BDO World Championship Tips: Long Waites to come to an end

Waites can finally claim Lakeside title he deserves.

Jaymes Monte picks out his best bet for the Lakeside final as a new world champion is set to be crowned...

"1.9210/11 on Waites -1 Sets in the handicap market looks an even better bet given the ruthless nature with which he has dispatched his opposition this week."

Back Waites -1.5 sets @ 1.9210/11


Despite concerns about his past Lakeside performances, Scott Waites has looked every bit the tournament favourite this week and could now claim the title at the sixth time of asking. There have been moments within matches where Waites has wavered, but in general, throughout the week, he's answered anything that his opponents have thrown at him, and in his 6-1 semi-final win over Richie George he was nothing short of emphatic.

Tony O'Shea, meanwhile, has also been impressive this week. His averages have improved game on game from round one up until the semi-finals, and he also has the experience of a Lakeside final having twice previously finished runner-up at Frimley Green. As I said earlier in the week, there wouldn't be a more popular winner amongst the darts fraternity than Silverback.

But it is Waites who I believe will end his Lakeside hoodoo this evening. He's dispatched some top quality opponents in emphatic style, dropping just four sets and winning 18 in his four matches so far this week. At odds of 1.68/13 Too Hotty looks a fair price to win the match, while the 1.9210/11 on Waites -1 Sets in the handicap market looks an even better bet given the ruthless nature with which he has dispatched his opposition this week.

One area where O'Shea can trump Waites is in the 180 scoring. Silverback has hit 26 maximums this week, more than any other player, over a total of 26 sets (1.00 per set), while Waites has hit 18 in a total of 22 sets (0.82 per set). Yet it is the elder statesman who is made the outsider in the Most 180s market at odds of 2.111/10. Certainly a value bet.


Recommended Bets

Back Waites -1.5 sets @ 1.9210/11
Back O'Shea to hit most 180s @ 2.111/10


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