Baltic Sea Darts Open 2024 Odds: Three each-way picks for Kiel

 | May 10 | 

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The darts calendar continues to march on, as straight after the Premier League in Leeds, we once again head to Germany for the sixth of the PDC European Tour events, which runs Friday 10th to Sunday 12th May.

As always, we've asked our darts expert Sean Rafferty to preview the event and give us his Baltic Sea Darts Open Predictions ranging from 12/1 to 50/1.

Baltic Sea Darts Open Betting Tips

  • 1 pts Rob Cross e/w (1/2, 2 places) @ 12/1
  • 1 pts Martin Schindler e/w (1/2, 2 places) @ 40/1
  • 0.5 pts Daryl Gurney e/w (1/2, 2 places @ 50/1

History, Location and Format

The 2024 Baltic Sea Darts Open is the 2nd running of this PDC European Tour event and is the sixth of thirteen such events on the PDC Pro Tour calendar.

The tournament is held at the Wunderino Arena, Kiel, Germany, with this year's event running from the 10th-12th May 2024 and will be shown on PDCTv.

The field is comprised of the top 16 from the PDC Order of Merit and then the next highest 16 ranked players from the ProTour Order of Merit, as well as 16 regional qualifiers.

The draw sees the top 16 in the Order of Merit enter the tournament at the second round stage.

Dave Chisnall is the defending champion, after defeating Luke Humphries 8-5 in the 2023 final.

Prize Money

There is a total prize fund of £175,000 on offer to the 48 participants.

Finishing Position Prize Money
Winner £30,000
Runner-up £12,000
Semi-Finalists £8,500
Quarter-Finalists £6,000
Last 16 £4,000
Last 32 £2,500
Last 48 £1,250

Draw

Baltic Sea Darts Open Draw

 

1 pts Rob Cross e/w (1/2, 2 places) @ 12/1

Cross is the headline pick this week, and he couldn’t get into his match at all last night in the Premier League as he came up against a masterclass from Luke Humphries. Hopefully, he forgets about that quickly as he had been in decent form before that, making the final in consecutive Premier League nights.

He’s already made a final and a semi-final on the European Tour this year from the first five events. Voltage was a winner on the Euro Tour last year so will look to repeat that at some stage this year.

The draw isn’t too bad for him - he faces the winner of Kuivenhoven/Toonders on Saturday. The biggest threats in his quarter based on form are Bunting, Aspinall and Edhouse. He has the beating of any of these guys and should fancy himself to go deep as has been pretty well rested coming into this event.

1 pts Martin Schindler e/w (1/2, 2 places) @ 40/1

Schindy is becoming a bit of an auto-pick for me at the moment in any event he’s participating in, he’s playing that well in my opinion.

After winning his maiden big stage title a few weeks ago, Schindler then averaged 101+ in his next four matches - it really does seem like a weight’s been lifted off his shoulders and he’s playing more freely than ever.

He’s made the quarter-finals or better in three of the five Euro Tour events this year, showing real consistency. Another home tournament for him this week where he’ll receive great backing from the crowd, he should fancy his chances.

He strangely decided to sit out the Pro Tour events in Germany at the start of the week, not sure what his reasoning was for this, can only assume he wanted a rest. So he’s certainly had that now, with almost two weeks without a match.

The draw is fairly kind in my opinion albeit he doesn’t have a really easy match - he faces De Decker in the first round, which on paper looks tough but De Decker’s form has took a dip recently. I fancy him to win that then also beat Ratajski on Saturday.

In my opinion, nobody in this section is playing better than Schindler right now, 50/1 on him is the best value in the outrights this week. Another big run for The Wall could well be on the cards.

0.5 pts Daryl Gurney e/w (1/2, 2 places) @ 50/1

Without really threatening to win an event, Gurney has quietly been playing some pretty good stuff this year and consistently doing well in events.

He had a solid start to the week on the Pro Tour, making the Last 32 then a quarter-final the following day. This epitomises how often he’s won at least a few matches in most events this year - he has made the last 32 or better in all 10 Pro Tour events this year, has also won his opening round match in the previous four Euro Tour events.

Superchin looks to be in the most open section of the draw which contains many capable players but not many in amazing form. He faces Van den Bergh who has been struggling of late - has lost 10 of his 14 matches since winning the UK Open.

If Gurney comes through this then he’ll face injury plagued Van Duijvenbode who I’d strongly fancy him to beat. He’ll face tricky matches all the way but his form is good enough to come through them - he’s averaged 100+ in five of his last nine matches, he’s a match for almost anyone when posting they numbers.

You can find all Sean's latest Darts Betting Tips on our main Darts Insights content hub.

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