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Who Are The Favourites Ahead Of The Darts World Championship?

 

Who Are The Favourites Ahead Of The Darts World Championship?

The Professional Darts Corporation World Championships blend all of the most exemplary aspects of gambling into a single absurd event. Under one roof, darts betting and matches combine the intensity that comes with baseball betting, the euphoria that is always in the air under massive football games, and the one-and-done tournament style of March Madness.

Darts World Championship tags along with the one duel, like boxing or tennis. You are bound to have accelerated heartbeats like in hockey games and offer a different vibe than the one we are used to in the NFL.

Darts offer a steady learning curve, and it's easy to skim through the rules to get you hooked in a match.

 

The Favourites

The depth of skill displayed from the Pro Tour's qualifiers around the world is something to behold. There are great names around the world and fan favourites in the World Championship. However, three names seem to dominate the list of both the greatest and fan favourites: Michael van Gerwen, Peter Wright, and Gerwyn Price.

There are three clear favourites in the Darting World right now, according to the odds: Michael "MvG" van Gerwen of the Netherlands, Peter "Snakebite" Wright of Scotland, and reigning champion Gerwyn "Iceman" Price of Wales.

 

Gerwyn Price

 

The Darts have a slew of endearing personalities. Gerwyn Price, on the other hand, is not among them. You may address him as the villain of the story. That isn't inherently negative, nor is it a dig on Price; every sport needs a villain, and the Welshman does it well. He's arrogant and loud and capable of winning titles, over the past couple of years

He never seems to be phased by the big occasions, and he's an expert at getting into his opponent's brain. It's what makes betting against him so fun until he comes back from two sets down, lets out one of his signature roars, and wrecks your afternoon.

Price is from winning the World Grand Prix in 2020 and is the current World Darts Champion. His form is in good shape. However, Price has struggled in some of the early rounds of major events, so if you want to evade the Welshman, do it fast and quickly, focusing on the first rounds, which are shorter.

This year, Gerwyn Price has been a player on fire in global darts. It can't be denied that the Iceman is a hot favourite for the championship, regardless of who you are or whether you are a fan of his or not.

 

Peter Wright

 

Snakebite finally exorcised his demons in 2020 with his maiden World Championship. The Scotsman's talisman was in excellent form in 2020, winning the European Championship and reaching the 2020 Players Championship quarterfinals. In July 2021, Wright won his first World Matchplay in Blackpool, beating the former Matchplay Champion Dimitri van den Bergh 18-9

Currently ranked at No.2 by the PDC Order of Merit, Wright is more than capable of adding another World title to his name. Which set of darts he will be using is a harder bet as he changes these more often than his flamboyant outfits! Will the Grinch appear again, and will he steal the show as he did in 2021? Maybe this time, he will walk away with the World trophy in his mits!

 

Michael Van Gerwen

 

Van Gerwen, the darts man, needs no introduction as his fame already preceded him. He will be one of the familiar favourites to win the 2022 World Championships at Alexandra Palace. MvG is comparable to the great Tiger Woods of golf in the world of darts. He's one of the best players on the field for some years, and if he's on his game, and others struggle to defeat him.

With three victories and two runner-up places in the previous nine World Championships, the bright-eyed Dutchman has reached the semi-finals in eight of the last nine. He's entertaining to watch, but not so much to bet on because you'll have to lay some big wood if you want to get close to MvG.

Van Gerwen's A-game is something other players should be concerned about, so the hunt for the title begins. He won't be anxious about the predicted run to the final. Still, he will be fully aware that nothing is inevitable in the unique World Championship, as he found out in the 2021 World Championships.

Over a decade ago, he came back from a loss in the World Championship final to defeat Peter Wright and earn the number one ranking. After being dethroned by Wright, could Van Gerwen reclaim the number four spot in the best possible way?

 

PDC Past World Darts Champions

 

Year

Winner

Sets

 

Sets

Runner-up

2021 Gerwyn Price 7 - 3 Gary Anderson
2020 Peter Wright 7 - 3 Michael van Gerwen
2019 Michael van Gerwen 7 - 3 Michael Smith
2018 Rob Cross 7 - 2 Phil Taylor
2017 Michael van Gerwen 7 - 3 Gary Anderson
2016 Gary Anderson 7 - 5 Adrian Lewis
2015 Gary Anderson 7 - 6 Phil Taylor
2014 Michael van Gerwen 7 - 5 Peter Wright
2013 Phil Taylor 7 - 4 Michael van Gerwen
2012 Adrian Lewis 7 - 3 Andy Hamilton
2011 Adrian Lewis 7 - 5 Gary Anderson
2010 Phil Taylor 7 - 3 Simon Whitlock
2009 Phil Taylor 7 - 1 Raymond van Barneveld
2008 John Part 7 - 2 Kirk Shepherd
2007 Raymond Van Barneveld 7 - 6 Phil Taylor
2006 Phil Taylor 7 - 0 Peter Manley
2005 Phil Taylor 7 - 4 Mark Dudbridge
2004 Phil Taylor 7 - 6 Kevin Painter
2003 John Part 7 - 6 Phil Taylor
2002 Phil Taylor 7 - 0 Peter Manley
2001 Phil Taylor 7 - 0 John Part
2000 Phil Taylor 7 - 3 Dennis Priestley
1999 Phil Taylor 6 - 2 Peter Manley
1998 Phil Taylor 6 - 0 Dennis Priestley
1997 Phil Taylor 6 - 3 Dennis Priestley
1996 Phil Taylor 6 - 4 Dennis Priestley
1995 Phil Taylor 6 - 2 Rod Harrington
1994 Dennis Priestley 6 - 1 Phil Taylor

 

 

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