2016 World Grand Prix final: Michael van Gerwen eyeing Gary Anderson scalp
Holly Thackeray | 8 October 2016
2016 World Grand Prix
- The final
- Saturday, October 8th
- Session starts: 20:30 BST
- Citywest Hotel, Dublin
- Live on Sky Sports 1
Anderson in Dublin dream, MvG seeks trio of titles
In our 2016 World Grand Prix final preview, Coral dish up the best Michael van Gerwen odds and top Gary Anderson bets, as Dublin’s Citywest Hotel plays host to a true showpiece.
The early rounds belonged to stunning results and underdogs triumphs. But, it is the cream of the crop that now contest already ousted Robert Thornton’s crown.
Friday’s fascinating fixtures saw world number one MvG and world champion Anderson book their places as the final two, at the expense of Dave Chisnall and Raymond van Barneveld.
Now these elite arrowsmiths lock horns for the third time in a finale this calendar year. Mighty Mike has unfinished business after falling at the last hurdle to The Thorn in 2015, and seeks to lift this trophy again.
While, having reached the final in Dublin for the first time, can The Flying Scotsman see off his biggest silverware rival?
Read on for our thoughts on the two tungsten titans. And, enjoy our top tips and more in Coral’s 2016 World Grand Prix final preview..
Michael van Gerwen v Gary Anderson
It is tough to remember the last time dominant Dutch dartsman Van Gerwen wasn’t an odds-on favourite to win a match. On Saturday night, Mighty Mike is 1/3 to be anointed World Grand Prix champion once again. Despite the world class calibre of his opponent.
With a 21-13 winning record against Anderson, MvG value is to be found in the King of the Oche market. The lime shirted superstar is 2/1 to be the player to win, score most 180s and highest checkout. If any of the markets are tied, bets will be settled as losers.
For more tasty Van Gerwen odds, punters can also grab the machine in green at 11/10 to notch over 8.5 maximums.
MvG certainly has a score to settle with the Scot. Despite dumping Anderson out of the Champions League of Darts semis, by an emphatic 5-11 scoreline, Van Gerwen’s World Series events prominence has been dented by this foe.
Two successive final losses, in the Japan and Dubai Masters, will surely have bristled. So, you can back Mighty Mike to win 5-3 on the night. After all, three of the arrow pair’s last five frays were settled by a two set margin.
Having had the tougher workout on Friday evening against Chizzy also stands Van Gerwen in good stead. But, there are also superb Anderson odds to be had for supporters of the Scot.
The Flying Scotsman should head into this contest with no fear considering recent successes. And, he is a very generous 12/5 with Coral to take the spoils. To back this evenly-matched battle to go the distance, over 7.5 sets is available at 11/10.
While, the world champ is 5/4 for the highest checkout and 9/5 for most maximums – it is not often you can grab those kind of prices! Customers can also potentially cash in on Anderson at even-money to draw first blood, by scoring the first 180.
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