Who Wins The PDC Darts World Championship 2022?

It’s beginning to look a lot like the PDC Darts World Championship!

The best arrow-smiths will ascend on north London’s Alexandra Palace between December 15, 2021 and January 2, 2022 to contest the biggest prize in world darts.

We’ve taken a deep dive into the action as 96 of the world’s best slug it out for a chance to win £500,000 and the prestigious Sid Waddell Trophy.

Best Bookmakers to Bet on the PDC Darts World Championship 2022

Whether it’s a fancy for the outright title or who will throw the most 180s in a match, there are plenty of bookmakers that are available for you to bet with during the PDC Darts World Championship.

There are 96 players representing 31 nations at this year’s World Championship, underlining the interest that there will be in this event across the globe.

Bookmakers will specialize in different areas to entice you to bet with them for the 2022 edition of the PDC Darts World Championship, whether that be free bets, boosted odds, novelty markets or darts sign-up offers, so make sure you choose wisely before choosing your bookmaker ahead of the 29th edition of the biggest tournament in world darts.

Here are some of the best bookmakers that are currently providing markets and odds for the PDC Darts World Championship:

  • 888
  • Novibet
  • Leovegas
  • Unibet
  • William Hill
  • Vbet
  • Betfred
  • 10 bet
  • bet365

Outright Predictions to Win the PDC Darts World Championship 2022

Gerwyn Price (4/1)

The Welsh “Iceman” is the number one player in the world and defending world champion. The 36-year-old is one of the most polarizing players on the PDC Tour with his aggressive style at the oche winning him as many fans as critics. Price has scooped the Grand Slam of Darts, World Grand Prix and World Series of Darts Finals titles in recent years, along with a maiden World Championship at the start of 2021. Price is the outright favourite to win a second world title inside the Alexandra Palace.

Michael van Gerwen (9/2)

Michael van Gerwen (9/2) – Despite struggling for form in 2021, “Mighty Mike” can never be ruled out of a World Championship. The 32-year-old Dutchman has won all that there is to win in darts (including three World Championships) but has failed to pick up a TV title this calendar year. He’s still ranked as number three in the world and on his day is pretty close to unstoppable.

Peter Wright (6/1)

2020 world champion “Snakebite” Wright has had a positive 2021, consolidating his place as number two in the world rankings. The 51-year-old Scot has won the World Matchplay, Players Championship Finals and World Cup of Darts this season and if he can settle on a pair of darts, will be fancied to go deep once again at the World Championships. Three of the last four years, Wright has fallen at the third round or before at the World Championship.

Jonny Clayton (16/1)

There aren’t many players that have had a better 2021 than the Welshman Jonny Clayton. The 47-year-old “Ferret” has bagged the World Grand Prix, Masters, Premier League and World Series of Darts Finals this year, reaching two other televised semi-finals. Clayton is a relentless 180 hitter and has proved his worth against everyone on tour consistently in 2021. The World Championship certainly isn’t out of his reach.

Dimitri van den Bergh (16/1)

The young Belgian has shot to fame over the past two seasons, with impressive runs in TV majors. At just 27, the “DreamMaker” is one for the future, but already has a World Matchplay title in his trophy cabinet. Dimitri van den Bergh is world number 5 and with a good draw could certainly be a contender in north London.

Michael Smith (25/1)

‘Bully Boy’ Michael Smith is still awaiting an elusive major trophy. It’s been a career of near misses so far for the 31-year-old, reaching six major finals without getting his name carved on a TV title. The Englishman has enjoyed good spells in 2021 but there will be concerns over his staying power in the long, gruelling set format at the World Championship. Smith has only got past the third round twice in 10 previous appearances.

Jose de Sousa (28/1)

The 47-year-old ‘Special One’ from Portugal has come from nowhere over the past two years to become one of the biggest talents playing on the PDC Tour. De Sousa won the Grand Slam of Darts in 2020 and has since reached the final of the Premier League this year. He’s a relentless 180 hitter and will often outscore his opponent. De Sousa is yet to make it past the third round in four World Championship outings.

Nathan Aspinall (28/1)

Since bursting onto the darting scene at the 2019 World Championship, the 30-year-old from Stockport has been a constant performer on the PDC Tour. The “Asp” has a UK Open win to his name as well as a runners-up medal from the Premier League. Out of his three appearances at World Championships, Aspinall has made two semi-finals.

Gabriel Clemens (150/1)

The big German is a rank outsider at the World Championships but has the underdog spirit to fall back on. The 38-year-old made the fourth round last year and seems to enjoy the set format.

Outright Winner

Who will win the PDC Darts World Championship? There will be some tasty prices available in this 96-player field.

9-Dart Finish

Will there be a ‘perfect’ 9-dart finish in the tournament or in a particular match? Expect the crowd inside the Alexandra Palace to erupt if we see one of these. Only ten 9-darters have been thrown at the World Championship. The first one was in 2009 (by Raymond van Barneveld)

First Time Winner

Will there be a new set of hands clasping the World Championship trophy this season?

Most 180s in the Tournament

Which player will record the most maximums at the PDC Darts World Championship?

