The 2020 William Hill World Darts Championship is going to be the 27th edition of the world series, scheduled for 13th December 2019 to be held at the Alexandra Palace in London.

It is going to last for eighteen days, so all fans of top tier darts action are going to be extremely satisfied. The winner of the event is going to receive the Sid Waddell trophy as one of the rewards, named after legendary darts commentator who has passed away win 2012. In this article we have worked with some best betting tips experts in the UK to provide a comprehensive view of the early betting opportunities.

This is one out of two annual events of Darts World Championships, while the other one is BDO World Darts Championship. The origins of this competition are coming from the WDC World Darts Championship which was held in 1994, the time when WDC parted ways with BDO, being renamed lately after an agreement with PDC. William Hill is one of the oldest bookmakers in the UK with a strong presence on high street, and they will be the main sponsors of the tournament.

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Photo: Lawrence Lustig/PDC

The previous winner was the world’s number one Michael Van Gerwen. He didn’t have a lot of trouble to beat Michael Smith in the grand finals on the first day of 2019. At the moment this player is sitting at the top of the favorites list once again to win the upcoming edition as well. The price you can get on MVG right now is 13/10. Van Gerwen is a 30 years old player coming from the Netherlands, not been losing the grip on the world’s top rank for a long time now. So far Van Gerwen was victorious on the New Year’s Day three times, and another title would get him closer to the legendary Phil Taylor on the all-time winner’s list. The Dutch also lifted a trophy in the Masters last February, which was his fifth consecutive, as well as the Players Championship 1 & 3. Here are some of the other favorites and underdogs which might challenge MVG this time.

The Flying Scotsman, Gary Anderson has been in an amazing shape lately. Judging by the betting odds, he is favorite number three to win the PDC 2020. That is his current world placement as well. The 48 years old has won this event two times in the past. Those were back to back victories in 2015 and 2016, beating the grand and legendary Phil Talyor for the first piece of silverware.

Anderson did not participate in the Premier League and the Masters earlier this year because of back injuries. We sincerely hope he has recovered and to put up a good show in London this December. He has also won the PDC World Cup of Darts in June! The current price you can get on the Flying Scotsman to win the PDC World Championship 2020 is 8/1.

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World’s number two when it comes to the PDC rankings is Rob Cross. Coming from Hastings, England, Cross has celebrated big victory in the 2018 PDC World Darts Championship just one year after becoming a pro. He is only 28 years old and has a lot of potentials to become a big player. Cross had a couple of shaky performances earlier this season, especially in the 2019 PDC World Darts Championship and the Masters.

Later on, he improved and became second in the 2019 UK Open and Premier Darts League 2019. The loss came to Michael Van Gerwen in the latter. Rob Cross is currently the second favorite for the upcoming World Championship. We would pick Anderson over this player though. The price on both of them to win outright is the same at 8/1.

Some of the dark horses worth mentioning here in our opinion are Nathan Aspinall (priced at 25/1), Mensur Suljovic (40/1), Daryl Gurney (25/1) and Jeffrey De Zwaan (66/1). All of these players have had a couple of inspiring moments in the last couple of months, so they are definitely worth a shot if you fancy betting on the underdogs.

So, even though there is still plenty of time left before the start, we don’t see anyone truly compromising MVG’s another title. He definitely deserves to be called a big favorite for the PDC World Championship 2020. The odds are definitely worth the risk and we don’t see a reason why you shouldn’t go with the top dog.

Lawrence Lustig/PDC

Photo: Lawrence Lustig/PDC


Author: Pieter