OK, I'm writing this just as the afternoon session of the Grand Slam of Darts starts, so I can’t give you an update on what the scores are. Thanks to the format of the day, there’s little turnaround between sessions and when I wrote today’s afternoon session tips, the bookies hadn’t priced up the evening session matches. Typical bookies, eh?
Anyway, 17-16 from last night, with a profit of +4.405 units. Hopefully this will have improved after this afternoon’s two matches. Now, onto the Grand Slam of Darts Evening Session tips.
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 off, Betfair. If you've not got an account with Betfair, why not? More often than not, they have the best prices and, thanks to the ability to back or lay a selection, you can bet in-play with ease and also lay your bet back should you think the tide is about to turn for your player. It's where serious bettors bet and if you're serious about darts betting, you NEED an account here. Plus you get a free bet up to £25, which is always nice.
I want to introduce our friends at Paddy Power They’re big supporters of darts and they’ll give you a £10 bet when you sign up through Darts Betting Tips. They have great money-back specials on all sorts of markets and are perhaps the most fun bookmaker out there.
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!
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Stan James are big supporters of darts. 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.
Scott Waites Vs Co Stompe:
Is this the proverbial coin-flip match? Waites was 4-1 up over Stompe in their group match, then won 5-4. Waites also struggled in patches against Raymond van Barneveld, while Co Stompe saw of Colin Lloyd 10-4 with an average of 101, which is 10 points greater than Waites managed. Waites’s main problem was his doubling, which was so good in his group matches. Stompe didn’t seem to have that problem and I just think that maybe over the longer format, the calm head of Stompe might just prevail, as he did manage an average of 101 over 14 legs, which is pretty damn good.
Co Stompe to beat Scott Waites: 13/10 @
Recommend: 1 unit @ 13/10
The highest checkout line is also very, very low for this match, so I think we’ll need to have a dabble on that.
Highest checkout in Stompe vs Waites match over 129.5: 5/6 @ Boylesports
Recommend:1.5 units @ 5/6
Phil Taylor vs Steve Beaton:
Phil Taylor was back to his old self with a 10-1 route of Ronnie Baxter last night. Steve Beaton disappointed the fans somewhat by eliminating the most hated man in Wolverhampton, Ted Hankey in impressive fashion, averaging over 101 on his way to a 10-6 win. The former BDO World Champion, Beaton, looks to be back to some kind of form, but he’s playing a man in Taylor who loves the longer format, loves the Wolverhampton Civic Hall and loves winning. Taylor is 1/19 to win the match and I can’t say I blame the bookies for taking this position. If he had scraped through against Baxter and had refused to take of his specs, we’d have had a bigger price. As it stands, he’s back, he’s hungry for this and he should win. Even the handicap lines are absurd, ranging from 7.5 to 9.5 and in a race to 16, which says something. However, there is one bet that appeals to me and it’s the number of 180s in the match. I don’t think there will be too many, as the match could be over relatively quickly. Most of the lines are around 10.5, but I’ve found one at 11.5, which I like the look of.
Under 11.5 180s in the Phil Taylor vs Steve Beaton match: 10/11 @ Paddy Power.
Recommend: 1.5 units @ 10/11
And that’s it for the Grand Slam of Darts quarterfinals. I’ll be back tomorrow with my tips for the Grand Slam of Darts semi-finals and then the final, should anything grab my attention. Remember that if you want to bet in play, you won’t get better than Betfair.