The turkey’s been eaten, the yearly mass has been gone to, and now the darts are back on the telly, with the last 32 of the PDC World Championship kicking off this evening, with two world champions in action
Ricky Evans vs Jamie Caven
Starting with what’s sure to be an entertaining game between Ricky Evans and Jamie Caven. Evans was on the brink of elimination against Simon Whitlock in Round 1, the Aussie led by two sets and two legs. Evans dug deep to win nine of the next 12 legs to go through, with an impressive 130 out shot to win.
Caven had it far easier in his opener against Rob Szabo, dropping just two legs.
This is going to be a great game, at a tidy pace. Over 11.5 180’s at , the high checkout to be over 130 at are decent bets to take, but I’m tipping this one to go the full distance – over 5.5 sets at
Dave Chisnall vs Christian Kist
This one on paper looks to be a routine Chizzy win, and it will be at . The World Number 13 had a tough test against Rowby John Rodriguez before Christmas, winning 3-0 but all three sets went to a deciding leg. Kist dispatched very easily of Justin Pipe, not affording him a dart at a double in eight straight legs. Chizzy is a relentless power scorer, if he takes the first set he’ll win. A hat trick (most 180’s, high checkout and win) at isn’t the worst odds, but I’m going for a correct score bet of Chisnall 4-1 Kist at
Gary Anderson vs Daryl Gurney
Again, this one on paper says a routine win for the World Champion. But keep in mind : Gary Anderson has NEVER beaten Daryl Gurney, on TV or on the floor. Gurney knocked him out of the last TV major. Both players are heavy hitters of the treble 20, and it’s all about how motivated Anderson is. I think he’ll be gunning for revenge, and after a comfortable first round win, that’ll be on his mind. In terms of betting, the odds for over 13.5 180’s are , which is the bet that I’m tipping. Gurney to continue his form against the Scot and win is , while a hat trick for Anderson is