PDC World Championship Of Darts Betting Tips

We are swiftly approaching the most wonderful time of the year.

A time when we all get together, gather round, drink until merry and watch the celebrations and coronations of the elite few. No, not Christmas or the Queens’s speech, but The PDC Darts World Championships.

On December 15 at the Alexandra Palace, the race for the Sid Waddell Trophy and £1.65m in prize money gets underway to light up the holidays once again. Yes, the 72-player, Ally Pally World Champs are a staple of the festive season as the world’s finest throwers battle it out in an action-packed three weeks of pure darting bliss. Viewers this year can watch the entire event live on a dedicated Sky Sports Darts Channel, but who is your money on?

Michael ‘Mighty Mike’ Van Gerwen

The Dutch master has had an unbelievable year, picking up a staggering 25 PDC titles, making it the best season yet for a player that has been the game’s dominant force for almost half a decade. That said, it has been three years since MVG scooped his one and only big one, when he took out Peter Wright 7-4 in the 2014 final. Since September this year though, Van Gerwen has been unbeaten in all televised competitions and, as far as darts betting tips go, is understandably the odds-on favourite. No other competitor here goes in at such low odds since the Phil Taylor heyday ten years back, but such an unforgettable 12 months the 27-year-old has had that his price reflects little value. The world number one is the headline performer on the Saturday when he meets either Ross Snook or Kim Viljanen to get his challenge underway.

World Championship of Darts betting tips

Michael Van Gerwen best odds

SkyBet: 4/6

Betway: 4/6

Bet365: 4/6

Gary ‘The Flying Scotsman’ Anderson

Reigning champion Gary Anderson is the first seed to get started, throwing his first darts on the opening Thursday. Should he win here, it will be third straight World Championship in a row following back to back victories in 2015 and 2016. Anderson has enjoyed a steady 2016 since his January success, winning occasionally (when Michael Van Gerwen lets him). As the number two seed, he finds himself on the MVG-free side of the draw which is worth its weight in gold as the Scotsman plots his path to another final. The world number two, some 710,000 points behind van Gerwen in the PDC Order of Merit, comes into the event off the back of winning several Masters and Players Championships, finishing second in the World Grand Prix. He is likely to be the strongest challenger to MVG.

World Championship of Darts betting tips

Gary Anderson best odds

SkyBet 6/1

Betway 6/1

Bet365 6/1

Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor

The Power goes for a first world title since 2013 and his 17th overall, but the feeling persists that time is taking its toll on the greatest of them all. The 56-year-old is the game’s most successful ever player but was a recent spectator to Michael van Gerwen’s winning of the Players Championship Finals, the first tourney he has failed to qualify for, further demonstrating we have entered the twilight years of The Power’s career with even the man himself admitting that he plans to cut down his televised events next year. As he demonstrated when he took down September’s inaugural Champions League of Darts, Taylor still has the abilty to dig out the form of old when he needs to and you just cannot rule the guy out. Nor should you want to, the hugely popular Stoke born thrower is always a welcome victor and the king of the Ally Pally. He gets underway in Sunday’s evening session when he will take on either the PDPA Qualifier John Bowles or Oceanic Masters winner David Platt.

World Championship of Darts betting tips

Phil Taylor best odds

SkyBet 8/1

Betway 8/1

Bet365 9/1

Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright

There is a growing feeling, to which I personally subscribe, that it is only a matter of time before Snakebite wins a proper televised tournament. A previous losing finalist here, Wright reached two televised finals and five Semis this season as he continues to pursue that elusive maiden major title. I have a feeling the hugely popular Wright is due a win and that it will come sooner rather than later, but I have been saying that for a while now so, MVG aside, I will stick with Snakebite a little longer. The world number three will play either Dutch qualifier Jerry Hendriks or New Zealand’s Warren Parry in the first round on Friday.

