Dave Chisnall v Jeffrey de Zwaan - 19:15

Kicking off the final session prior to the festive break, Dave Chisnall takes on Jeffrey de Zwaan in a mouth-watering third round tie at Alexandra Palace.

De Zwaan made it through to the second round at the Ally Pally for the first time courtesy of a win against Darin Young, coming back from behind to edge out the American in a 3-2 success in a match where De Zwaan fired in eight maximums.

Young opened up a 2-1 lead and looked on his way to completing a double over Dutch opposition – having put De Zwaan’s compatriot Raymond van Barneveld out of the competition in his World Championship opener – before De Zwaan dug deep to see out the remaining two sets.

The Dutch ace holds a good record against Chizzy with five wins from their previous seven encounters. This includes an excellent victory in the quarter-finals at the 2018 World Matchplay when De Zwaan averaged 103 en route to the semi-finals. Chisnall did come out on top the last time they collided, with a 6-5 win at the Gibraltar Darts Trophy back in September.

As for Dave Chisnall, his impressive display of finishing helped him see off Vincent van der Voort in a 3-1 victory over the Dutch ace.

Chizzy recorded a checkout success rate of 64.29% against the Dutchman. It was Chisnall's best success rate on the doubles when winning a match at the PDC World Championship.

Chisnall, also has won each of his last four best-of-seven sets matches at this tournament, including a pair of 4-0 wins on his way to reaching the last eight twelve months ago.

It’s tough one to call, Chizzy is just tipped to edge it though - perhaps 4-2 or 4-3. This toss-up definitely has sets in it - with Chisnall prevailing.

Dave Chisnall To Win - 1pt @ 11/20

Gary Anderson v Ryan Searle - 20:15

Devon's Ryan Searle enjoyed a great run at the Ally Pally twelve months ago - reaching the last 16, losing out to Michael Smith.

But, Searle faces a tricky task as he takes on former two-time world champion, Gary Anderson, who was impressive during his opener seeing off Brendan Dolan with ease.

Searle booked his place in round three following a lethal display as he enjoyed a 3-0 rout of Steve West. The Devon-based star averaged 101.54 - the second highest average recorded in the tournament so far, with a checkout rate of 42.86%.

As for Anderson, the Scot produced a flawless display - seeing off Brendan Dolan in a 3-0 win. The two-time world champion recorded an average of 93.77, hitting seven maximums en route. Anderson's finishing was far from perfect - just 33.33% (9/27), but his high-scoring denied Dolan any real sort of opportunities.

As previous meetings go, the pair have met on five occasions - with Anderson being the victor on four of those five meetings.

Can Searle cause Anderson problems? Yes, of course he can, and a Searle victory wouldn't come as a huge shock given Anderson's form in 2019.

This tie could potentially have plenty of sets in it. Our recommendation here is the 180s market - with Anderson to continue to produce maximums with regularity.

Gary Anderson Over 7.5 Total 180s - 1pt @ 23/20

Peter Wright v Seigo Asada - 21:15

As the World Darts Championship draws to a close before the festivities, a festive-looking Peter Wright takes on the Japanese star, Seigo Asada.

Wright had to fight his way into round three as the former world championship finalist edged past another top Asian talent in Noel Malicdem in a last-gasp win. Malicdem was set to stun Wright with a victory, only for Snakebite to take out 302 in a ludicrous six-dart spell - setting up a 140 checkout with a 162 visit, only to sensationally take out the three-figure outshot.

As for Asada, the Japanese no.1 produced a staggering fightback as he came from the depths of defeat from a perilous situation at 2-0 behind to edge his way past Keegan Brown in a commendable 3-2 win over the Isle of Wight ace.

During their respective second-round victories, the pair fired in twelve maximums, with Wright producing nine of them in that epic battle with Malicdem.

Notably, both players averaged in the nineties during their previous-round wins, with Wright averaging 96.53 to Asada's 91.96. If Asada is to contend with Wright, then his finishing must imorove on his previous display, the Japanese thrower recorded a 33.33% double success rate compared to Wright's 48.48% with Wright attempting three more darts at a double than his Japanese opponent.

If both players play to their potential, then this encounter will have sets in it.

Over 5.5 Sets - 1pt @ 6/4