UK Open 2014 Day One Premium Picks

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UK Open 2014 Day One Premium Picks.

Hot on the heels of Week Five of the Premier League, the darts action continues as we head into the UK Open, being held for the first time in March, and it’s got a new venue as well as a new home on TV. The UK Open moves to Minehead, which is becoming the PDC’s new home away from home. And ITV4 are showing their commitment to darts, buying the rights for the UK Open and putting it on ITV4. Will they be able to top Sky’s always excellent coverage of such a tricky tournament to cover as the UK Open? We’ll find out in just a couple of hours.

Because there’s so many matches, and because the draw is open, the bookies don’t have time to price up every match once the draw is confirmed, so I’ll only be able to sniff out the value in the matches confirmed. That being said, there’s almost 50 matches confirmed for the first few rounds, so there’s plenty of opportunities to be had. As usual with the UK Open, I’ll not go through every match, as we’d both be here for hours while there wass darts to watch. I’ll just put up my selections until the final day of action, when I’ll go through every match.

Brian Woods to beat Dean Stewart: Best price 4/6 @ Boylesports

Recommend: 2.5 units.

Ian Jones to beat Simon Stevenson: Best price 4/5 @ 888

Recommend: 2 units.

Glenn Spearing to beat Antonio Alcinas: Best price 5/4 @ Victor Chandler

Recommend: 1.5 units.

Steve Douglas to beat Johnny Haines: Best price 6/5 @ Paddy Power

Recommend: 2 units.

Ewan Hyslop to beat Steve Brown: Best price 2/1 @ 888

Recommend: 1 unit.

Kevin Hyslop to beat Arron Monk: Best price 100/30 @ Boylesports

Recommend: 0.5 units.

Matt Clark to beat Matthew Edgar: Best price Evens @ Paddy Power

Recommend: 2 units.

Ben Ward to beat Steve Maish: Best price 11/10 @ Various

Recommend: 2 units.

Daryl Gurney to beat Ian White: Best price 9/4 @ Paddy Power

Recommend: 1 unit.

John Bowles to beat Dirk van Duijvenbode: Best price Evens @ Coral

Recommend: 1.5 units.

Ronnie Baxter to beat Adrian Lewis: Best price 100/30 @ Coral

Recommend: 0.5 unit.

Andrew Gilding to beat Wes Newton: Best price 9/5 @ 888.

Recommend: 2 units.

That’s it for the first day of darts at the 2014 UK Open. We’ll be back tomorrow and all weekend with Premium Picks for day two of the UK Open.