2022 Players Championship Finals Betting Odds and Predictions (PDC, November 25-27)
Late November is finals season across most sports, and darts is no exception. This coming weekend will see 64 of the world’s best players come together in Minehead to fight it out for three furious days of darts action to determine the 15th Players Championship Finals winner.
Players Championship Finals 2022: Event Details
With Peter Wright electing not to defend his title for family reasons, the silverware is well and truly up for grabs this year. Michael van Gerwen will be eager to finish an excellent year strong and climb toward the top of the PDC Order of Merit. However, he will have strong competition from the likes of No.1 ranked player Gerwyn Price and Michael Smith, who are both chasing their first titles at this event.
We present our expert picks and winner predictions in this betting preview of the 2022 Players Championship Finals.
|Tournament:||2022 Cazoo Players Championship Finals, PDC|
|Venue:||Butlin’s Minehead Resort, Minehead, England|
|Date:||Friday 25 November to Sunday 27 November|
Players Championship Finals 2022 Odds
Here’s a look at darts odds for those who want to bet on the 2022 Players Championship Finals of Darts:
- Michael van Gerwen to win @ 6.00 (5/1)
- Gerwyn Price to win @ 8.00 (7/1)
- Michael Smith to win @ 9.00 (8/1)
- Luke Humphries to win @ 13.00 (12/1)
- Jonny Clayton to win @ 15.00 (14/1)
Looking at the bookmakers in the UK, this tournament seems like a three-horse race in the betting odds. Michael van Gerwen, Gerwyn Price, and Michael Smith are all relatively close, with van Gerwen leading at 6.00 and the other two close behind at 8.00 and 9.00. After these three favorites, the odds become much longer, with Luke Humphries the next best bet at 13.00.
Understanding the Players Championship Finals
The Players Championship Finals is a relatively new event, having only been contested in 2009 for the first time.
For the majority of the last decade, except for Covid-19 in 2020, the tournament has been held at Butlin’s Minehead towards the end of the calendar year. The draw consists of the top 64 players in the PDC Order of Merit, with a prize pool of £500,000 being contested.
Of the 14 editions played, Michael van Gerwen has won six, with Phil Taylor the next most dominant player collecting three titles. The past five years, here’s how the tournament has unfolded:
- 2017 — Michael van Gerwen
- 2018 — Daryl Gurney
- 2019 — Michael van Gerwen
- 2020 — Michael van Gerwen
- 2021 — Peter Wright
With three titles in the past five years, no doubt Michael van Gerwen will be eager to kick on and claim another this year.
PDC Players Championship Finals 2022 Predictions
Looking at the live odds of sports bookmakers, there is a range of excellent bets to be placed. Here are the best online bets on darts to make this week:
Michael van Gerwen to Win @ 6.00 (5/1)
There’s no denying that six-time winner Michael van Gerwen is a clear favorite to claim his seventh title here this weekend.
While Michael van Gerwen is currently ranked below both Gerwyn Price and Peter Wright, this has little impact on his ability to win this tournament. Firstly, Peter Wright is not competing in the 2022 Players Championship Finals, meaning Gerwyn Price is the only player ranked higher than Michael van Gerwen. Secondly, van Gerwen is coming into this event excellently, having recently won the 2022 World Grand Prix in October.
This, combined with the confidence from having won in this arena six times previously, makes Michael van Gerwen an excellent bet this week. The Dutchman is paying 6.00 (5/1) to claim the title.
Gerwyn Price to Reach Final @ 4.33 (10/3)
Another excellent bet to make this weekend is on Gerwyn Price making a deep run.
While we think that Michael van Gerwen will walk away victorious on Sunday, Gerwyn Price is sitting on the other side of the draw from the six-time champion and has a good shot at being his opposition in the final. Price will have to navigate Jonny Clayton in his quarter before a potential semifinal against Dirk van Duijvenbode or past champion Daryl Gurney.
There’s a clear reason why Gerwyn Price is currently sitting on top of the PDC Order of Merit in 2022. Of course, the Welshman should have the skills to navigate his side of the draw and make it to the final at least. With odds of 4.33 (10/3), this relatively conservative bet still extracts a healthy return.
Bonus Darts Betting Tips for Players Championship Finals 2022
For those who like to follow the live stream of the game and have a bit of an adrenaline rush, here’s our betting bonus tip ahead of the weekend’s tournament:
Raymond van Barneveld to Win Quarter @ 13.00 (12/1)
Veteran darts player Raymond van Barneveld is one of the best players to ever throw a dart. The five-time World Champion has recently come out of retirement, and while his PDC ranking is only at No.34 currently, the 55-year-old is on the comeback.
The Dutch player recently made it as far as the Grand Slam of Darts semifinals in 2022. With a fairly weak quarter of his draw led by Luke Humphries, it wouldn’t be entirely unreasonable to bet on Raymond van Barneveld making another deep run this week. With a very lucrative return of 13.00 (12/1) on the legend advancing out of this quarter, this is a great punt to make for a big payday.
Darts Predictions for 2022 Players Championship Finals
- Michael van Gerwen to Win @ 6.00 (5/1)
- Gerwyn Price to Reach Final @ 4.33 (10/3)
- Raymond van Barneveld to Win Quarter @ 13.00 (12/1)
The best 64 players in darts will converge on Minehead this weekend to compete for the 2022 Players Championship Finals title. Expect this to be a hotly contested tournament, with several men entering in good form. Our betting prediction to win is a six-time winner Michael van Gerwen will end up on top, but tune in nonetheless to catch all of the action this Friday when the first dart is thrown.