PDC World Darts Championship Betting Tips & Predictions: The Ultimate Guide To The Alexandra Palace PDC Event

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World Darts Championship Betting Tips 2023

You know Christmas is around the corner when the PDC World Darts Championship gets underway. This tournament that takes place at Alexandra Palace in London will feature the best players in the world, along with some very talented amateurs. A total of 96 players will descend on London from Thursday, December 15 until Tuesday, January 3 with a prize money pot of £2.5 million up for grabs. Fans will be able to attend the 2022 World Darts Championship with around 3000 fans allowed into each of the 28 sessions. This page will help you select your World Darts Championship betting tips, so you can win some money and enjoy the arrows all at the same time.

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World Darts Championship Trends and Betting Insight

When Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor was in his prime, you would be downright foolish to back against him when considering your World Darts Championship tips. Taylor ended up winning 14 World Darts Championship titles from 19 Final appearances, so it was safe to back him. We will never see a player like Taylor dominate the World Darts Championships again. I am not saying that because there isn’t any decent players, the reason no one will dominate is that there is a wide selection of world-class players now. When looking through the field before selecting your World Darts Championship betting tips, you can convince yourself that Jonny Clayton, Michael van Gerwen, Peter Wright, Gerwyn Price and Dimitri van den Bergh are all capable of winning the title. Just because they are ranked highly, that doesn’t guarantee they will make the final. During the early rounds, it is safe to say that backing the above-mentioned players will win quite comfortably. When it gets to the quarter-final stages, that is when the big guns will start to face each other and it will become a lottery. Peter Wright is the defending champion, but there hasn’t been a back-to-back champion since Scotland’s Gary Anderson won the title in 2015 and 2016. Wright can be scrappy and out-of-form in the early rounds, but he always turns it on later on in the tournament. I expect Wright to go far in the tournament, but I feel MVG will lift the trophy for a fourth time.

World Darts Championship Defending Champions

Welshman Gerwyn Price is the world’s number one and will be looking to win the title he won for the first time in 2021. Scotland’s Wright is the defending champions, but can he make it back-to-back wins? As we all know, Phil Taylor dominated this tournament for years. He managed to win the World Darts Championship on 14 occasions – including runs of eight in a row and three in succession. There are only two more players who have successfully defended their world darts title. Adrian Lewis won back-to-back titles in 2011 and 2012, while Gary Anderson did the same in 2015 and 2016. Since 2016, no one has won it two years on the bounce. Price defeated Anderson to win his first title last year with a 7-3 success, but history isn’t really on his side to retain the famous Sid Waddell Trophy. Price is the best in the world at the moment, but he will be under so much pressure at Ally Pally. Everyone wants to beat Price anyway, but to stop him from winning a championship is the scalp everyone wants. Price will relish that challenge, but expect the likes of Wright, Jonny Clayton, Michael Smith, Nathan Aspinall, Joe Cullen and Michael van Gerwen to push him all the way. But I cannot see Price or Wright winning it this year. I believe the trophy will head back to the Netherlands with MVG winning it for a fourth time and for the first time since 2019. On his day, no-one can touch MVG. If he is on top form, then he will cruise tom another title victory.

What Are The Best World Darts Championship Betting Markets?

Who Will Win The PDC World Championship?

The most popular PDC World Darts Championship betting market is who will be the overall winner of the competition. The best World Darts Championship tips are normally based on the world rankings and recent form. The world number one or defending champion is normally the clear favourite to win the World Darts Championship. This year, the defending champion and world number one is Gerwyn Price – he is the favourite to win the tournament with most bookmakers.

Name The Finalists

When considering your World Darts Championship betting tips, why not hedge your bets a little and back for two people to reach the final. You might it difficult to split Gerwyn Price and Peter Wright on the overall winner, well back them both to reach the final and be a winner that way. Sky Bet have a number of betting tips on that market to keep you interested.

Nine Dart Finish

Let’s be honest. We all love a nine-dart finish. Once that first 180 has been landed we are all on tenterhooks. Then we are all excited when the second maximum is hit with 141 needed. The final three darts can be thrown three different ways. Treble 20, treble 19 and double 12 is the popular way. The other two are treble 20, treble 15 and double 18, or treble 17, treble 18 and double 18. You can use this method as one of your World Darts Championship tips as an outright bet. If you think a nine-dart finish will happen at the World Darts Championship, back yes or no.

