GARY ANDERSON is the 8/1 second favourite as he bids to retain the Ladbrokes UK Open title in Minehead this weekend.
Scottish star Anderson claimed his first UK Open title 12 months ago when he took glory at the Butlin's Minehead Resort.
The Scot has been sidelined for six weeks whilst undergoing treatment for a long-standing back problem, but will return to action on Friday to defend his title, where he is 8/1 with the sponsors for a comeback success.
Anderson and his rivals inside the world's top 32 enter the UK Open at the fourth round stage on Friday night, with two-time winner and world number one Michael van Gerwen the 5/6 odds-on favourite with Ladbrokes.
World Championship finalist Michael Smith is a 10/1 chance as he searches for his first UK Open triumph, closely followed by Rob Cross (12/1), 2017 champion Peter Wright (14/1) and Mensur Suljovic (16/1).
Grand Slam of Darts champion Gerwyn Price, the 2017 UK Open finalist, is 22/1, with former champion Adrian Lewis joined by Dave Chisnall and PDC newcomer Glen Durrant at 25/1, while two-time winner James Wade is a 40/1 chance to claim his third title.
2019 Ladbrokes UK Open
Outright Winner Odds
5/6 Michael van Gerwen
8/1 Gary Anderson
10/1 Michael Smith
12/1 Rob Cross
14/1 Peter Wright
16/1 Mensur Suljovic
22/1 Gerwyn Price
25/1 Adrian Lewis, Dave Chisnall, Glen Durrant
33/1 Daryl Gurney
40/1 James Wade
66/1 Chris Dobey, Dimitri Van den Bergh, Jeffrey de Zwaan, Joe Cullen
80/1 Ian White, Raymond van Barneveld, Steve West
100/1 Jonny Clayton, Kyle Anderson
125/1 Krzysztof Ratajski, Nathan Aspinall, Simon Whitlock
150/1 James Wilson, Stephen Bunting
200/1 Danny Noppert, Darren Webster, Jamie Lewis, Kim Huybrechts, Luke Humphries, Max Hopp
250/1 Barry Lynn, Jermaine Wattimena, Ryan Searle, Steve Beaton
300/1 Cristo Reyes, Jamie Hughes, Mervyn King, Ricky Evans, Ryan Joyce, Vincent van der Voort
400/1 Alan Norris, Brendan Dolan, John Henderson, Josh Payne, Richard North, Robert Thornton, Ron Meulenkamp
500/1 Benito van de Pas, Cameron Menzies, Darius Labanauskas, David Pallett, Devon Petersen, Gabriel Clemens, James Richardson, Jan Dekker, Jelle Klaasen, Keegan Brown, Mark McGeeney, Mark Webster, Martin Schindler, Scott Baker, Steve Lennon, William O'Connor
750/1 Alan Tabern, Andy Boulton, Christian Kist, Cody Harris, Conan Whitehead, Diogo Portela, Dirk van Duijvenbode, Gavin Carlin, Justin Pipe, Madars Razma, Michael Barnard, Michael Rasztovits, Robert Marijanović, Robert Owen, Ronny Huybrechts, Ross Smith, Rowby-John Rodriguez, Ted Evetts, Toni Alcinas
1000/1 Adam Huckvale, Adam Hunt, Andy Jenkins, Arron Monk, Bradley Brooks, Daniel Day, Joe Murnan, John Goldie, John Michael, Kevin Burness, Kirk Shepherd, Luke Woodhouse, Marko Kantele, Matthew Edgar, Mickey Mansell, Mike van Duivenbode, Nathan Derry, Peter Hudson, Ryan Meikle, Scott Taylor, Simon Stevenson, Tytus Kanik, Vincent Kamphuis, Wayne Jones, Wes Newton, Yordi Meeuwisse, Zoran Lerchbacher
1500/1 Adrian Gray, Barrie Bates, Callan Rydz, Carl Wilkinson, David Evans, Davy Van Baelen, Dawson Murschell, Dennis Nilsson, Geert Nentjes, Harry Ward, Jamie Bain, Jarred Cole, Jason Cullen, Jonathan Worsley, Jose Justicia, Jose de Sousa, Maik Kuivenhoven, Mark Barilli, Mark Dudbridge, Mark Frost, Matt Clark, Ryan Harrington, Tony Newell, Vincent van der Meer
2000/1 Christian Bunse, Eddie Dootson, Gary Eastwood, George Killington, Lee Bugden, Mario Robbe, Mark Wilson, Martin Atkins, Matthew Dennant, Michael Burgoine, Niels Zonneveld, Reece Robinson, Shaun Fox, Simon Preston, Terry Temple
2500/1 Brian Raman, Darren Beveridge, Ian McFarlane, John Davey, Kevin Thoburn, Lloyd Browning
Odds courtesy www.ladbrokes.com and correct at time of writing. Subject to fluctuation.