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PDC World Darts Championship Betting Tips - Latest odds and best bets at the Ally Pally

  • Preview of the 2021 PDC World Darts Championship
  • The tournament kicks off at Alexandra Palace on Tuesday 15th December
  • The final will be played on New Years’ Day
  • Michael Van Gerwen is the bookie's favourite, ahead of Gerwyn Price and defending champion Peter Wright
  • Get five of our best pre-tournaments bets for the PDC World Darts Championship
Peter Wright win
Peter Wright won the 2020 William Hill World Darts Championship (Getty)

For darts enthusiasts and sports fans alike, one of the must-see events over the Festival period is the PDC World Darts Championship. 

After months of electronically generated crowd reactions, a small number of fans will be allowed into Alexandra Palace on each day of the 2021 tournament, with the winner set to be crowned on New Year’s Day.

We bring you the latest odds for the flagship event on the PDC calendar, before providing readers with our best World Darts Championship tips.

2021 PDC World Darts Championship Odds


Name
Odds
Michael Ven Gerwen5/2
Gerwyn Price6/1
Peter Wright7/1
Jose De Sousa16/1
Michael Smith16/1
Dimitri Van Den Bergh20/1
Nathan Aspinall20/1
Bar28/1
*Odds taken from William Hill on 9/12/20*

PDC World Darts Championship Tips – Outright Winner


Michael Van GerwenPDC World Darts Championship Outright WinnerGET 5/2 HERE
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2020 won’t be a year MICHAEL VAN GERWEN will remember too fondly. Since losing 7-3 to Peter Wright in last season’s World Championship Final, “The Green Machine” has only won a handful of Pro Tour events, and the UK Open, where he defeated Gerwyn Price 11-9 in the final. 

The world number one was desperate to carry winning form into the Ally Pally at the recent Players Championship Finals. It went down to the final leg but, in the end, it was Michael Van Gerwen who stood tall, defeating Mervyn King in a back-and-forth final. 

The 31-year-old was surprisingly emotional following his first major televised tournament victory of the season, and he couldn’t have chosen a better time to fling that monkey off his back.

Since going down to Phil Taylor in his first World Championship final eight years ago, Van Gerwen has lifted the Sid Waddell trophy three times. In three of the other four years, the pre-tournament favourite has lost to the eventual winner. 

Van Gerwen’s “worst” performance came in 2016, where he went down to Raymond Van Barneveld at the last 16 stage, despite averaging 106 in one of the greatest matches ever seen on television.

In previous years, Van Gerwen has been priced up around even-money, and even odds-on to win this tournament. Despite entering on the back of a major win, and finding himself in the easier half of the draw, you can get 5/2 on the world’s number one player winning his fourth World Championship. 

To me, Michael Van Gerwen is the best value bet in this tournament.

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Could Michael Van Gerwen and Gerwyn Price meet in the 2021 World Championship final? (Getty)

PDC World Darts Championship Tips – Name The Finalists

If you don’t fancy backing Van Gerwen to win at 5/2, then maybe a MICHAEL VAN GERWEN VS GERWYN PRICE final at 8/1 will whet your appetite. 

Having previously failed to get past the third round, Price enjoyed his best run at the World Championships last season, where he reached the semi-finals for the first time. 

Unfortunately, the Welshman ran into a red-hot Peter Wright, who won 6-3 before going on to defeat Van Gerwen in the final, in similarly impressive fashion.

Price and Wright could meet in the semi-final again this year. Of the two, Price has shown the most consistency, and two victories over Peter Wright in the Premier League will give the world number three confidence that he can avenge his loss at the Ally Pally last year, and potentially meet Van Gerwen in his first World Championship final.

PDC World Darts Championship Tips – Most 180s


Michael SmithPDC World Darts Championship Most 180sGET 9/1 HERE
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Peter Wright tops the Most 180s betting, ahead of Van Gerwen, who hasn’t hit anywhere near his usual number of maximums this season. At 9/1, we find prolific 180-hitter MICHAEL SMITH, and I think “Bully Boy” represents excellent value at those odds.

When he finds a good rhythm, there are few better at peppering the treble 20 than the 2019 World Championship runner-up. The one thing that lets Michael Smith down is his doubling, which can be very patchy, but his powerful scoring allows him plenty of opportunities at doubles. 

