World Darts Championship Outright, Preview & Top Tips

Russ Yershon

Monday, December 9, 2019 1:19 PM UTC

Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 1:19 PM UTC

Smith to win his quarter with no 9 dart finish in the tournament.
<div><h2 style="text-align:center"><strong>World Darts Championships – Outright – Specials</strong></h2><p style="text-align:center"><strong>13th December 2019 – 1st January 2020</strong></p><p>Michael Smith finished runner up last year and will be looking to go one better this year. Being in the safe half of the draw as Michael van Gerwen, I expect these two to face each other in the semi-finals.</p><p>Michael Smith faces competition to win the 2nd quarter and his main rivals will likely be Gary Anderson, Nathan Aspinall and Jamie Hughes. With Anderson out of form and Aspinall and Hughes not used to the pressure of World Darts Championship, Smith can navigate his route to win this quarter of the draw.</p><p>Moreover, Smith is playing good darts and has been in contention in quite a few tournaments over the past few months and will be right up for making an impression in the biggest tournament of the year.</p><p><strong>Top Tip:</strong> 4.0 (3/1) Michael Smith to be ‘Quarter 2’Winner with <a href=";a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Place your bets with William Hill">William Hill</a></p><p style="text-align:center"><img alt src=";strip=all&amp;zoom=1&amp;resize=644%2C386&amp;ssl=1" style="width:90%" /></p><p>Gerywyn Price is having the best season in his career and in recent months he retained his Grand Slam of Darts title, then followed this up by a runners up prize in the Players Championship Finals.</p><p>Playing with supreme confidence, Price is well fancied to be the closest challenge to Michael van Gerwen. He faces some tough competition in this quarter of the draw with Daryl Gurney and Glen Durrant likely to be the two main challengers.</p><p>Price is a different player to the one who disappointed at last years tournament so should he get through the first few rounds then he will be more relaxed in his darts and can go deep in the tournament.</p><p>At odds of 2.25 (5/4) Price can win ‘quarter 4’ of the World Darts championship and then will likely face a semi-final match up against Rob Cross.</p><p><strong>Top Tip:</strong> 2.25 (5/4) Gerwyn Price to be ‘Quarter 4’ Winner with <a href=";a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Place your bets with William Hill">William Hill</a></p><p style="text-align:center"> </p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>World Darts Championships – Outright – Nine Dart finish in the Tournament</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><img alt src="" style="width:90%" /></p><p>There hasn’t been a 9 dart finish in the World Darts Championship since Adrian Lewis in 2014. The high intensity and pressure of Alexandra Palace may over the years and contributed to many years of no player hitting a 9 dart finish.</p><p>With the statistics against one happening as it’s been 1 in 5 years, the odds should be more in favour of this not happening again this year.</p><p>At odds of 1.91 (10/11) with <a href=";a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Well rated bookmaker">Betfair</a> and <a href=";a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Get in the game with Paddy Power">Paddy Power</a>, the tip we’re putting up is there not to be a 9 dart finish in this year’s World Darts Championship.</p><p>The likely contenders will be Michael van Gerwen, Gerwyn Price and Rob Cross, but knowing it can affect their game if they did deliver one, their main objective is to win the match they’re in, rather than land this great feat.</p><p><strong>Top Tip:</strong> 1.91 (10/11) No – Nine dart finish in the World Darts Championship Finals</p><p style="text-align:center"><a href=";a=ec641d03-1e6d-4096-9f5f-d2a6939022d0&amp;f=3"><img alt src="" style="width:100%" /></a></p></div>
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