Michael van Gerwen and Dave Chisnall wrap up the quarter-finals of the World Darts Championship at the Alexandra Palace on New Years’ Day.
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“Mighty Mike” is the odds-on 8/11 favourite to win the prestigious tournament for the fourth time, with Chisnall ranked a 16/1 outsider.
Van Gerwen is 1/6 to progress to the semi-finals for the eighth time, with “Chizzy” the 4/1 underdog to stop MVG.
While Gerwyn Price is widely considered to be the only man who could stop MVG from reclaiming his World Championship crown this year, the stats suggest Chisnall may actually be his toughest opponent remaining in the competition.
Of the competitors left, the 40-year-old ranks second for 180’s (24), second for three-dart average (99.72), and third for checkout rate (45%) in this year’s tournament so far.
Of course, he is behind MVG in the latter two more important statistics there, with the Dutchman’s average of 105.05 absolutely dwarfing everyone else’s, and his checkout rate of 48.10% getting closer to the ruthless form we know he is capable of.
Moreover, rather astonishingly, van Gerwen has won 26 of the last 27 meetings between the pair, with Chisnall last beating MVG in a UK Open qualifier in February 2016. Their total career H2H stands astonishingly one-sided at 44-2-6 (W-D-L) in MVG’s favour.
It’s difficult to see Chisnall being able to get over this huge mental hurdle, then, but he can at least take solace from the fact that only three of those 44 defeats were white-washes.
MVG is 4/1 to beat Chizzy 5-0, with 5-1 considered the most likely outcome at 3/1. With the World No. 8 in decent form, though, I personally believe he can take a few sets, with 5-2 and 5-3 to MVG better value at 4/1 and 5/1 respectively. It’s 8/1 for it to go the distance in van Gerwen’s favour.
Unsurprisingly, all of Chisnall’s correct score markets are in double figures, with a white-wash huge odds at 66/1. Chizzy is 12/1 to win 5-3 or 5-4, which feels like the only way he could progress, to be honest.
Whoever does prove victorious will face Gary Anderson or Dirk van Duijvenbode in the semi-final on Saturday, which both of these players would surely fancy winning on current form to compete in Sunday’s grand finale.