2019-20 PDC World Darts Championship – Kim Huybrechts vs Geert Nentjes Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Kim Huybrechts vs Geert Nentjes taking place? Friday 13th December, 2019 – evening

Where is Kim Huybrechts vs Geert Nentjes taking place? Alexandra Palace, London

What channel is Kim Huybrechts vs Geert Nentjes on? Sky Sports Darts

Where can I stream Kim Huybrechts vs Geert Nentjes? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for Kim Huybrechts vs Geert Nentjes? https://www.pdc.tv/william-hill-world-darts-championship-tickets

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Kim Huybrechts beat Geert Nentjes 6-5

THE PLAYERS

KIM HUYBRECHTS

  • Kim Huybrechts is appearing at the PDC World Championship for the ninth successive occasion, with his run to the quarter-finals on his debut at the 2011-12 tournament still his best ever showing at a World Championship.
  • The last couple of years have seen Huybrechts fall down the rankings due to poor form. He has lost his spot as the number one ranked Belgian in the PDC to Dimitri Van den Bergh and this is the first time that he has not been a seeded player at the World Championship since he made his debut.
  • Such have been his struggles for positive results on the tour, he has recorded only one quarter-final placing in a ranking tournament in 2019 and has not reached a major ranking tournament quarter-final since March 2017 at the UK Open.

GEERT NENTJES

  • Geert Nentjes has qualified for the PDC World Championship for the second successive time – both via the PDC Development Tour Order of Merit – where in 2019 he finished third behind Ted Evetts and Luke Humphries.
  • Nentjes will be looking for a big improvement on his debut showing here last year where he recorded an average of 78 in a 3-0 defeat at the hands of eventual semi-finalist Nathan Aspinall in round one.
  • Although Nentjes has had some success on the Development Tour, he has yet to progress further than the last 16 in a senior ranking tournament. He has notably recorded two nine-dart finishes in 2019 – one on the main circuit and one on the Development Tour.

THE PREDICTION

Huybrechts will be hoping to end a disappointing 2019 with a good run at the World Championship as he strives to climb his way back up the PDC Order of Merit. The last couple of years have certainly been barren for the Belgian which is highlighted by the fact he is unseeded here for the first time since his debut appearance. Nentjes didn’t settle in well on his World Championship debut last year and although he ought to be better for the experience, it is unlikely that he will be able to stop Huybrechts claiming a much-needed victory and a win in four sets is the prediction.

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