I wasn’t going to post a bet of the week this week because I couldn’t really find a sport that I wanted to place a bet on. The World Cup is over, I’m not really into darts so the World Matchplay 2014 was out. The Adelaide Crows are having a bye this week so I wasn’t really thinking about placing a bet on the AFL. That was until I saw the odds on the AFL clash between Melbourne and Port Power.

AFL Clash Bet Of The Week Because Of Great Odds

Normally the only time I watch Port Power play is if they’re playing against the Adelaide Crows. Naturally if they’re playing against AFL Clash Melbourne Port Powerthe Vics or some other Interstate teams I want the Power to win because I support South Australian teams. This is in stark contrast to the greater majority of Port Power supporters who for some reason always want the Crows to lose when playing other teams.

Anyway, while checking the odds of the different AFL games on my bet365 app I noticed some killer odds on the the AFL clash between Melbourne and Port Power.Check out the odd in the image over to the right.

You’ll notice the 8.00 odds for Melbourne which is why I backed them. You’ll will also know that I only placed a $5 wager. That’s because I’m not completely bonkers. I don’t think that Melbourne have a hope in hell winning that particular AFL clash. But then you never know. Upsets do happen.

Isn’t it funny that ever since the last Showdown where the Crows, agains’t all odds I might add, beat the Power, Port just haven’t been able to win a game. People said I was crazy to back the Crows but I did and I won the bet.

Who knows, maybe they still haven’t got their act together. Maybe Melbourne will be able create another AFL miracle. All I know is that this time I want the Power to lose and it looks like even though the Crows aren’t playing I have a AFL game to watch this weekend.

In case you want to know why I’m not backing Port Power its because of their really crappy odds of 1.08. Just checked my bet365 app again and Melbourne is now 11.00 and Power 1.05. Shit!! I wish I had placed my bet today :D

For all you Port Power supporters I did manage to find this really cool video that I think you will enjoy. It’s I Love The Power by Nova 919’s Dylan Lewis.

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World Matchplay 2014 Dart Tournament

Of all the sports you place a bet on I never thought that darts would be one of them. Sure your mates might place a bet amongst each other over a local darts game. Sort of like, ‘hey Darryl, I bet you ten bucks you can’t hit the bullseye’, type of thing. Sure I knew that darts was more than just a sport played in a pub. I even knew that there are tournaments that are held world wide. Do they call them tournaments? But that people could actually place a bet on a darts game through their bookie.

But then maybe placing a bet on a dart game is only something you can do online. Hopefully someone can leave me a comment confirming whether or not you can place a bet on a dart game though the TAB or some other bricks and mortar sportsbook.

If you love the game of darts you probably know that one of the biggest tournaments is being held this weekend. I’m talking about World Matchplay held at Blackpool - Winter Gardensthe World Match Play. Yep, this once a year tournament is on this weekend. If you have some loose change available you may even want to book a spot at the Empress Ballroom which you’ll find at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool.

If you leave right away you’ll still get to the World Matchplay in time as it’s being held from July 19-27. Skysports reports that the “world number one Michael van Gerwen and 2007 champion James Wade both in action on the opening night. If you’re looking for the World Matchplay schedule of play that link will take you right there.

For those of you who are unable to go to Blackpool to watch the World Matchplay live you’ll be happy to know it is being shown on Foxtel.

Where to Place Your Bets Online For The World Matchplay Dart Tournament

I’ve checked both my bet365 and Sportingbet apps and I’m happy to report that they both offer World Matchplay to their punters.

Other reputable online betting portals that offer their punters the World Matchplay include;

  • Unibet: By punters for punters.
  • William Hill Naturally, seeing as how it’s Britain’s most popular online sportbook. A word to you Aussies out there though. That link will default to Sportingbet which is part of William Hill.
  • Tom Waterhouse: New members can get up to $250 in free bets.
  • Centrebet: Offering up to $200 in free bets for new members.

For those of you who would like a taste of what World Matchplay is all about I found this video of the…

Michael van Gerwen vs Adrian Lewis 2013 World Matchplay – Semi Final