Michael van Gerwen v Peter Wright dart Betting Odds & Predictions – January 1st, 2020

MVG can land consecutive titles for the first time

Michael van Gerwen /World Grand Prix ©imago images / Michael Cullen 02.01.2020

The Final of the PDC Darts World Championship on Wednesday will be a repeat of the 2014 Final. Title favourite and current reigning champion Michael van Gerwen will be facing Scotland’s Peter Wright at the oche for all of the spoils at the Ally Pally. In the 2014 final, which was the first ever not to feature an Englishman, it was MVG who walked away with his first world title.

Michael van Gerwen v Peter Wright odds*

Michael van Gerwen 4/11
Peter Wright 11/5
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on December 30th, 2019 at 9:18 pm)

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MVG set for more glory at the Ally Pally?

They’re really is no surprise to see Michael van Gerwen ready to take on the final. He was the front runner from the start and has cruised through the rounds. He actually hasn’t looked anywhere near top gear and frankly, because of a lack of challenges faced in the tournament, he hasn’t needed to. In his semi final against Nathan Aspinall, MVG struggled to nail 180’s, but he still breezed through 6-3.

If he gets the win on Wednesday then it will be the fourth World Championship title for Mighty Mike. Interestingly, however, he has yet to win it in back to back years. But in having reached the final without having produced his best darts yet, it is a pretty good position for him to be in. There is always more to come from the Dutchman. He and opponent Peter Wright have plenty of history and MVG has come out on top in each of the last six occasions where the two of them have met in the final of a tournament.

Van Gerwen v Wright Head to Head

Michael van Gerwen is well up in the head to head. The Dutchman has a W59 D2 L17 record against Wright, so that’s about a 77% win percentage that he has. There has been a bit of back and forth between them in recent meetings however. Wright has claimed two of the last five matches between the pair. Their most recent meeting in a final was at the Champions League of Darts and MVG took it on a decider.

Can Snakebite stay the distance?

Peter Wright was an underdog for his semi final match. That is because he was up against pre-tournament second favorite Gerwyn Price. However, after a bit of banter ahead of the match, as well as some in-play niggles, Peter Wright came out right in the zone and took early charge of the match. He piled on the pressure that the Welshman couldn’t handle. That was the culmination of a tricky draw that Snakebite had along the way.

In the last couple of rounds Snakebite has been scoring really well. In his quarter final match against Luke Humphries, Wright was up at a 105 three-dart average. Then it was just shy of 99 in the much tougher scrap against Price in the final four. So he’s right there, playing well, but will know that he will probably have to find even more to take on MVG. He has to get off to a confident start and not chase the match. Can Wright bury the pain of 2014?

Michael van Gerwen v Peter Wright Prediction and tip

It is a little interesting that not even Michael van Gerwen has been able to land consecutive Darts World Championship titles. But he is the favorite here and has a lot more in the tank than what he has shown. Given the way that Snakebite has performed at the Ally Pally, the Scotsman should push the favourite close.

But we can’t see past a successful title defence for Mighty Mike this time around. Michael van Gerwen -2.5 Handicap at 10/11* (betting odds taken from bet365 on December 30th, 2019 at 6:39 pm)