2022 PDC World Darts Championship Betting Odds & Predictions

A look at the main contenders for the 2022 PDC Darts World Championship title

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The PDC World Darts Championship betting is on the radar with the 2022 edition kicking off on December 15th.

The tournament will draw to its conclusion in early January.

Gerwyn Price is the one player tasked with defending his crown, so the pressure is all on the Welshman at the Alexandra Palace.

In this PDC World Darts Championship Betting odds preview, we look at the front runners in the hunt to claim the biggest crown in the sport that there is.

2022 PDC World Darts Championship Betting Odds

Gerwyn Price 4/1
Michael van Gerwen 9/2
Peter Wright 6/1
Jonny Clayton 13/2
Dimitri van den Bergh 16/1
Michael Smith 25/1
Nathan Aspinall 25/1
Rob Cross 28/1
Jose de Sousa 28/1
Ryan Searle 33/1
40/1 bar
* (odds recorded at 16:52 GMT on December 13th, 2021 at Bet365)

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When & Where is the 2022 PDC World Darts Championship?

The tournament starts on December 15th and the Final is booked for January 3rd, 2022 where it will be the first to 7 sets. There is a break with no action happening on December 31st.

This tournament is once again hosted at the famous Alexandra Palace.

The set up for the draw is that the Top 32 from the PDC Order of Merit don’t start until the second round of action. The draw is made up by participants from the Pro Tour Order of Merit players and International Qualifiers.

Our betting prediction:
Peter Wright

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* (odds recorded at 16:52 GMT on December 13th, 2021 at Bet365)


Reigning Darts World Champion

Welshman Gerwyn Price won the title for the first time twelve months ago. He went up against former World Champion Gary Anderson in the big showcase match.

It was a relatively comfortable 7-3 win that “The Iceman” took in the contest as well.

Gerwyn Price is a quote of 4/1 in 2022 PDC World Darts Championship betting odds* (odds recorded at 16:52 GMT on December 13th, 2021 at Bet365).

2021 has been a big year for the Welshman as he also added the Grand Slam of Darts title to his trophy cabinet.

In only one of the televised PDC events (ranking and non-ranking) played this year did Gerwyn Price not reach at least the quarter-finals.

He has been a losing semi-finalist and a tournament winner in his last two appearances at the World Championships.

Top 8 Order Of Merit

Gerwyn Price
Peter Wright
Michael van Gerwen
James Wade
Dimitri Van den Bergh
Gary Anderson
Jose de Sousa
Johnny Clayton

Michael van Gerwen looks for title number four

Three-time World Champion Michael Gerwen can never be dismissed from having a chance at the title.

He is this year’s current second favourite in the darts betting at a quote of 9/2* (odds recorded at 16:52 GMT on December 13th, 2021 at Bet365).

Van Gerwen has made five finals in his career at the World Championships.

The last time that he was crowned Champion was in 2019, failing on a title defence against Peter Wright the following year.

For the first time since 2011, Michael van Gerwen has not managed to claim a title in a PDC televised event. T

he best finish that he had at an event was a runner-up spot at the European Championship.

Last year’s World Championship campaign for Mighty Mike ended in the quarter-finals. Still, he’s been to three of the last five finals and a deep run wouldn’t be a shock to anyone.


Last 10 PDC World Championship Darts Winners

  • 2021 Gerwyn Price
  • 2020 Peter Wright
  • 2019 Michael van Gerwen
  • 2018 Rob Cross
  • 2017 Michael van Gerwen
  • 2016 Gary Anderson
  • 2015 Gary Anderson
  • 2014 Michael van Gerwen
  • 2013 Phil Taylor
  • 2012 Adrian Lewis


Peter Wright in the running?

2020 Darts World Champion Peter Wright will be another of the big names who should make his presence felt at the Alexandra Palace.

Wright has had a superb 2021, winning three televised titles.

There were ranking event wins at the Players Championship Finals and the World Match Play for the Scotsman, along with a non-ranking one at the PDC World Cup of Darts.

Wright was also a runner up at the Grand Slam of Darts this year and a losing semi-finalist in the Masters.

Wright comes in at a quote of 6/1 in darts betting for the World Championship, but his most recent track record at the event isn’t great* (odds recorded at 16:52 GMT on December 13th, 2021 at Bet365).

“Snakebite” has made it past the third round in just one of his last four appearances at the World Championships.

But he is in the running and can easily mix it up.

