World Darts Championship semi-finals day with Gary Anderson and Michael van Gerwen in action
Gary Anderson faces Peter Wright and Michael van Gerwen takes on Raymond van Barneveld
Last Updated: 01/01/17 11:11pm
The finalists for the PDC World Darts Championship will be confirmed on New Year's Day, with Gary Anderson facing Peter Wright and then Michael van Gerwen takes on Raymond van Barneveld, live on Sky Sports 1 & Sky Sports Darts HD from 7pm.
Back-to-back reigning and defending world champion Anderson will take on 2014 finalist Wright in a battle of Scotland before old Dutch foes Van Gerwen and Van Barneveld battle it out.
'The Flying Scotsman' Anderson moved a step closer to lifting the Sid Waddell Trophy for a third successive year after triumphing over Dave Chisnall and he will now be aiming to extend his winning run to a record 16 matches in north London on Sunday.
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Third seed Wright is one match away from a second final appearance - having been runner-up to Michael van Gerwen in 2014 - after sealing a 5-3 success against James Wade.
"I'll be up for the semi-final and if I keep playing like this, you never know what could happen," said 'Snakebite' who has has averaged over 100 in all four games in reaching the last four.
The pair have met 29 times overall with Anderson leading the head-to-head record 17-11 with one draw.
Their only meeting on the biggest stage came back on New Year's Day in 2015, which the world No 2 won 5-1 to reach the semi-finals.
Then it's the turn of the two Dutch darting legends as MVG battles RVB in what will be a sea of orange at Alexandra Palace.
World No 1 Van Gerwen averaged 103.08 as he saw off Northern Ireland's Daryl Gurney 5-1 to continue his bid to win a second World Championship title.
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The odds-on favourite to win the £1.65m tournament comes up against compatriot Van Barneveld in the last four after the five-time world champion defeated Taylor for the first time in the World Championship since his famous victory in the 2007 final.
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Van Barneveld famously knocked Van Gerwen out of last year's tournament in a thrilling last 16 meeting, but in the best-of-11 sets the 27-year-old will favour the longer format.
The duo have played reach other 43 times in total with Van Gerwen leading 26-16 with one draw between them.
Order of Play (best of 11 sets)
Gary Anderson (2) v Peter Wright (3)
Michael van Gerwen (1) v Raymond van Barneveld (12)
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