As the dust settles on another Christmas, the Ally Pally in north London still has plenty of presents to offer the darting world.
We’re into the third round of the PDC Darts World Championship as the Monday night oche action heats up.
We’ve got three tips across the three third round matches here:
James Wade to beat Vincent van der Voort at 8/15 with bet365
Van der Voort has only exceeded the third round three times in 14 years at the PDC World Championship, with James Wade a formidable opponent in north London.
Wade has three semi-finals and five quarter-finals under his belt at the Ally Pally and comes into this year’s tournament as the number 4 seed.
Neither man dazzled in their second round victories, but will be looking to average in the 90s at a minimum on Monday night.
“The Machine” is relentless over longer format matches and should edge out the Dutchman who blows too much cold alongside his hot…
Gerwyn Price v Kim Huybrechts – Over 12.5 180s at Evs with Paddy Power
Despite consistently under-performing at the World Championship, you can usually guarantee a handful of 180s from Kim Huybrechts.
Gerwyn Price is the reining champion inside the Ally Pally and doesn’t look like giving up his title easily.
He’s a big power-scorer and was free-flowing in the 60-bed en route to a 101 average in the second round.
At least 13 180s between this pair on Monday night looks likely in a race to four sets.
Jonny Clayton -2.5 handicap v Gabriel Clemens at 4/5 with bet365
It’s been Go, Jonny, Go, Go, Go all year on the PDC circuit, as the “Ferret” continues to climb up the rankings.
He survived a mini scare against Keane Barry in the second round averaging 104 in a 3-2 win and will be hoping for an easier ride against the big German.
Gabriel Clemens only averaged 86 in sweeping aside Lewy Williams and is a grade or two below Clayton.
The -2.5 handicap looks good on Clayton.