The William Hill PDC World Darts Championship gets underway at Alexandra Palace on Wednesday with the evening session. Check back each day to view the best tips & predictions from a selection of matches throughout the tournament.
PDC World Darts Championship Tips & Predictions
Michael Smith v Peter Wright (Monday 3rd January, 20:00 GMT)
It will be England versus Scotland on Monday evening to crown the 2022 PDC World Darts Champion at the Ally Pally.
The two best players in the competition this year will lock horns as number nine in the world Michael Smith takes on world number two Peter Wright.
St Helens thrower Smith has yet to win a major title, but he did reach the final back in 2019. Wright is a former world champion having won the tournament in 2020.
Smith booked his place in the final with a 6-3 win over James Wade. Wright broke the record for the most maximums in a game as he hit 24 180’s against Gary Anderson as he advanced 6-4.
This should be a cracker. If Smith gets into a lead, he will need to deal with his own demons to win the tournament. He gets into a healthy lead and then somehow goes to sleep and allows his opponent to get back into it. He cannot do that against Wright.
He needs to be fully focused for the whole game. I am a fab of both of these players, but I fear that if Smith doesn’t win this year, then he never will.
I am backing Smith to keep his nerve and fulfil his dream by beating Wright 7-6 to be world champion for the first time.
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