Price favourite to claim second BoyleSports World Grand Prix title

Gerwyn Price (Kelly Deckers/PDC)

Gerwyn Price dominates the betting ahead of this year’s BoyleSports World Grand Prix, as the world number one bids to claim a second double-start title in Leicester.

The Welshman comes into this year’s event fresh from claiming a second World Series of Darts Finals crown in Amsterdam earlier this month, and he’s 4/1 favourite to scoop the £110,000 top prize at the Morningside Arena.

Price defeated Dirk van Duijvenbode to triumph in Amsterdam – a repeat of the 2020 World Grand Prix final – and after losing to his compatriot Jonny Clayton in last year’s showpiece, Price is 13/8 to reach a third successive double-start final.

The 2020 champion is also rated as the joint 4/1 favourite with Michael van Gerwen to finish the tournament with most full houses, which requires a player to win their match as well as hitting most 180s and the highest checkout.

Price takes on German debutant Martin Schindler in his opening round tie, while Van Gerwen begins his bid for a sixth BoyleSports World Grand Prix success against his old adversary Gary Anderson, in a repeat of the 2016 final.

Van Gerwen, who celebrated Premier League and World Matchplay wins earlier this year, is joint second favourite at 7/1 alongside World Champion Peter Wright, who kicks off his bid for a maiden World Grand Prix crown against Kim Huybrechts.

Reigning champion Jonny Clayton is a 12/1 shot to retain his title, although he has been pitted against 2020 runner-up Van Duijvenbode in a mouth-watering first round showdown.

Michael Smith and Luke Humphries are both 14/1 to claim their maiden televised titles, while former World Matchplay winner Dimitri Van den Bergh is 20/1 ahead of his clash against Belgian Darts Open champion Dave Chisnall.

Sarah Kinsella, spokesperson for BoyleSports said: “Gerwyn Price warmed up in spectacular fashion in Amsterdam and it’s no surprise he’s being so well backed to win another BoyleSports World Grand Prix in that sort of form. 

“His odds have shortened from 9/2 to 4/1 as a result, so he’s all set to start as sole favourite, with closest challengers Michael van Gerwen and Peter Wright both at 7/1 on the opposite side of the draw.

"Five-time champion Van Gerwen has drifted in the betting. The Dutchman has enjoyed some brilliant victories this year but has been eased out to 7/1 from the original 7/2 favourite."

BoyleSports World Grand Prix
Outright Winner Odds

4/1 Gerwyn Price
7/1 Peter Wright
7/1 Michael Van Gerwen
12/1 Jonny Clayton
14/1 Michael Smith
14/1 Luke Humphries
20/1 Dimitri Van den Bergh
25/1 Danny Noppert
25/1 Joe Cullen
28/1 Dirk van Duijvenbode
28/1 Dave Chisnall
33/1 James Wade
33/1 Jose De Sousa
33/1 Nathan Aspinall
40/1 Rob Cross
40/1 Damon Heta
50/1 Gary Anderson
50/1 Ryan Searle
66/1 bar

Most Tournament Full Houses (Win Match, Most 180s, Highest Checkout)
4/1 Gerwyn Price
4/1 Michael van Gerwen
5/1 Peter Wright
7/1 Jose de Sousa
10/1 Michael Smith
10/1 Jonny Clayton
10/1 Luke Humphries
10/1 Dimitri Van den Bergh
16/1 bar

Total Tournament Full Houses
10/11 Over 9.5
4/5 Under 9.5

Nine-Dart Finish?
1/16 No
8/1 Yes

Odds courtesy BoyleSports Betting. Correct at time of writing. Subject to fluctuation. 18+ Bet Responsibly,