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PDC World Championship 2023 Favourites

In this post we take a look at the PDC World Championship Darts odds as we gear up for the biggest event in in the darting calendar.

In this post, we take a look at the PDC World Championship Darts odds as we gear up for the biggest event in the darting calendar.

The 2024 PDC World Darts Championship will take place at Alexandra Palace in London, England, from 15 December 2023 to 3 January 2024 for the 31sr World Darts Championship organized by the Professional Darts Corporation here

Michael Smith is the defending champion after defeating Michael van Gerwen 7–4 in the 2023 final.

World Championship Darts Odds

World Championship Darts Odds 2023-24
Player Odds Chance
Michael Van Gerwen 3/1 25%
Gerwyn Price 7/2 22.2%
Michael Smith 4/1 20%
Peter Wright 14/1 6.7%
Josh Rock 14/1 6.7%
Luke Humphries 16/1 5.9%
Nathan Aspinall 16/1 5.9%
Rob Cross 20/1 4.8%

Who are the favourites?

Michael Van Gerwen – 3/1:  The Green Machine will be looking to avenge his defeat in the final against Michael Smith and go one step better by winning the tournament. Aside from a certain Phil Taylor, Gerwen is the most successful player in the event’s history winning the event three times in 2014, 2017 and 2019 and coming runners-up on three occasions in 2013, 2020 and 2023 from his sixteen appearances at the Ally Pally.

In 2023 MVG recovered from a dip in form and is now second in the PDC Order of Merit following his victories in the 2023 Premier League, 2023 US Darts Masters and 2023 Poland Darts Masters. It would be foolish to back him for this one as when he is at his best nobody can touch him.

Gerwyn Price – 7/2:  Price became World Champion for the first and only time in 2021 when he beat Gary Anderson 2021 in the final he averaged 100.08. He has been a consistent fixture in the competition since his Semi-Final appearance in 2020, his most recent performances have been Quarter-Final places in 2022 and 2023 which would be considered a disappointment for a man of his talent.

Price is currently fourth in the Order of Merit following a relatively disappointing year for his standard. He was a beaten finalist in the Premier League, and he won the PDC World Cup of Darts with Jonny Clayton, although that was a non-ranking tournament.

Michael Smith – 4/1: Michael Smith finally achieved his darting destiny and won a Darts major following heartbreak after heartbreak in the World Championship finals(losing in 2019 and 2022) he got the monkey off his back when he beat Michael van Gerwen 7–4 in the 2023 World Championship final which puts him as Number (1) on the current Order of Merit.

Elsewhere this season he got the fifth round of the UK Open and second round of the Matchplay.  He has been more consistent in the non-ranked televised events reaching the semi-finals of the Premier League and The Masters and Quarter Final of the World Cup of Darts.

Peter Wright – 14/1: A multiple-time World Championship winner following his victories in 2020 beating Michael Van Gerwen 7-3 and in 2022 he won 7-5 against Michael Smith his only other final appearance came in 2014 where he lost 7-4 to Michael Van Gerwen.

In 2023 he was knocked out by Kim Huybrechts 1-4 in the Third Round. Highlights of his performances this year was a 6th Round finish at the UK Open, a semi-final appearance in The Masters and he reached the final of the PDC World Cup of Darts.

Josh Rock – 14/1:  Northern Irishman Rock is still only 22 years of age but has already been tipped as a future World Champion such as his talent are along with his performances in the darting youth ranks.

This is his only his second year on the professional darts tour and he reached the in his debut at the 2023 World Championship, Rock beat José Justicia, Callan Rydz and Nathan Aspinall before losing 4–3 to Jonny Clayton in the fourth round. Arguably the future of the sport and a man to watch.

Luke Humphries – 16/1: Another upcoming darting start, Luke is currently sixth on the order of merit following his performances in 2022 and 2023 most notably a semi-final appearance at the 2023 World Matchplay but also a Fourth Round appearance at the World Championships and sixth-round appearance at the UK Open.

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