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."

Michael van Gerwen tournament stats (PDC)

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.