World Championship of Darts betting tips

Peter Wright best odds

SkyBet 11/1

Betway 11/1

Bet365 10/1

Adrian ‘Jackpot’ Lewis

Two-time World Champion Adrian Lewis came second last year, losing to Gary Anderson and will be looking to go one better this time around. Another to have had a quiet year, surviving on the fringes of MVG’s trophy haul, Jackpot has a knack of coming good and running deep at the Ally Pally, however, and cannot be ruled out of making the later stages once more, making him a sound each way darts betting tip if ever there was one. Both SkyBet and Bet365 will honour half of his 33/1 asking price for Lewis to make a second-place finish. Not bad for a player that has made the final here three times.  Stoke-born Lewis will have to wait until the Monday to get his campaign underway when he faces Sweden’s Magnus Caris.

World Championship of Darts betting tips

Adrian Lewis best odds

SkyBet 33/1

Betway 28/1

Bet365 33/1

Dave ‘Chizzy’ Chisnall

Chizzy is another looking to take down his first big title at the Ally Pally and, in a year where he has made three televised live finals and won a ranking title, the world number seven will move on to the World Championship in confident mood. Whether the recent Cash Converters finalist can convert that confidence into a World Championship win, remains to be seen. There is certainly some value on him to do so, especially at Bet365 where he can picked up for 28/1 for an outright victory. Unlike his rivals, Chizzy will need to wait an extra week until December 22, when he faces Austrian outsider Rowby-John Rodriguez.

World Championship of Darts betting tips

Dave Chisnall Best Odds

SkyBet 22/1

Betway 25/1

Bet365 28/1

World Darts Championship schedule

The World Darts Championship will take place at Alexandra Palace, London from December 15-January 2, and will be shown live on the dedicated Sky Sports Darts channel. All sets are the best of five legs.

Preliminary* & First Round (BO5/BO7)

Thursday, December 15 (7pm)

  • Jamie Caven v Kevin Painter
  • Jamie Lewis v Mick McGowan
  • Gary Anderson v Mark Frost
  • Michael Smith v Ricky Evans

Friday, December 16 (7pm)

  • Jerry Hendriks v Warren Parry*
  • Gerwyn Price v Jonny Clayton
  • Steve Beaton v Devon Petersen
  • Peter Wright v Hendriks/Parry

Saturday, December 17

Afternoon Session (1pm)

  • Tengku Shah v Masumi Chino*
  • Terry Jenkins v Josh Payne
  • John Henderson v Andrew Gilding
  • Benito van de Pas v Shah/Chino

Evening Session (7pm)

  • Ross Snook v Kim Viljanen*
  • Cristo Reyes v Dimitri Van den Bergh
  • Stephen Bunting v Darren Webster
  • Michael van Gerwen v Snook/Viljanen

Sunday, December 18

Afternoon Session (1pm)

  • Kevin Simm v Gilbert Ulang*
  • Justin Pipe v Chris Dobey
  • Mark Webster v Joe Murnan
  • Ian White v Simm/Ulang

Evening Session (7pm)

  • John Bowles v David Platt*
  • Daryl Gurney v Jermaine Wattimena
  • Alan Norris v John Michael
  • Phil Taylor v Bowles / Platt

Monday, December 19 (7pm)

  • Qiang Sun v Corey Cadby*
  • Mervyn King v Steve West
  • Adrian Lewis v Magnus Caris
  • Joe Cullen v Sun/Cadby

Tuesday, December 20 (7pm)

  • Boris Koltsov v Dragutin Horvat*
  • Brendan Dolan v Christian Kist
  • Raymond van Barneveld v Robbie Green
  • Simon Whitlock v Koltsov/Horvat

Wednesday, December 21 (7pm)

  • Zoran Lerchbacher v Simon Stevenson*
  • Mensur Suljovic v Ron Meulenkamp
  • James Wade v Ronny Huybrechts
  • Robert Thornton v Lerchbacher/Stevenson

Thursday, December 22 (7pm)

  • Jelle Klaasen v Jeffrey de Graaf
  • Vincent van der Voort v Max Hopp
  • Dave Chisnall v Rowby-John Rodriguez
  • Kim Huybrechts v James Wilson

Second Round (BO7)

Friday, December 23

Afternoon Session (1pm)

  • 2R1: White/Simm/Ulang v Price/Clayton
  • 2R2: Smith/Evans v King/West
  • 2R3: Van de Pas/Shah/Chino v Jenkins/Payne

Evening Session (7pm)

