The beers and the 180s are flowing inside the Alexandra Palace as we kick on through the 2023 World Darts Championship.
Daryl Gurney, Adrian Lewis and Simon Whitlock are just a few of the players that have already kicked the can this time around and we’ve got our eyes peeled for any more pre-Christmas shocks.
We’re diving into Tuesday’s action where crowd-pleasers such as Ricky Evans, Fallon Sherrock and Raymond van Barneveld take to the oche.
And will David Cameron’s ‘lucky wasp’ return after an influential Monday night?
Check out our 9/1 pick below:
Jamie Hughes 3-0 Jimmy Hendriks – Correct Score
- Tuesday 20th December – 20:00
We’re expecting less Voodoo Child and more Purple Haze from Jimmy Hendriks on Tuesday night as the Dutchman struggles with his Ally Pally debut.
The 28-year-old is ranked No. 124 in the world and has limited experience on the big stage of a PDC major.
Jamie Hughes is a seasoned TV performer and can often be relied on for a decent run when faced with limited opposition. “Yozza” has taken some good scalps in the weekly Players Championship events in November and a 3-0 win over the Dutchman provides the value to throw into the Acca.
Ricky Evans – Over 3.5 180s vs Fallon Sherrock
- Tuesday 20th December – 21:00
The crowd won’t know who to back when Ricky Evans faces Fallon Sherrock. Evans is a real joker on the oche and often plays the clown instead of dialling into his natural talent.
He is known for his rapid scoring and is more than capable of flinging in the maximums if he is able to get on a roll.
Sherrock is still living off her 2020 performance at the World Championships and hopes she can tap into her moniker of the “Queen of the Palace”.
We’re not looking to back a winner here, but think that Evans will have enough time to bag at least four maximums.
Raymond van Barneveld to beat Ryan Meikle
- Tuesday 20th December – 22:00
Raymond van Barneveld is back.
The Dutch darting God has returned to form in 2022 and is eyeing a run at the Worlds following his brief retirement.
Barney reached the semi-finals of the Grand Slam recently so is clearly going to be a threat in north London and Ryan Meikle doesn’t look like the player to stop the former world champion.
Meikle edged past Lisa Ashton 3-2 in the opening round and will have to build on his 91 average if he is to trouble the 55-year-old.
We’re backing Barney to progress here as a 4/9 FAV with bet365.