Durrant and Ashton odds-on for BDO World Championship success


Glen Durrant is the overwhelming favourite to win the 2018 BDO World Darts Championship.

Duzza has dominated in all of his games so far and has been cut to 8/11 for success at the Lakeside on Sunday.

The Teeside-slinger posted a 95.29 average in his opening match against Gary Robson and followed that up with a 99.43 average in a 4-1 defeat of Darryl Fitton on Wednesday night.

With Durrant in such rampant form, it’s difficult to see anyone halting his charge towards a second successive world title.

Mark McGeeney is considered the most likely challenger to the number one seed at 11/2 after he produced an upset against Danny Noppert in the second-round.

He’s followed by two-time winner Scott Waites at 7/1 and Andy Baetens – conqueror of Scott Mitchell in the last round – at 12/1.

However, we like the look of 20/1 shot Michael Unterbuchner.

The Munich-native became the first ever German player to win a match at the Lakeside in his first round victory against the highly-rated Jamie Hughes.

He must now be seriously considered as a dark horse for the tournament at extremely enticing odds.

Meanwhile, in the Women’s World Championship, three-time champion Lisa Ashton is expected to justify favouritism at 10/11.

Aileen de Graaf made light work of Paula Jacklin the first round and is 9/2 for success, while Deta Hedman can be backed at 6/1.

At the same-price, it could be worth backing Anastasia Dobromyslova.

The Russian ace is another three-time winner and posted the highest average of the first round in a straight-sets victory over Anca Zijlstra.

She’s a tasty 6/1 to upset the odds.

You can also back the rejuvenated Fallon Sherrock at 10/1, Trina Gulliver at 16/1 and Sharon Prins at 25/1.

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



Nick Murphy

Nick is a graduate of the UEA where he doubled up as the sports editor of the student newspaper. He supports Dagenham & Redbridge and previously edited the matchday programme at Victoria Road. Darts and Horse Racing are among his other favourite sports.