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2018 European Championship darts Odds

Who wins European Championship (darts) 2018?

Odd unit: EU | UK | US
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Lowest
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James Wade1.811.81
Simon Whitlock2.002.00
Unibet
1.81
2.00

European Championship 2018

The European Championship is a darts event organised by the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) and has been played annually since 2008.  The tournament has been held in Germany, Netherlands and Belgium over the years and the 2018 competition will be staged in Dortmund.

This year there will be a total prize fund of £400,000, with the winner receiving £100,000 and the runner-up £40,000.  The European Championship 2018 features the top 32 players from the European Tour Order of Merit who play in a knockout format based on legs.

This first round is the best of 11 legs and this increases to the final which will be contested across the best of 21 legs.

Interestingly, only four different players have won the European Championship and they are Phil Taylor, Simon Whitlock, Adrian Lewis and current champion, Michael van Gerwen.  The Dutchman, also known as ‘Mighty Mike’ has won each of the last four European Championship tournaments and will start as the favourite this year.

The current world number one, Van Gerwen has been in tremendous form this year and is building up to the 2018 European Championship nicely.  He has already claimed The Masters, European Darts Open, German Darts Grand Prix, Premier League, European Matchplay and World Grand Prix to name but a few.

If Van Gerwen turns up and is firing on all cylinders, the other players in the field are going to have a tough time defeating the best player on the planet.

Peter Wright will land in Dortmund ranked as the second best player in world but is currently down in 7th on the European Tour Order of Merit.  That could land the Scot a tougher draw but he has been in good form of late.  ‘Snakebite’ won the Melbourne Darts Masters back in August and has reached two big finals recently at the Champions League of Darts and World Grand Prix.

There is little doubt Wright could make the final of the European Championship 2018 but if Van Gerwen is the man standing in his way, Wright is likely to finish as runner-up.

Mensur Suljovic is the man ranked second on the European Tour and the Austrian has been playing well this year.  Despite throwing with an unorthodox technique, Suljovic won the World Matchplay back in July to add to his Champions League of Darts victory from 2017.  ‘The Gentle’ is expected to contest the latter stages of the European Championship 2018 and could be the man to meet and defeat Van Gerwen in the final.

Other potential winners to look out for include current world champion Rob Cross, who made the final of the European Masters last year and Simon Whitlock, who along with Adrian Lewis is the only other player in the field to have won this tournament.

Looking at the outsiders and James Wade has shown glimpses of what he can do this year and Michael Smith is always a danger, as he showed when wining the Shanghai Masters and reaching the final of the Premier League.

The European Championship 2018 is going to be a great event, will anyone be able to stop the darting juggernaut that is Michael van Gerwen?