The Bully Boy has been flying in the Premier League and has a great chance of UK Open success.
Oddschecker punters are taking the chance that Michael Smith can take his Premier League form into the UK Open this weekend. After four Premier League wins in a row, Smith has been flying and will be full of confidence going into the two day tournament.
In the last week alone, 38% of bets have been placed on Smith to beat the likes of Michael van Gerwen, Gary Anderson, Rob Cross and Peter Wright and land the prize. He is still best priced at 25-1 with Bet365 and Skybet whilst PaddyPower are as short as 18-1.
The Bully Boy only managed the last 16 last year in the UK Open but his performances on the European Tour saw him rewarded with a place back in the Premier League. He picked up the Gibraltar Darts Trophy last May defeating fellow Premier League player Mensur Suljovic in the final and hasn’t looked back since.
Michael Smith’s odds have already dramatically slashed from 100-1 into as short as 14-1 with William Hill to be crowned as the Premier League champion, which shows there is real value to be had by backing him this weekend.
Oddschecker spokesman George Elek: “No one expected Michael Smith to be top of the Premier League with a 100% win ratio but he has clearly learnt and improved from the last time he was in the competition. It doesn’t surprise me that he has been well supported with the way he has been playing in recent weeks but he still has to beat the big guns and his odds reflect that.”