Five truly tempting 2016 PDC World Darts Championship dark horses


Holly Thackeray | December 12, 2015

Coral’s five 2016 PDC World Darts Championship outsiders

Just like customers, Coral keep looking eagerly at the advent calendar. Not to count down the days until Christmas, but for the much anticipated 2016 PDC World Darts Championship, which begins on December 17th.

So, as we continue our brilliant betting build-up to this festive oche extravaganza, here are five top tungsten tips featuring outsiders worth a wager to win the tournament.

Agree with our picks? Punters, have your say on Twitter. While, any curious customers can also check out our other darts articles to help you warm-up for the winter action. From top tips for first round shocks, to our favourite walk-ons rated, we have your World Championship content covered.

James Wade

Having reached two finals in 2015, knocking out Phil Taylor in his favoured World Matchplay in the semi-finals and dispatching world number one Michael van Gerwen at the same stage of the Perth Darts Masters, another big scalp looks to be more a matter of when not if.

At 25/1 for the World Championship title Wade is certainly worth a flutter, as he has reached the semi-finals on three occasions before, and this year of revival could see the final push. A favourable draw should also see The Machine reach the quarter-finals before facing any other prominent household names.

Dave Chisnall

Yet to truly follow that up, the talent is there for all to see, as Chisnall recently pulled a stunning nine-darter out of the bag, his first on TV, at the recent Grand Prix of Darts. Capable of anything on his day, Chizzy is an outsider always worth a punt.

Raymond van Barneveld

At a fantastic 50/1, backing former world champion Barney as an outside shout looks a no-brainer, as the elite arrowsmith has shown he still has x-factor in abundance, with recent semi-final finishes at the Grand Slam and Auckland Darts Masters under his belt hinting at a build-up to a big win.

Michael Smith

This is reflected in his odds of 50/1 to pluck the World Championship trophy, placing Bully Boy, also a Grand Slam semi-finalist, on the same price pedestal as Barney.

Keegan Brown

At 250/1, up and comer Brown is a true outsider, but he is also bursting with potential. Just ask Adrian Lewis, The Needle’s most recent scalp in the last 16 of the first World Series of Darts Finals, who does not appear to relish facing this young Englishman.


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