PDC 2011 World Championships Day Five Tips

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Well, before I being with the tips for day five of the PDC World Championships, I will admit that the next few updates will be done in advance, so there won’t be a full recap of how we’re getting on for a couple of days. This is all thanks to the wonderful snow that we’ve been experiencing since basically the start of December. So, I’ll still be posting the tips, just without a recap of the previous night’s action because I’m writing them quite early! Also, some people might not be receiving the tips via the mailing list, but if you check your “junk items” or “spam items”, it might have sent them in there.

But that’s enough of the boring stuff, but I felt I had to get it out of the way, as I know you all like a bit of transparency when it comes to my tips and, unlike a lot of online tipsters, I won’t shy away from letting you know how I’m getting on through a tournament! Anway…

Here are all the free bets on offer during the PDC World Championships

Free £25 bet @ Betfair.

Free £25 bet @ Stan James.

Free £25 bet @ Victor Chandler.

Free £20 bet @ Boylesports.

Free £10 bet @ Paddy Power.

Free £10 bet @ Blue Square.

Alan Tabern vs Richie Burnett.

A match between two old hands. Richie Burnett is obviously a former World Champion and Alan Tabern is not. However, in PDC terms, Tabern has, for the most part, een head and shoulders above Burnett. However, this year has been different, as Tabern has been somewhat hit or miss, while Burnett had a good spell at the end of October, into November, where he made to floor tournament finals back-to-back. However, after that, his form dipped again and it remains to be seen if it was simply a fluke, or a sign of a man in good form.

Tabern is favourite, at around 8/13, which is about right. Every other market seems about right, from the highest checkout, to the number of 180s, to the handicap, so it means there’s no value and no bet. Just sit back and enjoy what should be an enjoyable match.

Recommend: No bet.

Jyhan Artut vs Scott MacKenzie.

A race to four between someone I know nothing about (MacKenzie) and the man who made me smile from ear to ear when he knocked out Wayne Mardle last year (Artut). On paper, Artut should win this, but I wouldn’t want to be taking 1/2 on an average player against some unknown opposition. Just look at what happened to Matt Padgett as evidence to that! Sit back, take some notes for the later game in the evening and if one of them impresses, they might be worth a back later on.

Recommend: No bet.

Kevin Painter vs Brendan Dolan.

Both men have been off the boil in 2010. Kevin Painter’s usually high standards are starting to slip, while Brendan Dolan just seems to have fallen off the radar, for the most part. It might be a tight affair, but I get the feeling Painter saves his best for the World Championships and he might just have too much for Dolan, who really didn’t impress me at the World Cup. If the Dolan that pitched up at the World Cup pitches up at the Alexandra Palace, it might be a quick night, as Painter has enough in his locker to do a demolition job. While we won’t get rich backing The Artist on the outright, the handicap line of 1.5 is interesting enough to tempt me into a bet.

Kevin Painter -1.5 to beat Brendan Dolan 20/21 @ Boylesports.

Recommend: 1.5 units @ 20/21

James Wade vs Antonio Alcinas.

These two men faced off at the PDC World Cup and, in the end, the Spanish team eliminated the English team of Wade and Phil Taylor. However, this is a different format and Wade will no doubt want to impress. The price of 1/7 doesn’t interest me in the slightest and the bookies are now getting the hang of pricing up markets with James Wade involved, much like they have with Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld.

Alcinas shouldn’t have enough to beat Wade and the only thing in his favour is that I hate backing Wade when he’s late on, for some reason or another. But Wade should still come through this to start what he hopes is a march to the final. There’s no value, so there’s no bet.

Recommend: No bet.

Denis Ovens vs Artut/MacKenzie.

Denis Ovens hasn’t been seen in the big tournaments recently and it looks like he’s left all his form behind in the summer, with his good runs in the UK Open and the US Open now a distant memory. He’s not playing great darts at the moment and if the man who qualifies from the prelim match has shown some decent form, it might pay to take on Ovens.

However, as there are no prices, I can’t offer any assitance with this one, so if you think there’s value to be had in the qualifier winning, go for it. If you don’t, don’t go for it and just watch, it’s as simple as that!

Recommend: No bet.

Only one bet for us on day five of the World Championships and it’s a testament to how weak the line-up is. Just take notes on the players that impress you and those that don’t, but still win, because it’s all useful information for the next round of matches!

Enjoy Monday night’s darts and happy betting!