As the players prepare to take to the oche, here are the latest odds for the best players in the world.
Starting on Thursday, December 15, 2022, and reaching its conclusion on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, the New Year-spanning PDC World Championships is the most sought after trophy in world darts.
This year’s tournament is the 30th organised by the Professional Darts Corporation since it separated from the now-defunct British Darts Organisation and will take place at London’s Alexandra Palace, better known to fans as the Ally Pally.
1. Michael van Gerwen
Dutch player Michael van Gerwen leads the odds at 5/2 to lift the trophy. Currently the world number three, he was ranked number one from 2014 to 2021 and has been PDC World Champion three times. Photo: Michael Bradley
2. Gerwyn Price
Wales' current world number one Gerwyn Price is second favourite for the PDC title with odds of 6/1. The former professional rugby union and rugby league player is nicknamed 'The Iceman' and first won the title two years ago. Photo: Michael Bradley
3. Michael Smith
Two time world championship runner-up Michael Smith completes the top three favourites with odds of 15/2. The Englishman has won 17 titles on the PDC pro tour since becoming the 2013 PDC Under-21 World Champion. Photo: Dan Mullan
4. Peter Wright
Scotland's Peter 'Snakebite' Wright is priced at 9/1 to defend the title he won for the second time last year. The world number two only returned to darts professionally in 2008 after taking an extended break from the sport to work as a builder and tyre fitter. Photo: Julian Finney