By Dave South
13 DECEMBER 2016 • 3:10PM
With the biggest event in the darting calendar nearly upon us, it brings betting opportunities for all the fellow punters out there.
There are plenty of ante-post betting opportunities. Michael van Gerwen is no bigger than 8/11 with Paddy Power to win his second World Championship.
Gary Anderson is 13/2, Phil Taylor is 9/1, Peter Wright is 12/1 and the rest are 33/1 and higher.
An interesting price of 8/13 for a nine-dart finish is quoted by Coral.
With a nine darter being thrown at Ally Pally every year since 2009, bar the 2012 tournament, it will see appeal, with 6/5 for no nine darter.
Betfred offer 4/6 on a nine darter and a 170 finish, which is a slight enhancement and it may interest you that the 170 has been hit at least once every year since the 2002 World Championship, and it’s 1/25 on there being a 170!
My advice as an ante-post bet is on total sets played with Coral.
Even is just 4/9 with odd at 13/8 and it must be a play, as this bet will go right to the end and I just think the 4/9 quoted price is too short!
My ante-post tip on my website at lockuptipster.weebly.com was Peter Wright at 16s but he has since shortened to 12/1.
Night one has all four favourites priced at just over 3/1 with Marathonbet, with enhancement possible nearer the time.
I am not an accumulator tipster, but like the price of Anderson to beat Mark Frost 3-0 at 7/10 with Bwin, with Bet365 just 1/3 on the result!
Make sure you keep tabs on the Darts Weekly website for our daily update if you fancy a flutter!
Prices correct at time of publication