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  • on 08.10.2012
  • at 02:45 PM
  • by KT

Why the The Wizard can win the World Grand Prix

The World Grand Prix gets underway later this evening as thirty-two of the world’s best darters players do battle in a unique double-start tournament over in Dublin.

What sets this tournament apart from the rest is the fact that players must start and finish on a double, so its often wise to follow the players that can keep their cool on the doubles, as high scoring will only get them so far in the World Grand Prix!

Phil Taylor, rather unsurprisingly, heads the betting at 7/4 with Paddy Power and that will surely tempt a few backers in, but we’re looking for a little more value than that.

Taylor has had a mixed year, the highlight being a fifth World Matchplay title back in July, whilst he struggled in the European Championship last month so it looks sensible to look elsewhere.

Taylor’s main rival in recent months has been reigning World Champion Adrian Lewis, and ‘Jackpot’ can be backed at around 8/1, whilst James Wade, winner of the 2010 renewal of the World Grand Prix, is next best at 10/1, both with Paddy Power.

But we like the look of ‘The Wizard’ Simon Whitlock. The Aussie is notoriously strong on his doubles and at 12/1 he looks good each-way value in this tournament.

  • Selection: Simon Whitlock E/W- 12/1 with Paddy Power.

2012 World Grand Prix betting (Paddy Power)

7/4 Phil Taylor
8/1 Adrian Lewis
10/1 James Wade
12/1 Simon Whitlock
14/1 Gary Anderson
16/1 Raymond van Barneveld
18/1 Wes Newton
25/1 bar

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