Poland Darts Masters 2024 Odds: Back the Nuke to land another title

 | Thursday 13th June 2024, 21:08pm

Thursday 13th June 2024, 21:08pm

The PDC calendar continues to march on towards the Betfred World Matchplay in Blackpool, as we head to Gliwice for the Poland Darts Masters which runs from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th June.

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

Poland Darts Masters Betting Tips

  • 3.5 units Luke Littler to win @ 2/1
  • 2 units Rob Cross to win @ 8/1

History, Location and Format

The 2024 Poland Darts Masters is the second running of this PDC event and is the fifth event in the World Series of Darts.

The tournament is held at the PreZero Arena in Gliwice, Poland, with this year's event running from the 14th to 16th June and will be shown on DAZN, Viaplay and PDCTV.

The field is comprised of eight top ranking players from the PDC Order of Merit and then eight regional qualifiers.

The draw sees the PDC Order of Merit players taking on a local player in the first round.

Michael van Gerwen is the defending champion after defeating Dimitri Van den Bergh 8-3 in the 2023 final.

Prize Money

There is a total prize fund of £60,000 on offer to the 16 participants.

Finishing Position Prize Money
Winner £20,000
Runner-up £10,000
Semi-Finalists £5,000
Quarter-Finalists £2,500
Last 16 £1,250

Draw

Poland darts masters draw

Poland Darts Masters Odds

3.5 units Luke Littler to win @ 2/1

I was mulling over this back and forth, as I tend not to back as short a price as this in the outrights. However, I just can’t ignore Littler just now on current form. He lifted his first major title in the Premier League a few weeks back, with two high level performances on finals night, where he comfortably saw off Michael Smith and Luke Humphries with impeccable composure and bottle as per usual from the 17-year-old.

He then walked into a classy performance from Price in the US Darts Masters which saw him exit in the semis, despite averaging over 103 in all three matches in the event.

The form is untouchable at the moment from The Nuke - he’s now averaged 100+ in his last five matches. He’s also coming in from a two week break from playing competitively which was probably good planning, he’ll come in here fresh, which is always handy when you’re required to play three matches on the Saturday night if you are to go all the way.

His path to the quarters looks a safe one - he plays Adam Gawlas then faces the winner of Peter Wright/Jacek Krupka, if he continues at his current level then it will be two straightforward wins.

He then could face Humphries in the semis, he does boast a strong record against Cool Hand though, winning seven of their eight meetings since he lost to him in the World final, while Humphries form is also a bit up and down just now.

2/1 is a tad short but understandable given his dominance just now and the fact I do like to back one player from each half of the draw in these 16 player events,2 I can’t see past Littler in this half.

2 units Rob Cross to win @ 8/1

Cross’ last three events are as follows - runner up, winner, winner. 'Voltage' is on a sterling run of form at the moment.

In my opinion, he can play better than he currently is but he’s playing well and also finding a way to get results when he’s slightly off the pace, which makes him even more dangerous. He continues to be brilliant value at these prices - the inclusion of Littler in the field this week pushes Cross’ price out even further than last week to 8/1.

Van Gerwen is the only massive name he has to contend with in this half of the draw, who he’s already beat a couple of times recently and overall has been playing better than.

Some will say he’s got a tricky opening game against the young Pole Sebastian Bialecki, but I think he’ll come through that pretty comfortably. He then faces Krzystof Ratajski or Stephen Bunting in the QFs but he saw off Bunting easily last week and while Ratajski could be awkward in front of a potentially hostile crowd, Cross is experienced enough to deal with this.

He’s averaged below 95 in just two of his last 22 matches, nobody else in his section is showing that amount of consistency. He’s the man to beat in this half of the draw, at 8/1 I think it’s another outstanding bit of value on Voltage to lift another title.

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