As Darts Resumes: Here’s the Latest PDC World Championship Odds
With the World Matchplay now underway, we will get a look at the new normal at the very top level of darts. It will be somewhat strange to see the event played without a raucous crowd providing extra entertainment in the background, of course. But the show must go on, and it will be refreshing to see a big tournament on television. Moreover, it should provide a blueprint for other elite-level events going forward.
As for the PDC World Championship, it still looks like it will go ahead at the Alexandra Palace, and there do not seem to be any plans to move venue like the World Matchplay. Below we are going to take a look at the current odds as they stand, but it will be interesting to see if there are any drastic changes in form in the coming months as players react to the new conditions. Could we make an argument that some players will feel less pressure without thousands of fans sitting behind them? Do others feed off the crowd?
Regardless, the odds below are how things currently stand. Data is based on the latest darts betting odds by MansionBet, and are, of course, subject to change between now and when the World Championships get underway in December. Indeed, they could change as soon as the World Matchplay is completed. But here’s who is in the mix as things stand today:
Michael Van Gerwen – 6/4
You didn’t expect anyone else to be the hot-favourite, did you? The Dutchman might have lost out to Peter Wright in the final last January, but he is still the man to beat in darts. We wonder, though, whether punters will see better value in other players with bigger odds? Van Gerwen is great, but he is definitely beatable.
Peter Wright – 11/2
A reasonable price for the defending champion and world number two. The main issue with Wright is his consistency. We might learn more about his form in the coming months, but those who follow his career will know that he seems just as likely to bow out in the second round as he is to blow the roof off in the final.
Gerwyn Price – 6/1
We didn’t intend to tip anyone here, but it’s hard to look at Price and not think that he has the goods to win a World Championship. The Welshman has improved his performances, results and ranking in a uniform fashion year after year. Will he reach a ceiling? We don’t think so.
Gary Anderson – 12/1
There is clear daylight between Anderson and the three frontrunners. The Flying Scotsman when off the boil a bit in 2019, but he did pick up a title at World Cup of Darts. A decent performance in the Masters this year hints at possible better form. An outside chance, but he has the experience.
Rob Cross – 16/1
The 2018 winner is certainly capable of winning it all again at the Ally Pally. We tend to forget that he is still in his 20s, albeit he will be 30 by the time the World Championship rolls around in December. Regardless, he can get better, and a few punters will be backing him at 16s.
Nathan Aspinall – 16/1
The two-time semi-finalist will definitely have backers for the 2021 event, and, like Cross above, many believe he is young enough to continue to improve his game.
Michael Smith – 18/1
“Bully Boy” has never won a major darts tournament, but most agree that he is more than capable of doing so. Results definitely improved in 2019, and reaching the Masters Final in 2020 will also stand him in good stead.
Glen Durrant – 25/1
Dave Chisnall – 33/1
Daryl Gurney – 40/1
James Wade – 50/1
Simon Whitlock – 125/1