2019 PDC World Darts Championship – Kim Huybrechts vs Daniel Larsson Preview & Prediction

AT A GLANCE

When is Kim Huybrechts vs Daniel Larsson taking place? Wednesday 19th December, 2018

Where is Kim Huybrechts vs Daniel Larsson place? Alexandra Palace, London

What channel is Kim Huybrechts vs Daniel Larsson on? Sky Sports Darts

Where can I stream Kim Huybrechts vs Daniel Larsson? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via the Sky Go app

Are tickets still available for Kim Huybrechts vs Daniel Larsson? https://www.pdc.tv/william-hill-world-darts-championship-tickets

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THE LOWDOWN

KIM HUYBRECHTS

  • Former Premier League player Huybrechts has not been showing much form coming into the World Championship and he has slid down to 21st in the PDC rankings after previously being a top-ten player.
  • The fiery Belgian's best run at Alexandra Palace was back in 2011 when he reached the quarter-finals but he has since been knocked out of the first round twice.
  • Huybrechts has reached the semi-finals in three tournaments this year with the highlight arguably being the PDC World Cup of Darts but for a player of his quality, it has been a disappointing 12 months.

DANIEL LARSSON

  • It was an Alexandra Palace debut to remember for Daniel Larsson after he eliminated major winner Robert Thornton in the first round, averaging 91.03 on his way to a surprise 3-1 success.
  • The Swede made it through to the PDC World Darts Championship through his success on the PDC Nordic & Baltic circuit and he comes up against another big-name player in Huybrechts so he will be the underdog once more.
  • Larsson has stated that he may step down from darts soon to focus on his family after previously stating he may enter Q-School but further success here may force another rethink.

THE PREDICTION

Huybrechts is still struggling to recapture his best form and there is little to suggest he can go deep at Alexandra Palace this year. There is always hope for a player of his ability but he has been nowhere near the level required in recent months and this could be another early exit for the Belgian thrower.

In contrast, Larsson is riding the crest of a wave following his win over Robert Thornton and appears to be thriving on his Alexandra Palace debut. Huybrechts is always capable but the Ally Pally crowd could be witness to another big win for the confident Swede.