PDC World Series of Darts Finals, Prediction and Betting Tips

TournamentWorld Series of Darts Finals
Timetable15th-17th September
PredictionMichael van Gerwen to win
Oddsvan Gerwen to Win @ TBA
Michael van Gerwen to win
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The World Series of Darts Finals, which is a competition that is organised by the Professional Darts Corporation, is one that darts fans across the world love to watch and place bets on. Before you go ahead and bet on the 2023 edition, do yourself a favour and check out my prediction.

🎱 The World Series of Darts Finals Betting Preview


The PDC World Series of Darts is made up of six regular events and the finals. The players pick up points in the regular events, and the top eight players at the end will qualify as seeded players for the finals. The rest of the field will then be composed of invited players and qualifiers. The winner of the finals, will be classified as the overall winner of the World Series of Darts.

The points that are on offer are as follows:

First Round1

Below I have taken a closer look at the four participants that I feel have a really good shot of claiming the title.

1️⃣ Michael van Gerwen

If you are not completely new to the world of darts, then you will not be surprised to find Michael van Gerwen on this list of contenders. He is one of the greatest players to play the game, having won all of the big events at least once. What makes him such a dangerous opponent is his consistent heavy scoring and the fact that he can quickly forget about any mistakes that he makes. In 2023, he has made it to the final of the PDC World Championship and the UK Open, while also claiming the Premier League Darts title.


2️⃣ Michael Smith

The Englishman is one of the most naturally talented players on the circuit, but he used to have an issue with getting over the final hurdle. He won his first title in 2022 when he won the Grand Slam of Darts, but before that he had made it to a total of nine finals and lost the lot. He followed up his Grand Slam of Darts win with a win in the PDC World Championship at the start of 2023, so it is safe to say that he has won his battle with his mental state. When the current World Number 1 is on form, there are not many that can beat him.


3️⃣ Peter Wright

Peter Wright has picked up seven PDC Premier Event titles throughout his career, including the World Championship on two occasions. However, with the talent that he has, there is no doubt that he should have won more, and he would probably be one of the first to admit that. His 2023 has been a mixed bag, with some early exits, a semi-final, and a final. He will not want to end the year with no titles, so will be extra motivated to win this one.


4️⃣ Gerwyn Price

The Welshman used to be a professional rugby player, but he gave that up to take up darts - this is a decision that he will not be regretting as he has seven PDC Premier event titles to his name. He won the World Championship in 2021, becoming the first Welshman to achieve such a feat. He is always one of the favourites at the big events, but sometimes he lets the crowd get on his back - he wore headphones at the 2023 Cazoo World Darts Championship to try and block out the crowd noise. If he can ignore any negative noise from the crowd, there is no reason why he cannot go on to win the 2023 World Series of Darts for the third time.



📊 World Series of Darts Finals Winners

Before you go ahead and bet on any kind of dart event, it is wise to have a look at who has won the competition before. Someone who has won a tournament before will have a better chance of doing so again because is something that breeds more success. So, with this firmly in mind, below you can find a table the highlights all of the previous winners of the World Series of Darts:

2015Michael van GerwenPeter Wright11-10
2016Michael van GerwenPeter Wright11-9
2017Michael van GerwenGary Anderson11-6
2018James WadeMichael Smith11-10
2019Michael van GerwenDanny Noppert11-2
2020Gerwyn PriceRob Cross11-9
2021Jonny ClaytonDimitri Van den Bergh11-6
2022Gerwyn PriceDirk van Duijvenbode11-10
2023Michael van GerwenNathan Aspinall11-4

🏆 World Series of Darts Finals Prediction

So, who do I think will end up winning the 2023 version of this event? Well, if you look at the table above, you will see that one player has excelled in this competition, and that is Michael van Gerwen. He has lifted this title four times, so it is one that he is completely at home with. He has been in some fine form in 2023, so his opponents will have to be at their very best in order to overcome him.

My World Series of Darts Finals Prediction: Michael van Gerwen to win.

⭐ World Series of Darts Finals Betting Tips

Now that you know who it is that I am predicting to win the World Series of Darts Finals, I am now going to provide you with some other useful darts betting tips for this competition. As usual, whenever you are gambling, make sure that you are doing so responsibly.

