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A former World Youth Champion takes on a three time World Champion as Dimitri Van den Bergh takes on Michael Van Gerwen. Van den Bergh is competing in his second World Championship semi final whereas van Gerwen is looking to land his fourth World Championship. Van Gerwen is the heavy favourite to advance at 1/7, with Van den Bergh priced at 19/4 to pull off the upset.
Odds correct from Ladbrokes at the time of writing.
- 1 Dimitri Van den Bergh vs Michael van Gerwen: Prediction and Betting Tips
- 2 Dimitri Van den Bergh vs Michael van Gerwen: Head To Head
- 3 Dimitri Van den Bergh vs Michael van Gerwen: Live Stream & Watch on TV
Dimitri Van den Bergh vs Michael van Gerwen – important information
- Semi finals, 2023 PDC World Darts Championship
- 2nd January, approx. 21:30 GMT
- Alexandra Palace, London
Dimitri Van den Bergh vs Michael van Gerwen: Prediction and Betting Tips
The second semi final of this year’s World Championship looks set to be a cracker as two of the heaviest scorers on the PDC Tour look to secure a place in this year’s World Championship Final.
Both played some excellent darts in yesterday’s quarterfinals to reach this stage with Van den Bergh producing some excellent darts to outlast Jonny Clayton 5-3. Van den Bergh’s victory included thirteen 180’s and his scoring prowess was far too much for the Welshman to live with.
Heading into the tournament it was clear that van Gerwen was the man to beat this year and his quarterfinal rout of Chris Dobey did nothing to dispel that notion. Van Gerwen produced an effortless performance to beat Dobey 5-0 losing just three legs. Anything close to that performance will make him almost impossible to beat.
Michael van Gerwen to win
Michael van Gerwen dominates the head to head series between the pair and it’s likely that he will come out on top once again. Van Gerwen to win outright is priced at 1/7 but to win with a -2.5 set deficit is far more attractive and can be backed at 1/2.
Michael van Gerwen to win World Darts Championship semi-final at -2.5 @1/2
Dimitri Van den Bergh vs Michael van Gerwen: Head To Head
Van den Bergh and van Gerwen have met on ten different occasions with van Gerwen leading the head-to-head 8-1. There has been one draw between the pair which came in the 2021 Premier League. Van Gerwen lost his first-ever meeting to Van den Bergh back in 2018, but since then is unbeaten in his last nine matches against the Belgian.
Dimitri Van den Bergh: Performance Analysis
It’s been an up and down for a year for Dimitri Van den Bergh who has thrown some inconsistent darts this year. A winner of both the Nordic and Dutch Masters Events, Van den Bergh also made the semi-finals of the World Match Play but struggled in other events such as the Grand Slam of Darts and European Championships.
Not many pundits believed that he would be able to beat Jonny Clayton in the quarterfinals but he held his nerve to beat the Welshman 5-3. Nobody in the tournament has thrown as many 180s as the Belgian and if he is to produce a shock today he will need to hit as many maximums as possible.
Michael van Gerwen: Performance Analysis
After a few indifferent seasons, Michael van Gerwen looks ideally placed to win his fourth World Championship. 2022 was the Dutchman’s year with victories in the Premier League, World Matchplay, World Grand Prix and Players Championship.
Van Gerwen looks to be timing his run to this year’s World championships perfectly and he couldn’t have been in better form as he demolished Chris Dobey in the quarterfinals 5-0. The Dutchman lost just three legs on his way to victory and averaged 102. If he brings anything close to that level where he will be a hard man to stop.
Dimitri Van den Bergh vs Michael van Gerwen: Live Stream & Watch on TV
The match can be viewed in a variety of ways
- UK residents can view via Sky TV / NOW TV
- US / Canadian viewers can view via DAZN
- Australian viewers can view via Foxtel
- Across the world – live streaming is available via PDC TV and Bet365 (Accounts required)
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