MICHAEL VAN GERWEN is the odds-on pre-tournament favourite ahead of the Paddy Power Champions League of Darts, which will take place in Brighton next month.

The world number one has been pitted alongside Gary Anderson, Daryl Gurney and Dave Chisnall in an exciting Group A for the BBC-televised event.

Van Gerwen is Paddy Power's 4/5 pre-tournament favourite, with Anderson rated at 4/1 as he bids to add to this year's UK Open and World Matchplay wins.

Chisnall is rated 25/1 to claim the title, with Gurney at 33/1 on his Champions League debut.

Group B sees World Champion Rob Cross and reigning Champions League of Darts winner Mensur Suljovic joined by Peter Wright and Simon Whitlock.

Cross is 7/1 to take glory in his maiden Champions League campaign, with Wright 15/2, Suljovic a 10/1 chance to retain his title and Whitlock rated 33/1.

Van Gerwen is 3/10 to top his group and 1/9 to qualify for the semi-finals, while Cross is 1/2 to progress to the last four and 7/4 to top Group B.

A wide range of betting markets are available at paddypower.com, including Group Winner odds and match odds.

Tickets for the Paddy Power Champions League of Darts are still available and can be purchased via pdc.tv/tickets or brightoncentre.co.uk.

PaddyPower Odds
Paddy Power Champions LeagueOutright Winner

4/5 Michael van Gerwen
4/1 Gary Anderson
7/1 Rob Cross
15/2 Peter Wright
10/1 Mensur Suljovic
25/1 Dave Chisnall
33/1 Daryl Gurney, Simon Whitlock

Group Odds
Group A - to qualify for semi-finals

1/9 Michael van Gerwen
1/3 Gary Anderson
3/1 Dave Chisnall
10/3 Daryl Gurney

Group A Winner
3/10 Michael van Gerwen
5/2 Gary Anderson
25/1 Dave Chisnall
33/1 Daryl Gurney

Group B - to qualify for semi-finals
1/2 Rob Cross
4/7 Peter Wright
4/6 Mensur Suljovic
10/3 Simon Whitlock

Group B Winner
7/4 Rob Cross
2/1 Peter Wright
5/2 Mensur Suljovic
13/2 Simon Whitlock

Opening Group Matches
1/8 Michael van Gerwen v 5/1 Dave Chisnall
1/4 Gary Anderson v 11/4 Daryl Gurney
3/10 Peter Wright v 12/5 Simon Whitlock
1/2 Rob Cross v 13/8 Mensur Suljovic

Odds correct at time of writing and subject to fluctuation. 18+. Please gamble responsibly.

Schedule & Ticket Info
Saturday September 22
Afternoon Session (1.15pm)
4x Group Matches

Rob Cross v Mensur Suljovic (B)
Peter Wright v Simon Whitlock (B)
Gary Anderson v Daryl Gurney (A)
Michael van Gerwen v Dave Chisnall (A)
Table Ticket £31
Tiered Ticket £26

Evening Session (6.30pm)
4x Group Matches

Saturday afternoon's winning players face each other, and the losing players face each other in each group.
Table Ticket £36
Tiered Ticket £31

Sunday September 23
Afternoon Session (1pm)
4x Group Matches

Remaining Group Matches
Table Ticket £31
Tiered Ticket £26

Evening Session (6.30pm)
Semi-Finals & Final

Table Ticket £36
Tiered Ticket £31

Tickets for the Paddy Power Champions League of Darts are still available and can be purchased via pdc.tv/tickets or brightoncentre.co.uk.