The World Darts Championship History

The first-ever World Darts Championship took place in 1994. This came about after a number of players opted to leave the BDO and form the WDC – now known as the PDC. It was seen as a massive gamble to form a breakaway as the prize money on offer was lower than the BDO event until 2001, but as we all know the PDC went from strength to strength and is the number one force in professional darts following the demise of the BDO. Dennis Priestley will go down as the first winner of the World Darts Championship, but it is Phil Taylor who is synonymous with the tournament. Taylor won his first title in 1995 and went on to win it for eight successive years. He suffered a defeat in the 2003 final against John Part, but soon got back to winning ways with three more successive title wins. He then went on to win three more to take his overall tally to 14. Since Taylor retired from the oche, there have been five different winners. Dutch superstar Michael van Gerwen has won three, Gary Anderson two with Rob Cross, Peter Wright and Gerwyn Price winning one each. The prize money has changed dramatically over the years. From 1994 until 2001 the winner received less than the BDO, but from 2002 the PDC has seen that fund increase. In 2010, the prize fund reached £1 million for the first time with the World Champion walking away with £200,000. The current prize money fund is a staggering £2.5 million with £500,000 now being awarded to the winner.

The Alexandra Palace

During the history of the PDC World Darts Championship, it has been played at two venues. From 1994 until 2007, the home of darts was the Circus Tavern in Purfleet in Essex. It was an amazing venue, but the PDC took their showcase event to Alexandra Palace in London from 2008. It has been their home ever since.

2022/23 Cazoo World Darts Championship Schedule of Play

Thursday December 15 (1900 GMT)

3x First Round, 1x Second Round
Mickey Mansell 3-1 Ben Robb (R1)
Keane Barry 1-3 Grant Sampson (R1)
Jermaine Wattimena 2-3 Nathan Rafferty (R1)
Peter Wright 3-0 Micky Mansell (R2)

Friday December 16

Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)
3x First Round, 1x Second Round
Alan Soutar 3-0 Mal Cuming (R1)
Boris Krcmar 3-0 Toru Suzuki (R1)
Adrian Lewis 3-0 Daniel Larsson (R1)
Kim Huybrechts 3-0 Grant Sampson (R2)

Evening Session (1900 GMT)
3x First Round, 1x Second Round
Rowby-John Rodriguez 2-3 Lourence Ilagan (R1)
William O‘Connor 3-0 Beau Greaves (R1)
Keegan Brown 2-3 Florian Hempel (R1)
Michael Smith 3-0 Nathan Rafferty (R2)

Saturday December 17

Afternoon Session (1100 GMT)
3x First Round, 1x Second Round
Martin Lukeman 3-0 Nobuhiro Yamamoto (R1)
Simon Whitlock 3-2 Christian Perez (R1)
Adam Gawlas 3-2 Richie Burnett (R1)
Daryl Gurney 0-3 Alan Soutar (R2)

Evening Session (2000 GMT)
3x First Round, 1x Second Round
Ryan Meikle 3-2 Lisa Ashton (R1)
Cameron Menzies 3-1 Diogo Portela (R1)
Josh Rock 3-1 Jose Justicia (R1)
Dimitri Van den Bergh 3-0 Lourance Ilagan (R2)

Sunday December 18

Afternoon Session (1100 GMT)
3x First Round, 1x Second Round
Madars Razma 3-1 Prakash Jiwa (R1)
Karel Sedlacek 3-0 Raymond Smith (R1)
Luke Woodhouse 3-0 Vladyslav Omelchenko (R1)
Damon Heta 3-0 Adrian Lewis (R2)

Evening Session (2000 GMT)
3x First Round, 1x Second Round
Mike De Decker 3-1 Jeff Smith (R1)
Scott Williams 3-1 Ryan Joyce (R1)
Matt Campbell 0-3 Danny Baggish (R1)
Nathan Aspinall 3-1 Boris Krcmar (R2)

Monday December 19

Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)
3x First Round, 1x Second Round
Andrew Gilding 3-2 Robert Owen (R1)
Danny Jansen 3-2 Paolo Nebrida (R1)
Niels Zonneveld 0-3 Lewy Williams (R1)
Jose de Sousa 3-2 Simon Whitlock (R2)

Evening Session (1900 GMT)
3x First Round, 1x Second Round
Geert Nentjes 1-3 Leonard Gates (R1)
Ritchie Edhouse 2-3 David Cameron (R1)
Steve Beaton 0-3 Danny van Trijp (R1)
Gerwyn Price 3-1 Luke Woodhouse (R2)

Tuesday December 20 (1900 GMT)

3x First Round, 1x Second Round
Jim Williams 3-2 Sebastian Bialecki (R1)
Jamie Hughes 1-3 Jimmy Hendriks (R1)
Ricky Evans 3-1 Fallon Sherrock (R1)
Raymond van Barneveld 3-1 Ryan Meikle (R2)

Wednesday December 21

Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)
2x First Round, 2x Second Round
John O’Shea 2-3 Darius Labanauskas (R1)
Martijn Kleermaker 3-0 Xicheng Han (R1)
Callan Rydz 0-3 Josh Rock (R2)
Dave Chisnall 3-1 Andrew Gilding (R2)

Evening Session (1900 GMT)
4x Second Round
Mervyn King 3-2 Danny Baggish (R2)
Gabriel Clemens 3-0 William O‘Connor (R2)
Michael van Gerwen 3-0 Lewy Williams (R2)
Stephen Bunting 3-1 Leonard Gates (R2)

