2020 BDO World Darts Championship – Jim Williams vs Ryan Hogarth Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Jim Williams vs Ryan Hogarth taking place? Thursday 9th January, 2020 – afternoon

Where is Jim Williams vs Ryan Hogarth taking place? Indigo at The O2, London

What channel is Jim Williams vs Ryan Hogarth on? Some BDO World Championship matches will be televised live on Eurosport and Quest in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedules

Where can I stream Jim Williams vs Ryan Hogarth? If televised on Eurosport, then the match can be streamed on either Sky Go or Eurosport Player

Where can I get tickets for Jim Williams vs Ryan Hogarth? Click here to purchase tickets

THE PLAYERS

JIM WILLIAMS

  • Jim Williams produced a patchy performance in his epic round one tussle against Gary Stone that the Welshman eventually won by six legs to four in the final set.
  • The match average of 85.52 recorded by Williams in his opening game ended his run of six consecutive 90+ averages at the World Championship.
  • Williams has reached at least the quarter-finals in each of the last two years at the BDO World Championship and this is his fifth consecutive appearance in the last 16.

RYAN HOGARTH

  • Ryan Hogarth made it through to the last 16 for the first time at the BDO World Championship with a 3-1 win against Thibault Tricole late on Tuesday night.
  • Hogarth was in the end a very relieved man as he avoided going into the final set by coming from 2-1 down to win the fourth set after the Frenchman had rallied from losing the opening two sets.
  • The Scotsman’s average of 80.36 against Tricole was lower than the 81.18 he recorded in his prelim round defeat at the 2019 World Championship.

THE PREDICTION

Jim Williams was pushed all the way in his match against Stone and having overcome the opening round nerves, he is likely to be a lot more settled over this longer format. Hogarth has beaten Williams before, and may take confidence from that, but this is a whole new level and the quality of Williams should shine through in a 4-2 victory for the Welshman.

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