Michael van Gerwen is Betfred's 13/8 pre-tournament favourite to win the 2020 World Matchplay, with reigning champion Rob Cross a 20/1 chance to retain the title next week.

The Betfred World Matchplay will take place from July 18-26 in the new surroundings of Milton Keynes' Marshall Arena, being staged behind closed doors for a first time.

Cross, who took victory at the Winter Gardens 12 months ago, is rated at 20/1 to retain the title this year, alongside 2019 finalist Michael Smith.

Van Gerwen is the 13/8 favourite, with World Champion Peter Wright the 6/1 second favourite and Gerwyn Price at 13/2.

Nathan Aspinall is 10/1 as he chases a third TV title, while 2018 winner Gary Anderson a 14/1 chance and 2019 semi-finalist Glen Durrant is rated at 25/1.

Betfred's first round match odds include Van Gerwen as the overwhelming 1/14 favourite going into his tie with Brendan Dolan (7/1) on Saturday.

Anderson is 1/4 to defeat Justin Pipe (3/1), while 2007 champion James Wade is 1/3 as he opens his challenge to win a second title against 12/5 Keegan Brown.

See the full range of Betfred World Matchplay odds at the Betfred website.

Betfred World Matchplay
Tournament Winner Odds

13/8 Michael van Gerwen
6/1 Peter Wright
13/2 Gerwyn Price
10/1 Nathan Aspinall
14/1 Gary Anderson
20/1 Michael Smith, Rob Cross
25/1 Glen Durrant
33/1 Krzysztof Ratajski, Dave Chisnall
40/1 Jose De Sousa, Ian White, Daryl Gurney, James Wade
50/1 Mensur Suljovic
66/1 Gabriel Clemens
80/1 Jonny Clayton, Jeffrey de Zwaan
100/1 Danny Noppert, Joe Cullen, Dimitri Van den Bergh, Adrian Lewis
125/1 Jamie Hughes
200/1 Simon Whitlock, Jermaine Wattimena, Ryan Joyce
250/1 Vincent van der Voort, Steve Beaton
300/1 Keegan Brown, Ricky Evans, Justin Pipe, Brendan Dolan

First Round Match Odds
8/11 Simon Whitlock v 11/10 Ryan Joyce
2/5 Krzysztof Ratajski v 2/1 Jermaine Wattimena
1/3 James Wade v 12/5 Keegan Brown
1/14 Michael van Gerwen v 7/1 Brendan Dolan
1/4 Gary Anderson v 3/1 Justin Pipe
4/7 Mensur Suljovic v 11/8 Jamie Hughes
4/9 Glen Durrant v 7/4 Jeffrey de Zwaan
8/15 Rob Cross v 6/4 Gabriel Clemens
4/11 Peter Wright v 11/5 Jose De Sousa
8/15 Michael Smith v 6/4 Jonny Clayton
2/7 Dave Chisnall v 11/4 Vincent van der Voort
4/7 Ian White v 11/8 Joe Cullen
1/3 Daryl Gurney v 12/5 Ricky Evans
2/7 Gerwyn Price v 11/4 Danny Noppert
4/7 Adrian Lewis v 11/8 Steve Beaton
4/11 Nathan Aspinall v 11/5 Dimitri Van den Bergh

Odds courtesy Betfred and correct at time of writing. Subject to fluctuation.

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