World Cup of Darts Tips: Wales and Northern Ireland to reach final

Mensu Suljovic - Austria
Vintage Suljovic at the World Cup of Darts

It's the fourth and final day of the World Cup of Darts and Abigail Davies is backing Wales and Northern Ireland to battle it out for the title...

"Reigning Champions Wales, who survived quite a scare in the second round, now face Australia in a repeat of last year’s quarter-final"

Rejuvenated Austria get people talking

We've seen nowhere near enough of Mensur Suljovic lately. After four months out, he returned to the circuit last weekend, losing in the first round of the Hungarian Darts Trophy.

As a result, the Austrians have gone under the radar and nobody has spoken about their chances at the World Cup of Darts.

Suljovic's performance against Kim Huybrechts on Saturday will certainly have people talking though - with an average just shy of 108, he was superb.

It's not often that you can average below 80 and beat Dimitri Van den Bergh these days but that's exactly what Rowby-John Rodriguez did to seal Austria's place in the quarter-finals.

A good run and great to see Austria's number one back showing what he can do, but against the Northern Irish duo of Daryl Gurney and Brendan Dolan, I think they will come unstuck.

Reigning Champions Wales, who survived quite a scare in the second round, now face Australia in a repeat of last year's quarter-final. The Aussies feel they missed a trick last time around and will be out for revenge today.

Despite scraping through to this stage, I think the Welsh duo will prove too strong for the men from down under and I still back them to reach a second successive final.

With below par Belgium convincingly beaten, the bet that stands out to me on final day is Name the Finalists - Wales v Northern Ireland at 5/1.

Host nation limp into the quarter-finals


We were made to wait until the sixth match of day two but finally, we were rewarded with a deciding doubles match between Germany and Japan. It's what everyone wanted. It ended up being an edgy affair with all four players struggling.

The Japanese temporarily silenced the German crowd as it looked like a whole host of missed doubles were going to cost the host nation a place in the quarter-finals.

Typically, Max Hopp then showed great nerve to take out a 108 to clinch the victory and send the Germans through to the final day of the tournament.

With England also underwhelming so far in this tournament, we could see a real battle between the two teams. I'm backing the Germans to cause an upset on the final day and to beat England at 7/4

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