We ought to have a match fitting the occasion, when Anderson handles Rate in the final of the 2021 PDC World Champion.

This will be Anderson’s fifth World Champion last and he’s won 2 of them. As you might expect from a gamer with nothing to show, he’s looking extremely relaxed.

There is a lot more at stake for Price. It’s his first last and he’s desperate to end up being World Champion. Needs to he do so, Cost will likewise overtake Michael van Gerwen in the rankings to end up being the world number one.

As is fitting for a player that’s had fun with the consistency to get themselves into such a position, Price is the preferred at 1.865/ 6. Anderson was ranked at number 13 before the competition, however there are clearly not twelve much better players on the planet than the ‘Flying Scotsman’ when he’s at his best and that’s reflected by the reasonably close chances, with the outsider priced at 2.1411/ 10.

There have actually been 15 matches in between Anderson and Rate considering that they initially fulfilled in 2014. It’s Anderson that has the small advantage in head-to-head meetings, with 8 success to Cost’s seven.

You may think that Anderson would have won most of the early encounters and Cost one of the most of the later games, but success have been fairly equally expanded between the 2. In 2020 they played four times, with Anderson winning two matches in February, consisting of a 10-2 win at the Masters and Rate triumphing in the 2 Premier League video games.

This is the second time that they have satisfied in a final. Cost beat Anderson 16-13 in a bad tempered encounter to lift the Grand Slam of Darts, back in 2018.

In the semi-finals they recorded extremely comparable three-dart averages, with Cost’s being slightly higher in his 6-4 success over Stephen Bunting at 100.92, compared to Anderson’s 100.03, as he beat Dave Chisnall 6-3. There was a bigger difference when it pertained to finishing, with Price having a 47.17% checkout portion, with Anderson’s down at 36.67%.

Anderson was not happy with his performance after his semi-final win. He’s tape-recorded a checkout percentage of over 50% in both of the previous two rounds and he will wish to get back to that requirement.

In regards to numbers the performances of these 2 rivals are extremely close, so we need to expect a tight match. It’s a finest of 13-sets match and you can back it to review 11.5 sets at 2.265/ 4. Over 44.5 legs is 5/6 on the Sportsbook, which corresponds to nine sets going the full five legs.

Anderson’s ending up will need to improve from Saturday night. We know that he’s capable of doing that, but there is also a sense that Price has still not reached the heights that he can accomplish in this tournament.

Both players have had great routes through to the finals. Cost has actually made life harder for himself, but there’s nobody much better today at managing the pressure. He keeps finding a way to win, even if he experiences a dip. Price has show a remarkable capability to secure huge surfaces, which was essential in the match against Bunting, who was more clinical than the other losing semi-finalist, Chisnall.

You can back Rate to hit a checkout higher than 135.5 at 5/6. It’s a feat that he’s handled in all five of his matches en-route to the last.

It would be not a surprise at all if Anderson raises the Sid Waddell Trophy tonight, however due to his consistency this year, will to win and ending up power, I’m going with Cost to win his first world title. If you elegant larger chances than the 1.865/ 6 on offer, choose a Cost win and for him to likewise hit the highest checkout, at 2/1.