UK Open Darts – Good Value Bet Underdogs
We’re here to pick out five underdogs that could cause a shock at this weekend’s UK Open.
It’s the “FA Cup of Darts” this weekend in Minehead as a who’s who of the PDC gather for one of the tournaments of the season.
Nine wins is all it takes to win the UK Open, but before we break into even more Dua Lipa tunes, it’s time to back some outsiders.
We’re taking a look at five fancied underdogs:
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James Wade at 50/1 with bet365
An underdog may be a push for the joint-second best UK Open player ever.
James Wade has got his hands on three UK Open titles across his career and at 50/1 can’t be ignored in the outrights.
Wade is in a good rhythm through playing in this season’s Premier League and with a favourable draw will fancy himself against the field.
Wade is a terrific match-player and is a steal at 50/1.
Callan Rydz at 66/1 with bet365
We all remember Callan Rydz’s Christmas at the Ally Pally.
The 23-year-old shocked the PDC by running deep at the World Championships, eventually falling at the quarter-finals stage to eventual winner Peter Wright.
Rydz has reached the first, third and fifth rounds at the UK Open in previous attempts but will hope to have his best year in 2022.
66/1 for Rydz to continue his fairytale into the UK Open looks solid.
Callan Rydz entered the World Darts Championship ranked #36 and had only previously reached the second round.
He defeated Yuki Yamada, Brendan Dolan, Nathan Aspinall and Alan Soutar before pushing Peter Wright all the way in the quarter-final.
A magical run. pic.twitter.com/4CbpEI2n4t
Dave Chisnall at 40/1 with Paddy Power
Dave Chisnall missed out on a major TV title again in January, as Joe Cullen edged him to the Masters title in a thrilling 11-9 final.
“Chizzy” is the nearly man of the PDC – after reaching two quarter-finals and a semi-final of the UK Open the St. Helens man will be eyeing up a shot to nothing in this unique tournament.
A 40/1 price tag says Chisnall can break his duck in Minehead – you can expect the 41-year-old to be the fan’s favourite in most of his matches.
First Pro tour of the year, reached the last 16, pleased with that, on to tomorrow pic.twitter.com/BemQPFxEZZ— Dave Chisnall (@ChizzyChisnall) February 5, 2022
Dirk van Duijvenbode at 100/1 with bet365
The Dutch “Aubergenius” is beginning to make a name for himself on the PDC Tour.
Van Duijvenbode is a major finalist (finished runner-up at the 2020 Grand Prix) and has proved his ability to beat just about anyone on his day.
He’s been dumped out at the fifth round the last two seasons but will be hoping for a slice of luck along the way with a more favourable draw.
Ricky Evans at 250/1 with Paddy Power
Blink and you’ll miss “Rapid” Ricky.
Evans is the quickest thrower on the tour and is capable of rattling home a leg without break sweat.
His inconsistency lets him down time and time again, but with the right path could well force some seeds to tumble.
He’s never got past the fifth round at the UK Open but that’s never going to knock the confidence of the assured 31-year-old.
Man I’m playing so bad.
Throws all over the giff gaff.
Think I should just to stick to what I know…it’s got me this far