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2021 Ladbrokes Darts Masters Tips - Two tips for Milton Keynes this weekend

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Last updated: 27 Jan 2021
Jon Vine 27 Jan 2021
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  • We take a look through the betting for the 2021 Ladbrokes Darts Masters
  • This tournament takes place over three days from Milton Keynes on Friday 29th January
  • Michael Van Gerwen is our best bet at 9/4
  • Michael Smith at 25/1 is our best each-way bet
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Michael Van Gerwen is our best bet in this weekend's Darts Masters. (Getty)

The best players in the world lock horns over three days at Milton Keynes this weekend, in the Ladbrokes Darts Masters. For 2021, the tournament has been extended to feature the top 24 in the World Rankings, and we can expect three brilliant days of action.

We've taken a look through the current betting, and picked out two of our top tips.

2021 Ladbrokes Darts Masters Odds


Name
Odds
Michael Van Gerwen9/4
Gerwyn Price11/4
Peter Wright7/1
Gary Anderson14/1
Dimitri Van Den Bergh16/1
Nathan Aspinall16/1
Bar20/1

*Odds taken from Ladbrokes on 27/1/21*

2021 Ladbrokes Darts Masters Tips


Best Bet - Michael Van Gerwen

For the first time since 2013, MICHAEL VAN GERWEN is not the number one seed this weekend. That honour goes to newly crowned World Champion Gerwyn Price, and the two sit side-by-side at the head of the market.

While he's certainly a worthy World Champion, I think this might not be Gerwyn Price's tournament. He's bound to be on the come-down after that stunning victory, and Price cut a tired figure at times in the build-up to the Worlds, so it wouldn't be a shock if "the Iceman" underperformed on his return to the oche.

Prior to his quarter-final clash with Dave Chisnall, Van Gerwen looked back to his best in the Worlds. "Chizzy" produced a sublime performance to oust the world number two from the tournament, completely overpowering Van Gerwen to win 5-0.

MVG will be keen to bounce back from that loss, and the first-round defeat he suffered at the hands of Jonny Clayton here 12 months ago will provide some added impetus. "The Green Machine" will be desperate to return to the top of the world rankings as soon as possible, and victory here would be the perfect start to the year.

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Michael Smith looks distraught after his defeat at the World Championships. (Getty)

Each-Way Tip - Michael Smith

An under-par Gerwyn Price would blow the top half of the draw wide open. One I fancy could take advantage is MICHAEL SMITH, and "Bully Boy" certainly looks overpriced at 25/1.

Smith cut an inconsolable figure at the World Championships last month. For the second year on the bounce, the former finalist suffered defeat in his opening match, going down 3-1 to Jason Lowe.

An early exit means Smith has dropped outside the top eight in the World Rankings for the first time since 2018. This drift could also see Smith fail to make the cut for the Premier League, the start of which has been pushed back until the spring.

With one spot in the 2021 Premier League still up for grabs, Smith will be eager to show a resurgence in form during the early months of the year. The 30-year-old has also joined a new management stable, in a bid to freshen up his approach.

On the back of an early exit at the Ally Pally last year, Smith beat Adrian Lewis - his first-round opponent this year -  Mensur Suljovic and Nathan Aspinall to make the final for the first time. "Bully Boy" lost to then-World Champion Peter Wright, but he can still draw plenty of confidence from last year's run.

25/1 on a player of Michael Smith's quality looks massive. If you're betting each-way, then Smith's essentially 12.5/1 just to make it to his second successive final. I'll have a bit of that, please!

Ladbrokes Darts Masters FAQs

When is the 2021 Ladbrokes Darts Masters being played?

The 2021 Ladbrokes Darts Masters will be held from 29-31 January 2021. It will be held at the Marshall Arena in Milton Keynes.

Where can I watch the Darts Masters live stream?

Our live streaming calendar shows you where to watch the Darts Masters live stream.

Verdict

Our top two bets for the Darts Masters are Michael van Gerwen and Michael Smith, who is each-way value.

Best Bet: Michael van Gerwen To Win @9/4 at Ladbrokes - 3 Units
Value Bet: Michael Smith Each Way @25/1 at Ladbrokes - 1 Unit
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@9/4 - 3 Units
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Michael Smith
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