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PDC World Darts Championship Tips - Day 9 Selections and a 7/1 treble
- We provide our tips and predictions on day nine of the 2021 PDC World Darts Championships
- Gary Anderson headlines the afternoon session, before Michael Smith closes the evening action
- We've tipped Stephen Bunting, Dave Chisnall and Scott Waites to win
Scott Waites has the ability to beat Nathan Aspinall on Wednesday. (Getty)
The final day of action at the PDC World Darts Championships, before the Christmas break interrupts the tournament, features four of the world's top ten players. Gary Anderson begins his quest for a third world title, while Nathan Aspinal, Dave Chisnall and Michael Smith will also take to the Ally Pally stage.
We've picked out three of our best bets on day nine, and rolled them into this tempting treble.
PDC World Darts Championship - Day Seven Schedule
|12:15pm||2||Ricky Evans||vs||Mickey Mansell|
|1:10pm||2||Gary Anderson||vs||Madars Razma|
|2:05pm||2||Stephen Bunting||vs||Andy Boulton|
|3:00pm||2||Mensur Suljovic||vs||Matthew Edgar|
|6:15pm||2||Dave Chisnall||vs||Keegan Brown|
|7:10pm||2||Jermaine Wattimena||vs||Nick Kenny|
|8:05pm||2||Nathan Aspinall||vs||Scott Waites|
|9:00pm||2||Michael Smith||vs||Jason Lowe|
PDC World Darts Championship Tips - Day Seven Tips
Stephen Bunting vs Andy Boulton
Andy Boulton played quite well in patches against Deta Hedman in the first round. It wasn't a performance that would have frightened STEPHEN BUNTING though, and I think the former BDO World Champion will get through his first match of the tournament.
Bunting only scraped through his first game last year, but looked good when beating Jonny Clayton in the third round before going down to Michael van Gerwen. Bunting has slipped down the ranking 12 places from last year, but he's still a very heavy scorer and, if his doubles are on song, he can give anyone a game.
Dave Chisnall vs Keegan Brown
Apart from a 3-0 loss to Vincent van der Voort in 2018, DAVE CHISNALL has always played well early on at the World Championships. Chizzy avenged that defeat against VVDV 12 months ago, before going down 4-3 to an inspired Jeffrey de Zwaan 4-3 in the third round, where both players averaged over 101.
The world number 8 has been unlucky in the majors this year. Chizzy lost to Gerwyn Price 4-3 in the Matchplay, he lost 10-7 to eventual winner Jose De Sousa in the Grand Prix, and was beaten by Mervyn King in the Players Championships Final, who lost narrowly to Michael Van Gerwen in the final. Keegan Brown will give him a decent game, but I still expect Chizzy to win fairly comfortably.
Nathan Aspinall vs Scott Waites
This may seem foolish, as Nathan Aspinall has reached the semi-finals on his first two visits to the Ally Pally. However, the sixth seed couldn't have asked for a tougher second-round opponent in SCOTT WAITES, and I think an upset could be on the cards.
Set play plays to Waites' strengths. The 43-year-old twice won the BDO World Championships, and was beaten by Glen Durrant in 2018 and 2019. Waites' had to show incredible guts and quality to beat Canadian Matt Campbell in a deciding set, in one of the best first-round matches of this year's event.
Waites and Aspinal met at the Players Championship Finals last month. The Asp won, but only by a single leg, and that will give Waites confidence going into Wednesday's game. If Aspinall is not at his very best, Waites is good enough to beat him.