THE odds for round one of the 2018 BetVictor World Matchplay are now available from BetVictor following yesterday's draw in Las Vegas.
Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen is strongly fancied at 1/25 to see off Dutch youngster Jeffrey de Zwaan, while the only other previous winner in the field James Wade is 4/11 favourite to beat Jermaine Wattimena.
Two-time World Champion Gary Anderson is 1/5 to defeat Stephen Bunting, World Champion Rob Cross is 2/9 to overcome Mervyn King, while 2017 World Matchplay finalist Peter Wright is 2/9 to get past Jelle Klaasen.
In the outright betting, Van Gerwen is the red-hot favourite with BetVictor to lift a third World Matchplay title and his odds of victory have now come in to 4/6 following the first round draw.
Anderson is the 7/1 joint second favourite alongside Cross, with Wright in at 10/1.
Premier League finalist Michael Smith and 2007 World Matchplay winner Wade are amongst five players rated at 33/1 by the sponsors, while former finalist Adrian Lewis is a 50/1 shot to be crowned champion at the Winter Gardens.
For the latest BetVictor odds, visit www.betvictor.com.
2018 BetVictor World Matchplay
Round One Odds
1/25 Michael van Gerwen v 9/1 Jeffrey de Zwaan
2/7 Adrian Lewis v 11/4 James Wilson
1/3 Dave Chisnall v 9/4 Keegan Brown
4/11 Michael Smith v 11/5 Jonny Clayton
1/3 Daryl Gurney v 9/4 Steve West
4/5 Gerwyn Price v Evens Joe Cullen
1/5 Gary Anderson v 7/2 Stephen Bunting
4/9 Raymond van Barneveld v 7/4 Kyle Anderson
2/9 Peter Wright v 10/3 Jelle Klaasen
1/2 Kim Huybrechts v 13/8 John Henderson
1/3 Simon Whitlock v 9/4 Richard North
4/11 James Wade v 11/5 Jermaine Wattimena
1/4 Mensur Suljovic v 3/1 Steve Beaton
4/9 Ian White v 7/4 Max Hopp
2/9 Rob Cross v 10/3 Mervyn King
8/15 Darren Webster v 6/4 Steve Lennon
Tournament Winner Odds
4/6 Michael van Gerwen
7/1 Gary Anderson
7/1 Rob Cross
10/1 Peter Wright
33/1 Michael Smith, Daryl Gurney, Mensur Suljovic, Raymond van Barneveld, James Wade
50/1 Adrian Lewis
80/1 Gerwyn Price
100/1 Dave Chisnall, Ian White, Kim Huybrechts, Simon Whitlock
125/1 Joe Cullen
150/1 Stephen Bunting, Darren Webster, Kyle Anderson
200/1 Jelle Klaasen, Jonny Clayton, Jermaine Wattimena, Max Hopp, Mervyn King, Steve Lennon, Steve West
300/1 James Wilson, John Henderson, Keegan Brown, Steve Beaton
500/1 Richard North, Jeffrey de Zwaan
Each-Way 1/2 Odds, 1-2.
Michael van Gerwen v The Field
4/6 Michael van Gerwen
6/5 The Field
Odds courtesy www.betvictor.com and correct at time of writing. Subject to fluctuation. Please gamble responsibly.