Dirk van Duijvenbode and Gerwyn Price have shared their thoughts ahead of tonight's BoyleSports World Grand Prix final.

World number three Price survived match darts in overcoming Dave Chisnall, while surprise package Van Duijvenbode impressed in a 4-1 defeat of Simon Whitlock to set up tonight's contest which will be broadcast live around the world from from 2000 BST.

Price, a three-time TV event winner, is a 2/9 favourite with BoyleSports for the title, but the Welshman is under no illusions of the size of his task.

"I need to go out and perform and just concentrate on my own game. It doesn't matter who I'm playing, if I don't play well then I don't win," said Price.

"I'm probably going to be favourite to win this game but if I don't hit doubles to start and score well then it will be a long night and could go either way.

"Last night I thought it was gone, I thought I'd bombed the opportunity. When you get another chance you're over the moon and relieved really.

"I rode my luck but I'm still a novice and I'm still learning. Hopefully I can play a little bit better in the final and pick up that trophy."

Quizzed on his chances of becoming world number one in the near future, Price answered: "Michael [van Gerwen] is probably still the best player in the world, he thinks, but I'm playing well. We'll see."

Gerwyn Price
Price was a relieved man after defeating Chisnall


Meanwhile Van Duijvenbode, ranked 73rd in the world at the start of the tournament, has shocked the field to become the first debutant to reach the final since 1998 (the inaugural staging).

The Dutch aubergine farmer has won plenty of admirers over the last week and will now compete in one of the biggest matches in world darts.

"I've never beaten Gerwyn Price, but I'd never beaten Mensur Suljovic or Gary Anderson before this week," said Van Duijvenbode.

"My record against Dimi [Van den Bergh] was not good either, so we'll see.

"Playing on TV it always was a big difference to me. I never performed under 89 averages but then when I went on TV I could average 70.

"But after the first game I've been playing like I do in practice. I'm so happy that my game is coming out on stage now.

"I thought I would be way more nervous than I was at the end of the game with Simon.

"My boss text me after I beat Gary and said 'well done mate, I'm in tears' and that's what you do it for.

"You play to make your family and friends proud, it feels so awesome that people enjoy when I win so I want to do one more for them."

Format
Final - Best of nine sets
All sets are the best of five legs.
There is no tie-break; should a game progress to a final set, the fifth leg of the set would be the deciding leg.

Prize Fund
Winner - £110,000
Runner-Up - £50,000