  • 2R4: Bunting/D Webster v Whitlock/Koltsov/Horvat
  • 2R5: Anderson/Frost v Henderson/Gilding
  • 2R6: A Lewis/Caris v Cullen/Sun/Cadby

Tuesday, December 27

Afternoon Session (1pm)

  • 2R7: Suljovic/Meulenkamp v M Webster/Murnan
  • 2R8: Thornton/Lerchbacher/Stevenson v Gurney/Wattimena
  • 2R9: Chisnall/Rodriguez v Pipe/Dobey

Evening Session (8pm)

  • 2R10: Van Barneveld/Green v Norris/Michael
  • 2R11: Taylor/Bowles/Platt v Caven/Painter
  • 2R12: Van Gerwen/Snook/Viljanen v Reyes/Van den Bergh

Wednesday, December 28

Afternoon Session (1pm)

  • 2R13: K Huybrechts/Wilson v Van der Voort /Hopp
  • 2R14: Wade/R Huybrechts v Beaton /Petersen
  • 2R15: Klaasen/de Graaf v Dolan/Kist

Evening Session (7pm)

  • 2R16: Wright/Hendriks/Parry v J Lewis/McGowan

Third Round (BO7)

Wednesday, December 28

Evening Session (7pm)

  • Match 1: Winner 2R5 v Winner 2R3
  • Match 2: Winner 2R6 v Winner 2R10


Thursday, December 29

Afternoon Session (1pm)

  • Match 3: Winner 2R7 v Winner Match 2R8
  • Match 4: Winner 2R9 v Winner 2R15
  • Match 5: Winner 2R14 v Winner 2R2

Evening Session (7pm)

  • Match 6: Winner 2R16 v Winner 2R1
  • Match 7: Winner 2R11 v Winner 2R13
  • Match 8: Winner 2R12 v Winner 2R4

Quarter- Final (B09)

Friday, December 30

Afternoon Session (1pm)

  • Quarter-Final 1
  • Quarter-Finals 2

Evening Session (7pm)

  • Quarter-Final 3
  • Quarter-Final 4

Semi-Finals (BO11)

Sunday, January 1 (7pm)

  • Semi-Final 1
  • Semi-Final 2

Final (BO13)

Monday, January 2 (8pm)

  • Final
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Who Will Win The BDO World Darts Championship 2017?


The BDO World Darts Championship gets under way on January 7, running until January 15, at the Lakeside Country Club at Frimley Green, Surrey.

The Championships began in 1978 and has been staged at Lakeside since 1986. For years, it was the only world championship tournament; this changed in 1993 when the game split following the formation of the Professional Darts Organisation (PDC), where you’ll find Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor and Michael Van Gerwen.

While it has become the less prestigious code of the two, the BDO has an army of loyal fans for whom it remains the preferred tour, representing old school darts. For the record, the annual PDC World Championship takes place before the BDO version, beginning on December 15.

For the first time in 38 years, the BDO event will not be shown live on the BBC over the holiday season. Instead, you’ll find Glen ‘Duzza’ Durrant (above) and the like plying their trade on Channel 4 this year.

Darts betting tips for the BDO World Championship

Tournament favourite Durrant is 9/4 with SkyBet, Bet365 and Betway to become the overall event winner, following a bumper year in which he has scooped the BDO Gold Cup, British Classic and the Denmark Masters.

If rumours are anything to go by then, should Durrant win here, he is unlikely to defend his crown as a move to the PDC surely beckons; a move the player is apparently warm to.

Defending champion, England’s Scott Waites, who defeated Canadian Jeff Smith 7-1 in last year’s final, is a best price of 10/1 at Bet365 to repeat his success this coming January and become a three-time winner. Smith, on the other hand, has drifted as far as 22/1 with the same online bookmaker as well as Betway to go one place better and take down the whole event.


Second favourite, 25-year-old Dutchman Danny Noppert, another who will surely switch codes in the future, is a best price of 5/1 at SkyBet to claim his first major BDO tournament win.

Jamie Hughes, who fell at the semi-final stage a year ago, can be picked up for 10/1 at Bet365 and Betway, while Scott Mitchell is 14s with both of the same bookies, who are both offering a best price of 16/1 for Dean Reynolds to go all the way.