Thursday December 22

Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)
4x Second Round
Krzysztof Ratajski 3-1 Danny Jansen (R2)
Ryan Searle 3-0 Adam Gawlas (R2)
Mensur Suljovic 3-0 Mike De Decker (R2)
Dirk van Duijvenbode 3-2 Karel Sedlacek (R2)

Evening Session (1900 GMT)
4x Second Round
Gary Anderson 3-1 Madars Razma (R2)
James Wade 2-3 Jim Williams(R2)
Luke Humphries 3-2 Florian Hempel (R2)
Vincent van der Voort 3-0 Cameron Menzies (R2)

Friday December 23

Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)
4x Second Round
Brendan Dolan 3-1 Jimmy Hendriks (R2)
Chris Dobey 3-0 Martin Kleermaker (R2)
Ross Smith 3-1 Darius Labanauskas (R2)
Rob Cross 3-1 Scott Williams (R2)

Evening Session (1900 GMT)
4x Second Round
Martin Schindler 3-1 Martin Lukeman (R2)
Danny Noppert 3-1 David Cameron (R2)
Jonny Clayton 3-0 Danny Van Trijp (R2)
Joe Cullen 3-1 Ricky Evans (R2)

Tuesday December 27

Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)
3x Third Round
Dimitri van den Bergh 4-1 Krzysztof Ratajski (R3)
Josh Rock 4-3 Nathan Aspinall (R3)
Jonny Clayton 4-1 Brendan Dolan (R3)

Evening Session (1900 GMT)
3x Third Round
Gabriel Clemens 4-3 Jim Williams (R3)
Gerwyn Price 4-0 Raymond van Barneveld (R3)
Kim Huybrechts 4-1 Peter Wright (R3)

Wednesday December 28

Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)
3x Third Round
Ryan Searle 3-4 Jose de Sousa (R3)
Danny Noppert 2-4 Alan Soutar (R3)
Gary Anderson 1-4 Chris Dobey (R3)

Evening Session (1900 GMT)
3x Third Round
Joe Cullen 4-0 Damon Heta (R3)
Michael van Gerwen 4-2 Mensur Suljovic (R3)
Michael Smith 4-3 Martin Schindler (R3)

Thursday December 29

Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)
3x Third Round
Dirk van Duijvenbode 4-3 Ross Smith (R3)
Rob Cross 4-1 Mervyn King (R3)
Dave Chisnall 2-4 Stephen Bunting (R3)

Evening Session (1900 GMT)
1x Third Round, 2x Fourth Round
Luke Humphries 4-3 Vincent van der Voort (R3)
Gerwyn Price 4-1 Jose de Sousa (R4)
Jonny Clayton 4-3 Josh Rock (R4)

Friday December 30

Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)
3x Fourth Round
Kim Huybrechts 0-4 Dimitri van den Bergh (R4)
Gabriel Clemens 4-1 Alan Soutar (R4)
Michael Smith 4-1 Joe Cullen (R4)

Evening Session (1900 GMT)
3x Fourth Round
Rob Cross 2-4 Chris Dobey (R4)
Michael van Gerwen 4-1 Dirk van Duijvenbode (R4)
Luke Humphries 1-4 Stephen Bunting (R4)

Sunday January 1

Afternoon Session (1230 GMT)
2x Quarter-Finals
Dimitri van den Bergh 5-3 Jonny Clayton (QF)
Michael Smith 5-3 Stephen Bunting (QF)

Evening Session (1930 GMT)
2x Quarter-Finals
Gerwyn Price 1-5 Gabriel Clemens (QF)
Michael van Gerwen 5-0 Chris Dobey (QF)

Monday January 2 (1930 GMT)

2x Semi-Finals
Gabriel Clemens 2-6 Michael Smith (SF)
Dimitri van den Bergh 0-6 Michael van Gerwen (SF)

Tuesday January 3 (2000 GMT)

Final
Michael Smith v Michael van Gerwen (F)

World Darts Championship Betting Tips FAQ

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  • Who are the best bookies for the World Darts Championship tournament?
  • Sky Bet and Paddy Power love to get involved with special offers for the major sporting event. World Darts Championship tips on these sites are very generous. You can get big odds on some of the best players to win the competition.
  • How can I watch the World Darts Championship in the UK?
  • The PDC World Darts Championship will be shown live on Sky Sports. Every session and match will be shown live on the channel.
  • Who is the favourite to win the 2023 World Darts Championship
  • World number one and defending champion Gerwyn Price is the favourite to win the World Darts Championship. The Welshman won his first World Darts Championship title last year when he beat Scotland’s Gary Anderson 7-3.
  • Where is the World Darts Championship held?
  • The World Darts Championship is held at Alexandra Palace in London. The event was held at the Circus Tavern in Purfleet, Essex from 1994 until 2007. It moved to Ally Pally in 2008.

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