When it comes to dart tournaments that have been held over the last few years, you often feel like you have a feeling of déjà vu when it comes to the early odds that you are being offered on the darts players that are taking part in them.
I say that as there has been one player that has always been chalked up at very short odds-on when those betting markets do open and so great is his form he often then does then go on to win those tournaments too, and I am of course talking about Michael van Gerwen.
Therefore, it will not surprise you too much to discover that the European Darts Championship which is going to be in play very shortly does have him chalked up as the current favourite to win, in fact if you do fancy backing him right now you are going to find Michael van Gerwen is being offered at odds of 6/5.
The odds you are going to be offered on the second favourite are huge when compared to those of the favourite, however some of you may be prepared to keep the faith with that players and if so then you will be interested to learn that Peter Wright who is the second favourite is readily available at most bookies sites at odds of 9/1.
Some Possible Each-Way Betting Value
If the current odds on Michael Van Gerwen are way too low for you to consider placing a bet on him, then it may be the case that you could prefer picking out one of the other darts players available at some much higher odds, but by backing him each-way instead.
If so then be aware that many bookies, such as Coral are going to be offering you one third of the win odds being paid out to two places, and as such there is some value to be secured if you do have your eyes on one particular players available at some decent odds.
Players with Decent Odds Attached to Them
Let me now give you some idea of the other players one of which may just have taken your eye as a possible each-way betting opportunities, and two players that could fill one of the top two positions are Rob Cross who is currently trading at 11/1 and Gerwyn Price who is a 12/1 shot right now.
The odds are high on the rest of the field including the likes of Daryl Gurney and Mensur Suljovic who are all 18/1, then following them in the betting you have played such as Dave Chisnall and Nathan Aspinall who are solid at 20/1.
If you do rate the chances of Glen Durran, Ian White and Michael Smith they are available at most betting sites at odds of 25/1, however you are much more likely to be offered some much higher odds on each of them by placing your best on them over at a betting exchange such as Betfair.