The first annual World Series of darts finals begins this weekend in Glasgow and Michael van Gerwen is the hot favourite to claim the crown.
MVG put up a sterling display to win the Grand Slam of Darts at 7-4 and is the same price to win this event! When looking at how MVG was able to play, he characterised little weakness and displayed powerful scoring throughout which led to the mighty Dutchman beat Phil Taylor in Wolverhampton last Sunday.
The tournament bracket is based on the performances in the five events covered over the summer months, with the bracket below:
Unibet World Series of Darts Finals – Second Round Draw & Tournament Bracket
- (1) Phil Taylor v Kyle Anderson/Dave Chisnall
- (8) Stephen Bunting v Simon Whitlock/Rowby-John Rodriguez
- (5) James Wade v Benito van de Pas/Jamie Lewis
- (4) Peter Wright v Max Hopp/Dimitri Van den Bergh
- (2) Adrian Lewis v Keegan Brown/Ian White
- (7) Gary Anderson v Terry Jenkins/Chris Dobey
- (6) Raymond van Barneveld v Michael Smith/Mark Webster
- (3) Michael van Gerwen v Devon Petersen/Robert Thornton
MVG is best 7/4 with Sportingbet with the first and second rounds being best of eleven legs, the quarter finals on nineteen and the semi final and final best of twenty-one.
Can MVG win the event?
In a simple word, YES! The green machine is so motivated to win everything, and as Wayne Mardle suggested, it is not about the money for Mighty Mike, it is about being the best and continuing to be the best. MVG has not won this event, as it enters its debut year and am sure Mike wants to be the first to hold this coveted title.
Looking elsewhere on the draw, Taylor looked sterling in his efforts to make the final, making light work of Robert Thornton, as well as a scare from Barneveld to match up against Gerwen in last Sunday’s final. Over the extended format for the quarter finals, James Wade and Wright could be a credible threat, more so Wade, although Wright and Wade will need to face off if they both succeed.
Going back to MVG’s half of the draw, Lewis and Anderson could well pose threats. Barney could meet his old pal MVG in the quarters, although Bullyboy Smith and Webster will have something to say about that. It must be mentioned that home favourite Robert Thornton will be not easily disposed by MVG.
I must stick with MVG, as he seemed to have developed another gear and the motivation of MVG is setting great precedence as the World Championships are just around the corner and with Minehead the following weekend MVG will want this crown also!
- MVG outright to win – 7/4 Sportingbet