Well, we're at the end of a fantastic tournament for Darts Betting Tips. We started off slowly, but we've hit the bookies hard for a 63% strike rate and +10.45 units profit. I think you'll agree it's not too shabby and if you've followed my tips, remember to drop me an e-mail and let me know what you're spending all the profits on. Me? Well, I've put my money aside for a 3D TV so I can watch the World Championships in 3D in December.
We've got the first ever 3D final tonight and it's going to be a cracker.
I want to mention the bookmakers that will give you some free money for depositing there. Is there anything better than free money? Well, more free money. So, use my tips along with these free sign-up offers and we'll keep the great run going!
First up, Blue Square have stopped their £66 promotion and are now offering a seriously fantastic bet for new accounts. will be able to redeem a double your money offer. Customers are simply required to place a £5 bet at odds of evens or greater and once their bet is settled a £10 free bet token will appear in their account. Of course, if that's not enough to get you to sign up, how about cashback on your loses until the start of the football season in August? You place a bet that loses on various events, including the World Matchplay, you get 10% of your bet back. Just opt in to the promotion once you've signed up. Simple as that, seriously.
Victor Chandler as a well established name in sports betting and they really get behind the great sport of darts. They'll give you up to a £100 free sports bet, as well as casino chips is you sign up there. There's not a better offer available and I've taken advantage of this for tonight's tips, and I think you should too. Hey, if the tips win, great, but if, for some strange reason, they don't, you've lost nothing!
Boylesports are another great bookmaker for darts. They have a huge variety of markets and they have a nice £20 deposit bonus. You deposit and bet £20, they match it. Simples!
Stan James are big supporters of darts and are the actual sponsors of the World Matchplay. We find their markets to be amongst the best when it comes to darts betting, which is why we proudly support them. Plus, their £25 match bet is a fantastic offer, probably the best out there at the moment. So, why not sign up, deposit and have a nibble on our first tip of the night and Stan James will match it:
Seriously, if you don’t have accounts at any of these bookmakers, sign up, deposit and use your free bet to have a dabble on tonight’s tips. Now that that’s out of the way and you’ve got your free bets, let’s get the tips going.
Phil Taylor Vs Raymond van Barneveld:
The two best players in the world, perhaps the two best players ever square off, with Raymond van Barneveld in his first ever World Matchplay final. Barney has shown the form of old, sweeping aside everyone, even demolishing the world number three, James Wade, in the semi-finals. It was an amazing performance, with an average of 99.42 and some glorous checkouts by both men.
Phil Taylor put in another great performance, dismantling Simon Whitlock with an average of 103.46. Taylor can do no wrong this week, putting in a tournament best average in the first round and then taking apart the opposition in every game since then. He's definitely at his peak and Barney will be hard to beat.
On the averages in the semi-finals, Taylor has the advantage, however Barney has been making some big out shots when needed. It's going to be a close one in the race to 18. The thing is, Taylor has one huge edge over Barney and it's all psychological. Barney could match him on averages, as long as Taylor doesn't put in a world record performance, but as soon as Taylor breaks him, the head might just go. However, the handicap line is -7.5 and that's not doing Barney justice. He's playing some great darts and should be able to take 11 legs off of Taylor.
Raymond van Barneveld +7.5 legs versus Phil Taylor: 11/10 @
And that's it from me for this tournament. We'll be back for the World Grand Prix in Dublinb and that will be in October. It's a great tournament with a double-in format, plus it's a happy hunting ground for Phil Taylor. We'll be updating all the spreadsheets and making sure we're ready for some top tipping come October. That will preceed the Grand Slam of Darts in November, the inaugural PDC World Cup and then we do that World Championship thing all over again in December.
I hope you've made a small fortune this week and you enjoy it. It's been fun, so enjoy the darts tonight and, as ever, happy betting!