Peter Wright v Gerwyn Price - 19:15

As the PDC World Championship nears its conclusion, we're treated to two mouth-watering semi-final encounters on Monday evening at Alexandra Palace.

Kicking off proceedings, the two-time reigning Grand Slam champion, Gerwyn Price takes on former World Championship finalist, Peter Wright.

En route to booking their places in the final four, Price managed to see off William O'Connor, John Henderson, Simon Whitlock and Glen Durrant.

As for Peter Wright, the Scot had to battle his way past the Asian pairing of Noel Malicdem and Seigo Asada in extra-time. Following those gilt-edged victories, the former UK Open winner edged out Jeffrey de Zwaan in another closely contested battle before securing a 5-3 win over the World Youth Championship winner, Luke Humphries 5-3.

Snakebite boasts a tournament average of 98.25 compared to Price's 96.18. As far as accuracy on the outer ring goes, Wright's been more accurate on the doubles with 47.92% compared to Price's 44.02%.

We're expecting a barrage of maximums from Snakebite in this semi-final clash. After all, Wright has fired in more 180's than any other player in the tournament, hitting 41 maximums. Price is 20 behind Wright, but the Welshman's consistency as far as ton-plus visits are concerned will play a major part in his quest to reach the final for the first time.

With both players statistically producing similar averages and success on the outer ring, this encounter will be closely contested and should feature moments of drama and high-quality.

Over 9.5 Sets - 1pt @ 5/4

Michael van Gerwen v Nathan Aspinall - 21:00

In the final match of the decade, the world no.1 and reigning world champion, Michael van Gerwen takes on Stockport's darting star, Nathan Aspinall in what should be a blockbuster of a clash.

The world no.1 was given food for thought early on against Darius Labanauskas, but the green machine romped home to a 5-2 victory over the Lithuanian.

As for Aspinall, the UK Open champion was made to work in a 5-3 victory over Dimitri van den Bergh. After opening up a 4-1 lead, the Asp watched the Belgian reel off two consecutive sets to move within a set, before firing in three consecutive 13-dart legs to book his place in his second consecutive PDC World Championship semi-final.

As far as tournament statistics go, van Gerwen's averaging 98.99 for the event, with Aspinall just trailing with a 96.87. As far as their maximum-hitting prowess goes, Aspinall has 35 180s to his name, the third highest maximum total in the tournament. The green machine trails in the 180 column with 24.

This match will feature plenty of maximums and I don't expect things to be made easy for the world no.1. Aspinall fired in 11 maximums during his win over van den Bergh and I expect to see the Stockport ace outdo van Gerwen in the maximum-hitting.

Nathan Aspinall Most 180s - 1pt @ 8/5