World Matchplay Darts tips – Gary Anderson massive at 6/1

Gary Anderson looks huge at 6/1 for the World Matchplay

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Betting Tip: Back Anderson for the World Matchplay @ 6/1 with betvictor

Many darts players’ form deteriorates with age, although Gary Anderson seems to be finding improvement during his fifth decade on this planet.

The Flying Scotsman has always been a menace when it comes to power scoring on the oche although his demons on the doubles meant he had just the 2011 Premier League title to show for his career until 2014.

However, last year was a breakthrough for the 44-year-old who made the semi-finals of the Premier League, World Matchplay Darts and World Grand Prix before landing victory in the Players Championship Finals.

Then Anderson became world champion in the New Year, beating none other than Phil Taylor in the final, while a Premier League success means that the Scot should arguably be favourite to land the World Matchplay crown.

The bookies don’t see it that way, with Matchplay sponsors BetVictor offering 6/1 about Anderson continuing the momentum at Winter Gardens, although the signs suggest he will go very close in Blackpool.

There is no reason why Gary should be three times the price of Michael van Gerwen or twice the price of Phil Taylor. Both players are obviously class and The Power boasts a magnificent record in this competition which has seen him win fifteen World Matchplay titles.

However, a certain Raymond van Barneveld lies in wait for Taylor in the second round this year, with Dave Chisnall also lurking in a quarter which could see The Power fall by the wayside.

Like Anderson, Van Gerwen is also in search of a maiden victory in this tournament, although this will only be the fourth Matchplay in which the Dutchman has competed.

2012 was something of a breakthrough tournament for Mighty Mike who hit a nine-dart finish en route to making the quarter finals, while he went a round further in 2013 and reached the 2014 final.

Michael’s route to the last four looks fairly straightforward, with the unseeded Stephen Bunting potentially a danger before Van Gerwen takes on Adrian Lewis or Peter Wright in the semi-finals.

However, when offered 15/8 about MVG against the 6/1 that Anderson continues his upward trajectory, we will opt for the latter.

Steve Beaton and Terry Jenkins should be overcome before James Wade potentially stands in the way of a semi-final spot. However, Anderson has demonstrated in the past few months that he has a better A game than anyone else.

Betting Tip: Back Anderson for the World Matchplay @ 6/1 with betvictor

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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