PDC World Darts Championship betting preview on day 13
Darts in 2021 concludes with day 13 in the PDC World Darts Championship with the likes of Peter Wright and James Wade looking to secure a place in the quarter-finals starting on New Year's Day.
The fourth round concludes on Thursday (December 30) and features heavyweights such as Wright, Wade, Rob Cross and Gary Anderson as they all look to lift the Sid Waddell Trophy in the New Year.
The afternoon session starts with Raymond Smith fighting it out with Mervyn King for a place in the quarter-finals before Alan Soutar looks to make a shock when he faces Callan Ryds at Alexandra Palace.
The bookies are split on this one with Grosvenor Sport pricing both Chris Dobey and Luke Humphries at 9/10 to win the afternoon's final match.
Wade opens up the evening session against Martijn Kleermaker who is making his fourth round appearance for the first time in his career.
The Dutch Giant has seen off Joe Cullen, Simon Whitlock and John Michael before setting up a fourth round tie with The Machine.
Gary Anderson and Rob Cross renew their rivalry while Peter Wright looks to continue his fine form against Ryan Searle.
Raymond Smith vs Mervyn King
A first meeting between these two darts players but qualifier Raymond Smith faces a tough challenge against 21st seed Mervyn King.
Tip: Mervyn King – King of the Oche 6/4
Alan Soutar vs Callan Rydz
The Riot won their only previous meeting and Rydz has an impressive 50% checkout on stage events in the PDC this year.
Tip: Correct Set Score 1-4 5/2
Chris Dobey vs Luke Humphries
The bookies are split down the middle on this one and they are expecting an even match. Expect this one to go all the way.
Tip: Chris Dobey wins 9/10
James Wade vs Martijn Kleermaker
The Machine has the superior average this year of 95.9 to Kleermaker's 91.41. The Dutchman has played well in this tournament but this is Wade's to lose.
Tip: James Wade – King of the Oche 5/2
Gary Anderson vs Rob Cross
I'm expecting this one to be a close encounter with The Flying Scotsman boasting an impressive 12-2 head-to-head record while Voltage has a slightly better average of 96.52 to Anderson's 95.25.
Tip : Correct Set Score 3-4 9/2
Peter Wright vs Ryan Searle
Snakebite has had a comfortable tournament so far and has not put a foot wrong so far – averaging an impressive 102.15 against Damon Heta in the third round. He has enough to beat Heavy Metal.
Tip: Peter Wright – King of the Oche 12/5
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