Can Jonny Clayton add to a brilliant year?

One of the outstanding performers of the 2021 calendar year has been Jonny Clayton. It’s been a breakthrough year for him by some measure.

Clayton won the World Grand Prix earlier this year to land his first-ever PDC ranking title.

He also tallied up three non-ranking televised event titles at the World Cup of Darts, the World Series of Darts Finals and the biggest of all, The Masters.

So “The Ferret” has had a storming year and it is going to be fascinating now to see what he can bring to the table at the World Championships.

This is the sixth time in the draw of the PDC World Championship for Clayton who has never been past the third round.

To go all the way, Clayton is a quote of 13/2* (odds recorded at 16:52 GMT on December 13th, 2021 at Bet365).

The best of the rest

Nathan Aspinall has knocked on the door a few times this year in terms of titles. He is still on the hunt for his first televised title. This is just his fourth appearance in the draw, having made the semi-finals in two of his previous three.

Dimitri van den Bergh has reached a couple of televised titles the year, at the World Matchplay and the World Series of Darts Finals, but with no crown. His previous bests at the World Championships have been quarter-final finishes.

James Wade enters fourth on the PDC Order of Merit, largely thanks to his UK Open title in 2021 and a deep run at the Grand Slam of Darts. He’s played the World Championships every edition since his debut in 2005 but has never managed to get the crown.

Gary Anderson has not claimed a televised title this year. He was runner up to Price in the last World Championship final. The Flying Scotsman is one of the best around but hasn’t really been in top form for a few seasons.

To Win 1st Quarter Darts Betting Odds

Gerwyn Price 5/4
Jonny Clayton 5/2
Michael Smith 6/1
Dirk Van Duijvenbode 16/1
Stephen Bunting 18/1
22/1 bar
* (odds recorded at 16:52 GMT on December 13th, 2021 at Bet365).

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Two big contenders are lining up in the top quarter of the draw. That’s reigning Champion Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton. That will be something special if those two come together for a place in the semi-finals.

To Win 2nd Quarter Darts Betting Odds

Dimitri van den Bergh 121/4
James Wade 4/1
Joe Cullen 6/1
Krzysztof Ratajski 6/1
Mervyn King 12/1
Sinon Whitlock 14/1
16/1 bar
* (odds recorded at 16:52 GMT on December 13th, 2021 at Bet365).

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This is one of the weaker sections of the draw, which in turn should strengthen the chance of one of the title winners coming from the first quarter. Quarter 2 is wide open and a fair chance at one of the longer-odds quoted players making a run.

To win 3rd Quarter Darts Betting Odds

Peter Wright 7/4
Jose de Sousa 5/1
Nathan Aspinall 9/2
Ryan Searle 87/1
Danny Noppert 14/1
Brendan Dolan 14/1
20/1 bar
* (odds recorded at 16:52 GMT on December 13th, 2021 at Bet365).

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This is more like it. There are some big players here with Peter Wright looking the pick of the bunch. There are clear threats from Nathan Aspinall and Jose de Sousa, both of which are more than capable of pulling off an upset. But on form, Wright should take this.

To Win 4th Quarter Darts Betting Odds

Michael van Gerwen 11/10
Rob Cross 13/2
Gary Anderson 8/1
Luke Humphries 11/1
Dave Chisnall 12/1
Daryl Gurney 14/1
18/1 bar
* (odds recorded at 16:52 GMT on December 13th, 2021 at Bet365).

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This is the best section of the draw with Van Gerwen, Cross and Anderson in the mix, three former World Champions. But there are a couple of other experienced dangerous floaters in this section in Dave Chisnall and Daryl Gurney. Anderson hasn’t had a great year, but can’t be totally dismissed, neither does 2021 European Championship winner Rob Cross. It’s a big, big quarter of the draw.

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2022 PDC World Championship Darts betting odds

We are being guided by the overall form throughout the 2021 calendar year and that puts two names to the front of the list.

Those are Gerwyn Price and Peter Wright. The last man to defend a title successfully was Gary Anderson back in 2015. That’s the one time since 2013 that a player has won the World Championships back to back.

The added pressure of being the titleholder just wipes out Gerwyn Price for us, leaving us with Peter Wright at 6/1 to win outright in darts betting* (odds recorded at 16:52 GMT on December 13th, 2021 at Bet365).

“Snakebite” has landed some big titles this year and unlike last year when he was the reigning Champion, doesn’t have that pressure on his shoulders.