World Grand Prix (darts) 2019 Odds
Who wins World Grand Prix (darts) 2019?
World Grand Prix 2019
The World Grand Prix 2019 is a Professional Darts Corporation event which will be contested between the 6th and 12th October at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin. This will be the 22nd staging of the PDC tournament and it has been held at the same venue since 2001, meaning the players will know the environment.
The 2019 World Grand Prix will consist of the top 16 players in the Order of Merit plus the best 16 players from the Players Championship Order of Merit, thus making the field 32. This event is one which generates much interest, not only because of the high quality of play but the format, which sees players needing a double to both start and finish each leg.
This not only makes the possibility of a nine dart finish more difficult but it can lead to great frustration, especially if a player struggles to hit a double to start.
One player who should have little trouble in hitting a double to start and finish a leg is Michael van Gerwen. He is the defending champion having defeated Peter Wright 5-2 in the final of the tournament last year and he has won the event a total of four times, more than any other player in the field.
With a total of £450,000 up for grabs this year, motivation will not be a problem for Mighty Mike and he has started to find his best form in the Premier League. The 8 legs won in a row against Rob Cross in the Premier League at Cardiff was a sign the world number one means business again this season and Van Gerwen will start the World Grand Prix 2019 as the heavy favourite to come out on top.
Peter Wright made the final last year but the Scot has not been having a good time of things in 2019. At the time of writing, Snake Bite has won only two of his twelve matches in the Premier League and has got no further than the semi-final of a tournament. Wright is known for swapping his darts, even during matches and it has not helped him this season, making him a less than favourable option in the betting to win the World Grand Prix 2019.
James Wade on the other hand, appears to be moving in the opposite direction. The Englishman is getting back to his best and reached the final of the The Masters, could advance in the Premier League and has won Players Championship events. Wade is good at his doubles and should be a big threat.
The 2018 World Championship winner, Rob Cross, has reached two finals this year and is looking strong in the Premier League. However, he has been eliminated in the first round on his previous two attempts at the World Grand Prix and will need to put that to the back of his mind if he is to taste success.
Other potential winners of the World Grand Prix 2019 include Gerwyn Price, Mensur Suljović, Michael Smith and Daryl Gurney.