World Series of Darts Finals: Amsterdam to bow down to the King

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Mervyn King has been the player of the tournament so far

The World Series of Darts Finals reaches its conclusion today and Abigail Davies is expecting more Merv magic...

"In his opening match, King produced the joint 14th highest average ever on television, his own personal best average and the highest ever seen in the World Series Finals."

Michael van Gerwen has been favourite to lift the trophy from the outset and remains so at 11/4 ahead of this afternoons quarter-finals. The man he faces in the next round, Mervyn King, has been the stand out player of the tournament so far and is 16/1 to beat MvG and go on to win the title.

King to continue impressive run

Mervyn King has produced some sublime darts in Amsterdam over the past two days. The 55-year-old said that whatever happens for the rest of the weekend, his performance against Wade on Friday night will stay with him for a very long time.

In his opening match, King produced the joint 14th highest average ever on television, his own personal best average and the highest ever seen in the World Series Finals.

His performance against Wade was exceptional, the darts he produced against Madars Razma in the second round weren't too shabby either. Averaging 98, convincing on the outer ring, a second successive 6-0 win and through to his fifth quarter-final of the year.

He faces Michael van Gerwen on Sunday afternoon after the Green Machine survived a scare against Maik Kuivenhoven who pushed the world number three all the way.

MvG has won six of his last seven matches against Merv but there's no disputing that the Englishman has been the better player in this tournament so far and I think he'll eliminate the home favourite, he is 11/5 to do so.

Battle of the Belgians

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Kim Huybrechts got the better of an out of sorts Peter Wright on Saturday evening but the current form of Snakebite shouldn't detract from what the Belgian is doing at the moment.

After a number of big results on the floor last week, it's great to see him backing that up on the big stage and putting a very consistent run together.

Incredibly, he's through to his first televised singles quarter-final since 2017 and I don't see it being the end of the road for Kim in Amsterdam.

Next up is his World Cup of Darts partner Dimitri Van den Bergh who's been inconsistent of late and I think with momentum and form on his side, the more experienced Belgian will prevail. Huybrechts is 2/1 to come through this one.

The Hurricane, who is in the opposite half of the draw to MvG, Price and Clayton, is 16/1 to be crowned champion.

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