The William Hill PDC World Darts Championship takes place at Alexandra Palace in London from Thursday December 15 to Sunday January 2 as the biggest names in the sport set about their quest to lift the Sid Waddell Trophy.
Gary Anderson is of course the two-time defending champion having beaten Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis in the last two finals but World Number One Michael van Gerwen heads into the sport’s flagship £1,650,000 tournament, screened live on Sky Sports, as 8/11 red hot favourite with Ladbrokes after yet another title-laden season. James Wade, Raymond van Barneveld, Peter Wright and Dave Chisnall are among the other big names in a 72-man field.
“Frosty the Throw Man” has been playing some quality darts of late. Mark qualified for the World Championships by winning the recent PDPA Qualifier which is basically “The Best of the Rest” who hadn’t yet qualified for the Worlds. Mark won 7 matches that day dropping only 18 legs in the process. Further to this he reached the Semi Finals of the 19th Players Championship in late October, losing to eventual winner Simon Whitlock 6-3. With a +2.5 Set Handicap in a 1st to 3 Set format, we’re very confident that he can take advantage of a slow starting Gary Anderson (who may switch back to his old darts again which indicates lack of confidence of his recent form since having to wear glasses) by winning a minimum of one set for our bet to be a winner.
Lump on Lads and happy punting.