Can 28/1 shot Suljovic spring another shock in World Grand Prix?

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With winter just around the corner, the PDC Darts schedule is coming at us thick and fast.

On Sunday the week-long World Grand Prix from Dublin kicks into action.

The tournament, famed for opponents being forced to start and finish on a double, brings a new meaning to the phrase doubles for dough, trebles for show.

One man who will be out to demonstrate that he’s the best once again is Michael van Gerwen.

MVG was a surprise group stage loser in the recent Champions League of Darts.

And you can bet the Green Machine will return with a vengeance here.

At 8/11 he’s the obvious tournament favourite.

But with Mensur Suljovic proving a 40/1 winner in the last TV tournament, we think there’s better value to be found elsewhere.

Gary Anderson finished runner-up last year and is 9/2 to go one better this time around.

The Scotsman is in the favourable side of the draw and should make it to the semi-finals at the very least.

It’s a similar scenario for 13/2 shot Peter Wright.

Snakebite is in the same side of the draw as compatriot Anderson, which makes a semi-final clash between the pair seem likely.

Wright warmed up for this tournament with a much-needed victory in the European Darts Trophy last weekend.

Given his record in Ireland, we reckon that confidence boosting victory could be key.

Wright is yet to advance past round two at the Citywest Hotel.

Those sort of dread-filled stats make in-form Austrian Mensur Suljovic the go-to-guy at 28/1.

You read that correctly – the man who disposed of Dave Chisnall, Raymond van Barneveld, plus Wright and Anderson TWICE a fortnight ago, is 28/1.

Even as an each-way punt, Suljovic, in the kinder side of the draw, makes huge appeal.

So does Daryl Gurney at a similarly hefty 33/1.

The Northern Irishman has been the breakout star of PDC Darts this year and fears absolutely no-one.

Bullish, carefree and good on his doubles, Gurney is another one who should be considered.

Of the remainder, James Wade and Adrian Lewis are both at 40s. Meanwhile, the hugely impressive Rob Cross is overpriced at the same odds.

Click here for the latest World Grand Prix odds.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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Nick Murphy

Nick is a graduate of the University of East Anglia where he doubled up as the sports editor of the student newspaper Concrete. He also supports Dagenham & Redbridge and previously edited the matchday programme at Victoria Road. Other passions include darts, cricket, speedway and horse racing.