World Darts Championship Quarter Final Matches Preview & Top Tips

Russ Yershon

Sunday, December 29, 2019 9:40 AM UTC

Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 9:40 AM UTC

Aspinall and van Gerwen to power their way to the semi-final

<div><h2><strong>World Darts Championships – Quarter Finals</strong></h2><h2><strong>Nathan Aspinall v Dimitri van den Burgh</strong></h2><p><strong>29<sup>th</sup> December</strong></p><p>This quarter final match has the makings of classic. Two up and coming darts players who want to challenge van Gerwen at the top of the world fight it out for a place in this year’s semi-final. Nathan Aspinall beat Gary Anderson 4-2 in the 4<sup>th</sup> round with an average of 97 and hit 11 x 180s on his way to victory. He is slight favourite to qualify for the semi-finals and I believe he can do it.</p><p>Dimitri van den Burgh came through a tough 4<sup>th</sup> round match and 2 sets down to Adrian Lewis to win 4-3 in the end. If he turns up in the quarter final like he did against Lewis then Aspinall could cruise to victory.</p><p>The overriding through is this could be very close, but Aspinall is fancied to just get over the line.</p><p><a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Darts Betting Odds"><strong>Top Tip: Nathan Aspinall to beat Dimitri van den Burgh at 1.62 (8/13) with Bet365</strong></a></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong><img alt src="" style="width:700px;height:394px" /></strong></p><h2><strong>Michael van Gerwen v Darius Labanauskas</strong></h2><p>Michael van Gerwen was superb in his 4<sup>th</sup> round match and is destined to reach the final and have a shot at retaining his title. Labanauskas won his 4<sup>th</sup> round match as we tipped up correctly, but this is a huge step up and the consistent high scoring of van Gerwen will be too much.</p><p>However this match is now the first to 5 sets and our tip in this match is van Gerwen to win 5-1 in sets. Over the long forward Labanauskas can win 1 set, but van Gerwen will take the rest and win this comfortably.</p><p>The world number one had an average of 104 in his fourth round match compared to 94 of Labanauskas and this is the key reason for the tip of such a big win for van Gerwen.</p><p><strong>Top Tip: Michael van Gerwen to win 5-1 in sets at 3.5 (5/2) with SkyBet</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong><img alt src="" style="width:700px;height:394px" /></strong></p><h2><strong>Luke Humphries v Peter Wright</strong></h2><p><strong>29<sup>th</sup> December</strong></p><p>Luke Humphries put in a superb 4<sup>th</sup> round performance against Kim Huybrechts winning 4-1 in sets and in the process with 10 x 180s powered his way to a comfortable victory. He now faces Peter Wright for a place in the semi-final.</p><p>This should be a very close match going by the averages of both places. Humphries average was 95 in his 4<sup>th</sup> round match and Wright averaged 96 in his 4<sup>th</sup> round match against De Zwaan.</p><p>Our top tip for this match is Humphries +1.5 sets as believe this match will be very close and could go down to the wire. Therefore with the handicap in his favour Humphries can deliver.</p><p>Wright hasn’t hit the top form of a few years ago and there aren’t signs he can deliver an average of 100+ so Humphries could well come out on top.</p><p>Looking at 180s in the match, we’re tipping up over 17.5 based on this match being the first to 5 sets and with Humphries hitting 10 x 180s in his 4<sup>th</sup> round match and Wright throwing 12x 180’s. The over 17.5 legs should deliver.</p><p><strong>Top Tips</strong></p><p><a href=";a=1ba923f3-5341-4bda-b457-0138ac61ae7a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Darts Betting Odds"><strong>Luke Humphries (+1.5sets) to beat Peter Wright at 2.1 (11/10) with Betfred</strong></a></p><p><a href=";a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Darts Betting Odds"><strong>Over 17.5 180s in the match at 1.91 (10/11) with William Hill</strong></a></p></div>
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