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Van Gerwen and Anderson battle for the World Championship

| 02.01.2017

Will Michael van Gerwen cap off a sensational season with a world championship? Or will Gary Anderson make it a sensational three-straight titles at Alexandra Palace? 

We will know soon enough as the pair meet in tonight’s showpiece.

Mighty Mike’s stunning 2016 form – with 25 titles and over £1.5m in prize money, sees the bookies install the Dutchman as 3/10 favourite.

But plenty will have confidence in the Flying Scotsman, with Anderson the outsider at 5/2.

It should be a thrilling encounter. Can Van Gerwen keep his focus? Or will the ice-cool Anderson get under his skin?

In the set betting, Mighty Mike is 9/2 each for a 7-4 or 7-3 success while Anderson’s best hope lies in a deciding set to snatch a 7-6 win at 10/1.

Van Gerwen can be backed on the -2 leg handicap at 8/11, with Anderson +2 at Evens.

The Dutchman leads the head-to-head 22 to 13, but when it comes to World Championship meetings and other major contests, its 3-3.

It’s 4/5 we see over 10.5 sets tonight, with 10/11 saying under 10.5 and a very one-sided final.

All odds and markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.