Ladbrokes Players Championship Finals first-round betting preview & free tips
World Cup finalists can impress with first-round successes
Darts tips, best bets and predictions for the first round of the Ladbrokes Players Championship Finals.
Where to watch
ITV4, 12.45pm & 7pm Friday
1pt 21-10 BoyleSports
1pt Evs Coral, Hills, Ladbrokes
1pt 11-10 general
World Cup finalists Steve Lennon and Willie O’Connor can keep the Irish flag flying at Butlin’s Minehead by winning their first-round tussles at the Ladbrokes Players Championship Finals.
Lennon beat Wesley Harms and James Wade in last week’s Grand Slam – he missed out on the knockout stage on legs difference – and anything like a repeat of that form will test Krzysztof Ratajski.
These are quickfire best-of-11 showdowns and over such a short distance Lennon look overpriced at 2-1.
Bookmakers can’t pick between Steve West and Willie O’Connor but O'Connor should be preferred.
And Stephen Bunting gets the nod over Dimitri Van den Bergh, who has struggled for the best part of three months.
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