William Hill PDC World Championship Preview

By: Phill Barrs

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William Hill PDC World Championship Preview

On the eve of the William Hill PDC World Championships, here at SBAT, we are going to preview the front runners and best bets for this year's tournament. This will be the 25th PDC world championship, and will also be Phil Taylor’s last world championship as the great man retires after the championships. In our PDC World Championship preview, we will give you our best bets of the tournament, along with all the best free bets from the bookmakers for you to take advantage of.

Our Favourite

World number one Michael van Gerwen is the red-hot favourite heading into the Ally Pally showdown. I know it’s a natural selection to pick the Dutchman, but when he’s won the last four televised tournament, it’s tough to look past him. Since losing to Phil Taylor at the World Matchplay the world champion has been near unstoppable, as players have struggled with his leg on leg pressure. Van Gerwen beat Gary Anderson in last years final to win his second world title, if van Gerwen were to win the title again this year he would join an elite band of players to win three world titles. Van Gerwen is as short as 4/6 to lift the Sid Waddell trophy on January the first.

Dark Horse

The dark horse for this years William Hill world championship has to be Rob Cross. The world number 20 has shot through the world rankings, as Cross only won his tour card in January he’s had the best debut year of any PDC player in history. If you were to do the PDC rankings on one year, then Cross would be world number 2, Cross was also the number one seed for the recent Players Championships in Minehead where he got to the semi-final. Cross has also made a host of finals this year, where he ran into Michael van Gerwen but push the world number one in all of there matches. Cross is a 16/1 shot to win the William Hill World Championship.


Phil Taylor 

Phil Taylor will bow out from competitive darts after the world championships, Taylor has won the world title on 16 previous occasions and would be a fairytale ending to a glittering career. Taylor has been written off many times before and found a way of reinventing himself but this would be his great achievement if he were to pull it off.

Gary Anderson

Gary Anderson has only lost twice on the Ally Pally stage in the last four years; both times was to Michael van Gerwen. Anderson has been in the previous three finals winning two of them, Anderson was beaten in last years final to end his reign as double world champion. To most Anderson is the only one that could stop van Gerwen, as the Scotsman has the scoring power to beat anyone. Anderson is the best price of 7/1 to lift the title for the third time.

Daryl Gurney

The Northern Irish star has risen to world number 4 following a great 2017; Gurney won his maiden PDC Title early this year when he won the World Grand Prix. Gurney has been a contender in all of the last four televised titles and will be feared at Ally Pally this year. Gurney is priced at 40/1 and looks a good each-way pick.

Mensur Suljovic

The Austrian star is now PDC world number 5 following two unbelievable years on the PDC tour. Suljovic won the Champions League of Darts in Cardiff in September, the victory was Suljovic first televised title and has given him the belief he belongs at the top level. Suljovic is a best price 50/1 to win at Ally Pally.


These are our runners and riders for the 2018 William Hill World Darts Championship. Take a look at all the unique bookmaker offer that we have available to you for this year's championships. All the offer are the best on the market and well worth taking advantage of, so don’t miss out in the run-up to Ally Pally.

About Phill Barrs

Phill Barrs of SBAT. Hi folks I'm Phill huge sports fan, love Football, Darts and Boxing. Massive Tottenham fan. Feel free to contact me [email protected] or find me on Twitter @phillbarrs

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