Match Winner

Who will win a specific match at the PDC Darts World Championship?

Total Legs

Will there be over or under a certain number of legs in a match?

PDC Darts World Championship 2022 Live Betting and Cores

Live betting is big business during the PDC Darts World Championship and is growing in popularity.

Especially with set play at the PDC Darts World Championship, there are usually numerous opportunities for a match to turn on its head, meaning picking up a good in-play price for an underdog can be very profitable.

You are even able to bet on markets such as an even or odd numbered double to check out, who will win the next leg and the number of 180s thrown in it.

Bet365 offer a handy in-play betting tool on their website where they visualise each dart that is thrown, enabling you to track the action if you are unable to watch a session.

Previous PDC Darts World Championship Winners

Since its berth in 1994 there have only ever been 10 winners of the PDC Darts World Championship.

Before his retirement in 2018, the PDC Darts World Championship was dominated by Phil Taylor in the 1990s and 2000s, with ‘The Power’ collecting 14 titles from 1995 to 2013.

Other multiple winners include Michael van Gerwen (3), Gary Anderson, Adrian Lewis and John Part (2), with Dennis Priestley, Raymond van Barneveld, Peter Wright, Rob Cross and Gerwyn Price all winning the famous trophy just once.

Peter Manley is the only player to have played in multiple finals (3) without winning the championship.

How Darts is Played During the 2022 PDC World Championship

Matches will be played in set format, with each set being the best of five legs (first to three). Each player will take alternate throws of three darts at the oche, working their way down from the score of 501. Each leg must be ‘checked out’ by hitting a double.

  • 1st Round: Best of 5 sets (15–21 December)
  • 2nd Round: Best of 5 sets (15–23 December)
  • 3rd Round: Best of 7 sets (27–29 December)
  • 4th Round: Best of 7 sets (29–30 December)
  • Quarter-finals: Best of 9 sets (1 January)
  • Semi-finals: Best of 11 sets (2 January)
  • Final: Best of 13 sets (3 January)

PDC Darts World Championship Venue

The PDC Darts World Championship has been held inside north London’s historic Alexandra Palace since 2008 after making the move from the Circus Tavern in Purfleet from 1994-2007.

The Alexandra Palace brings in huge crowds for the PDC Darts World Championship year on year, enjoying a 3,200 capacity for each of the sessions across the tournament.

Tickets for the event continue to sell out in record time each year as the popularity of the PDC Darts World Championship continues to grow.

PDC Darts World Championship Trophy

The PDC Darts World Championship trophy was renamed the Sid Waddell Trophy after the famous darts commentator died in 2012.

Waddell was known as the ‘voice of darts’ covering the sport for close to 20 years and was honoured by having the most prestigious darts trophy named after him.

As well as the trophy, the winner of the PDC Darts World Championship pockets a cool £500,000, from a pot of £2,500,000 that is shared out across the field.

The trophy stands at around 28 inches tall and weighs 25kg and will be presented to the 2022 PDC Darts World champion on January 3.

PDC Darts World Championship Covid-19 Status

Currently, Covid-19 isn’t impacting the PDC Darts World Championship.

All sessions are set to go ahead as normal at full capacity, however proof of vaccinations will be required by fans inside the Alexandra Palace.

The only real impact that Covid-19 has had on the 2022 tournament is the withdrawal of South African outsider Charles Losper.

The 52-year-old has had to withdraw due to visa issues, with De Decker being the first reserve as the highest ranked final-round loser from the Tour Card Holder Qualifier taking his place.

PDC Darts World Championship 2022 Schedule and Live Streaming

Sky Sports Darts will be showing live coverage of every darts throughout the PDC Darts World Championship.

Here is the schedule for the 2022 tournament:

Wednesday, December 15, 7pm

  • 3x First Round, 1x Second Round
  • Ritchie Edhouse v Lihao Wen (R1)
  • Ricky Evans v Nitin Kumar (R1)
  • Adrian Lewis v Matt Campbell (R1)
  • Gerwyn Price v Edhouse/Wen (R2)

Thursday, December 16, 12.30pm

  • 3x First Round, 1x Second Round
  • Steve Lennon v Madars Razma (R1)
  • Scott Mitchell v Chris Landman (R1)
  • Chas Barstow v John Norman Jnr (R1)
  • Daryl Gurney v Evans/Kumar (R2)

Thursday, December 16, 7pm

  • 3x First Round, 1x Second Round
  • William O’Connor v Danny Lauby (R1)
  • Ryan Meikle v Fabian Schmutzler (R1)
  • Ron Meulenkamp v Lisa Ashton (R1)
  • Gary Anderson v Lewis/Campbel (R2)

Friday, December 17, 12.30pm

  • 3x First Round, 1x Second Round
  • Ryan Joyce v Roman Benecky (R1)
  • Keane Barry v Royden Lam (R1)
  • Jermaine Wattimena v Boris Koltsov (R1)
  • Krzysztof Ratajski v Lennon/Razma (R2)

