Arron Monk v Jose Justicia - 19:15

A close battle expected

As Arron Monk and Jose Justicia open up Sunday's evening session at Alexandra Palace, it isn't one of the most standout ties that we're likely to see at the World Championship.

That being said, this particular tie has all the makings of a hotly-contested battle. After a brief spell away from PDC action, Monk has had a fairly good year on-tour - reaching a Semi-Final and two Quarter-Finals on the Players Championship series.

As for his Spanish opponent, Justicia has gone under the radar in 2019, with a run to the last eight in a Players Championship event back in May being his most notable accomplishment.

As far as performance levels go, Monk's seasonal average surpasses Justicia's - averaging 91.53 compared to the Spaniard's 88.77, despite Monk playing 20 more matches over the season.

This tungsten toss-up has sets in it. Monk is the obvious favourite, but Justicia will certainly not go down without a fight.

Over 3.5 Sets - 1pt @ 1/3

Andy Boulton v Danny Baggish - 20:00

Baggish to upset the odds

USA's Danny Baggish enters the Alexandra Palace on Sunday evening as he takes on 'X-Factor' Andy Boulton.

Baggish has drawn a lot of attention from darts fans and pundits alike. Not just in the US but on a global scale. The Florida-based thrower has been producing some eye-catching displays over the course of 2019 and an 'upset' may well be on the cards here.

Baggish secured his spot at Ally Pally after winning the North American Championship in Las Vegas back in July.

As for Boulton, it's been a strong year on the PDC tour - reaching three Quarter-Finals on the Players Championship series. Boulton has gathered some crucial stage experience, plying his trade on the European Tour with some stand-out displays.

In terms of performance levels over the course of 2019, there's no separating the pair in the seasonal averages - Baggish averaged 90.51 overall in 2019, compared to Boulton's 90.50.

When at their peak, Baggish really can put it to the world's best, the North American just edges this one.

Danny Baggish To Win - 1pt @ 11/8

James Richardson v Mikuru Suzuki - 20:45

Suzuki to put up a fight

In the penultimate match of the evening, Japanese star and world champion Mikuru Suzuki takes on 'Ruthless' James Richardson.

Suzuki produced some real stand-out performances en route to securing qualification for the PDC World Championship. Since winning the Ladies BDO World Championship title back in January, 'Miracle' has been plying her trade on the PDC Asian Tour, the BDO circuit and debuted at the PDC Grand Slam of Darts in November.

Suzuki's performances were admirable at the Grand Slam, despite not registering a victory.

As for Richardson, it's been a steady year on-tour whilst not really producing anything spectacular.

This particular battle will provide moments of drama, high intensity and plenty of emotion.

Suzuki is not a player to be overlooked and the Japanese ace will certainly put up a fight.

Over 3.5 Sets - 1pt @ 8/11