Michael van Gerwen believes Peter Wright fears him ahead of the 2019/20 William Hill World Darts Championship final.
Reigning champion Van Gerwen will meet Wright in a repeat of the 2013/14 showdown, which the Dutchman won 7-4 to lift the first of his three World Championship titles.
As two of the sport's most successful players this decade go head-to-head for the coveted Sid Waddell Trophy and the £500,000 winner's prize, Van Gerwen is taking confidence from his record of nine successive victories over Wright in televised finals.
"Every time I had to play well in this tournament I did it, so I can't really complain about how I played," said Van Gerwen, who is bidding to retain the World Championship title for the first time.
"I had too many bad scores and I know I can do better, so I will have to improve that for the final.
"Most of the time Peter plays me he blows up and misses darts at double and that's a good thing for myself.
"I hope I can play a bit better than I have been doing so far in this tournament and I'm looking forward to the final.
"I think he's more scared of me than I am of him."
The William Hill World Darts Championship Final will be broadcast live on the Sky Sports Darts channel and through NOW TV in the UK, on PDCTV-HD for Rest of the World Subscribers and through the PDC's worldwide broadcast partners including DAZN and RTL7.
William Hill match winner odds
Michael Van Gerwen - 4/11
Peter Wright - 11/5
Odds courtesy sports.williamhill.com and are correct at time of publication.