We’ll end the betting on the older statesman of the BDO tour, the legend that is Martin ‘Wolfie’ Adams, who is ranked as 14/1 with both Bet365 and Betway and 12s at SkyBet. Adams, who sadly announced in September that he is being treated for prostate cancer, would be a popular champion having won at Lakeside in 2007, 2010 and 2011.

The sixty-year-old has been a fixture on the BDO circuit for years now and, for fans of this code, is regarded as a hero for his numerous rejections of PDC’s advances over the years and, coupled with his current troubles, would be an extremely popular winner here.

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Phil Taylor And Michael Van Gerwen Into The Grand Slam Quarter Finals

The Grand Slam of Darts has provided a week of great darts entertainment leaving us with our final 8.


Despite losing 5-0 in what is possibly the shock result of the tournament so far, Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor is into the quarter-finals and will step back up to the oche tonight in the stand out match of the round against Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright.

It is the second of tonight’s two games, following a brilliant week at the Wolverhampton where almost everything has gone to plan for the big names, Adrian Lewis aside.

A win for Taylor here in game two will likely see him face MVG, who plays in tonight’s first game against Brendan Dolan which could in turn, lead to a thumping semi-final on Sunday.

In the second stream, whose matches play tomorrow, Gary Anderson will meet Barney first up after just about overcoming Danny Noppert, while James Wade will need to see off the challenge from Chris Dobey, who beat Jamie Hughes last night.

In a week that began with the world’s top players doing their own version of the Mannequin Challenge, the action has been brilliant, not least the 5-0 drubbing Phil Taylor suffered at the hands of Darren Webster, even if The Power had already qualified by then.

Unfortunately, the table topper bet I placed last week didn’t hold up, even though I opted for Raymond Van Barneveld over Mensur Suljovic to top Group F, which he did. Indeed, Michael Van Gerwen, Robert Thornton, Peter Wright, Phil Taylor, Gary Anderson, Raymond van Barneveld and James Wade all won their groups as they were expected to. Then, the round robin stage’s last group, Adrian Lewis incredibly came bottom, winning no matches and shooting down mine and everyone else’s otherwise decent bet. Thanks Jackpot!

Robert Thornton was gone by the second round, however, as he met MVG straight out of the groups and was promptly dismissed 10-5. James Wade who topped his group, which included Dave Chisnall, swiftly saw off Benito van de Pas 2-10 while in the last tie of round 2 Raymond van Barneveld dispatched the last remaining BDO representative Glen Durrant 10-7.

Darts Betting Tips

MVG is first out tonight and it really shouldn’t take him too long to move Brendan Dolan aside who is 14/1 at Bet365 just to come through this evening’s match. It’s game two that should provide the best action of the night as Peter Wright and Phil Taylor face off for the right to play, in all likeliness, Van Gerwen on Sunday. Taylor is odds on across the board, while Wright can be picked up at 7/4 for a win tonight, which I am toying with.

Both Bet365 and Betway are laying odds of 7/1 for The Power to take the crown and there is every possibility that the overall winner will come from his predicted semi-final face off on Sunday. The second batch of matches, to be played on Saturday, sees both James Wade and Gary Anderson odds on to emerge from their respective games and meet up in the second of Sunday’s semis. For the outright winner, I’m sticking with Anderson, MVG aside, and the Scotsman is 4/1 in all of our partner rooms.

Friday November 18 (7pm)

Quarter-Finals (Best of 31 legs)

  • Michael van Gerwen v Brendan Dolan (QF1)
  • Peter Wright v Phil Taylor (QF2)

Saturday November 19 (8pm)

Quarter-Finals (Best of 31 legs)

  • Chris Dobey v James Wade (QF4)
  • Gary Anderson v Raymond van Barneveld (QF3)

Sunday November 20

Afternoon Session (1pm)

Semi-Finals (Best of 31 legs)

  • Van Gerwen/Dolan v Wright/Taylor (SF1)
  • Anderson/van Barneveld v Dobey/Wade (SF2)

Evening Session (7pm)

  • Final (Best of 31 legs)
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