2022 Betfred World Matchplay PDC Darts Picks

  • What: 2022 Betfred World Matchplay Darts Tournament
  • Date: July 16, 2022 through July 24, 2022
  • Location: Winter Gardens in Blackpool, England

The 2022 Betfred World Matchplay Darts tournament marks the 29th annual edition of World Matchplay. The tournament, which features 32 of the best darts players in the world.

Peter Wright is the defending champion. Wright defeated Dimitri Van den Bergh by a score of 18-9 in the 2021 World Matchplay Final. The tournament also features several former world champions: Michael van Gerwen, James Wade, Gary Anderson, Dimitri Van den Bergh and Rob Cross.

The tournament takes place across nine days. The total prize money involved in the Betfred World Matchplay is £800,000. The winner of the tournament takes home £200,000 and the coveted Phil Taylor Trophy.

Before we look at the picks for the 2022 Betfred World Matchplay PDC Darts tournament, check out our sportsbooks guide to get started on making the best PDC bets and while you’re at it, take a look at the best sports betting apps and mobile options. 

2022 Betfred World Matchplay PDC Darts Picks

To Win 2022 World MatchplayBetOnlineBovada
Michael van Gerwen+500+500
Gerwyn Price+650+700
Jonny Clayton+700+650
Peter Wright+750+800
Michael Smith+1100+1000
Dimitri van den Bergh+1200+1200
Luke Humphries+1200+1000
Rob Cross+1600+1800
Joe Cullen+2000+2200
Danny Noppert+2500+2000
Dirk Van Duijvenbode+2500+2200
Nathan Aspinall+2800+2800
Damon Heta+2800+2200
James Wade+3300+2800
Gary Anderson+3300+3300
Dave Chisnall+4000+3300
Jose De Sousa+5000+5000
Ryan Searle+5000+3300
Chris Dobey+6600+8000
Krzysztof Ratajski+6600+5000
Stephen Bunting+8000+8000
Brendan Dolan+8000+6600
Callan Rydz+8000+8000
Daryl Gurney+8000+8000
Andrew Gilding+8000+10000
Martin Schindler+10000+10000
Gabriel Clemens+10000+12500
Kim Huybrechts+12500+12500
Adrian Lewis+12500+12500
Madars Razma+20000+25000
Rowby-John Rodriguez+20000+12500
Martin Lukeman+20000+15000
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Michael van Gerwen

The 33-year-old Michael van Gerwen is a three-time PDC World Champion, holding the title in 2014, 2017 and 2019. He was the world No. 1 ranked player from 2014 through 2021.

Van Gerwen is the No. 2 player on the ProTour Order of Merit, having earned £158,500 over the past 12 months. The Dutch darts player is the No. 4 ranked player in the world entering the 2022 Betfred World Matchplay.

Van Gerwen made it to the third round of the 2022 PDC World Darts Championship before he withdrew after he tested positive for COVID-19.

Michael van GerwenTO WIN 2022 WORLD MATCHPLAY
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Gerwyn Price

The winner of the 2021 World Darts Championship, Gerwyn Price is currently the No. 2 ranked darts player in the world. Price is No. 3 on the ProTour Order of Merit with £124,000 in winnings in the past 12 months. His winnings over the past 24 months total £1,182,750.

The 37-year-old Welsh player is the first player from Wales to claim the world championship. Price failed to get past the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Championship, losing to Michael Smith 5-4.

Gerwyn PriceTO WIN 2022 WORLD MATCHPLAY
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Peter Wright

The defending champion of the World Matchplay Tournament, Peter Wright has racked up £1,201,500 in winnings over the past 24 months. However, he is the No. 9 player in the ProTour Order of Merit with £90,250 in winnings over the past 12 months. Wright is the No. 1 ranked darts player in the world.

When Wright took over the No. 1 ranking in March, he became, at 51, the oldest player to achieve that ranking. Now 52, Wright is also the reigning World Darts Champion, claiming his second title in January with a win over Michael Smith in the finals.

Peter WrightTO WIN 2022 WORLD MATCHPLAY
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Our Pick

Gerwyn Price has struggled this year with results and injuries, but he is reportedly back to full health and with that, I think he’ll make a statement in this tournament.

Pick: Gerwyn Price to win the 2022 Betfred World Matchplay Darts Tournament.

Gerwyn PriceTO WIN 2022 WORLD MATCHPLAY
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