‘Voltage’ has received more bets than anyone else during the break to go back-to-back.
Rob Cross was dismissed by punters before the 2019 PDC World Darts Championship, but now he’s been backed by 31% of all bets since the Christmas break to retain his title.
Compare that to the 4% of ante-post bets he picked up before the tournament started, and it caps a fantastic turnaround for ‘Voltage’.
Cross was an unknown amateur just two years ago, but he won at 16/1 last year to shock the world. He’s half that now at 8/1 best price to repeat his trick.
While Cross is the punters pick, Michael van Gerwen is the second favourite having received 21% of bets. He’s still odds-against at 5/4 to pick up his third crown.
The big market mover is Nathan Aspinall, with ‘The Asp’ in from 1000/1 into 66/1 best price, and has attracted 9% of bets during the break.
Oddschecker spokesman George Elek: “Rob Cross was barely touched going into the Worlds but he’s dropped just one set so far and has averaged over 100 in his two matches. A potential clash against Dimitri van den Bergh awaits – A rematch of last year’s quarter-final, it could be spectacular.”