2020 BDO World Darts Championship – Scott Waites vs Scott Mitchell Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Scott Waites vs Scott Mitchell taking place? Friday 10th January, 2020 – evening

Where is Scott Waites vs Scott Mitchell taking place? Indigo at The O2, London

What channel is Scott Waites vs Scott Mitchell 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 Scott Waites vs Scott Mitchell? If televised on Eurosport, then the match can be streamed on either Sky Go or Eurosport Player

Where can I get tickets for Scott Waites vs Scott Mitchell? Click here to purchase tickets

THE PLAYERS

SCOTT WAITES

  • Two-time champion Scott Waites recovered from losing the opening two sets to win 4-2 against number one seed Wesley Harms in the last 16.
  • In his victory against Harms, Waites averaged under 90 for the second match in a row, and it’s the first time he has recorded consecutive sub-90 averages in a World Championship tournament since 2012.
  • The consistency of the Yorkshireman at this tournament is shown by the fact this is his ninth time in the quarter-finals. He has won four of his last five quarter-final matches at the BDO World Championship.

SCOTT MITCHELL

  • 2015 champion Scott Mitchell has dropped only one set in defeating Leighton Bennett and Michael Unterbuchner to reach the quarter-finals.
  • His 4-0 victory against Michael Unterbuchner was much more comprehensive than expected. Mitchell’s 50% checkout percentage proved to be the crucial difference, with his German opponent missing four darts to win set two and a further four darts to win set three.
  • Since winning the world title in 2015, Mitchell has not gone further than the quarter-finals as he has suffered 5-3 defeats against Richard Veenstra (2016) and Jim Williams (2019) in his last two appearances in the quarters.

THE PREDICTION

This is a tantalising contest between the only two players left in the men’s draw who have won the BDO World Championship title. Mitchell was very impressive against Unterbuchner, producing a consistent all-round performance that was too good for his opponent. Scott Waites looked to be in trouble against Wesley Harms but managed to turn the game around. He has a knack of producing the big shots at the right time and this might just be the difference that sees Waites win, in what is a very tough game to predict.

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