Sports fans across the world have been denied any real live action for several weeks due to the outbreak of Covid-19. However, one sport which has taken steps to try and continue playing is darts and the Professional Darts Corporation has created a new tournament. The PDC Home Tour, also known as the Unibet Home Tour for sponsorship reasons allows each of the participants to play their matches at home.
Every player who had a PDC Tour Card in 2020 was invited to enter the tournament. The players have been split into groups of four, with the winner of each group progressing to the knockout stages of the competition. The event started on the 17th of April and the group stages are due to be completed on the 18th of May.
The format of the group stages sees every player play three matches in the group, facing each of the other three players once. Each match is the best of 9 legs and the winner of a match will receive 2 points. The player with the most points in each group will progress to the round of 32.
With the Unibet Home Tour now underway, let's take a look at the latest PDC Home Tour 2020 Betting odds and PDC Home Tour 2020 predictions.
1. PDC Home Tour Odds
As things stand, we still do not know the make-up of all of the groups and they are being created on a rolling basis throughout the tournament. Therefore, it is impossible for the bookmakers to provide accurate odds on who will win the competition without knowing all of the players who will be participating in the later groups. This makes it somewhat difficult to provide PDC Home Tour 2020 betting tips for the outright winner.
However, you can find outright winner PDC Home Tour 2020 Betting odds at Betfair and they have Nathan Aspinall as the current favourite in the PDC Home Tour betting. The Englishman came through a group which contained Steve Brown, Ryan Joyce and Simon Stevenson. He won all three of his matches to finish on 6 points and many PDC Home Tour darts betting tips are pointing towards Aspinall as a potential winner. He is currently available at 31/5 with Betfair to win the PDC Home Tour.
The PDC Home Tour 2020 Betting has another Englishman touted as a potential winner with Dave Chisnall on offer at 44/5 with Betfair. He is another player who won his group with a 100% record and he certainly has the experience to go all the way in this event. Nonetheless, it is a new experience for every player so it will be interesting to see how they adapt to the experience of playing from home.
Other names who have won their group include Jonny Clayton (21/1), Max Hopp (25/1), Luke Woodhouse (27/1) and Ryan Searle (78/5). Interestingly, there has been one 9 dart finish at the time of writing and that was produced by Luke Woodhouse against Gerwyn Price.
2. The Big Names - Who Can Win PDC Home Tour?
No PDC darts betting article would be complete without mentioning some of the biggest names in world darts. However, some of them are already out of the PDC Home Tour betting having fallen at the group stage.
Current world champion Peter Wright is a good example and he was eliminated on the first night of the competition. The Scot finished second in his group behind Jamie Lewis and it was the heavy 5-1 defeat at the hands of the Welshman which proved costly as both players ended the group on 4 points.
Our PDC Home Tour darts betting tips will also be missing Gerwyn Price, who finished second to Luke Woodhouse, James Wade who finished third in his group, Michael Smith who was tied on 4 points with two other players but lost out having been defeated by group winner Martijn Kleermaker and Simon Whitlock, who was disappointed to have won only one of his three group matches.
As we already know, Gary Anderson cannot take part in the competition due to having a poor internet connection and this means the former world champion is out of the PDC Home Tour 2020 betting predictions. Another player who will be missing from the event is world number one Michael van Gerwen. The Dutchman spoke about not being able to meet the requirements to play, saying:I have a young child, a baby and three dogs. I can hardly tell everyone that they have to get out of the house or that they have to keep their mouth shut for three hours. - Michael van Gerwen, Dartsnews
This leaves the tournament wide open and the PDC Home Tour 2020 Betting is going to be very exciting as we enter the knockout stages of the event. You can continue to place bets on individual matches and groups at Bet365 and this is where you can also enjoy the PDC Home Tour 2020 live stream. Don't forget to use our Bet365 UK bonus code 'JBVIP' if you decide to register there!
3. PDC Home Tour 2020 Live Streaming
As we've mentioned above, you can watch it at selected bookmakers websites like Bet365 or Unibet. But probably the easiest way to watch PDC Home Tour 2020 live is to do it at the official website - PDCTV. You can watch it for free. The only thing you'll need to do is to register there.
A big advantage in watching the tournament at bookies website is that you can also bet on the event live.
If you want to get some more tips on how to bet on darts, you should read our article about darts betting tips and predictions. You might find some useful stuff there!