Michael Smith, fresh of his stunning quarter final win over James Wade, meets James Wade in the first semi-final of the 2022 PDC World Darts Championship. Who will continue his race to lift the Sid Waddell Trophy? This article contains our Smith vs Wade betting preview with predictions, best bets, highest odds, live stream, free bets and betting offers!
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Michael Smith vs James Wade: Betting preview
Michael Smith, runner up to Michael Van Gerwen in 2019, has produced some of the best darts seen on the stage in his stunning victory over reigning world champion Gerwyn Price (5-4). In seeing off the World Number One, he defied a nine-dart finish and two match darts. Plus, he fired in 16 180s, finished with a 101.54 average and four 100+ checkouts. In the previous outings, Bully Boy defeated Jonny Clayton (4-3), William O'Connor (4-2), and Ron Meulenkamp (3-0). Michael Smith boasts the highest average of the remaining four players with 100.54 and has his an impressive 43 maxmimums at a rate of 0.39 per leg (James Wade is averaging 0.07 per leg!)
James Wade whitewashed Mervyn King 5-0 in the quarter-finals on Saturday, although it wasn’t quite a romp as he averaged just 86.50. Anyway, the current UK Open Champion averaged almost 50% on his doubles. The Machine had the 'benefit' of a bye when Vincent van der Voort tested positive for Covid, and beat Maik Kuivenhoven (3-1), Martijn Kleermaker (4-0) and Mervyn King (5-0) en route to reach the last four.
James Wade leads the H2H against Michael Smith 17-4 (1 draw). These two darters never met in 2021. Bully Boy has won two non-televised titles this year, while the Machine has won one televised tournament in 2021.
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Michael Smith vs James Wade: Predictions
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