We're into day 6 of the PDC World Darts Championship and thus far we've had no major shocks. Could that all change on Wednesday? As always, we've analysed the form and given you our betting predictions in the form of a boosted accumulator.
Ryan Joyce -1.5 Hcp - 5/6
First up on Wednesday evening, we've got England's Ryan Joyce (2/5) taking on American Alex Spellman (19/10), with a tough 2nd round fixture against the in-form Stephen Bunting in the offing for the victor.
'Relentless' is up to number 35 in the world after a run to the semi-finals at the recent Players Championship finals and will fancy his chances of progression here. Joyce's best performance at the Worlds was back in 2019, where he lost in the quarter-finals to Michael van Gerwen.
In 2024, he takes on 35-year-old Spellman, who is a virtual unknown this side of the pond. Of course, it's unwise to write off anyone in the first round, having seen the performances of both Man-Lok Leung and Tomoya Goto, but this should be a comfortable win for Joyce.
Richard Veenstra to beat Ben Robb - 1/2
Next on the oche, it's the Netherlands' Richard Veenstra taking on Ben Robb (8/5) of New Zealand. Lying in wait for the winner is Belgian Kim Huybrechts but first they have to get there.
Despite his greater experience and higher world ranking, it's actually Veenstra's debut at Ally Pally, in comparison to Robb, who is on his fourth appearance.
The 42-year-old has had a decent career on the WDF tour but finally won a PDC tour card for 2023 and 2024 and has found it tough going. 'Flyers' hasn't made it past the 3rd round in any ranking event and will hope to have a good run here.
As for Robb, he has lost at the first round on all his three previous Worlds outings and will be dying to break his duck on the biggest of stages.
Looking at Veenstra's recent results and it's clear he is playing at something near his best, beating Michael Smith at the recent Players Championship. It should be enough to break the New Zealander's heart again.
Luke Littler -1.5 Hcp - 8/11
Third match of the evening features the hottest young property in the sport in 16-year-old Luke Littler (1/3), who takes on veteran Christian Kist (23/10) for a place in the second round.
'The Nuke' has been spoken about in glowing terms for a couple of years now, after some amazing performances, including a nine-darter at the age of 14! That only increased after winning the JDC World Championship in 2022 and then the more prestigious PDC World Youth Championship just under a month ago.
Here, he should have too much scoring power for the solid but unspectacular Christian Kist, who has never kicked on from a sole BDO World Championship title in 2012. His time in the PDC has been fruitless and I don't expect that to change on Wednesday evening.
Jim Williams +1.5 Hcp - 8/11
Last match on stage and the game of the night, sees Jim Williams (8/5) taking on Peter Wright (1/2), in a second round match up that could be a thriller.
Williams strolled past Norman Madhoo 3-0 in the first round but wasn't at his best, registering just under 88 as a 3-dart average. He will need to raise that significantly against Wright but it's certainly within his capabilities.
'The Quiff' made the third round last year before losing to Gabriel Clemens and is capable of throwing around the 100 mark, when he is properly on his game.
As for 'Snakebite', he has had a really inconsistent couple of years, after picking up his second World Championship in 2022. He finished bottom of the Premier League this season and has constantly tinkered with his darts to try and find a winning formula.
That appeared to have worked, when picking up the European Championship and the Czech Darts Open titles but those have been the exception rather than the norm.
I wouldn't be surprised at any result in this match but am going to go with the averages and expect Williams to at least cover the spread.
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