International Darts Open 2024 Odds: Iceman to be red hot in Germany

 | April 11 | 

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The darts calendar continues its relentless march, as straight after the Premier League in Birmingham, we move straight over to Germany for the third of the PDC European Tour events, which runs Friday 12th to Sunday 14th March. As always, we've asked our darts expert Sean Rafferty to preview the event and give us his International Darts Open Predictions.

International Darts Open Betting Tips

  • 2.5 pts win Gerwyn Price @ 6/1
  • 1 pt win Chris Dobey @ 16/1 
  • 1 pt win Nathan Aspinall @ 20/1

History, Location and Format

The 2024 International Darts Open is the 10th running of this PDC European Tour event and is the third of thirteen such events on the PDC Pro Tour calendar.

The tournament is held at the SACHSENarena, Riesa, Germany, with this year's event running from the 12th-14th 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.

Gerwyn Price is the defending champion, after defeating Michael van Gerwen 8-4 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

2.5 pts win Gerwyn Price @ 6/1

We backed Gezzy midweek on the Pro Tour to little avail but I’ve decided to stick with him this weekend. I still feel a title is just around the corner for The Iceman as he’s definitely playing well enough - despite not going beyond the last 16 in either Pro Tour event earlier in the week, of the four matches he played on Tuesday his worst average was 101, so the game is clearly there.

Price is very much a confidence player but he’s still speaking highly of where he feels his game is at, so no issues there. The other seeds in his section of the draw are Rock, Ross Smith and Pietreczko - none of which are playing any better than Gezzy right now. The title is only a matter of time for the Welshman if he keeps it up, so I’m staying loyal to him here.

1 pt win Chris Dobey @ 16/1 

Dobey has a torrid record on the Euro Tour in the past, but all bad records must come to an end at some point, so I’m happy to turn a blind eye to that - and what better time than now? He’s in the form of his career the past 12 months or so and once again was in the winners enclosure on Monday as he won PC7, having already lost in the final of a PC event in February.

He faces Dylan Slevin on Friday, which should be a routine win, then plays Ratajski on Saturday who he beat in the same round of the previous Euro Tour event. I think he reaches the last 16 relatively unscathed and potentially faces beatable seeds in Searle, Heta and Van Duijvenbode. 'Hollywood' should break his Euro Tour duck sooner rather than later based on current form.

1 pt win Nathan Aspinall @ 20/1

'The Asp' has been ticking along nicely this year, still without a title but playing at a steady level the past few months. He’s been playing his best stuff at Premier League so far but has generally been consistent - making the quarters of the previous Euro Tour before being knocked out by local boy Martin Schindler, where he faced jip from the German crowd in the process.

The only negative is he comes straight from the PL in Birmingham on Thursday night to playing in 1st round of this on Friday, but he plays Owen Bates who I still think he takes care of, then has a very winnable Saturday tie against out of form Jonny Clayton. I'm expecting Asp to make the Sunday again and go deep.

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

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