2023 PDC World Darts Championship Odds Released – Price and MVG Favored Over Wright

| January 12, 2022 8:02 am PDT
  • Bookmakers release early odds for the 2023 PDC World Darts Championship.
  • Gerwyn Price and Michael van Gerwen start as joint favorites.
  • Reigning champion Peter Wright will aim to defend his crown.

Have you recovered from the drama of the 2022 PDC World Darts Championship yet?

The biggest darts tournament on the planet certainly lived up to the hype this year, with Peter Wright claiming his second title. We also saw not one, not two, but three nine-dart finishes!

Although the 2023 World Championship doesn’t kick off for almost 12 months, you can already bet on the winner of the event. Gerwyn Price and Michael van Gerwen are the bookmakers’ early favorites – just ahead of Wright.

Let’s take a look at the opening 2023 PDC World Darts Championship betting odds before analyzing the leading contenders.

2023 PDC World Darts Championship Odds

Here are the early odds for the 2023 PDC World Darts Championship. If you’re looking for the full price list, head over to the top darts betting sites and take a look.

Gerwyn Price6.00
Michael van Gerwen6.00
Peter Wright7.00
Jonny Clayton8.50
Michael Smith15.00
Dimitri van den Bergh17.00
Gary Anderson21.00
Rob Cross26.00
Ryan Searle34.00
Nathan Aspinall34.00

Gerwyn Price (6.00) and Michael van Gerwen (6.00) are the bookies’ early betting favorites to win the 2023 PDC World Darts Championship. Price claimed his first World Championship title in 2021, while van Gerwen has won the event three times.

Defending champion Peter Wright (7.00) finds himself just behind the two frontrunners. “Snakebite” is now one of only six players to have clinched multiple PDC World Championship titles.

Following a phenomenal 2021, Jonny Clayton (8.50) is expected to challenge for the 2023 World Championship trophy. Last year, the 47-year-old won four PDC events – including the World Grand Prix and the Premier League.

After losing the 2022 World Championship final, Michael Smith (15.00) is also in the mix. “Bully Boy” has now fallen at the last hurdle on two occasions, having lost the 2019 final to MVG.

Dimitri van den Bergh (17.00) is the only other player priced under 20.00, with Gary Anderson (21.00) just missing that mark. 2018 champion Rob Cross (26.00) rounds out the top ten, alongside Ryan Searle (34.00) and Nathan Aspinall (34.00).

Can Price Regain the Title?

Price won the World Championship in 2021, beating Anderson 7-3 in the final. However, he suffered a shock quarter-final exit at the hands of Smith last time around – despite hitting a nine-darter.

The current world #1 added the Grand Slam of Darts title to his World Championship crown last year. He also reached the final of the 2021 World Grand Prix, as well as three PDC semi-finals.

2022 looks set to be an intriguing year for “The Iceman.” If he can keep his cool, he will almost certainly win more silverware.

Will MVG Reign Supreme Once Again?

As one of the greatest darts players of all time, van Gerwen invariably finds himself among the bookmakers’ favorites for every tournament.

Last year, however, the Dutchman failed to add a PDC title to his lengthy list of achievements. He reached the European Championship final – along with four semi-finals – but couldn’t get his hands on a trophy.

That said, you would be foolish to write him off. MVG has featured in five of the previous ten World Championship finals, triumphing in 2014, 2017, and 2019.

Could Wright Win His Third Title in Four Years?

In 2021, Wright won the World Matchplay, Players Championship Finals, and PDC World Cup of Darts before securing his second World Championship title. Pretty impressive, huh?

Since 2019, the Scot has won no fewer than eight PDC events. The 51-year-old is arguably throwing the best darts of his life at the moment, so it wouldn’t be a massive shock if he clinched his third World Championship crown in 2023.

What About the Best of the Rest?

It is important to remember that the next World Championship doesn’t start until December. With an entire year ahead of us, the world of darts will likely look very different by then.

Of course, Price, van Gerwen, and Wright will be the men to beat. But keep an eye on Clayton. The current world #8 won a whopping four PDC tournaments in 2021, setting himself up nicely for another successful year.

Smith is another player to track, having recently reached his second final in four years. You can’t disregard Anderson, either. “The Fly Scotsman” has featured in five of the past 12 finals and secured back-to-back titles in 2015 and 2016.

Keep an eye on our sports blog for more darts content.

Ben Morris
Ben Morris

Ben is a sportswriter and tipster who specializes in soccer. Currently based in the UK, he has traveled all around the world watching – and betting on – his beloved sport.

Alongside his regular soccer content, Ben publishes blogs and picks for cricket, Formula 1, Aussie rules, darts, and various other sports.

Ben is a diehard fan of Nottingham Forest and England, so he hasn’t had much to cheer about in recent years!

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