MICHAEL VAN GERWEN is the odds-on 4/5 pre-tournament favourite to win the Unibet World Grand Prix title in Dublin ahead of next week's double-start tournament at the Citywest Hotel.

The world number one claimed the title for a third time in five years at last year's World Grand Prix, defeating Gary Anderson in the final.

He will be a 1/20 favourite with sponsors to win his first round against John Henderson, and is also 4/5 to take home the £100,000 title on October 7.

2016 runner-up Anderson, the number two seed, is the 9/2 second favourite, with world number three Peter Wright 7/1 to claim his second TV title of the year following March's UK Open success.

Mensur Suljovic, the Unibet Champions League of Darts winner in Cardiff, is 20/1 as he aims to claim his second TV title, with Northern Ireland's Daryl Gurney at 25/1 ahead of a quartet of players at 40/1; former finalists Adrian Lewis and Raymond van Barneveld, Michael Smith and Dublin debutant Rob Cross.

Two-time champion James Wade is joined as a 50/1 chance by 2013 runner-up Dave Chisnall, with Kyle Anderson 66/1 as he aims to follow up his Auckland Darts Masters success with another TV win.

The Unibet World Grand Prix will be held from October 1-7 at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin and broadcast live on Sky Sports.

For tickets, visit www.ticketmaster.ie, call 00353 (0)1 401 0505 or email darts17@citywesthotel.com.

Unibet World Grand Prix - Unibet Odds
Outright Winner

4/5 Michael van Gerwen
9/2 Gary Anderson
7/1 Peter Wright
20/1 Mensur Suljovic
25/1 Daryl Gurney
40/1 Rob Cross, Adrian Lewis, Michael Smith, Raymond van Barneveld
50/1 Dave Chisnall, James Wade
66/1 Kyle Anderson
80/1 Gerwyn Price, Simon Whitlock, Joe Cullen
100/1 Kim Huybrechts, Cristo Reyes, Ian White, Benito van de Pas
125/1 Mervyn King, Jelle Klaasen, Darren Webster
150/1 Alan Norris, Robert Thornton
200/1 Steve Beaton, Stephen Bunting, Christian Kist
300/1 Justin Pipe, Steve West
400/1 Richard North
500/1 John Henderson, Ronny Huybrechts

First Round Match Odds
Sunday October 1

Alan Norris 4/6 v Justin Pipe 6/5
Joe Cullen 8/11 v Darren Webster 11/10
Steve Beaton 13/8 v Rob Cross 1/2
Robert Thornton 8/5 v Kim Huybrechts 1/2
Raymond van Barneveld 3/5 v Kyle Anderson 27/20
Adrian Lewis 11/10 v Daryl Gurney 3/4
Michael van Gerwen 1/20 v John Henderson 10/1
Dave Chisnall v 13/25 v Jelle Klaasen 31/20

Monday October 2
Benito van de Pas 4/5 v Cristo Reyes 21/20
Mervyn King 13/25 v Ronny Huybrechts 31/20
Steve West 13/8 v James Wade 1/2
Simon Whitlock 2/5 v Christian Kist 2/1
Mensur Suljovic 11/25 v Ian White 9/5
Michael Smith 4/6 v Gerwyn Price 6/5
Gary Anderson 1/12 v Richard North 13/2
Peter Wright 1/4 v Stephen Bunting 3/1

Odds courtesy www.unibet.co.uk and correct at time of writing. Subject to fluctuation.