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

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The World Darts Championship returns to Ally Pally this festive season and Bettingpro.com have created a go-to ultimate guide to keep you up to date with some World Darts Championship tips.

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World Darts Championship Betting Tips 2022

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 Wednesday, December 15 until Wednesday, 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 Gerwyn, 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. Gerwyn Price 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. Price is in some good form, and it is difficult to look past him, but this is the World Darts Championship and anything can happen.

World Darts Championship Defending Champions

Welshman Gerwyn Price is the world’s number one and defending World Darts Champion – is history on his side when it comes to defending the title? 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 they will want to be the one to take his world title from him. Price will relish that challenge, but expect the likes of Anderson, Peter Wright, Jonny Clayton, Michael Smith and Michael van Gerwyn to push him all the way. But I cannot see Price winning it this year. I honestly believe the trophy will head back to Wales, but it will be Clayton taking it home. Clayton is playing the best darts of his career – he is the current Premier League champion and won the World Grand Prix, Masters and World Series Finals in 2021. He will not have a better chance of becoming world champion, so BettingPro’s World Darts Championship tip includes Clayton winning the final and beating Price along the way.

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 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. Just back yes or no if you think a nine dart finish will happen at the World Darts Championship.

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 knows 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 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.

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 2022 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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