Modus Icons of Darts Live League Betting Tips and Live Stream

Jamie Shaw:

A selection of darts stars will battle it out from the comfort of their own home in Group One of the Icons of Darts Live League, and we've picked out our best bets.

The Modus Icons of Darts Live League features a selection of household names and emerging stars battling it out in a round-robin format.

The live-streamed tournament will see all players competing from home and broadcasting their board through a high quality webcam setup and live scoring system.

A series of round-robin leagues will take place daily from Monday to Saturday, with the eventual champion to be crowned on Saturday May 2.

Group Six kicks off at 11am BST on Saturday April 11 and is headed by five-time World Champion Raymond van Barneveld.

The line-up also includes 2008 Lakeside Champion Mark Webster, former Players Champion Paul Nicholson, former World Championship semi-finalist Andy Jenkins and emerging Dutch talent Wessel Nijman.

Icons of Darts Day One Tips

Mark Webster vs Paul Nicholson – Over 7.5 total legs @ 4/6 (Won)
David Evans to beat Mark Webster @ 5/4 (Won)
Raymond van Barneveld v David Evans – Over 7.5 total legs @ 5/6 (Won)

Icons of Darts Day Two Tips

Paul Nicholson to beat Andy Jenkins @ 13/25 (Lost)
Paul Nicholson v Raymond van Barneveld – Over 7.5 legs @ 13/20 (Lost)
Wessel Nijman win and most 180s vs David Evans @ 2/1 (Lost)

Icons of Darts Day Three Tips

Wessel Nijman most 180s, highest checkout and win v Webster @ 3/1 (Won)
Raymond van Barneveld v David Evans – Over 7.5 legs @ 13/20 (Won)
Wessel Nijman most 180s v Andy Jenkins @ 22/25 (Won)

Icons of Darts Day Four Tips

Paul Nicholson to beat Mark Webster @ 4/6 (Won)
Wessel Nijman win and hit the most 180s vs Webster @ 13/10 (Won)
David Evans v Paul Nicholson – Over 7.5 legs @ 4/6 (Won)

Icons of Darts Day Five Tips

Raymond van Barneveld v David Evans – Over 7.5 legs @ 8/11 (Won)
Paul Nicholson vs David Evans – Over 7.5 total legs @ 8/11 (Won)
David Evans win and most 180s vs Mark Webster @ EVS (Won)

Icons of Darts Day Six Tips

Wessel Nijman win and most 180s vs Andy Jenkins @ 5/6

Emerging star Nijman returns to action following his break day on Friday and will be keen to hit the ground running by recording a third win of the week over Andy Jenkins.

Nijman finished top of the group in both of the opening two days and has proved perhaps the surprise package of the competition so far.

The Development Tour ace has been impressive in both the scoring and finishing department, landing numerous ton-plus checkouts and dominating the 180 count.

He hit four 180s to Jenkins’ one in their most recent encounter on Thursday and with Jenkins having looked below-par with just two points to his name on Friday, expect Nijman to make a winning return while also hitting the most maximums.

Paul Nicholson vs Wessel Nijman – Over 7.5 total legs @ 8/11

Both players have tasted success in the opening week so far, with Nijman winning Groups One and Two before Nicholson finished top of the pile on Friday.

Former Players Champion Nicholson reeled off four straight wins to continue his impressive start to the tournament, having narrowly missed out on regaining a PDC Tour Card at Qualifying School in January.

Nijman has won all three of their fixtures so far, the most recent of which having gone to a last-leg decider on Thursday.

Nicholson has been involved in a number of tight tussles in recent days, with seven of his last nine matches having featured eight legs or more.

Given the form he showed on Friday and Nijman’s impressive showings so far, expect another close-run contest here, with a 5-3 or 5-4 scoreline either way.

Wessel Nijman win and most 180s vs Mark Webster @ 10/11

Nijman is looking to maintain his 100 per cent record over Webster when the pair collide for the fourth time.

The Dutch teenager has beaten the 2008 Lakeside Champion 5-1, 5-4 and 5-3 so far and has hit the most 180s and highest checkout in all three of those encounters.

Webster managed just four 180s across his four matches on Friday, and any sign of that below-par form continuing here could spell an easy task for the youngster.

On current form, it’s difficult to look past Nijman helping himself to another two points from the Welshman while also hitting the most 180s in the process.