Ian White is among the many PDC players still to drink the green milk extracted from the cash cow known as Premier League Darts, but he is one of many tungsten tossers verging on a maiden campaign in the 2016 competition.
A price of 6/4 says Diamond cuts a path to the money-spinning 16-week extravaganza for the first time, making him one of a select group of odds-against offerings in bwin’s market on who will qualify for the tournament that actually stands a chance of booking a spot.
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Using the current list of prices as the yard stick, eight of the ten spots have all but gone, with an octet of dartists rated at 1/10 or shorter.
Dave Chisnall and Michael Smith are deemed most likely to take the remaining two places, available to back at 7/10 and 17/20 respectively, but there’s money to be made chancing White to pip one of the pair.
The Stoke oche-occupier has made the quarter-final in the two televised tournaments prior to last weekend’s European Championship; the World Matchplay and the World Grand Prix.
Both finishes were his career best efforts, while 2014 saw him go further than ever before in the World Championship, European equivalent and UK Open.
Such a spike in form has him well placed to make a successful tilt at the Player’s Championship next month.
The pre-Worlds warm up lends itself to unexpected results, with Paul Nicholson and Kevin Painter among the former winners, while Mervyn King and Mark Webster have graced the showpiece.
Were White to uproot a few trees before embarking on another quest for global glory at the Ally Pally, he’d be well placed to sneak a Premier League wild card, landing opportunistic wager makers a 6/4 payday in the process.