2019-20 PDC World Darts Championship – Luke Humphries vs Peter Wright Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Luke Humphries vs Peter Wright taking place? Sunday 29st December, 2019 – afternoon

Where is Luke Humphries vs Peter Wright taking place? Alexandra Palace, London

What channel is Luke Humphries vs Peter Wright on? Sky Sports Darts

Where can I stream Luke Humphries vs Peter Wright? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for Luke Humphries vs Peter Wright? https://www.pdc.tv/william-hill-world-darts-championship-tickets

What was the outcome in the last meeting? No previous meetings

THE PLAYERS

LUKE HUMPHRIES

  • Luke Humphries defeated Kim Huybrechts 4-1 in the last 16 to make it through to the quarter-finals at the PDC World Championship for the second time in a row. Last year at this stage of the tournament, he lost 5-1 to Michael Smith.
  • Humphries had a slow start against Huybrechts and was averaging 87 when trailing 2-0 in the third set but he recovered and turned the game on its head by winning nine of the next ten legs to progress. His average over the last ten legs of the match was over 103.
  • His total of 10 180s in the last 16 is his highest total in a match at the PDC World Championship and increased his total at the 2019-20 tournament to 31.

PETER WRIGHT

  • Peter Wright came through the last 16 in a tie-break against Jeffrey de Zwaan. Wright had taken the opening three sets and was 2-0 up in the fourth set before the Dutchman mounted what looked to be a very unlikely comeback.
  • Wright finished the match with a very impressive checkout percentage of 51%, his overall tournament success on the doubles is now just under 48%. Also noteworthy is his total of 12 180s against De Zwaan – that is his second highest ever total in a World Championship match.
  • Former PDC World Championship finalist Snakebite is through to his fifth PDC World Championship quarter-final – he has won two and lost two of the previous four.

THE PREDICTION

Peter Wright has made hard work of his progress to the quarter-finals with two victories in deciding sets along the way – including his win against De Zwaan in the last 16 when he had looked likely to triumph in straight sets. Snakebite did mention that fatigue had been a problem against De Zwaan and he won’t want to get involved in another epic this time out. Humphries is capable of pushing Wright hard, the World Youth champion reached the quarter-finals here last year, so this is no new occasion and an average of 103 in the closing ten legs against Huybrechts shows what standard he can reach. The extra big game experience and quality that Wright possesses should be enough to see off the challenge from Humphries and he is tipped to win 5-3. The main prediction for this match is over 17.5 180s – both players have been prolific through the tournament so far and that total should be achievable.

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