Gerwyn Price and Michael Smith lock horns in a blockbuster New Year's Day showdown at the World Darts Championship. Will the Iceman continue his defense of the World Championship crown? Don't miss our Price vs Smith betting preview with predictions, expert tips, highest odds, live stream, free bets and betting promos!
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Gerwyn Price vs Michael Smith: Betting preview
Reigning champion Gerwyn Price eased past Dutch 17th seed Dirk van Duijvenbode with a 4-1 win, winning 12 legs on the bounce and averaging 96.66 in the triumph. The Welshman survived a fiery encounter with Kim Huybrechts in the third round and comfortably beat Ritchie Edhouse (3-1) in the second round. He hasn’t lost on this stage in 732 days, when Peter Wright beat him in the 2020 Semi-Finals.
Michael Smith qualified for the quarter finals after beating 4-3 by Jonny Clayton in a thriller that went to a tie-break. The Bully Boy produced top form in dispatching of Ron Meulenkamp and Willie O'Connor in previous rounds and is aiming to finally win his first major PDC event after falling just short on so many occasions before - being a five time runner-up which includes the 2019 World Championships. He is the in-form darter of the tournament, having hit the most 180s, and having tournament average just shy of 100 and checkout percentage of 47.25.
Gerwyn Price has a 13-10 advantage against Michael Smith with 2 draws in 25 matches. Furthermore, the Welshman has won the last four direct encounters over Bully Boy, with the last coming at the 2021 World Grand Prix with a 2-0 scoreline.
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