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14 Dec 2018 by Ben Morse

2019 PDC World Darts Championship – Brendan Dolan vs Yuanjun Liu Preview & Prediction

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AT A GLANCE

When is Brendan Dolan vs Yuanjun Liu taking place? Sunday 16th December, 2018

Where is Brendan Dolan vs Yuanjun Liu taking place? Alexandra Palace, London

What channel is Brendan Dolan vs Yuanjun Liu on? Sky Sports Arena

Where can I stream Brendan Dolan vs Yuanjun Liu? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via the Sky Go app

Are tickets still available for Brendan Dolan vs Yuanjun Liu? https://www.pdc.tv/william-hill-world-darts-championship-tickets

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THE LOWDOWN

BRENDAN DOLAN

  • Brendan Dolan has been a regular at the PDC World Championship since making his first appearance at the Alexandra Palace back in 2009, but despite appearing in every tournament since then, he has yet to make it past the second round.
  • World number 36 Dolan made history in 2010 by becoming the first player to achieve a nine-dart finish in the double-start format at the World Grand Prix in a semi-final win over James Wade.
  • Dolan reached both the European Championship and World Grand Prix semi-finals in 2012 and won five PDC ranking titles during the following two years whilst also reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup of Darts twice whilst representing Northern Ireland.

YUANJUN LIU

  • Yuanjun Liu qualified for his debut appearance at this year’s PDC World Championships by winning the PFC World China Qualifying Event in November 2018, where he beat Xiaochen Zong 5-2 in the final.
  • China’s Liu previously reached the last 16 of the PDC World Cup of Darts in 2016 where he and Wenge Xie lost to the eventual winners Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis.
  • Liu has played in the Shanghai Masters in 2016 and 2018, losing to Phil Taylor in 2016 and Gerwyn Price in 2018.

THE PREDICTION

Having failed to make an impact at the previous nine PDC World Championships by not advancing further than the second round, Dolan will be looking to finally get over that hurdle. He should be able to make it past an inexperienced Liu who is making his debut at this tournament with world number 14 Joe Cullen waiting for him in the next round.

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