Dimitri Van den Bergh vs Krzysztof Ratajski Betting Tip Van den Bergh -2.5 H/C- 24th July 2021

Dimitri van den Bergh / Belgium ©IMAGO / Pro Sports Images 07/22/2021

Belgium Dimitri Van den Bergh vs Krzysztof Ratajski Poland
24th July from 1900hrs
Darts – England – PDC World Matchplay
Pick Van den Bergh -2.5 Handicap
Bookmaker Ladbrokes
Odds: 4/5 odds recorded 22:39 GMT on 23rd July

Reigning World Matchplay champion Dimitri Van den Bergh is within one match of a return to the final.

This has been an impressive run for him, as he knocked off the top seed Gerwyn Price in the quarter-finals.

Standing between Van den Bergh and the final is Poland’s Krzysztof Ratasjki.

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Dimitri Van den Bergh Preview – Van den Bergh to return to the final

Ahead of last year’s World Matchplay Darts, few would have expected Belgium’s Dimitri Van den Bergh to come through and win.

But he did so impressively on his debut, beating Gary Anderson in the final.

Now the Belgian is back at the semi final stage and the favourite to win Saturday’s fixture as well.

In the match outright for World Matchplay darts betting, Van den Bergh is a quote of 4/9 odds-on* (odds recorded 22:39 GMT on 23rd July 2021 at Ladbrokes).

Given what he produced in the Quarter Finals, that’s hard to argue with.

Van den Bergh was up against World Number One Gerwyn Price in the last round, and Price was looking bang in form.

However, it was to be Van den Bergh’s night as he destroyed the Welshman 16-9 in a huge, huge upset.

After that, punters will be expecting him to follow through and beat 13th seed Ratajski

Our betting prediction:
Total Legs Over 2.5

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* (odds recorded 22:39 GMT on 23rd July 2021 at Ladbrokes)


Van den Bergh has won all three of his matches at the tournament this year by a margin of at least three legs.

“The DreamMaker” can be backed at a quote for 4/5 for a -2.5 handicap* (odds recorded 22:39 GMT on 23rd July 2021 at Ladbrokes).

Looking back at his Players Championship form this month, coupled with this run, he could take some stopping.

The one interesting thing about Saturday’s clash, however, is that Van den Bergh has lost his last three matches against Ratajski.


Krzysztof Ratajski Preview – Can Polish player upset the odds?

We are going straight to the head to head, which suggests that Krzysztof Ratajski can have a say in this.

He holds a W3 L1 1reocrd against Van den Bergh from their previous meetings.

The two players have met already this year, with Ratajski winning 6-3 in a Players Championship fixture.

This is the first time that they have met in a major tournament.

In the match outright for darts betting, the win for Ratajski is at a quote of 2/1* (odds recorded 22:39 GMT on 23rd July 2021 at Ladbrokes).

The 44-year-old “Polish Eagle” has moved quality through the draw at this year’s World Matchplay.

He comfortably beat Brendan Dolan and then Luke Humphries in his first two matches.

That set him up with a match against Callan Rydz in the Quarter Finals and Ratajski comfortably completed the job there 16-8.

The Polish player has hit at least a 97 three-dart average in each of his matches at the Winter Gardens.

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Krzysztof Ratajski has gone better than his Quarter Final appearance at least this year’s World Matchplay.

This is just the third time that he has been in the main draw of the event.

With Quarter Finals at the World Championship and UK Open this season, there’s been a little hint that he’s growing into the bigger PDC events.

Last year was the first time that he qualified for all of the major PDC (televised and non-televised) events.

Ratajski is going to be facing a confident opponent here and a Ratajski +3.5 handicap is at a quote of 8/11* (odds recorded 22:39 GMT on 23rd July 2021 at Ladbrokes).


Dimitri Van den Bergh vs Krzysztof Ratajski Betting Advice

Well, well, well. Title defences are no easy thing to pull off, but Dimitri Van den Bergh has to be backed to get a step closer.

That was some performance that he produced to knock down Gerwen Price in the Quarter Finals.

“The DreamMaker” had been an underdog against the in-form Welshman.


Key Facts – Dimitir Van den Bergh vs Krzysztof Ratajski Betting Tip

  • Dimitri Van den Bergh trails 1-3 in the head to head with Ratajski
  • Dimitri Van den Bergh won last year’s title on his debut
  • Krzysztof Ratajski was a losing Quarter Finalist last year


For Darts betting on this one, we are going with the Van den Bergh -2.5 handicap at 4/5* (odds recorded 22:39 GMT on 23rd July 2021 at Ladbrokes).

That looks reasonable and the Belgian has to have some big wind in his sails.

Ratajski deserves credit for getting this far and he’s in a steady, consistent form.

But the draw has been kind to him and this is easily his toughest assignment yet.


The best betting odds for Dimitri Van den Bergh vs Krzysztof Ratajski

Dimitir Van den Bergh to win: 2/5 at Bet365
Krzysztof Ratajski to win: 2/1 at Bet365