of his last twelve. He picked up his second pro tour win of the year last weekend, beating Kyle Anderson, Danny Noppert, Michael Smith and Van Gerwen along the way.
Five of those players are in the top half of the draw, four in the bottom half. Two of them, Aspinall and Max Hopp meet this evening in a first round tie. The bottom half of the draw looks marginally weaker as a result. The bottom quarter sees, the injured Darren Webster, Daryl Gurney, Simon Whitlock and Peter Wright as the seeds. The unseeded players are nothing to be feared, either in not so great form or lacking Euro Tour experience. Merv King is in there and he has been a runner up and semi-finalist in recent years but he has lost five of his last ten matches.
Gurney Looks Overpriced
Daryl Gurney lost to MVG in the semi-final last year in a match in which he really should have won. He also lost to MVG in the 2016 final so he has a decent event record. Superchin has won six of his last ten matches so is in decent form, especially as most of those matches were against top class opponents. He reached the semi-final of PC 13 at the end of April, reached the semi-final of The Austrian Open three weeks ago and of course the semi-final of the Premier League.
The big concern is that he will have to pick himself up after the disappointment of losing his semi-final last night. He lost 7-10 to MVG and he knows he missed a chance to reach the final as MVG was far from impressive. Still the draw has been kind to him and he is the 3rd seed for a reason.
Dutch Darts Masters Tips: 1 point e/w Daryl Gurney to win the Dutch Darts Masters @ 29.00 with Betvictor
The third quarter features Ian White, Jermaine Wattimena, Mensur Suljovic and Joe Cullen as the seeded players. The non-seeded players in this quarter look much more dangerous. Hopp and Aspinall have to play each other, the winner facing an out of form Joe Cullen in the second round. Aspinall is winning a lot of matches but his scoring is erratic. Of his last ten matches five have seen 95+ averages but four sub 88 averages. Hopp has also won eight of his last ten. However, his highs have not been as high as Aspinall’s but his lows not as low. Aspinall won their most recent match but Hopp is 3-1 up overall. It’s hard to split them but either can have a good run a decent odds so split the stakes and back both.
Dutch Darts Masters Tip: 0.5 point e/w Max Hopp to win the Dutch Darts Masters at 126.00 with Ladbrokes, Coral
Dutch Darts Masters Tips: 0.5 point e/w Nathan Aspinall to win the Dutch Darts Masters @ 51.00 with Skybet, Betvictor
Other non-seeds in this quarter include Harry Ward, Danny Noppert and Vincent van der Voort. Harry ward, the 21 year old bright young hope, won PC 16 last weekend and this will be his Euro Tour debut. Obviously he lacks stage experience and this will be a learning experience for him. He could cause a few surprises but he has a very hard first round match against Noppert who is in decent form himself. The winner gets Joe Cullen in the second round which is a winnable match.
Vincent van der Voort is in good form and faces Andy Boulton in the first round. That is winnable and the winner plays an out of form Suljovic so there is a path to Sunday there. The problem is that Van Der Voorts tournament winning days are past.
That really only leaves Ian White in that quarter as a man to fear. Three Euro Tour finals on the bounce and one title won. He has put his poor stage form behind him and he must be loving his jaunts across the North Sea. He is one of the top players who has not been playing Premier League and that must be something of a plus with so much less travelling to do. His odds remain generous given his great Euro Tour form.
Dutch Darts Masters Tips: 1 point e/w In White to win the Dutch Darts Masters @ 26.00 with Betvictor (1/2 the odds 1-2), Betfred (1/3 the odds 1-2)
The second quarter is tough and tough to call but there is one obvious pick and that is Glen Durrant. He has taken to the PDC like the proverbial duck to water, on the floor at least. He is still learning on the big stage but he is very much enjoying the experience and that helps. With nine wins from ten, including a crushing defeat of MVG 7-2, his form is excellent and confidence high. He cancelled a lucrative exhibition match with Phil Taylor to play in this event and he is focused on moving further up the rankings. A win this weekend would help.
If he beats the local qualifier in the first round he plays James Wade who will be a little jaded after losing his Premier League semi-final to Rob Cross last night. The other seeds in the quarter are Gerwyn Price, Jonny Clayton and Stephen Bunting. All three of those players are not in top form but Price could be dangerous has he has had a week off to freshen up.
Dutch Darts Masters Tips: 1 point Glen Durrant to win the Dutch Darts Masters @ 41.00 with Betfair, Paddy Power
The top quarter has MVG on top of the pile along with the other seeds, Michael Smith, Dave Chisnall and Ricky Evans. Of the non-seeded players, Steve Beaton stands out but Keegan Brown and William O’Connor are also dangerous. However with MVG owning this tournament and on a high after winning the Premier League you have to expect him making the final unless tiredness kicks in.