MICHAEL VAN GERWEN and Peter Wright will contest the 2018 Unibet World Grand Prix final at the Citywest Convention Centre in Dublin.

The seventh and final night of the double-start event will see world number one Van Gerwen and world number two Wright face off for the £100,000 top prize.

A dramatic Friday night saw Wright produce one of the most incredible comebacks ever seen at the tournament to edge past Mensur Suljovic 4-3, while three-time winner Van Gerwen recorded a comprehensive 4-1 victory over reigning champion Daryl Gurney.

"I have to win tomorrow, it's as simple as that," said Van Gerwen, the Dublin champion in 2012, 2014 and 2016.

"Reaching the final means nothing if you don't win it so I am focusing on everything I need to do right tomorrow.

"We're going to see tomorrow if Peter knows how to beat me and I need to make sure I do the right things at the right moments."

Wright has come out on top on four of the six occasions that the pair have met on TV in 2018 and the popular Scot thanked the Irish crowd for their support throughout the week.

"The crowd have been behind me all week, if it wasn't for them I wouldn't have made it so far in the tournament," said Wright.

"I never doubt I will win a game, I always believe in myself and that will be the same again tonight."

Van Gerwen is the 1/5 favourite with sponsors Unibet going into the final, with Wright 18/5 as he aims to claim his first World Grand Prix title.

The Unibet World Grand Prix Final will be televised live on Sky Sports and worldwide through the PDC's broadcast partners, as well as through PDCTV-HD for Rest of the World Subscribers (outside of UK, Ireland & Netherlands).

2018 World Grand Prix Stats

Michael van Gerwen

 

Peter Wright

96.77

Ave

91.61

13

180s

20

53/101 – 52%

Starting %

65/151 – 43%

37/74 – 50%

Checkout %

41/99 – 41%

101.54 v Dave Chisnall (QF)

Highest Ave

98.02 v Steve West (R1)

115

Highest Finish

130

3

Ton-Plus Finishes

5

1hr 39min 0sec

Time Played

2hr 37min 38sec

37/16 – 70%

Legs Won/Lost

41/24 – 63%

2-0 v Steve Lennon

Round One

2-0 v Steve West

3-0 v Darren Webster

Round Two

3-0 v Jermaine Wattimena

3-1 v Dave Chisnall

Quarter-Finals

3-2 v James Wilson

4-1 v Daryl Gurney

Semi-Finals

4-3 v Mensur Suljovic

Saturday October 6 (8pm)
Final

Michael van Gerwen v Peter Wright
Best of nine sets
All sets are the best of five legs, and all legs must begin and end with a double.

Unibet World Grand Prix Final - Unibet Odds
Michael van Gerwen 1/5
Peter Wright 18/5
Odds courtesy Unibet and correct at time of writing. Subject to fluctuation.