- PDC World Cup of Darts takes place over the weekend, as Wales look to defend their title
- Event taking place at the Sparkassen-Arena in Germany
The world of darts will be lit up this weekend, just as it was for the PDC Home Tour last year, as the PDC World Cup of Darts takes place in Germany. The final of the event will take place on Sunday, with 32 of the leading nations in contention for the top prize. Wales are the defending champions, but will they be able to retain their title?
- When: Thursday, 9th September- Sunday, 12th September
- Where: Sparkassen-Arena, Jena, Germany
- How To Watch: DAZN/PDCTV
World Cup of Darts Odds
|Republic of Ireland||+8000|
The PDC World Cup of Darts has been competed every year since the introduction of new events on the PDC calendar in 2010. The most that the event has been staged in has differed year-by-year, with the 2020 event taking place in November, and the competitions between 2014 and 2019 taking place in June.
It has been held in various locations in Germany on nine occasions, with the last World Cup in the country coming in 2019, as the team of Gary Anderson and Peter Wright led Scotland to victory over Ireland. Wales are the most recent winners, as Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton claimed victory for the nation in Austria last year against England.
The tournament will see 32 teams compete for the top prize, with the top eight nations being seeded. It will be a best of nine legs doubles in the first round, before the second round, quarterfinals and semi-finals are the two best of seven leg single matches. In the final, the first team to three points wins the World Cup.
The second round gets underway on Saturday, as the United States take on Australia, while Wales face Lithuania. The dates for each of the round in the competition can be seen below:
|First Round||September 9th/10th|
|Second Round||September 11th|
Pick & Prediction
Who will win the World Cup of Darts this weekend:
It looks to be a shootout between the top three ranked sides in the competition. England are the top-ranked side. They have won the World Cup on three occasions, but haven’t tasted success since 2016. Wales certainly have the momentum having won 12 months ago, while Gerwyn Price is in excellent form this year, having won the World Championship.
However, the Netherlands would be our pick, as the team of Michael van Gerwen and Dirk van Duijvenbode looks extremely promising. Van Gerwen was previously world number one, and is a very skillful player when the pressure is on. While, van Duijvenbode comes into the World Cup after career-best performances in the World Championships, World Matchplay, and UK Open this year.