Friday, December 17, 7pm

  • 3x First Round, 1x Second Round
  • Joe Murnan v Paul Lim (R1)
  • William Borland v Bradley Brooks (R1)
  • Ross Smith v Jeff Smith (R1)
  • Peter Wright v Meikle/Schmutzler (R2)

Saturday, December 18, 12.30pm

  • 3x First Round, 1x Second Round
  • Jamie Hughes v Raymond Smith (R1)
  • Callan Rydz v Yuki Yamada (R1)
  • Darius Labanauskas v Mike De Decker (R1)
  • Ian White v Mitchell/Landman (R2)

Saturday, December 18, 7pm

  • 3x First Round, 1x Second Round
  • Adam Hunt v Boris Krcmar (R1)
  • Ted Evetts v Jim Williams (R1)
  • Rowby-John Rodriguez v Nick Kenny (R1)
  • Michael van Gerwen v Barstow/Norman Jnr (R2)

Sunday, December 19, 12.30pm

  • 3x First Round, 1x Second Round
  • Maik Kuivenhoven v Ky Smith (R1)
  • Jason Heaver v Juan Francisco Rodriguez (R1)
  • Alan Soutar v Diogo Portela (R1)
  • Stephen Bunting v Ross Smith/J Smith (R2)

Sunday, December 19, 7pm

  • 3x First Round, 1x Second Round
  • Martijn Kleermaker v John Michael (R1)
  • Florian Hempel v Martin Schindler (R1)
  • Steve Beaton v Fallon Sherrock (R1)
  • Jonny Clayton v Barry/Lam (R2)

Monday, December 20, 7pm

  • 3x First Round, 1x Second Round
  • Luke Woodhouse v James Wilson (R1)
  • Rusty-Jake Rodriguez v Ben Robb (R1)
  • Raymond van Barneveld v Lourence Ilagan (R1)
  • James Wade v Kuivenhoven/K Smith (R2)

Tuesday, December 21, 12.30pm

  • 2x First Round, 2x Second Round
  • Lewy Williams v Toyokazu Shibata (R1)
  • Jason Lowe v Daniel Larsson (R1)
  • Mervyn King v Joyce/Benecky (R2)
  • Dave Chisnall v Labanauskas/De Decker (R2)

Tuesday, December 21, 7pm

  • 4x Second Round
  • Vincent van der Voort v Hunt/Krcmar (R2)
  • Michael Smith v Meulenkamp/Ashton (R2)
  • Dimitri Van den Bergh v Hempel/Schindler (R2)
  • Devon Petersen v Hughes/Raymond Smith (R2)

Wednesday, December 22, 12.30pm

  • 4x Second Round
  • Ryan Searle v Borland/Brooks (R2)
  • Glen Durrant v O’Connor/Lauby (R2)
  • Luke Humphries v Rowby-John Rodriguez/Kenny (R2)
  • Joe Cullen v Evetts/J Williams (R2)

Wednesday, December 22, 7pm

  • 4x Second Round
  • Nathan Aspinall v Murnan/Lim (R2)
  • Dirk van Duijvenbode v Wattimena/Koltsov (R2)
  • Kim Huybrechts v Beaton/Sherrock (R2)
  • Simon Whitlock v Kleermaker/Michael (R2)

Thursday, December 23, 12.30pm

  • 4x Second Round
  • Damon Heta v Woodhouse/Wilson (R2)
  • Brendan Dolan v Rydz/Yamada (R2)
  • Mensur Suljovic v Soutar/Portela (R2)
  • Jose de Sousa v Lowe/Larsson (R2)

Thursday, December 23, 7pm

  • 4x Second Round
  • Danny Noppert v Heaver/Jose Francisco Rodriguez (R2)
  • Gabriel Clemens v L Williams/Shibata (R2)
  • Rob Cross v Van Barneveld/Ilagan (R2)
  • Chris Dobey v Rusty-Jake Rodriguez/Robb (R2)

Monday, December 27, 12.30pm

  • 3x Third Round

Monday, December 27, 7pm

  • 3x Third Round

Tuesday, December 28, 12.30pm

  • 3x Third Round

Tuesday, December 28, 7pm

  • 3x Third Round

Wednesday, December 29, 12.30pm

  • 3x Third Round

Wednesday, December 29, 7pm

  • 1x Third Round, 2x Fourth Round

Thursday, December 30, 12.30pm

  • 3x Fourth Round

Thursday, December 30, 7pm

  • 3x Fourth Round

Saturday, January 1, 12.30pm

  • 2x Quarter-Finals

Saturday, January 1, 7.30pm

  • 2x Quarter-Finals

Sunday, January 2, 7.30pm

  • 2x Semi-Finals

Monday, January 3, 8pm

  • Final

Fun Facts About the PDC Darts World Championship

  • Michael van Gerwen (114.05) has the highest average in a World Championship match, achieved back in 2017.
  • Van Gerwen also has the highest tournament average (106.32) from the same year.
  • Phil Taylor lost only 11 matches at the World Championship and reached every final from 1994 until 2007, before being beaten in the quarter-finals by Wayne Mardle in 2008.
  • Gary Anderson holds the record for the most 180s in a tournament, scoring 71 in 2017.
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