Michael Smith vs Peter Wright Betting Tip – Wright To Win – 3rd January 2022

Peter Wright can land his second World Title as he faces Smith in Monday's Final

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England Michael Smith vs Peter Wright Scotland
3rd January 2022
Darts – England – PDC Darts World Championship Final
Pick Draw
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 62/25 odds recorded 23:57 GMT January 2nd 2022

We are down to the showcase match at the PDC Darts World Championship and we have a cracking showdown on the cards.

Michael Smith has produced a stunning run of form to put himself in with a shot of earning the biggest title of his career.

Smith faces former World Champion Peter Wright who heads into the final as the narrow favourite.

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Michael Smith Preview – Can Smith triumph in the Final?

Monday will see the second appearance for Michael Smith in the final of the PDC World Championship Darts.

He reached the final in 2019 but missed out on the title as Michael van Gerwen got the better of him.

This is just the second time in eleven attempts that “Bully Boy” has made it past the quarter-finals.

In Darts betting, Smith is the narrow even-money underdog* (odds recorded 23:57 GMT January 2nd 2022 at Bet365).

Smith’s first big moment of this current World Championship campaign happened in the quarter-finals.

He held his nerve to take a deciding set against the reigning champion Gerwyn Price.

That was a massive hurdle gotten over.

But Smith didn’t let up, powering his way past James Wade in the semi-finals.

There was over a 100 three-dart average by Smith in both of those high profile matches.

Can he keep that form going?

Our betting prediction:
Wright 7-5 Correct Score
8/1

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* (odds recorded 23:57 GMT January 2nd 2022 at Bet365)

 

The previous best effort from Smith in a ranking televised event this season was a semi-final exit at the Grand Slam of Darts.

That run came to an end at the hands of Monday’s opponent Peter Wright in November last year.

The most recent form from the head to head is clearly in favour of Wright.

Smith has won only one of the last five meetings between the two players.

A Michael Smith +1.5 handicap comes in at a quote of 8/11 for darts betting* (odds recorded 23:57 GMT January 2nd 2022 at Bet365).

 

Peter Wright Preview – Snakebite searches for second world title

On Monday Peter Wright will be appearing in his third World Championship Final.

His first appearance ended in defeat in 2014.

But Peter Wright has been here before and has prevailed, winning the 2020 PDC Darts World Championship.

It does look as if he is going to have a battle on his hands on Monday.

His opponent Smith is just bang in form at the moment and this should be a great clash.

Peter Wright is the 4/5 odds-on favourite in the match outright for darts betting* (odds recorded 23:57 GMT January 2nd 2022 at Bet365).

The former champion has had another fantastic season on the PDC.

There have been two ranking and one non-ranking televised titles for Peter “Snakebite” Wright in the campaign.

Those two ranking ones were the World Matchplay and the Players Championship Finals.

It has been six televised tournament titles for Wright in the last two seasons on the PDC.

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Peter Wright got the better of exciting youngster Callum Rydz in the quarter-finals, needing a deciding set there.

Then Snakebite faced former champion, Gary Anderson, in the semi-finals on Sunday.

Wright got through that test with a 6-4 win.

There has been one previous World Championship meeting between Wright and Smith, won by Snakebite back in 2013.

Peter Wright has only lost one of his last sixteen matches in all competitions.

Snakebite brings some big form to the table and is a quote of 8/1 for a 7-5 Correct Score* (odds recorded 23:57 GMT January 2nd 2022 at Bet365).

 

Michael Smith vs Peter Wright Betting Advice

Michael Smith has come up with a couple of very good victories in this campaign and he showed great composure to beat Gerwyn Price in the quarters.

The fact that he followed up that with a convincing semi-final win, shows that he is in good form.

But will he have enough to get over the line?

Wright looks particularly rampant at the moment it is Snakebite that just takes preference.

The win for Peter Wright is at a quote of 4/5* (odds recorded 23:57 GMT January 2nd 2022 at Bet365).

 

Key Facts – Michael Smith vs Peter Wright Betting Tip

  • Michael Smith is in his second World Championship Final (L1)
  • Michael Smith has lost 5 of his last 6 against Wright
  • Peter Wright won the 2019 World Championship

 

This does have the making of a tight match however as Smith clearly has his act together at the moment.

While Smith has been in great form at the Ally Pally, he has struggled with results recently against Peter Wright, so it’s the Scotsman that just takes preference

A Peter Wright -1.5 handicap comes in at a quote of 11/10 in darts betting* (odds recorded 23:57 GMT January 2nd 2022 at Bet365).

The best betting odds for Michael Smith vs Peter Wright

Michael Smith to win: Even Money at Bet365
Peter Wright to win: 4/5 at Bet365