European Darts Open 2024 Predictions: Can Voltage win again on Euro Tour?

 | Thursday 20th June 2024, 21:33pm

Thursday 20th June 2024, 21:33pm

The PDC calendar continues to march towards the Betfred World Matchplay in Blackpool in July, as we head to Leverkusen for the European Darts Open, which runs from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd June.

As always, we've asked our darts expert Sean Rafferty to preview the event and give us his European Darts Open Predictions.

European Darts Open Betting Tips

  • 1.5 units Rob Cross to win @ 10/1
  • 1 unit Danny Noppert to win @ 28/1

History, Location and Format

The 2024 European Darts Open is the thirteenth running of this PDC event and is the eighth event in the PDC European Tour series.

The tournament is held at the Ostermann-Arena, Leverkusen in Germany, with this year's event running from the 21st to 23rd June and will be shown on DAZN, Viaplay and 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.

Gerwyn Price is the defending champion after defeating Dirk van Duijvenbode 8–7 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

European Darts Open

European Darts Open Odds

1.5 units Rob Cross to win @ 10/1

Rob Cross continued his recent stellar form last weekend, making the final of the Poland Darts Masters, where he just came up short in the final against Luke Littler. He’s now made the final or won the last four events he’s participated in, showing some absolutely stunning consistency and form.

Therefore, I find it impossible to jump off him here, as he looks to follow up his win in the Baltic Sea Darts Open on the European Tour. Cross faces a tough opener on Saturday against James Wade or Michael Smith, but he’s playing better than both at the moment. He also has in-form Gerwyn Price in his quarter of the draw, but he’s already proved he can beat him recently.

He’s won 15 of his last 18 matches and averaged 100+ in four of his last eight matches. 10/1 yet again is a really generous price for Voltage, who looks to extend his rich vein of form.

1 unit Danny Noppert to win @ 28/1

Another player I’ve backed a few times recently, as I feel a win is round the corner.

Noppert made the semi finals of this tournament last year, so should come here with relatively good memories. He’s been pretty consistent this year without coming too close to a win on the Euro Tour - he’s made the QFs or better in five of the seven Euro Tour events this year.

He also has some decent recent form, making the semis of PC12. The Dutchman played nine matches in the Pro Tour events last week and averaged between 93-100 in all of them, showing some solid consistency.

Noppert potentially faces Joe Cullen in the last 16 on Saturday, so not an easy starter, but Cullen has been a bit inconsistent of late. None of the top seeds are in this section - Bunting, Heta and Dobey who cannot buy a run on the Euro Tour are the other seeds here, all being beatable. 28s is some cracking each way value on a proven winner who doesn’t have to get past a main seed to reach the semi finals here.

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

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