Swedes have the necessary pedigree to hush Springboks
German youngsters are value to surprise Gurney and Dolan
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Magnus Caris and Daniel Larsson are both winners on the Scandinavian Tour this year and the Swedish duo can see off South Africa in round one of the Betway World Cup in Frankfurt.
The South Africans, represented by Devon Petersen and Deon Oliver, are slight favourites although Caris and Larsson are blessed with stacks of big-match pedigree and more than capable of beating the Springboks.
Bookmakers, understandably, can hardly separate the nations but the Swedes look worth a bet.
Northern Ireland face a tricky battle against the hosts with Max Hopp and Martin Schindler representing Germany.
Daryl Gurney is one of the PDC's rising stars and a winner this year while Brendan Dolan is a major finalist, though he isn't at his best.
Schindler, 21, and Hopp, who is just 20, are two emerging talents from a country struggling to get many arrowsmiths on the big stage.
These two are class and over a quickfire best-of-nine doubles format and with the crowd behind them, they could well be worth a dabble.
1pt Evs Sky Bet
1pt 21-10 Coral, Ladbrokes