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

THE FACTS

When is Luke Woodhouse vs Dimitri Van den Bergh taking place? Monday 23rd December, 2019 – afternoon

Where is Luke Woodhouse vs Dimitri Van den Bergh taking place? Alexandra Palace, London

What channel is Luke Woodhouse vs Dimitri Van den Bergh on? Sky Sports Darts

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

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

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Dimitri Van den Bergh beat Luke Woodhouse 6-4

THE PLAYERS

LUKE WOODHOUSE

  • PDC World Championship debutant Luke Woodhouse produced one of the shocks of the tournament in round two when he defeated Michael Smith – the 2018-19 runner-up – by three sets to one.
  • By defeating the number four seed, he added further prove that his win against Daryl Gurney at the recent Players Championship Finals was no fluke.
  • Woodhouse has an impressive tournament average of 97.10 from his first two matches – it’s the third highest recorded by any player at the 2019-20 World Championship ahead of the start of the last 32.

DIMITRI VAN DEN BERGH

  • Two-time PDC World Youth Champion Dimitri Van den Bergh produced a top-class display in his straight sets victory against Josh Payne on Saturday night.
  • Van den Bergh recorded an impressive average of 103.81 – the highest in the opening two rounds – against Payne and had a 53% success rate on the doubles.
  • The outstanding performance means that the Belgian number one has now had a match average of over 103 in each of the last three years at Alexandra Palace.

THE PREDICTION

Dimitri Van den Bergh was very impressive in defeating Josh Payne in round two with an average of over 103, it was not a one off, as he has averaged more on two previous occasions at Alexandra Palace. Repeating the performance in the very next match is always a challenge though and the Belgian number one will have a tough test ahead of him, with Luke Woodhouse full of belief after defeating Michael Smith. It makes for an intriguing match and one that is fairly tough to predict. The edge is just given to Van den Bergh, due to his extra experience added to the fact there is more evidence that he is capable of playing to a higher standard but the talented Woodhouse can not be written off easily.

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