World Darts Championships 1st Round Preview & Best Betting Tips

Russ Yershon

Thursday, December 12, 2019 2:49 PM UTC

Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 2:49 PM UTC

Barneveld to roll back the years in his final tournament
<div><h2>Raymond van Barneveld v Darin Young</h2><p><strong>14th December 2019</strong></p><p>This is going to be Raymond van Barneveld’s last world darts championship and the former winner of the tournament will look to go out on a high. He will have all the support of the fans as they push him onto victory. This legend of darts is such a great figure, but has struggled in previous years.</p><p>Recently he has improved his performance and can give the crowd one last awesome display of high scoring and win his first round match comfortably.</p><p>Darin Young will be in awe of his opponent and will try to upset van Barneveld, but his talents aren’t in the same league as the Dutchman.</p><p><strong>Best Tip: Barneveld to win, have most 180s and highest checkout at 2.37 (11/8) with <a href=";a=acd6b93a-905e-45af-90ef-7eb1df661829&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Top Rated Bookmaker">Coral</a></strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><img alt src="" style="width:650px;height:366px" /></p><h2>Darius Labanauskas v Matthew Edgar</h2><p><strong>14th December 2019</strong></p><p>This match has the makings of a classic 1st round match. There is little between both players and this match can go all the way to a deciding set. Darius has performed really well on the tour circuit this year and will be looking to impress on the biggest stage of them all.</p><p>Englishman Matthew Edgar has also performed well in a few tournaments and can perform well in this tournament. He can thrive with the support of the home crowd as they push him onto victory.</p><p>Nerves could well settle in as both players play in the biggest tournament in darts, and with this factor taken into account, the match can go all the way to a 5th set to decide the winner.</p><p><strong>Best Tip: Over 4.5 Sets in the match at 2.75 (7/4) with <a href=";a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="A+ Rated Bookmaker!">Bet365</a></strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><img alt src="" style="width:650px;height:366px" /></p><h2>Jamie Hughes v Zoran Lerchbacher</h2><p><strong>14th December 2019</strong></p><p>Jamie Hughes switched over from BDO to PDC and has the potential go well in this tournament. Hughes won a ranking event in June beating Simon Whitlock and Stephen Bunting on the way to his success. Hughes has performed well against experienced PDC players and will be looking to start with a convincing victory in this tournament.</p><p>Although the pressure is on Jamie Hughes, he can handle the fantastic atmosphere at Alexandra Palace and score well and have the highest check out against outside Zoran Lerchbacher.</p><p>We’re picking Jamie Hughes to put on a strong display in this first round match and progress to the 2nd round.</p><p><strong>Best Tip: Hughes to win, score most 180s and have highest checkout at 2.62 (13/8) with <a href=";a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Join Ladbrokes Today!">Ladbrokes</a></strong></p><p><strong><a href=";a=ec641d03-1e6d-4096-9f5f-d2a6939022d0&amp;f=3"><img alt src="" style="width:100%;height:38px" /></a></strong></p></div>
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