BetVictor World Cup of Darts: Draw, Preview & Outright Odds

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BetVictor World Cup of Darts: Draw, Preview & Outright Odds
BetVictor World Cup of Darts: Draw, Preview & Outright Odds

The BetVictor World Cup of Darts will get underway on Thursday with 40 nations represented in one of the biggest team events on the PDC’s annual calendar. The Eissporthalle in Frankfurt, Germany will host the event and here at we have you covered with everything from a comprehensive overview of the tournament, fixtures, betting tips and odds from tournament sponsors BetVictor.

How the World Cup works

The World Cup of Darts will get underway with a group stage including 36 of the 40 participating nations with the top four seeds (England, Wales, Netherlands and Scotland) all receiving a first round bye. The first knockout stage (round two) will consist of 16 teams in total, the 12 group winners and the four seeded nations.

The 36 teams taking part in round one will be placed in twelve groups of three with the highest placed team from each of the twelve groups progressing to the knockout stage. All twelve groups will include one seeded and two unseeded nations. The two unseeded nations will face off on day one (Thursday) with the seeded nations playing twice on day two as all nations compete in a round-robin format.

Group Stage Draw

Seeded NationUnseeded NationUnseeded Nation
Group ABelgiumSingaporePhilippines
Group BNorthern IrelandSouth AfricaSwitzerland
Group CGermanyNew ZealandFinland
Group DAustraliaJapanHong Kong
Group ERepublic of IrelandLithuaniaChinese Taipei
Group FAustriaChinaGuyana
Group GPolandNorwayHungary
Group HCzech RepublicBahrainIceland
Group ICroatiaMalaysiaCanada
Group JFranceLatviaDenmark
Group KSwedenSpainGibraltar
Group LUSAPortugalItaly

Day One Fixtures

(Thursday 27th June)

Group Stage: First Matches (Best of seven legs)

  • Belgium v Singapore (Group A)
  • Northern Ireland v South Africa (Group B)
  • Germany v New Zealand (Group C)
  • Australia v Japan (Group D)
  • Republic of Ireland v Lithuania (Group E)
  • Austria v China (Group F)
  • Poland v Norway (Group G)
  • Czech Republic v Bahrain (Group H)
  • Croatia v Malaysia (Group I)
  • France v Latvia (Group J)
  • Sweden v Spain (Group K)
  • USA v Portugal (Group L)

Competing Nations & Team Line Ups

  • Australia - Damon Heta, Simon Whitlock
  • Austria - Rowby-John Rodriguez, Mensur Suljovic
  • Bahrain - Basem Mahmood, Duda Durra
  • Belgium - Dimitri Van den Bergh, Kim Huybrechts
  • Canada - Matt Campbell, David Cameron
  • China - Xiaochen Zong, Chengan Liu
  • Croatia - Boris Krcmar, Romeo Grvabac
  • Czech Republic - Adam Gawlas, Karel Sedlacek
  • Denmark - Benjamin Reus, Claus Bendix Nielsen
  • England - Luke Humphries, Michael Smith
  • Finland - Teemu Harju, Marko Kantele
  • France - Thibault Tricole, Jacques Labre
  • Germany - Martin Schindler, Gabriel Clemens
  • Gibraltar - Justin Hewitt, Craig Galliano
  • Guyana - Norman Madhoo, Sudesh Fitzgerald
  • Hong Kong - Lok Yin Lee, Man Lok Leung
  • Hungary - Gabor Jagica, Nandor Major
  • Iceland - Arngrimur Olafsson, Petur Rudrik Gudmundsson
  • Ireland - William O'Connor, Keane Barry
  • Italy - Michele Turetta, Massimo Dalla Rosa
  • Japan - Tomoya Goto, Ryusei Azemoto
  • Latvia - Madars Razma, Valters Melderis
  • Lithuania - Darius Labanauskas, Mindaugas Barauskas
  • Malaysia - Siik Hwang Wong, Mohd Nasir Bin Jantan
  • Netherlands - Michael van Gerwen, Danny Noppert
  • New Zealand - Haupai Puha, Ben Robb
  • Northern Ireland - Josh Rock, Brendan Dolan
  • Norway - Cor Dekker, Håkon Bjørge Helling
  • Philippines - Christian Perez, Alexis Toylo
  • Poland - Krzysztof Ratajski, Radek Szaganski
  • Portugal - Jose de Sousa, David Gomes
  • Scotland - Peter Wright, Gary Anderson
  • Singapore - Paul Lim, Harith Lim
  • South Africa - Johan Geldenhuys, Cameron Carolissen
  • Spain - Jose Justicia, Jesus Noguera
  • Sweden - Jeffrey de Graaf, Oskar Lukasiak
  • Switzerland - Stefan Bellmont, Bruno Stöckli
  • Chinese Taipei - Teng-Lieh Pupo, An-Sheng Lu
  • USA - Danny Lauby, Jules van Dongen
  • Wales - Gerwyn Price, Jonny Clayton

Betting Tips

Last year’s winning team of Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton are back again representing Wales and as the competition’s second seeds Wales have to be considered as one of the tournament favourites. Price and Clayton have formed a formidable partnership for Wales and as well as winning last year, they also steered Wales to World Cup glory in 2020.

An England team featuring the last two world champions are quite rightly the bookies’ outright favourites. Both world number one Luke Humphries and teammate Michael Smith reached the semi-final of this year’s Premier League and sit first and third respectively on this year’s PDC Order of Merit.

However the tournament dark-horses could be four-time World Cup winners, the Netherlands. Michael van Gerwen has been a part of three World Cup winning sides and although he’s not quite been at his best so far in 2024, MVG has still won the Dutch Darts Masters, qualified for the Premier League play-offs and reached the final of The Masters, Bahrain Darts Masters and German Darts Grand Prix.

This year van Gerwen teams up with Danny Noppert thanks to an excellent run of results that have seen the 33-year-old defeat Luke Humphries to win a Players Championship event and move up to third in the PDC ProTour Order of Merit.

Outright Odds

Australia, Northern Ireland25/1
Republic of Ireland60/1
Austria, Czech Republic125/1
Croatia, Portugal, USA150/1
Canada, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden200/1
New Zealand, Philippines, Spain250/1
Denmark, Japan, Singapore300/1
Bahrain, Finland, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Norway500/1
China, South Africa750/1
Chinese Taipei, Guyana, Malaysia1000/1
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