Who would have thought in the days of Total Football and Johan Cruyff that in 2017 the most famous sportsman from Holland plays darts for a living. Michael van Gerwen is the best arrers player in the world and he can confirm that status by winning the PDC World Championship. He plays his quarter-final match tonight against Raymond van Barnevald and he also comes from the Netherlands. VAN GERWEN leads his compatriot 31-18 in head to head meetings and has the better three darts average in this tournament. He must be backed to progress to the last four but you won’t get rich at the best price of 1/6 with William Hill.
There is a busy schedule of Premier League football over the next few days but no fixtures tonight so the main betting event of the day is the Championship match in which Cardiff host Preston. Cardiff were going well but two consecutive defeats have taken them out of the automatic promotion places. Conversely Preston have not lost in eight matches including a win at Bristol City which in retrospect was an outstanding piece of form. If they win tonight Preston are right in the mix for promotion but the DRAW is a feasible option which can be backed 12/5 with Betfair.
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There is £266,000 in prize money on offer in the seven races of the fourth day of the Leopardstown Christmas meeting in Ireland. The most lucrative race of the day is the Ryanair Hurdle at 2.30pm. The race is sponsored by the budget airline whose owners and founders put in the money for the Gigginstown operation. The Game Changer is their representative in today’s race but Ryanair have no chance of winning their own money. FAUGHEEN is still a machine and the former Champion Hurdle winner cannot be opposed even at 1/5 with Ladbrokes. The double with Van Gerwen delivers a 42% return on investment and that could be the bet of this or any other year.