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Bet of the day: Barney to be crowned King of the Oche

Holly Thackeray | November 13, 2015

Coral’s Bet of the day

  • Raymond van Barneveld struck to win six straight legs in a row and defeat James Wade
  • Barney has beaten upcoming opponent Mark Webster in five of their last seven frays
  • The Dutch dartsman has won four of his five Grand Slam of Darts games so far

Raymond van Barneveld a terrific 12/5 to be King of the Oche against Mark Webster

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The Grand Slam of Darts has so far provided plenty of spectacle on the Wolverhampton stage and darting giant Raymond van Barneveld’s quarter-final against surprise contender Mark Webster should bring more thrills on Friday. With that in mind, bullish Barney makes our bet of the day, with excellent odds of 12/5 for the five-time world champion to be King of the Oche in his clash.

To be crowned King of the Oche Van Barneveld must be the player to win the match, rack-up the most 180s and clock the highest checkout (if any of the markets are tied, bets will be settled as losers).

Barney’s brilliance has returned with vengeance for this tournament, with the Dutch great playing some of his best darts once more, in overall impressive performances.

The Hague-born cult hero dazzled last time out, coming back from behind to favourite James Wade and going to to clinch six legs in a row and oust the Englishman.

Having been victorious in four of his five Grand Slam frays so far, revived Van Barneveld is subsequently priced odds-on at 1/2 to take the spoils from his quarters scrap with The Spider, who reached the second round despite never achieving an average of over 96.11.

Barney a not so average arrowsmith

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By comparison, Barney’s early averages impressed, with the Dutch dangerman turning back the clock to whitewash Andy Boulton, much to the delight of the Barney Army.

Van Barneveld then went on to record a higher average than world champions Gary Anderson in their duel, before managing brilliant back-to-back checkouts to sink Larry Butler.

Slaying The Machine 10-7 confirmed that Barney is back to his best, as he romped to a highest finish of 120 against his younger peer. The big Dutch dartsman, winner of this tournament in 2012, has also already notched 12 180s so far, and is odds-on at 2/5 to grab the most again in this tussle. With much better value at 12/5 for Barney to be King, don’t miss out.

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