Scotland Tipped For Glory

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Scotland Tipped For Glory

WAYNE MARDLE is tipping Scotland to win the BetVictor World Cup of Darts for the first time in June.

Sky Sports pundit Mardle believes the Scottish pairing of Gary Anderson and Peter Wright will go all the way at the unique event which will take place from June 6-9 at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany,

Anderson will be making just his second televised appearance of 2019 in Germany to once again partner Wright after the duo came runners-up in last year's event.

"This is their chance, I think Gary Anderson and Peter Wright are the pair to beat and for me they go on and win it," Mardle told LiveDarts.

"It's theirs if they can perform under the cosh which they've got to do and which they haven't done in previous years.

"Without Raymond van Barneveld I believe the Netherlands are vulnerable, which opens the tournament up for Peter Wright and Gary Anderson.

"The pair of them are just world class, day-in, day-out. They've come close a couple of times before but never won it and I think this is their time."

Lourence Ilagan (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

Mardle also suggested there could be a few upsets on the card in the early stages, including a potential first round exit for the English pairing of Rob Cross and Michael Smith.

"I think the Philippines are massively underestimated," Mardle added.

"Before the draw was made I said that and I'm sticking with them, they're massively overpriced with the bookmakers.

"Lourence Ilagan and Noel Malicdemn are quality operators, Ilagan has one of the best techniques in world darts. So I think England are up against it.

"But Michael Smith and Rob Cross will fancy their chances of going on to win the whole thing because they are that good."

The BetVictor World Cup of Darts will be held from June 6-9 at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany.

Broadcast live on Sky Sports, the tournament will see 32 countries represented by two players each in the unique event which features both doubles and singles matches.

Tickets are available now through PDC Europe.