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18 Dec 2018 by Trystan Pugh

2019 PDC World Darts Championship – Krzysztof Ratajski vs Seigo Asada Preview & Prediction

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AT A GLANCE

When is Krzysztof Ratajski vs Seigo Asada taking place? Tuesday 18th December, 2018

Where is Krzysztof Ratajski vs Seigo Asada place? Alexandra Palace, London

What channel is Krzysztof Ratajski vs Seigo Asada on? Sky Sports Darts

Where can I stream Krzysztof Ratajski vs Seigo Asada? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via the Sky Go app

Are tickets still available for Krzysztof Ratajski vs Seigo Asada? https://www.pdc.tv/william-hill-world-darts-championship-tickets

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THE LOWDOWN

KRZYSZTOF RATAJSKI

  • Ratajski enters his second PDC World Darts Championship with plenty of confidence after a successful year which saw him pick up three Players Championship titles despite not yet owning a Tour Card.
  • The Polish player's success has seen him rewarded with a full tour card for 2019 but he will be fully focused on improving upon his previous appearance at Alexandra Palace where he lost to James Wilson in the first round last year.
  • After experiencing some success on the BDO circuit, Ratajski is fast becoming a regular in televised PDC events and has reached the last 16 of the UK Open, Grand Slam of Darts and Players Championship Finals in 2018.

SEIGO ASADA

  • Asada makes his second appearance at the PDC World Darts Championship after coming through a preliminary round and then facing eventual champion Rob Cross - a match he lost 3-0.
  • The Japanese player came through his national championship to book his place at Alexandra Palace and will look to draw on his experience from last year.
  • Asada has previously competed on the BDO circuit with this best result being a run to the last 16 of the 2014 World Masters whilst he is also Japan's top soft-tip darts player.

THE PREDICTION

Many are tipping Ratajski to go far this year and it is hard to argue with that assessment given that he has picked up three Players Championship titles in 2018, despite not being in possession of a Tour Card. The Pole has also put in some impressive performances in front of the cameras as he climbs the PDC rankings and he is the heavy favourite here.

Asada is a talented thrower and has previously won a match at Alexandra Palace, but this is a tough draw for him and we should see the classy Ratajksi progress.

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