European Darts Grand Prix 2024 Odds: Noppert one of four for Germany

 | April 18 | 

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The darts calendar continues its relentless march, as straight after the Premier League in Rotterdam, we move over to Germany for the fourth of the PDC European Tour events, which runs Friday 19th to Sunday 21st April.

As always, we've asked our darts expert Sean Rafferty to preview the event and give us his European Darts Grand Prix Predictions ranging from 40/1 to 250/1.

European Darts Grand Prix Betting Tips

  • 1 pts Danny Noppert e/w (1/2, 2 places) @ 40/1
  • 1 pt Josh Rock e/w (1/2, 2 places) @ 50/1 
  • 0.5 pts Ricardo Pietreczko e/w (1/2, 2 places) @ 100/1
  • 0.5 pts Ritchie Edhouse e/w (1/2, 2 places) @ 250/1

History, Location and Format

The 2024 European Darts Grand Prix is the 11th running of this PDC European Tour event and is the fourth of thirteen such events on the PDC Pro Tour calendar.

The tournament is held at the Glaspalast, Sindelfingen, Germany, with this year's event running from the 19th-21st April 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.

Rob Cross is the defending champion, after defeating Luke Humphries 8-6 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 Grand prix draw

1 pts Danny Noppert e/w (1/2, 2 places) @ 40/1

Danny Noppert I feel, has often been a player who’s career goes a bit under the radar and similar could be said about his start to 2024. Not many are heaping praise on him but he really has been one of the top performers on tour so far - he is ranked ninth in the world for overall averages in 2024, standing at 96.36, compared to his 2023 average where he was 27th on the world list with 94.01, showing a real improvement over the last few months.

He won the most recent Pro Tour last week, beating world champ Luke Humphries in the final. Noppie is yet to lift his first Euro Tour title but this could well be a good chance to do so, he’s made the QF stage of the previous two ET events and will need to be on form to better that, as he’s arguably in the toughest section of the draw which contains Humphries, Littler, Searle, Cross, Schindler, Van Veen, Bunting etc - littered with big names and talent but Noppert is playing about as well as any of them right now and 40/1 really appeals for a player in his form.

1 pt Josh Rock e/w (1/2, 2 places) @ 50/1 

Rocky had a pretty quiet start to the year, until he made the final of PC7 where he came up short against Chris Dobey. He isn’t posting the crazy averages of 2022 but is still consistently playing at a decent level, usually in the region of 95-99 average. I was lured in more by the price here than anything, 50/1 seems awfully big for a player who was deemed as one of the top 4/5 players in the world not so long ago.

He has what should be a fairly easy opener against out of form Rydz or Sparidaans. There are big names as fellow seeds in his section but Gary Anderson is just back from a shoulder injury so is better avoided, Michael Smith hasn’t been in best form for a long time now and Price is playing well but can’t seem to win a title.

If Rocky can stay at that high 90s average and have a bit of fortune with the draw, then 50/1 could look silly come the end of the weekend.

0.5 pts Ricardo Pietreczko e/w (1/2, 2 places) @ 100/1

I opted to go with a German this week, as fellow countryman Martin Schindler lifted his maiden PDC title last weekend in Riesa. 'Pikachu' has already tasted Euro Tour glory on home soil at the back end of last year, he tends to fair pretty well on the Euro Tour, particularly in Germany with the backing of the home crowds.

Pietreczko made the semi finals of the opening Euro Tour of the year and would love a similar run or better here. He was unlucky last weekend, beating Wade then losing to Price with a 103 average. He also posted a 109 average on the Pro Tour last week so the form is slowly coming back.

He’s in one of the weaker sections of the draw in my opinion - facing the winner of Clemens/Eidams in a battle of an all German trio, which I fancy him to come out on top of. MVG is the man to beat in this section but his form can be indifferent and other seeds Chisnall and Clayton aren’t firing on all cylinders this year. Triple figure odds will always tempt me on Pikachu in his own country and this looks a good chance to go on a deep run.

0.5 pts Ritchie Edhouse e/w (1/2, 2 places) @ 250/1

A bit of an ambitious long shot here but again, I think his odds are too big based on his recent form. This might seem a convenient pick based on Edhouse making the semi finals of the International Darts Open last week, matching his best ever run on the Euro Tour to date. However, his form was looking good even before this - successfully coming through the last four ET qualifying events, which totals to twelve wins on the trot.

In the past two months, Edhouse is ranked 32nd in the world for overall averages at 94 - he’s upped this level recently, so there’s no reason why he can’t go on another run. He plays James Wade first where he’ll be priced up as underdog, but he’s playing better than him at the moment.

He’d then face Van Duijvenbode, who still hasn’t found top gear in his recovery from injury. He’ll need to see off good players but he managed this last weekend, beating Cross and Michael Smith. 250s is cracking value and can be covered for guaranteed profit if he reaches the semis again.

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