There’s a storm brewing in the darts world.
Gerwyn Price bellowed, barked and brilliance-d his way to a maiden World Championship earlier this month, setting the bench mark for the rest of the PDC players in the 2021 season.
Price’s brash nature has won him as many fans as it has enemies, but we over at Odds Manager love an enigma in sport, and the Welshman has all the tools to continue his domination in darts.
He has kicked Michael van Gerwen out of the world number one spot for the first time since 2013, giving the “Green Machine” added hunger ahead of one of his favourite tournaments.
So will The Masters be a run-up to the first Price-van Gerwen derby of the season? Or are there a few twists, turns and bounce-outs expected?
Read on to find out our Top Odds Picks for The Masters as well as an Extra Pick.
Our Top Odds Pick – Gerwyn Price to win the Masters – 3/1 at bet365
Price is playing darts on another level at the moment.
The 35-year-old scooped the Grand Prix, World Cup of Darts and World Series of Darts Finals trophies in 2020, topping it off with the World Championship at the start of 2021.
There isn’t a more consistent player of the game at current, and with the “Iceman” never exceeding the quarter-finals of The Masters, we expect him to be fully focused ahead of a weekend in Milton Keynes.
Price appears to be thriving without a chorus of boos from live crowds and we expect the titles to keep on flowing.
Our Top Odds Pick – Price v van Gerwen final – 11/2 at Paddy Power
Whilst we think Price is capable of making it to the final, we can’t write off Michael van Gerwen.
The Dutchman loves The Masters, winning five titles in a row from 2015-19 and doing so with relative ease.
Van Gerwen struggled to find his peak in 2020, with the UK Open the only prize in an otherwise barren year.
MVG will prefer his side of the draw, with Peter Wright a likely semi-final opponent as the pair renew their rivalry.
Our Extra Pick – Nathan Aspinall to win the 2nd quarter – 2/1 at BetVictor
Nathan Aspinall finds himself in the most favourable quarter of the draw.
Despite his own dips in form over 2020, the “Asp” is regarded as a future world champion in waiting, and continues to threaten most of the majors on tour.
We’re expecting Aspinall to face the out-of-form Rob Cross or Glen Durrant in the quarter-finals, with the 29-year-old favoured in both encounters.
2/1 is a solid price for the fifth seed to win two matches.
Please note that all odds are correct at time of publication and are subject to change.