It’s semi-final evening at the PDC Darts World Championship as four of the very best do battle on the oche.
And then there were four…
The biggest prize in darts is on offer early into 2022, and four of the best dart-ists on the planet will be hoping to return to the Palace on bank holiday Monday.
We’ve got two sizzling semi-finals on offer on Sunday evening as we dig out the value in north London:
Michael Smith Over 13.5 180s v James Wade – 11/10 with Paddy Power
“Bully Boy” doesn’t appear to be messing around inside the Alexandra Palace.
The 2019 runner-up has swept aside World Cup winners Gerywn Price and Jonny Clayton in the last two rounds, racking up 27 maximums across the pair of impressive wins.
In this race to six – against a very talented and dogged Wade – Smith should get ample opportunity to find enough purple patches to pepper the 60 bed.
Over 13.5 maximums looks a solid shout for the St. Helens man as he looks to reach his sixth major televised final.
Is 2022 shaping up to be the year of the “Bully Boy”?
Peter Wright -1.5 handicap v Gary Anderson – 8/11 with bet365
Both Gary Anderson and Peter Wright were asked to dig deep in their quarter-final wins, with Wright being pushed the hardest by a gutsy, impressive Rydz.
These two Scots – and World Cup teammates – know each other’s games inside out and won’t be expecting any surprises on the oche this Sunday evening.
Anderson has won just one of the last seven meetings with “Snakebite”, and considering the “Flying Scotsman” is yet to average over 97 in the tournament this year shows that he still isn’t firing on all cylinders.
Wright knows how to get over the line now and his clinical finishing should see him edge clear of Anderson – he threw 17 maximums in his quarter-final, so won’t be expected to be outscored by Anderson either.
Wright to take this down the stretch 6-4 or 6-3.