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PDC World Championship Semi Finals tonight

Well here we are at the penultimate round of the PDC World Championship tonight and we have two great match ups to look forward to.

Peter Wright vs Gerwyn Price

Peter Wright hasn’t lit up Ally Pally as yet with some stuttering wins, but a win is a win as they say. He dispatched Luke Humphries 5-3 in the quarter finals and did just enough. Seems he is keeping his powder dry for the final? He will need to get all his guns ablaze tonight as Gerwyn Price is coming through like a train. Price demolished Durrant with a 5-1 scoreline but it kind of flattered the Welsh man. Durrant missed too many doubles and set up shots to ever trouble Price after he went 3-1 up, Durrant looked dead and buried. Price plays well one game, average the next, so can we expect a good one this time? I think so, Price can see the winning line and has that focus of a primed competitor ready to strike. Unfortunately for Wright fans, we just dont know what darts he will turn up with, never mind what form he will be in. Price is the measured bet here, but you just can’t write Snakebite off.

Michael van Gerwen vs Nathan Aspinall

MVG has ruffled a few feathers on his way to the semi final stage this year. Not been at his best and still winning games with a 99 odd average. Darius Labanauskas could have made it 4-3 but for missed doubles last night but MVG wasnt really even interested. He let it slip while interviewed after that he was bored, and maybe that’s the secret, slow play him to boredom… MVG last night went for 141 whilst on 400 required to try and put off Labanauskas whilst he was on a 9 darter, just disrespectful in my opinion. Aspinall has been stellar throughout each round and dispatched Van Den Bergh 5-3 in the quarter final stage. The UK Open and US Masters Champion in 2019, he knows how to win and I do hope he doesnt get overawed by the occasion. MVG interviewed yesterday and tried the mind games again, saying that Aspinall looks up to him – I suspect not, as MVG isn’t a role model for anybody, he has some personality traits that you would not want to mimic, the 141 above as an example. On the other hand Aspinall is nothing but gracious in winning and losing check out his pre tournament interview.

I expect this to be close, but The Green Machine will win out with two of his sets being 108+ in average.

PDC World Championship Day 10 Preview

The PDC World Championship continues today and we have six matches on today, with the showstopper being MVG versus Ricky Evans.

Sunday December 22

Afternoon Session (12.30pm)

3 x Third Round

Johnny Clayton vs Stephen Bunting

Wales number 2 Johnny Clayton played well in his first match winning 3-0 but will have a tougher match against The Bullet. Stephen kicks off his championship assault today and he has been playing well all year but maybe not got the rub off the green. Set play suits the Bullet as he won the majority of his titles in the BDO with this format. Johnny hits a lot of 180s himself and is tenacious. Could go all the way. Bunting to win 4-2.

Darius Labanauskas vs Max Hopp

Labanauskas very much goes under the radar every year but is a steady performer under pressure. Max always seem to crumble under the pressure against player he should beat. I’m going with Labanauskas to somehow win through with a lower average with Hopp missing doubles. Labanauskas to win.

Nathan Aspinall vs Ratajski

This should be a cracker. Aspinall is playing great darts but Ratajski is also a top top performer. I can’t pick a winner here.

Evening Session (7pm)

3 x Third Round

James Wade vs Steve Beaton

James Wade always seems to find a way to not win matches at the PDC World Championships and maybe this is the year Steve Beaton has his darts head on and goes close? I’d love to see Steve Beaton roll back the years and have a good result here, he is certainly capable. If Wade takes out his outshots over 100+ then Wade will win. Depends on which Wade for me. My heart says Beaton, my head says Wade. Beaton most 180s.

Kim Huybrechts vs Danny Noppert

Kim Huybrechts should come though this match if he ups his scoring from his last match. His finishing was superb, great to see. Noppert doesnt seem to be able to maintain consistency during tournaments and for that reason I expect Kim to win here.

Michael van Gerwen vs Ricky Evans

The last match of the day pits Englands Ricky Evans against World number one and defending World champion. What needs to be said about MVG he is the one to beat. Evans is certainly capable and I hope he keeps up his jovial antics to perhaps upset MVG. Evans is so so fast on his throw but MVG will be used to that with practicing with Vincent van der Voort. Again it depends on which Evans turns up. MVG to win but that’s not the result I would like.