PDC Darts World Championships Betting Preview

PDC Darts World Championships Betting Preview

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PDC Darts World Championships Betting Preview

On Thursday 15th December the PDC Darts World Championships start. The draw has already been made and split into four seeded sections, which effectively means that the so called big boys can’t play each other until the latter round. Theres always a potential shock on the cards though and it is set to be a really exciting couple of weeks at Alexandra Palace. Read below to see who we are tipping to become World Champion.

Michael Van Gerwen is the bookies favourite and someone will really have to be on the top of their game to take down the Dutch master. MVG has won 25 titles alone in 2016, with seven of them being at major televised events including Masters, UK Open, World Match play, World Grand Prix, World Series of Darts, European Championships and the Grand Slam of Darts. Van Gerwen was also crowned the Premier League champion for the second time, this man really is in the form of his life. He broke the world record for the highest average on TV whilst playing Michael Smith in February, averaging 123.40 which is absolutely out of this world. He’s odds-on 3/4 to win and looks a pretty safe bet to win his second world title in January given his ridiculous recent form.

Another man in the running for the World Championships is Gary Anderson. Anderson is the worlds number two and has won this tournament for the last two years so he can’t be written off and will feel at home back at the Ally Pally. The Scotsman beat Adrian Lewis in the 2016 World Championship Final by seven sets to five, that coming 12 months after winning the crown for the first time when he took out Phil Taylor 7-6 at the sports showpiece event. He also hit a huge 9 darter in the semi final vs Jelle Klassen, providing the most memorable moment of the tournament last year. Anderson will be aiming to make it a hat-trick of World Championship wins and imprint his name in Darts folklore. The Scot is a decent price at 6/1 if you think he will defend his crown, we fancy him to at least reach the final.

Peter “Snakebite” Wright has rapidly risen up the rankings and he is now one of the world’s top players. Snakebite turned professional in 1995 but only recently has he made himself a house hold name in the televised darting events and will be gunning for his first world title. He has every chance of having a great tournament and is favourite to win his quarter even though he is likely to come up against James Wade. He would probably have to overcome MVG at some stage if he is going to win it and having lost his last 16 bouts with the Dutchman something will have to change for Wright. He is more than capable of beating anyone on his day however has decent pedigree at Ally Pally having reached the final back in 2014 – losing to Van Gerwen 4-7. Wright will be looking at winning his first ever televised competition and looks a great price at 14/1 if you fancy a bit of a dark horse.

Recommended Bets:

Michael Van Gerwen to win the tournament (Best priced at 3/4 with Betfair) – BET HERE

Peter Wright to be eliminated in the Semi-Final (Best priced at 3/1 with Bet365) – BET HERE

Michael Van Gerwen and Gary Anderson to reach the Final (Best priced at 11/4 with Sky Bet) – BET HERE

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Watch the 2016 PDC World Championship Final between Adrian Lewis and Gary Anderson: