2021 European Championship Darts Overview
|Tournament Name||2021 European Championship Darts|
Thursday, 14 October – Sunday, 17 October
|Where||Salzburgarena, Salzburg, Austria|
|Live Streaming||Live on ITV4|
|2020 Winner||Peter Wright|
|2021 Ante Post Favourite||Gerwyn Price|
The darts season is in full swing as the jostling for titles continues in the PDC.
The European Championship is next and the Salzburgarena crowd will be expecting a thrilling four-day tournament starting on Thursday.
There have been four different winners in the last four editions of the European Championship – can the home-favourite and second seed Mensur Suljovic make it five?
He’ll do well to topple the likes of Gerwyn Price, Nathan Aspinall, Peter Wright and Michael van Gerwen in Austria, but there is every chance that 2021 will continue to deliver shocks on the oche.
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2021 European Championship Darts – Competition Format
Each round is leg play, played over four days, following this format:
1st Round: Best of 11 legs
2nd Round: Best of 19 legs
Quarter-finals: Best of 19 legs
Semi-finals: Best of 21 legs
Final: Best of 21 legs
Who Are The Favourites For The 2021 European Championship Darts?
- Gerwyn Price – “Iceman” Price will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing loss to Clayton in the World Grand Prix final. The world number one is an excellent TV player and thrives under pressure.
- Michael van Gerwen – MVG has four European titles to his name but has fallen slightly out of form since the Covid-19 pandemic started. His scoring is still expected to impress, and his purple patches are often unrivalled across the sport.
- Peter Wright – “Snakebite” is the defending champion at the Europeans, having dominated the event in 2020. Wright averaged an impressive 104 in last year’s final beating James Wade.
- Jose De Sousa – Despite the odd miscount, De Sousa is one of the best players in the world on current form. The Portuguese won the Grand Slam in 2020 and has a taste for success.
- Mensur Suljovic – Former Champions League winner Mensur Suljovic will fancy his chances in front of a home Austrian crowd. He’s not in the best of form, but on his day is capable of beating anyone.
European Championship Darts – Top Stats
- There have been seven different winners of the European Championship since it’s inaugural year in 2008.
- Michael van Gerwen and Phil Taylor both share four European Championship titles each.
- This is the first season that the European Championship will be held in Austria – previously, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium.
- Mensur Suljovic and James Wade have joint-most European Championship appearances of current players (12) missing just one each.
- There have been four nine-dart finishes at the European Championships: Adrian Lewis (2011), Michael van Gerwen (2014), Kyle Anderson (2017) and Jose De Sousa (2020).
- Phil Taylor holds the three highest match average at the European Championships, peaking at 118.14 in 2009.
2021 European Championship Darts – What To Bet On
• Outright Winner – Who will win the 2021 European Championship Darts? There will be some tasty prices available in this 32-man field.
• 9 Dart Finish – Will there be a ‘perfect’ 9-dart finish in the tournament or in a particular match? You’ll get pretty tasty odds in both of these markets.
• First Time Winner – Will there be a new set of hands clasping the European Championship trophy this season? Gerwyn Price, Nathan Aspinall and Jose De Sousa are three top performers without a European Championship title.
• To Win Quarter – Which player will win their particular quarter of the draw and advance to the semi-finals? Keep your eyes on the draw bracket.
• Most 180s in the Tournament – Which player will record the most maximums at the 2021 European Championship Darts?
2021 European Championship Darts – FAQ’S
*Please note that all odds are correct at the time of article publication and are subject to change.