World Championship Darts live streaming to watch plus latest odds as Michael Van Gerwen and Peter Wright take to the ochre in the Final later tonight (20:20GMT).
This is it. The big one.
The one all sports fans have been waiting for.
It may not be the final that all punters wanted to see with Phil Taylor crashing out in the second round but Michael van Gerwen versus Peter Wright on New Year’s Day in the Ladbrokes World Darts final is shaping up to be an absolute crackerjack.
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The bookies have priced this one up as a one sided contest but that won’t stop punters piling on in an array of markets as forecasts suggest that the World Darts final will be one of the most punted events in the entire sports betting Christmas period.
Confidence is very much with the incredible Van Gerwen, who can be backed at 1/5 after hammering former two-time champion Adrian Lewis 6-0 in the semi-finals while Snakebite Wright may be the outsider at 7/2 but his game has been solid throughout this tournament and he may not be outclassed in the way that many are predicting.
So, where should your money be going for the final?
As we mentioned, the bookmakers are expecting a Van Gerwen demolition job on his opponent, but the way Wright has consistently thrown great darts this tournament makes him a very attractive bet to stay on Van Gerwen’s coattails.
He was relentless against Simon Whitlock in the semi-final, seeing off the talented Aussie thrower without much fuss 6-1.
The thing with Wright is that he simply goes up and plays each leg as it comes and never gets carried away with the emotion of the occasion.
Not once has he looked overawed or flustered on the big stage and his ability to throw treble 20’s and pinpoint doubles makes him a strong runner to give the fiery Dutchman a scare or too.
Van Gerwen will have far too much for Wright as his scoring power is insane and the way he can check out on triple figure finishes will win him legs he perhaps didn’t deserve to.
However, Snakebite, whose game has risen to a level where he’s now a shoo in for a Premier League spot, looks a fantastic value wager with a +3.5 sets headstart at 10/11.
That means he only has to win four sets off the Dutchman for the bet to land and when you consider his confidence that looks a strong runner.
For correct score backers, Van Gerwen to triumph 7-4 (6/1) and 7-5 (15/2) also look very interesting propositions.