Will There be a Nine-Dart Finish?

A typical darts leg will start with both players on 501, and the fewest number of darts that can be thrown to check out is nine - a nine-dart checkout is the equivalent to a 147 in snooker or a hole-in-one in golf. Many of the top bookmakers will give their punters the option of betting on there being a nine-darter, and the odds that are on offer will always be enticing.

Top Tip 1: The odds for this market might be enticing, but the reason for this is because it is a pretty rare event. I have been watching darts for a good number of years now, and I can count the number of nine-dart finishes that I have seen on one hand. I believe that there will not be a nine-dart finish at this competition, so I do not recommend that you bet on there being one.

Who Are the Underdogs?

All events have dark horses, and there are a number of players who will not be the favourites with the bookmakers, but will be quietly confident of being able to upset the odds. Such players include the likes of Raymond van Barneveld, Simon Whitlock, and Jonny Clayton. These three players have all shown in the past that they have what it takes to win titles, and their more favoured opponents will pay the price is they let complacency creep into their play.

Top Tip 2: If you don't want to bet on van Gerwen to win the title, for whatever reason, and you are looking to bet on a dark horse with more favourable odds, then I suggest that you bet on Clayton. He has won four big titles during his career, which shows that he has the skills to mix it with the best of the best.

Who Will Hit the Most 180s?

The highest score that a player can hit when at the board is 180, and those in attendance usually go wild when a player hits the treble 20 pocket three times in a row. The top darts betting sites will give you the chance to place some money on the player that you believe will land the most 180s in the competition.

Top Tip 3: When it comes to hitting 180s, some players have pinpoint precision, and one such player is Michael Smith. In the 2021 PDC World Championship, for example, he finished as the runner-up, hitting a staggering 83 maximums across the competition. So, if you want to bet on a player to score the most 180s, then we recommend that you put your money on Smith.

Is Handicap Betting Worth It?

Sometimes, when there is a big gulf in class between two players, the odds that are on offer are not enticing in the slightest. The odds for the big favourite will be really low, while the underdog odds will be high, but their chances of causing a shock result will be low.

With the handicap betting option, you will be able to give a hypothetical advantage or disadvantage to one of the players. For instance, you could give a 2-leg advantage to the underdog. In this case, their odds would decrease, but their chances of "winning" the match would increase.

Top Tip 4: The handicap betting option is one that should be considered at the start of the competition as this is where the biggest mismatches can occur. As the event wears on, the matches will be a lot more even. Thus, if you would like to make a handicap bet, do not wait until the latter stages of the competition.

❓ Frequently Asked Questions About the World Series of Darts Final

What Are the Best Betting Sites for the 2023 World Series of Darts Final?

This is one of those subjective questions since the best betting site for one punter, for whatever reason, might not be the best one for another. When it comes to betting on darts events, some of the bookmakers that stand out to me include BoyleSports, TonyBet, and Palm Slots Sports.

Who Will Go on to Lift the 2023 World Series of Darts Finals Title?

There are a good number of participants who will believe that they have the skills to go on and win the 2023 World Series of Darts, but my money is going to be firmly on van Gerwen to do so. He has been in some fine form lately, and has had plenty of success in this event in the past.

Who Has Won the World Series the Most Times?

The most successful player in the World Series of Darts is Michael van Gerwen – he has won the title of four occasions – 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2019. This is clearly a competition that he loves to play in.

What is the Prize Money for the 2023 World Series of Darts Finals?

The winner of the 2023 World Series of Darts Finals will walk away with a cheque for £70,000.

Michael van Gerwen to win

✒️ Sheldon Muchmore - iGaming and Sports Betting Enthusiast


This World Series of Darts Finals prediction was written by Sheldon Muchmore.

Sheldon is a tipster and betting expert from the United Kingdom who has a passion for a whole range of sports, particularly football, rugby, and cricket. He is an avid Aston Villa fan, so feel free to feel a bit of pity for him. He has been involved in the online gambling industry for a number of years now and has written a large number of predictions for a variety of sports including GAA, so he has built up a lot of sporting expertise over the years.