The Professional Darts Corporation’s showpiece tournament has seen the field of 96 players competing in London narrowed down to the final eight.
The betting market has shifted considerably over the past three weeks, with the biggest move coming following defending champion Peter Wright’s surprise defeat to Kim Huybrechts earlier in the competition. Other players who were fancied to go far such as Rob Cross, Josh Rock and Joe Cullen have also now been eliminated but the top three favourites are still very much in the mix. Here is how the betting market looks ahead of the quarter finals, which are due to be played on New Year’s Day:
PDC World darts Championship outright odds - Michael van Gerwen moves to odds on after impressive performances
Michael van Gerwen is on course for a fourth world title but will first have to overcome ‘Hollywood’ Chirs Dobey in the quarter-finals, with the geordie having already knocked out former winners Gary Anderson and Rob Cross on route to this stage. The winner of that match will face either Dimitri van den Bergh or Jonny Clayton in the semi finals.
In the other half of the bracket there will only be space for one of 2022 runner-up Michael Smith and 2021 winner Gerwyn Price in the final. Smith takes on Stephen Bunting in his quarter-final while Price is due to take on Gabriel Clemens in his.
Here are the current outright odds to win the 2023 PDC World Darts Championship ahead of the quarter-final stage:
- Michael van Gerwen - 5/6
- Michael Smith - 10/3
- Gerwyn Price - 5/1
- Jonny Clayton - 11/1
- Dimitri van den Bergh - 16/1
- Stephen Bunting - 22/1
- Chris Dobey - 28/1
- Gabriel Clemens - 50/1
Here are the match odds for the quarter-finals:
- Dimitri van den Bergh 5/4 vs Jonny Clayton 8/13
- Michael Smith 3/10 vs Stephen Bunting 12/5
- Gerwyn Price 1/5 vs Gabriel Clemens 7/2
- Michael van Gerwen 1/6 vs Chris Dobey 4/1
The winner of Dimitri van den Bergh vs Jonny Clayton will take on either Michael van Gerwen or Chris Dobey in the semi finals while the winner of Michael Smith vs Stephen Bunting faces the winner of Gerwyn Price vs Gabriel Clemens. Then the winners of each semi-final will, of course, meet in the final which is due to be played on January 3.
*All odds correct at the time of this article’s publication.
How to watch PDC World Darts Championship on UK TV
Every single match from the 2023 PDC World Darts Championship will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.
Sky customers can catch all the action on their Sky Box or on mobile devices via the Sky Go app, which is available to download in most mainstream app stores. Non-Sky customers have the option to purchase NowTV packages which will give them limited time access to watch.
Here are the remaining dates for the latter stages of the competition from third round to final:
- Quarter Finals - January 1
- Semi-Finals - January 2
- Final - January 3