World Darts Championship Day 5 Betting Tips: MVG stars in Boosted 12/1 Acca

 | December 18 | 

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We're flying through the opening rounds of the PDC World Darts Championship and on Tuesday evening, we have some more first and second round action. We've picked out a bet from each of the games and have a boosted 12/1 Acca to get stuck into. 

World Darts Day 5 Betting Tips

  • Wessel Nijman to beat Steve Beaton @ 8/13
  • Mike de Decker -1.5 Hcp @ 5/6
  • Ricardo Pietreczko to win 3-0 @ 10/11
  • Michael van Gerwen to win 3-0 @ 5/6

Boosted Acca @ 9/1 12/1

Wessel Nijman to beat Steve Beaton @ 8/13

First up on Tuesday night, we have one of the legends of the game, in veteran Steve Beaton (13/10), taking on young Dutchman Wessel Nijman.

'The Bronzed Adonis' won the BDO World Championship way back in 1996 but has struggled to carry that from over to the PDC circuit, only reaching one ranking final in his long career.

Whilst the 59-year-old has never been past the last 16 at Ally Pally, he has shown remarkable consistency in qualifying for the event, with this being his 23rd consecutive appearance in the finals. However, in recent years, Beaton has struggled to get out of the first round and lost 3-0 in two of his last three opening matches.

Here, he comes up against one of the never-ending conveyor belt of young Dutch throwers, in the form of Wessel Nijman. The 23-year-old saw a promising youth career abruptly halted, as he was banned for match-fixing for five years in 2020, which was subsequently shortened to two-and-a-half years.

Since his return to the Pro Tour, Nijman has displayed some of the talent that won his several world boys titles and he hit some impressive averages in reaching the semi-final of the World Youth Championship in Milton Keynes.

If Nijman can keep up that level of performance, he should have too much for an ailing Beaton.

Mike de Decker -1.5 Hcp @ 5/6

Next up, it's an all European affair, as Belgium's Mike de Decker (4/11) takes on German Dragutin Horvat (21/10), for a place in the second round against Latvian Madars Razma.

The 28-year-old has qualified for the last three World Championships and has managed to get past the first round on two occasions, before losing 3-0 twice at the next stage.

Here he takes on the world no.170, a man 133 places below him in the Order of Merit and it's a game he should win comfortably. 'Herkules' competes mainly on the Challenge Tour these days and is taking part in his second Worlds, after a first round loss to Simon Whitlock, back in 2017.

I'm fully expecting de Decker to win this one and cover the handicap spread.

Ricardo Pietreczko to win 3-0 @ 10/11

The third game of the night is an intriguing one, between two of the smallest competitors in the event.

German Ricardo Pietreczko (1/10) takes on the second female qualifier, Mikuru Suzuki (6/1), for a shot at #30 seed Callan Rydz.

'Pikachu' is one of the new breed of players hailing from Germany and had a homecoming to remember in October, as he beat Michael van Gerwen and Peter Wright on the way to picking up the German Darts Championship, for his first ever European Tour and ranking event title.

Meanwhile, Suzuki is only in London at the behest of women's world no.1 Beau Greaves, who decided to defend her women's World Championship title, instead of trying to win the men's trophy.

The Japanese thrower is a two-time women's World Champion herself, but has dropped as low as no. 20 in the current female rankings. The 29-year-old German should have a procession through to the next round here.

Michael van Gerwen to win 3-0 @ 5/6

Last game of the evening sees three-time World Champion Michael van Gerwen (1/12) take on Ireland's Keane Barry (13/2) for a 3rd round berth.

Barry advanced from a soul-destroying first round match-up against Filipino Reynaldo Rivera, who was painfully slow to approach the oche and to throw his darts. 'Dynamite' managed to keep his focus and breezed through to a 3-1 win to set up this contest with van Gerwen.

'MVG' showed he was back to something approaching his best at the recent Players Championship, where he threw a nine-darter but eventually lost 11-9 to the all-conquering Luke Humphries.

In that event, he set a new tournament record, with a 118.52 average against Ross Smith and if he can play anywhere near as well as he did in Minehead, I can't see Barry pinching a set from him.

Day 5 world darts championship accumulator at 12-1

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