Well, an afternoon session that basically sums up the heartbreak and ecstacy of betting on the maximums in darts. We got a winning bet thanks to the narrowest of margins and we lost on by one maximum. The joy and the pain encapsulated in one session of darts. And a great session, too! Nice to see someone like Tony Ayers get a good run and it's what this tournament is all about.
I'll only have selections for the semi-finals, as the turn around between those and the final doesn't leave much time for the bookies to get their prices up and for me to sniff out any value. So, for now, these are the last tips unti the next big tournament, which is the World Matchplay. So, enjoy and let's finish the UK Open on a high note.
We're +3.87 units for the tournament, which is still a very nice result and I really do hope you've been on them all to the stakes I've advised. That's the other important thing to remember: don't just bet the same on each one.
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Now, let's get onto the tips.
Over 7.5 180s in Gary Anderson Vs Tony Ayres match: 10/11 @
Recommend: 1.5 units @ 10/11
Highest checkout in Gary Anderson Vs Tony Ayres match over 123.5: 5/6 @
Recommend: 1.5 units @ 5/6.
Anderson is one of the most prolific 180 scorers in the game and we should see him fire in a fair few against Tony Ayres. While I don't expect Ayres to score too many, his contribution should be enough to get us over the line, in what is a very lenient line indeed. The bookies have it so low because it's such a one-sided match up and will be over quickly, most likely, but they don't realise just how quick Anderson can fire them in. Add into the fact that he's good enough at trebling to set up some nice out shots, both bets look good to me.
Recommend: 1 unit @ 21/20.
Can Denis Ovens take 4 legs from Phil Taylor? Well, Boylesports don't think so, as he's odds-on everywhere else! His average of 100.96 in his demolition of Wes Newton looks good enough on paper to at least hold his throw a 4 times and although Taylor's 180 average against Adrian Lewis would be enough to see him through handily enough, I think 4 legs is in his graps. 10-4, 10-5 might be the likeliest outcome, so the handicap is quite generous, considering.
That's it for now. I hope you'll sign up to the newsletter if you haven't already so that you keep up to date with the latest tips, especially with the World Matchplay around the corner. Enjoy the final tonight and let's hope for some fireworks. Happy betting!