Two big names go face to face at the PDC World Championship as world's 6th James Wade takes on the 11th seed Michael Smith. Who will go through? Find here our James Wade v Michael Smith betting preview with free predictions, betting tips, best odds, streaming links, bookie bonuses and no deposit free bets on darts betting!
JAMES WADE v MICHAEL SMITH: Betting preview James Wade is high on confidence after beating Steve ‘The Adonis’ Beaton 4-1 in the second round. After the first set, Wade was averaging 111, ending the match with 99.39. He led 3-0 before Beaton hit back but The Machine clinched it on double top.
Michael Smith had a bit tougher draw, but he knocked Mervyn King out of the tournament with a 4-3 score - averaging 93.83 and hitting 14 maximums. In the opening round "Bully Boy" struggled against Ricky Evans despite throwing at an average of 96.78. While Smith’s averages have not been too spectacular, his 180 scoring has been magnificent so far.
In terms of direct matches, Michael Smith is trailing 2-6 against James Wade. The stats suggest Wade is playing the better of the two, averaging two points more than Smith, and with a superior checkout percentage, but we expect a very tough match.
JAMES WADE v MICHAEL SMITH : Best odds
|JAMES WADE||1.36 with||Bet £10, win £13.60|
|MICHAEL SMITH||3.50 with||Bet £10, win £35.00|
JAMES WADE v MICHAEL SMITH : Predictions
|RECOMMENDED BET||BEST ODDS||BOOKMAKER|
|Handicap: James Wade -1.5||1.67|
|Most 180s: Michael Smith||1.44|
|Highest Checkout: Over 130.5||1.83|
|Correct Score: James Wade 4-2||5.00|
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