By News Team
Last Updated: 31st December 2020
The William Hill World Darts Championship is almost at its end and as we head into the final few days of action, it’s all to play for.
Dirk van Duijjvenbode is the only non-seeded player left in the competition while Michael van Gerwen, Gerwyn Price and Dave Chisnall are the only players ranked inside the top ten.
We will see a new champion crowned at the Ally Pally this year after Peter Wright’s exit, but who will it be? Take a look at the latest odds below.
MVG back to his best
It’s been a tough year for the Dutchman. He won multiple Players’ Championships, the UK Open and the Players Championship final but there seemed to be something missing from his game. For the first time in four years, he failed to win the Premier League. Many players would still love to have the year he had but in comparison to previous years, MVG was not at his best. However, he is a different beast this time around. He hasn’t averaged less than 100 in any of his three games and is 4/5 to do so again in his next game.
MVG will be facing Dave Chisnall, who put in a sublime display of darts to beat Dimitri Van den Berg. It’s a perfect set up to face the Mighty Mike, and Joe Cullen proved in the last round that he’s not invincible. Van Gerwen goes into the fixture heavy favourite at 1/5 whereas Chisnall is 7/2. MVG is also currently priced at 3/1 to win the match, score the most 180s and finish the highest checkout.
The Iceman can keep his cool
Many favoured Gerwyn Price to win the tournament after a fantastic year on the PDC circuit. The Iceman won his first title of the year when beating MVG to win Players’ Championship 6 and followed that up instantly with success in the Belgian Darts Championship, winning back-to-back Players’ Championship’s (17 & 18), the World Series of Darts Finals, the World Grand Prix, the World Cup of Darts and the Players’ Championship 21. In the form of his life, he remains the second favourite to win the tournament behind Michael van Gerwen at 7/2.
Price faces a tough task as he takes on Daryl Gurney in the quarterfinals. Gurney is another player who has had a year to forget. The former World Grand Prix and Players’ Championship Finals winner dropped out of the top ten after struggling in the Premier League and, before the start of this tournament, had only won two games in televised knockout tournaments since March.
Price goes into the match as the 2/5 favourite and is 5/6 to average over 97.5, something he’s done in both games since his opener. The Iceman cannot face MVG earlier than the final, and the pair to clash on the final day is 7/4. Daryl Gurney will be looking to outthrow his odds of 19/10 when the pair meet.
The Scotsman is Flying
Having written himself off throughout the tournament, we find Gary Anderson at the business end of a World Championship yet again. He’s not had a great year after struggling with injury and various other setbacks causing him to miss a fair number of competitions. Despite this, he still won the opening Players’ Championship, was runner-up in the World Matchplay and reached the semi-finals of the Premier League. The Flying Scotsman is 12/1 to win the tournament but has taken all the pressure off of himself saying this year isn’t his focus, but instead the next two years.
He’ll be facing Dirk van Duijvenbode who has seriously impressed in this year’s competition. He’s the only non-seeded player left and already has wins against former World Champion Rob Cross and reigning Premier League champion Glen Durrant. The Aubergenius will be no pushover and is currently Evens to beat Anderson. It will be a very close game and although Anderson is currently the favourite at 4/5, he is 11/2 to win the match 5-4.
Can the Polish Eagle dodge the Bullet?
Krzysztof Ratajski has been seriously impressive this tournament and has brought his brilliant floor play to the Worlds. The Polish Eagle beat Ryan Joyce and Simon Whitlock in straight sets before nudging past Gabriel Clemens in a ropey affair. Despite the double trouble in the final leg of his last game, he’s still fancied to cause an upset and is 11/1 to win the World Championship as well as being odds on to beat former BDO World Champion Stephen Bunting on New Year’s Day (8/15).
Bunting has a decent track record at the Ally Pally and can cause problems for any opponent. He shouldn’t be overlooked and is 6/4 to beat Ratajski.