2019-20 PDC World Darts Championship – Dimitri Van den Bergh vs Adrian Lewis Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Dimitri Van den Bergh vs Adrian Lewis taking place? Saturday 28th December, 2019 – afternoon

Where is Dimitri Van den Bergh vs Adrian Lewis taking place? Alexandra Palace, London

What channel is Dimitri Van den Bergh vs Adrian Lewis on? Sky Sports Darts

Where can I stream Dimitri Van den Bergh vs Adrian Lewis? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for Dimitri Van den Bergh vs Adrian Lewis? https://www.pdc.tv/william-hill-world-darts-championship-tickets

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Adrian Lewis beat Dimitri Van den Bergh 6-5

THE PLAYERS

DIMITRI VAN DEN BERGH

  • Dimitri Van den Bergh is through to the last 16 at the PDC World Championship for the second time in three years having defeated Josh Payne and more latterly Luke Woodhouse in his opening two matches of the tournament.
  • His performance in his 4-2 win against Luke Woodhouse didn’t match the lofty standards of his 103.81 against Payne, but the young Belgian was always in control and he took out four timely ton-plus checkouts during the encounter.
  • A win here would put Van den Bergh into his first major ranking tournament quarter-final since reaching the last eight at the 2018 Grand Slam of Darts.

ADRIAN LEWIS

  • Two-time world champion Adrian Lewis reached this stage of the tournament with wins against Cristo Reyes and Darren Webster in matches that went all the way to a deciding set.
  • Lewis was forced to come from behind in each of those matches having lost the opening two sets on both occasions. Against Webster, he was also thankful that his opponent missed set darts in sets three and four.
  • Jackpot has lost on each of his last two appearances in the last 16 at the PDC World Championship – with defeats against Michael van Gerwen 12 months ago and Raymond van Barneveld three years ago.

THE PREDICTION

Adrian Lewis has really had to dig deep, whilst also riding his luck, to reach this stage of the tournament with come-from-behind wins against both Cristo Reyes and Darren Webster. In contrast to Lewis, Dimitri Van den Bergh has not really been troubled with two very assured performances taking him though his opening two matches, with the young Belgian looking full of belief. Lewis obviously has great pedigree at the World Championship and there is a possibility he can roll back the years, but high-class performances from Jackpot aren’t as frequent these days and Van den Bergh is tipped to rise to the occasion and reach the quarter-finals for the second time in three years.

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