World Grand Prix Betting: Dolan v Henderson

someone has to be the overdog

Brendan Dolan versus John Henderson is a match of the underdogs. Both players completed upset wins in round 2 over much more fancied opposition (John Part and Wes Newton) and both players are in unchartered territory; before this week neither had reached a major PDC quarter final. But you can’t have a match of underdogs, someone has to be the overdog, and in this most unpredictable of tournaments we can’t be backing the overdog.

Henderson qualified in 30th spot for this tournament, last in the Players Championship Order of Merit (the best indicator we have of current form). Dolan qualified in spot 31 as the top ranked Irish or Northern Irish player in the Players Championship Order of Merit, above compatriot William O’Connor in spot 32. Dolan and Henderson are giant killers; in every match they play, in this tournament, they should be considered underdogs. They are the second and third lowest to qualify respectively. The fact that one of these players will reach a major semi-final is great for the sport of darts, and underdogs everywhere.

Here is a list of the favourites in the 2011 World Grand Prix that have been sent packing before the bookies thought their time was up; Wayne Jones, Adrian Lewis, Justin Pipe, Raymond van Barneveld, Wes Newton, John Part, Dave Chisnall and Gary Anderson. Phil Taylor scraped past Peter Wright by the skin of his teeth. Of the four matches on night three only one of the favourites secured a victory, James Wade, and even then he was 2-0 down before girding his loins and fighting back to win 3-2. In this bizarre tournament, with its unique format (start and finish on a double), why back a favourite again? Sky Bet has John Henderson as the 8/15 favourite and Brendan Dolan at 6/4. 

Recommended Bet:

Brendan Dolan to win @ 6/4


Written By:- Lenny Boyle (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 06/10/2011 - 14:39 PM
Filed in:- World Grand Prix Darts Betting News


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