World Matchplay Darts Betting Tips: Best Bets for Round One in Milton Keynes

Jamie Shaw:

World Matchplay Darts takes centre stage in Milton Keynes this week, and we've picked out our best bets for the prestigious tournament.

The 27th staging of the sport’s summer show-piece sees 32 of the world’s top player battling it out for the Phil Taylor Trophy and £700,000 in prize money.

This year’s World Matchplay will take place behind closed doors at the Marshall Arena from July 18-26.

It will be the first time the prestigious major has not been staged at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool since the tournament began in 1994.

The top 16 players in the PDC Order of Merit are joined in the field by the next 16 highest ranked players from the ProTour Order of Merit.

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World Matchplay Day One Tips

Simon Whitlock to win @ 4/5 (Won)
James Wade to checkout over 115.5 @ 5/6 (Won)
Gary Anderson win & most 180s @ 4/5 (Lost)

World Matchplay Day Two Tips

Glen Durrant win and both players to hit three or more 180s @ 11/10 (Won)

World Matchplay Day Three Tips

Chisnall win and both players to hit three or more 180s @ EVS (Lost)
Gurney win and most 180s @ 5/4 (Won)

Nathan Aspinall vs Dimitri van den Bergh tips

A repeat of December’s World Championship Quarter-Final sees Premier League star Aspinall take on former World Youth Champion Van den Bergh.

Aspinall prevailed by five sets to three on that occasion, marking a fourth consecutive win over the Belgian ace.

Now up to a career-high sixth in the Order of Merit, ‘The Asp’ has gone from strength-to-strength since winning the UK Open last year, gaining a debut spot in the Premier League.

The Stockport star is bidding for his first win at the World Matchplay and will be poised for a stern test from ‘The Dream Maker’, but should come out on top in a high-scoring encounter.