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Darts Betting: Can Luke Littler Make it All the Way?

The 16-year-old has now qualified for the final of the 2024 PDC World Darts Championship final.

Darts Betting: Can Luke Littler make it All the Way?
Darts Betting: Can Luke Littler make it All the Way?

16-year-old sensation, Luke Littler has now qualified for the final of the 2024 PDC World Darts Championship. As the fairytale continues, Littler will take on Luke Humphries in the final at Alexandra Palace on Wednesday evening. Here at betting.bet we’ll preview the final, intrigued to see if the youngster from Runcorn can cap an unforgettable tournament by becoming darts’ youngest ever world champion. As we look ahead to Wednesday’s final, here at betting.bet you’ll find the very best darts free bets, tips and odds courtesy of our partners at Unibet.

Road to Stardom

One month ago the majority of darts fans would not have heard of Luke Littler let alone tip him to reach the final of the PDC World Darts Championship. The youngster went into the tournament ranked 164th in the world and was playing in just his second televised senior ranking event having previously reached the fourth round of the UK Open last March. Littler lost 10-8 in Minehead to eventual semi-finalist, Adam Gawlas.

Luke Littler qualified for the World Championships having won the PDC World Youth Championship in November. Yet, despite being crowned world youth champion little over a month ago, nobody expected Littler to take Ally Pally by storm in the way that he has. In round one, Littler defeated former BDO world champion, Christian Kist before beating 2023 UK Open champion, Andrew Gilding in round two. Littler eased past Matt Campbell in round three but it was in the fourth round that people started to take notice of Luke Littler. In round four, ‘The Nuke’ earned a 4-1 win over five-time world champion, Raymond van Barneveld.

In the quarter-final, Luke Littler came up against number 28 seed Brendan Dolan. Dolan had himself enjoyed an excellent run up to that point, defeating former world champions, Gerwyn Price and Gary Anderson but it was 16-year-old, Littler that comfortably progressed, winning 5-1.

Another former world champion fell by the wayside in the semi-final as Luke Littler produced a 106.05 average as he charged to a 6-2 win on Tuesday evening.

The Final

Luke Littler may be the name on everybody’s lips but he’ll go into Wednesday’s final as the outsider. Luke Humphries eased into the final with a 6-0 semi-final win over Scott Williams, averaging an impressive 108.74. Humphries remains the most in-form player in the PDC. World number three, ‘Cool Hand Luke’ Humphries has won three televised ranking events since October 2023. Humphries won the World Grand Prix followed by the Grand Slam of Darts and most recently the Players Championship Finals.

Match Odds

To win:

  • Luke Humphries: 13/20
  • Luke Littler: 23/20

‘King of the oche’ - match winner, highest checkout & most 180s:

  • Luke Humphries: 3/1
  • Luke Littler: 7/1

Ballon d’Art

Competition sponsors, Paddy Power have introduced a unique trophy as part of The Big 180 Campaign. The campaign will see Paddy Power donate £1,000 to Prostate Cancer UK for every 180 scored at the 2024 PDC World Darts Championship. The player that scores the highest number of maximums and therefore raises the most money for the charity will be awarded the Ballon d’Art trophy. Ahead of Wednesday’s final, the two finalists are currently tied first on the Ballon d’Art leaderboard with 50 maximums apiece.

Most 180s:

  • Luke Humphries: 4/6
  • Luke Littler: 13/10
  • Draw: 10/1

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