|Venue: Alexandra Palace, London Date: Three January Time: 19:30 GMT|
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Two-time winner Gary Anderson will face third seed Gerwyn Worth in what could possibly be a feisty PDC World Championship ultimate on Sunday.
It’s the Flying Scotsman in opposition to the Welsh ‘Iceman’ and the pair have historical past, together with a stormy conflict when Worth received the 2018 Grand Slam of Darts.
“I can be quiet and he can be loud,” Anderson stated after beating Dave Chisnall 6-Three in Saturday’s semi-finals.
Worth reached his maiden world ultimate with a 6-Four win Stephen Bunting.
Whereas compatriots Leighton Rees, Richie Burnett, Mark Webster and Wayne Warren had been BDO world darts champions, Worth is the primary Welshman to succeed in the PDC world ultimate.
“I am right here to win this match and I’ve acquired each likelihood,” stated former rugby union participant Worth, who will turn out to be world primary for the primary time if he lifts the Sid Waddell Trophy.
Anderson is 8-7 up in earlier matches in opposition to Worth. He’s in his fifth ultimate at Alexandra Palace and has gone on to elevate the trophy twice – in 2015 and 2016.
Regardless of the dearth of spectators due to the coronavirus pandemic, there can be loads of pressure on the oche because the pair slug it out over the perfect of 13 legs for a primary prize of £500,000.
What occurred in Wolverhampton?
Sunday’s Ally Pally showdown can be first time the duo have have met in a significant ultimate since their Grand Slam of Darts dust-up in November 2018.
Worth triumphed however an unbiased panel later discovered he resorted to gamesmanship in an ill-tempered ultimate the place the duo twice squared up to one another.
He was ultimately fined £10,000 for his behaviour within the match.
Worth clashed with Anderson over what the Scot seen as gradual play and over-exuberant celebrations by his opponent. The Welshman was additionally fined over his antics when beating Australian Simon ‘The Wizard’ Whitlock within the quarter-finals.
The Iceman has been a barely cooler determine since, albeit his performances stay punctuated with shouts and fist pumps to greet maximums or large finishes.
Having been booed up to now by some spectators, competitors behind closed doorways might have been an sudden profit for him.
Anderson is a extra phlegmatic character, though stays unafraid to present his opinion.
He stated followers would have been higher off watching Coronation Road than his 4-Three third-round win over Mensur Suljovic, the place the Austrian’s tempo of play riled him.
“I’ve all the time performed darts, but when that is darts, I am offski,” stated the Scot, who later went on to name Wayne Mardle a ‘numpty’ when the pundit questioned his response.
Routes to the ultimate
R2: 3-1 Madars Razma (Common: 96.86)
R3: 4-Three Mensur Suljovic (Common: 92.49)
R4: 4-Zero Devon Petersen (Common: 95.55)
QF: 5-1 Dirk van Duijvenbode (Common: 101.07)
SF: 6-Three Dave Chisnall (Common: 100.03)
R2: 3-2 Jamie Lewis (Common: 91.97)
R3: 4-Three Brendan Dolan (Common: 99.74)
R4: 4-1 Mervyn King (Common: 97.71)
QF: 5-Four Daryl Gurney (Common: 96.36)
SF: 6-Four Stephen Bunting (Common: 100.92)