The 30-year-old won two of the final five Pro Tour events, and played well at the Players’ Championship Finals, where he wired double 12 for a nine-darter during his quarter-final loss to Peter Wright. 

Having bowed out in the second round to Luke Woodhouse 12 months ago, Smith will be eager to make amends, and a run to the semi-finals might give him enough legs to top the tournament 180 standings.

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Damon Heta could be an outsider to watch at the World Championships this year. (Getty)

PDC World Darts Championship Tips – Player To Win Quarter 2


Damon HetaPDC World Darts Championship Player To Win Quarter 2GET 10/1 HERE
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Michael Smith is the favourite to win the second quarter of the draw, and potentially meet Michael Van Gerwen in the first semi-final. However, Smith can be vulnerable if his doubles fail to land, and another early exit for “Bully Boy” would blow that quarter wide-open.

One who could take advantage is the bespectacled Australian, DAMON HETA, who’s enjoyed an excellent first full season on the PDC tour. 

Heta beat some of the best players the BDO has to offer in the 2019 Australian Open, before defeating Rob Cross to win the Brisbane Masters that very same year. Heta won his first Pro Tour event out in Germany in September, and only went down 8-6 to Gerwyn Price in another final last month.

On his World Championship debut, the Australian defeated this year’s surprise Grand Slam winner Jose De Sousa 3-0 in the first round, before losing out to an in-form Glen Durrant. 

If Heta can get past American Danny Baggish and a woefully out-of-sorts Adrian Lewis in the early rounds, then Heta and Durrant could meet again in the second round, and Durrant has been throwing poorly since winning the Premier League.

Heta has proven he can get over the line this season and he more than capable of troubling the world’s best. A shock run to the semi-finals is not beyond the realms of possibility.

PDC World Darts Championship Tips – Player To Win Quarter 3


Ryan SearlePDC World Darts Championship Player To Win Quarter 3GET 25/1 HERE
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Many will think this quarter of the draw will be a walk in the park for Peter Wright. Yet the defending World Championship hasn’t been at his best in recent months, switching his darts mid-match on a number of occasions. 

Wright survived some early scares on his way to winning the tournament last year, and even reigning World Champions are not immune from early exits.

At the odds, one who really catches my eye to get through Peter Wright’s quarter is RYAN SEARLE. “Heavy Metal” has risen to a career-high 38th in the PDC rankings this season, securing his breakthrough Pro Tour victory in February, defeating Michael Van Gerwen 8-6 in the final.

On his PDC World Championship debut in 2019, Searle defeated Mensur Suljovic and William O’Connor en-route to the Last 16, where he went down 4-1 to eventual runner-up, Michael Smith. 

The 33-year-old from Somerset then threw his first World Championship average north of 100, and a 170 checkout on his way to a round three date with Gary Anderson last season. 

Searle burst into a 3-1 lead that evenings, but eventually succumbed to defeat as the two-time World Champion turned on the style.

Searle has Jeffrey de Zwaan, Ian White and James Wade to see off if he is to book a date in the quarter finals. Of the four, Searle’s recent World Championships record is by far the best, and he returns to the Ally Pally throwing the best darts of his life. 

If Ryan Searle does meet Peter Wright in the final of quarter three, I wouldn’t write him off too hastily.

ryan searle
Ryan Searle gave Gary Anderson a real scare at the Ally Pally 12 months ago. (Getty)

PDC World Darts Championship FAQS

When does the PDC World Darts Championship start?

The 2021 PDC World Darts Championship starts on Tuesday 15th December.

When is the PDC World Darts Championship final?

The final of the 2021 PDC World Darts Championship will be played on New Years Day, Friday 1st January.

Who won the PDC World Darts Championship?

Peter Wright won the 2020 PDC World Darts Championship, defeating Michael Van Gerwen 7-3 in the final.

Who's the favourite for the PDC World Darts Championship?

Three-time World Champion, Michael Van Gerwen is the 5/2 favourite to win the PDC World Darts Championship.

Will fans be back for the PDC World Darts Championship?

Yes. A small number of socially distanced spectators will be allowed into Alexandra Palace to watch the 2021 PDC World Darts Championship.

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