Fresh from his remarkable victory in the Cash Converters Players Championship last night, Gary Anderson has found his odds slashed today in the PDC Darts World Championship Betting.
The Flying Scotsman beat Adrian Lewis 11-6 on Sunday night, to compete a remarkable weekend which also seen him beat Phil Taylor in the quarter-finals, before seeing off in-form Dutchman Vincent van der Voort in the semis.
All this has seen Gary Anderson come into third favourite in the Darts World Championship Betting. He has been cut in to as short as 5/1 with some layers, the majority make him 7/1, with Skybet and 888Sport (£88.00 in free bets for new customers) both offering a top price of 8/1 on Anderson to go on and claim his first world title.
Last year seen Michael van Gerwen lift this title before going on to lift his first world crown, so the template is set for Anderson to do the same.
Anderson also has plenty of world championship pedigree. He has been to the final once before (losing 7-5 in 2011), so he knows what it takes to get there. Anderson is also in top form this year, he topped the 2014 PDC ProTour Order of Merit, and is now ranked at Number 4 in the world (a more realistic ranking position in my view).
Anderson’s return to form this year is mainly down to hitting his doubles. Finishing has always been his weakness, while scoring has never been a problem. It is a widely held view amongst the darting world (and my view for what it’s worth) that if Anderson is hitting his doubles, he is as good as anyone out there.
I wouldn’t be too surprised to see the 8/1 disappear anytime soon, and on current form, it wouldn’t be the worst bet in the world.