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We have reached the quarterfinals of this year’s World Championship and mighty Michael van Gerwen is on the charge and aiming to win his fourth PDC World title. Standing in the way of the Dutchman reaching yet another World Championship semi-final is Englishman Chris Dobey who has reached this staged for the first time. Van Gerwen is the heavy favourite for the victory and is priced at 1/5 to advance. To pull off the shock upset, Dobey can be backed at 7/2.
Odds correct from Ladbrokes at the time of writing.
Michael van Gerwen vs Chris Dobey – important information
- Quarter finals, 2023 PDC World Darts Championship
- 1st January, approx. 21:15 GMT
- Alexandra Palace, London
Michael van Gerwen vs Chris Dobey: Prediction and Betting Tips
After a few years where Michael van Gerwen has had to answer his critics after a dip in form, MVG has bounced back with a bang this year and 2022 has certainly been all about him.
The Dutchman who for many is considered the best player in the world and who some consider the greatest of all time, has won ten titles throughout 2022 which includes the World Matchplay, World Grand Prix and Premier League. Van Gerwen is looking to win this title for the first time since 2019.
Chris Dobey has long established himself as a top professional on the PDC Tour and currently finds himself ranked 22 in the world. Dobey has had a positive affinity with the World Championships and has reached the fourth round on three previous occasions. He was finally able to advance to the quarterfinals with arguably one of the best performances of his career when he beat former World Champion Rob Cross 4-2 in the previous round.
Michael van Gerwen to win
There is no doubt that Chris Dobey has both the ability and temperament to beat Michael van Gerwen in this contest, but at times this season MVG has played darts that belong on an entirely different planet. MVG looks to be back to his best and its hard to look beyond him winning here.
Michael van Gerwen to win World Darts Championship quarterfinal @1/5
Michael van Gerwen vs Chris Dobey: Head To Head
Heading into this contest the two have played on twelve previous occasions with MVG leading the head-to-head 10-2, although one of these victories came courtesy of a walkover. Dobey will be full of confidence as he was able to beat MVG when the two last played at the European Championship – with Dobey winning in a deciding leg.
Michael van Gerwen: Performance Analysis
Michael van Gerwen has been able to carry all of his positive momentum into this year’s World Championship and has played really well to reach this stage of the tournament. So far MVG has lost just three sets in the three matches he has won, with two of these sets being won by a truly inspired Mensur Sulijovic. MVG looks to have the swagger of a champion and despite his recent defeat to Dobey will be full of confidence that he can dismiss the Englishman and reach another World Championship semi-final.
Chris Dobey: Performance Analysis
Despite his impressive previous World Championship form, few would have predicted that Chris Dobey would have been able to reach this stage of the tournament. Dobey seems to thrive on the very biggest of stages and so far has claimed the scalps of former World Champions Gary Anderson and Rob Cross. In reaching this stage, Dobey has just lost three sets and having beaten van Gerwen the last time the pair locked horns he will be confident of claiming the biggest win of his career here.
Michael van Gerwen vs Chris Dobey: 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)