Dimitri Van den Bergh vs Dave Chisnall Betting Tip Van den Bergh -2.5 handicap – 20th July 2020

Van den Bergh can take a step further on his title defence by beating Chizzy

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Belgium Dimitri Van den Bergh vs Dave Chisnall England
20th July 22:15hrs
Darts – England – PDC World Matchplay
Pick Draw
Bookmaker Ladbrokes
Odds: 62/25 odds recorded 22:20 GMT on July 20th

Reigning World Matchplay champion Dimitri Van den Berg moves into second-round action at the 2021 edition on Tuesday.

He has already come through an opening challenge but will have more on his plate in this second-round match.

Van den Bergh lines up against Dave Chisnall who had a tight squeeze in his opening round.

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Dimitri Van den Bergh Preview – Can reigning champ progress?

The surprise winner of last year’s World Matchplay Darts, Dimitri Van den Bergh is back in action.

In the first round on Sunday, the Belgian faced Jamaica’s, Devon Petersen.

It was a comfortable enough victory for Van den Bergh, who pulled away after the first break to record an easy 1-5 win.

In the match outright for World Matchplay darts betting, Van den Bergh is a quote of 8/15* (odds recorded 22:20 GMT on July 20th).

He was in decent form coming into the action, with runs of form produced in Players Championship events earlier this month.

It has been a good couple of months in terms of form for the Belgian.

But in major tournaments this year he hasn’t managed to get past the fourth round of action.

The title that he won at the World Matchplay last year, was delivered impressively on his tournament debut.

Our betting prediction:
Van den Bergh 11-8 correct score

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(odds recorded 22:20 GMT on July 20th)


Now a look at the head to head between Dimitri Van den Bergh and Dave Chisnall.

There have been five previous meetings between the two players.

It is only the one success for Van den Bergh out of that run of form which puts an interesting twist on this.

The one victory that Van den Bergh took over Chisnall was in the World Cup of Darts in 2018.

This is the first meeting between the two players since the 2019 European Championship.


Dave Chisnall Preview – Can “Chizzy” upset Van den bergh?

Well, this just looks like being such an interesting showdown as “Chizzy” has enjoyed a good season.

He has made at least the quarter-finals in The Masters, UK Open and the World Championship this year, so has stepped up when it matures.

In the match outright for darts betting on this World Matchplay fixture, the win for Chisnall is at 6/4* (odds recorded 22:20 GMT on July 20th).

In the first round of action, Dave Chisnall faced Vincent van der Voort.

That was a long match with Chisnall getting a 10-8 victory in the end. But he did have a tough time shaking off the attention of his Dutch opponent in that one.

But that is early pressure that he has handled. It could serve him well.

Out of interest for World Matchplay darts betting, Chisnall is currently 9th on the PDC Order of Merit, just one place behind Van de Bergh.

We would fully expect this match to be a long one and a Chisnall +2.5 handicap is at a quote of even money for the fixture* (odds recorded 22:20 GMT on July 20th).

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That doesn’t look like a bad darts betting option at all, because Dave Chisnall looks to have a chance here.

“Chizzy” has made the quarterfinals of the World Matchplay in five of his last eight appearances, never having been beyond that stage.

Chisnall wasn’t carrying great form through this month’s Players Championship tournament, it has to be noted.

He was struggling to get deep into tournaments.

In fact, Chisnall lost in the second round in three of his four Players Championship events in July.

Can he stick around there and make life difficult for Van den Bergh once again?


Dimitri Van den Bergh vs Dave Chisnall Betting Advice

This is really interesting. Dave Chisnall bosses the head to head record with Dimitri Van den Bergh, so how much do we rely on that?

The 6/4 match outright appeal on “Chizzy” getting the win isn’t without some nice appeal* (odds recorded 22:20 GMT on July 20th).

He did work hard to pull through his first round match. The Englishman has also stood up well in bigger tournaments in 2021. But in terms of current form Dimitri Van den Berg takes it.

Key Facts – Dimitri Van den Bergh vs Dave Chisnall Betting Tip

  • Dimitri Van den Bergh trails the head to head 1-4 against Chisnall
  • Dimitri Van den Bergh won last year’s World Matchplay on his debut
  • Dave Chisnall has never been past the quarter finals at the tournament


Van den Bergh wasn’t really tested in his opening round match, having coasted through his match.

So it’s just that form that leans us towards thinking that the Belgian scraps through this tie.

We are pulling for the Van Den Bergh -2.5 handicap at even money* (odds recorded 22:20 GMT on July 20th).


The best betting odds for Dimitri Van den Bergh vs Dave Chisnall

Dimitri Van den Bergh to win: 8/15 at Bet365
Dave Chisnall to win: 6/4 at Bet365