Michael Smith, fresh of his thrilling win over Martin Schindler, meets Joe Cullen in the last-16 round of the 2022 PDC World Darts Championship. Who will continue his race to lift the Sid Waddell Trophy? This article contains our Smith vs Cullen betting preview with predictions, best bets, highest odds, live stream, free bets and betting offers!
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Michael Smith vs Joe Cullen: Betting preview
Michael Smith survived a scare against Martin Schindler in the previous round. The fourth seed was trailing 3-1 at one stage courtesy of an inspired performance from his German opponent. Then 'Bully Boy' benefited a little from the increasing nervousness of Schindler and ultimately turned the exciting encounter in his favor. The Englishman played an expandable average of 95 points, but averaging a decent 40% at the doubles. In the previous outing, Smith whitewashed Nathan Rafferty 3-0.
Joe Cullen produced one of the performances of the round as he swept aside Damon Heta, winning by a 4-0 scoreline and with a 98.09 average. Prior to that, 'The Rockstar' beat the speedster Ricky Evans 3-1, recording an average of 95 combined with seven maximums and a 42% checkout. Cullen hasn't been properly challenged yet and has never been in the quarter-finals of a PDC World Championship.
The duel Smith vs. Cullen has already become a classic at the highest level in darts. Michael SMith leads the H2H with 12 victories in 16 direct encounters. The most recent clash saw Bully Boy beating Cullen in the Grand Slam quarterfinals just over a month ago by the narrowest of margins, 16-15 on legs.
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