Four stars of the men's and women's darts collide in the Modus Champions Series on Sunday, and we've picked out our top recommended bets.
The inaugural Modus Champions Series will feature 16-time World Champion Phil Taylor, three-time World Champion Martin Adams, three-time Women’s World Champion Anastasia Dobromyslova and history-maker Fallon Sherrock battling it out.
The quartet will face off in a round-robin format, with all matches streamed exclusively live online and contested over the best of nine legs.
The leader in the league table following the conclusion of the afternoon’s fixtures will be crowned champion.
Modus Champions Series Betting Tips
Martin Adams v Anastasia Dobromyslova – Under 6.5 total legs @ 4/5
Sixty-three year-old Adams has proved that age is just a number with his performances in the Modus Live League over the past three weeks, twice finishing top of the daily table.
At one stage, ‘Wolfie’ embarked on a nine-match unbeaten run, beating the likes of Raymond van Barneveld, David Evans and Wessel Nijman along the way.
Dobromyslova, meanwhile, had a debut to forget in the Icons Live League, suffering four consecutive defeats, which included two 5-0 whitewashes.
The Russian struggled to get to grips with the unique format, twice averaging below 50, and was subsequently removed from the line-up the following day.
Less than a fortnight later and it’s difficult to envisage a miraculous improvement on the cards, so expect Adams to come away a comfortable winner for the loss of one leg or less.
Phil Taylor to beat Anastasia Dobromyslova 5-0 @ 5/4
Taylor has made two guest appearances in the Modus Live League in recent weeks, as well as taking on Raymond van Barneveld and Mikuru Suzuki in special soft-tip challenge matches for charity.
The sport’s greatest ever player has proved he still has the competitive appetite and will to win and can back it up with some vintages performances more often than not.
He is unlikely to take his foot off the gas in this one, and given their respective form over the past few weeks, any price at odds-against for a Taylor whitewash looks to offer strong value.
Dobromyslova would need to put 15-20 points on her average if she is to live with ‘The Power’ – and it’s hard to envisage any other outcome than a 5-0 rout.
Fallon Sherrock -2.5 legs handicap vs Anastasia Dobromyslova @ 4/7
Sherrock has settled in to the Modus Live League superbly since making her debut a fortnight ago, finishing top of the table last Friday with three wins from her four matches.
She also took Taylor to a last-leg decider before narrowly being denied, and she is undoubtedly the more match sharp of the two as she prepares to face BDO rival Dobromyslova.
The pair have met 26 times in previous BDO competition, with Sherrock prevailing on 16 of those occasions, including the Semi-Finals of the 2015 World Championship.
Sherrock has taken her game to a new level since her historic run to the Last 32 of last December’s PDC World Championship, while Dobromyslova is struggling to recapture the form which led her to three world titles.
Current form again points to a one-sided scoreline here, with Sherrock well-fancied to pull off a 5-0, 5-1 or 5-2 victory.