World Grand Prix Tips: King to assume his throne

King can win the 180s battle, and hopefully with it the title.

Jaymes Monte picks out one final bet from what has been a successful punting tournament...

"So far this week King has hit 17 maximums, more than any other player"

Back King to hit most 180s @ 1.664/6

If you've been following this column since the start of the week then you'll be sitting on a nice little 70.069/1 outright bet on tonight's final. Everything appears to have come together for Mervyn King this week and although he may have had a little luck here and there along the way, in the large part he is a deserving finalist. If you did back The King pre-tournament then it would be foolish not to lock in a profit given that he is now as short as 2.226/5 for the title, otherwise I'd be looking to back the Englishman tonight.

Michael van Gerwen has been equally impressive in reaching his first ever PDC Major final and on the balance of recent form, and the consistency that he has shown this year, it is probably the Dutchman who is slightly more deserving of the crown. That said, there won't be many who will want to deny King this success either.

I digress.

Moving on to the match itself, and the betting prospects. While I think King is a good value bet at 2.226/5 to win the title, I'm going to sidestep it given my ante-post position. Instead I'm going to suggest a dabble on the Most 180s market.

So far this week King has hit 17 maximums, more than any other player, while Van Gerwen has hit just eight. Although applauded for being an exciting player the Dutchman is more about the combination shots than the 180s, regularly opting to switch down the board if his first or second dart is not sitting perfectly in the treble 20 bed. At odds of 1.664/6 it's not the most lucrative bet out there, but it certainly holds the most value. King should win this little battle comfortably.

Recommended Bets:
Back King to hit most 180s @ 1.664/6
Back King to win @ 2.226/5 - if not already involved ante-post

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