Michael Van Gerwen takes on Michael Smith in the World Darts Championship final on New Year's Day, a repeat of the 2018 Premier League final. Who will be the world champion? Check out here our Van Gerwen vs Anderson betting preview with predictions, betting tips, highest odds, live stream, exclusive offers and no deposit free bets!
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Michael Van Gerwen vs Michael Smith: Betting preview
Michael Van Gerwen breezed past Gary Anderson in the semi final’s, beating the Flying Scotsman 6-1 in impressive fashion. MVG boasts a tournament average of 103.72, a checkout percentage of 46.25% and in total he has won 22 sets, losing just 5 at the Alexandra Palace this month. He has conceded a single set to each of his opponents, having previously beaten Alan Tabern 3-1, Max Hopp 4-1, Adrian Lewis 4-1 and Ryan Joyce 5-1. Furthermore, Van Gerwen has lost just 37 of the 111 legs he's played so far. The Dutchman has now managed in 18 straight matches on the Alexandra Palace stage
Michael Smith managed to beat Nathan Aspinall in the semifinals (6-3). The 28-year-old averaged 105.22 and hit 17 180s – an individual record in a World Championship semi-final – and had a checkout percentage of 51.11. Bully Boy has had an 'easier' route and he's become only the third player since 2000 to reach the final without having beaten one of the top 16 seeds. The Brit has beaten 3-1 Ron Meulenkamp in the 2nd round, 4-2 John Henderson in the 3rd round, 4-1 Ryan Searle in the last-16 round and 5-1 Luke Humphries in the quarter-finals.
The Head-to-Head sees Van Gerwen leading 25-6 over Michael Smith. They have met 9 times in 2018 and MVG has won 7 of these encounters, including the most recent at the Grand Slam of Darts in November (10-8 in favour of the Dutchman). The only two victories for Bully Boy came at the Shanghai Masters on July and UK Open Qualifier back in February.
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