The PDC heads to the Netherlands this weekend where the 2021 World Series of Darts Finals will take place at the AFAS Live in Amsterdam.
The field will consist of 24 players, with the top eight seeded players entering the tournament in the second round.
The final will begin on Sunday the 31st of October, which as we all know is Halloween, so we will wait to see how Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright, will make his highly-anticipated appearance.
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Seven Dutchman are in the field so the home fans will have plenty to cheer about, but the favourite remains Welshman and returning champion Gerwyn Price.
Queen Of The Palace
Fallon Sherrock, who this week qualified for the PDC World Championships of Darts, will also be in action.
The Queen of the Palace is actually the second seed on account of her runner-up finish in the Nordic Masters in Copenhagen a few weeks back.
Despite that, bet365 have priced her up at 100/1.
To be fair, she only needed to win two matches to reach that final after her scheduled opponent in the quarter-final, world number one Gerwyn ‘The Iceman’ Price withdrew from the competition with an injury. All the same, her comeback against the Dream Maker Dimitri van den Bergh in the semis was still hugely impressive.
There is a nervousness about those that have to play her and in this case, it will be the winner of the first-round match between Krzyzstof Ratajksi and the big German Gabriel Clemens.
The top half of the draw features two of dart’s current big three, world champion Price, his compatriot Jonny Clayton, who has enjoyed a great run the past 12 months, plus Dutch local hero Michael van Gerwen.
The other member of darts big three, Peter Wright, finds himself in the considerably softer bottom half of the draw, where the main threat would seemingly be Michael Smith, who looks like he is coming back into form.
The Scot is a 6/1 shot while his English rival is a far tastier 22/1, which given his win last week in the Players Championship is exceedingly tempting.
For Bully Boy to emerge victorious, he would need to overcome just three opponents, the first of which would be against Belgium’s Kim Huybrechts, who is ranked 33 in the world to Smith’s tenth.
Huybrechts is a rival who Smith has beaten on their last two meetings, the most recent of which came only one week ago in Barnsley.
On form, which admittedly he hasn’t been for some time now until recently, speedy Smith can beat anyone, and three victories will not be out of the question making 22/1 definitely worth your consideration.
That said, the big three of Price (1/3), Wright (6/1) and van Gerwen (3/1) — the latter of whom will have the luxury of home support — can never be ruled out. The same can be said for the player that is surely the player of the year, Jonny Clayton (8/1).
All darts betting odds are provided by bet365.
World Series Of Darts 2021 Schedule
Friday October 29 (1800 GMT)
- Maik Kuivenhoven v John Henderson
- James Wade v Mervyn King
- Nathan Aspinall v Vincent van der Voort
- Jeffrey de Zwaan v Dirk van Duijvenbode
- Krzysztof Ratajski v Gabriel Clemens
- Niels Zonneveld v Dave Chisnall
- Jose de Sousa v Danny Noppert
- Kim Huybrechts v Michael Smith
Saturday October 30 (1800 GMT)
Second Round (Best of 11 legs)
- Michael van Gerwen v Kuivenhoven/Henderson
- Madars Razma v James Wade or Mervyn King
- Jonny Clayton v Nathan Aspinall or Vincent Van der Voort
- Gerwyn Price v Jeffrey De Zwaan or Dirk Van Duijvenbode
- Fallon Sherrock v Krzysztof Ratajski or Gabriel Clemens
- Gary Anderson v Niels Zonneveld or Dave Chisnall
- Dimitri Van den Bergh v Jose De Sousa or Danny Noppert
- Peter Wright v Kim Huybrechts or Michael Smith
Sunday October 31
Quarter-Finals (Best of 19 legs)
- Eight Matches
Semi-Finals (Best of 21 legs)
- Two Matches
Final (Best of 21 legs)
- One Match
QUICK GLANCE AT THE WORLD SERIES OF DARTS FINALS
Venue: AFAS Live, Amsterdam
Dates: 29 – 31 October 2021
Format: Best of 11, 19 and 21 legs
Current Champion: Gerwyn Price
Where To Watch: ITV 4
When To Watch: 1800 (BST)