MICHAEL VAN GERWEN is the pre-tournament favourite as he bids to win a fourth successive title at the Ladbrokes Players Championship Finals this weekend.

Dutch star Van Gerwen, the world number one, has been victorious at the Butlin's Minehead Resort in the Players Championship Finals for the past three years.

He is bidding to extend that winning streak in this weekend's ITV4-televised event, where he meets Matthew Edgar in round one on Friday.

Van Gerwen is the 11/10 pre-tournament favourite with new title sponsors Ladbrokes.

2014 winner Gary Anderson, last week's Grand Slam of Darts runner-up, is the 7/2 second favourite, with world number two Peter Wright an 8/1 chance.

James Wade, the European Championship and World Series of Darts Finals winner, is 14/1, while World Champion Rob Cross is joined at 25/1 by Daryl Gurney, Michael Smith and two-time runner-up Adrian Lewis.

Grand Slam champion Gerwyn Price is a 33/1 chance alongside Dave Chisnall, the 2016 finalist, while top seed Ian White is 40/1 as he bids to claim his maiden TV title to follow up his 2018 success on the Players Championship circuit.

A full range of odds are available at the Ladbrokes website, including Outright Winner, Quarter Winner and Match Odds.

Ladbrokes Players Championship Finals
Outright Winner Odds
11/10 Michael van Gerwen
7/2 Gary Anderson
8/1 Peter Wright
14/1 James Wade
25/1 Adrian Lewis, Daryl Gurney, Michael Smith, Rob Cross
33/1 Dave Chisnall, Gerwyn Price
40/1 Ian White
50/1 Jeffrey de Zwaan
66/1 Dimitri Van den Bergh, Joe Cullen, Simon Whitlock, Steve West
80/1 Danny Noppert, Krzysztof Ratajski, Stephen Bunting
100/1 Darren Webster, Jonny Clayton, Mervyn King
125/1 James Wilson, Kyle Anderson, Jamie Lewis, Martin Schindler, Max Hopp
200/1 Chris Dobey, Jermaine Wattimena, Keegan Brown, Kim Huybrechts, Ricky Evans, Ron Meulenkamp, Ryan Searle, Steve Beaton
250/1 Jelle Klaasen, Josh Payne, Richard North
300/1 Benito van de Pas, Brendan Dolan, Cristo Reyes, Gabriel Clemens, Jan Dekker, John Henderson, Michael Barnard, Nathan Aspinall, Robert Thornton, Steve Lennon, Vincent van der Voort
400/1 Madars Razma, Mickey Mansell, Ross Smith, Rowby-John Rodriguez, Ryan Joyce
500/1 Andrew Gilding, Jeffrey de Graaf, Mark Webster, Scott Taylor, Simon Stevenson, Toni Alcinas
750/1 Adam Hunt, Alan Tabern, Matthew Edgar, Stephen Burton