We have reached the quarter-final stage of the PDC World Championships and there do look to be some cracking encounters on show for a place in the final four.
One of the pick of them has to be two-time and defending World Champion, Adrian Lewis, going up against one of darts’ most exciting young players, Michael van Gerwin.
The Dutchman has been superb in the tournament so far, despite having a fracture in one foot and an infection in the other. It did not appear to affect his in the previous round either as he made light work of Colin Lloyd, defeating him 4-1.
Now, van Gerwin knows he has to up his game once more against Lewis, but such is the way that he has been playing recently, he is the favourite with the bookmakers to win this one. You can back a win for the man from Holland at 4/7 with Betfred.
Van Gerwin has already stated that he believes Phil Taylor is beatable, so clearly fancies his chances of lifting the trophy on New Years Day. As long as he focuses on this match and isn’t looking too far ahead, you would say he has a great chance of going all the way.
As for Lewis, he has been solid, if unspectacular during the tournament at London’s Alexandra Palace so far. The important thing is that he is still in the compeition and the best players always improve when it comes to the final stages.
A darts a win for the Englishman will give you odds of 6/4 over at BetBubbles, so he is certainly a good bit of value from the bookies.
Lewis made a fast start against Kevin Painter last time out and raced into a 2-0 lead. However, he then let his performance slip and the match was tied at 2-2 at one stage. Lewis’ quality shone through eventually though and he took the encounter 4-2, which means he no goes head to head against van Gerwin.
This quarter-final looks all but certain to entertain and the crowd inside the arena should be treated to some top quality darts.
When it comes to betting on darts this one though, many will be heading into the correct score market and at the moment, a 5-2 win for van Gerwin looks to be the most likely as it is at 5/1 with Stan James.
You can then back Lewis winning 5-4 at 7/1 with SkyBet, which could be a good bit of value for your bets.
We think that Lewis might just have the quality and knowhow to come on top of this one though and fancy him to win 5-2. This happening can be backed at 10/1 for Betfred.
Make no doubt about it – this is all set to be a thriller.