PDC World Darts Championship: 10 Vital Statistics

10. Michael van Gerwen has won eight of the nine PDC major titles this year. He is 1.61 to win the 2017 World Darts Championship.

9. Gary Anderson is two-time defending champion of the World Darts Championship — but has not won a title since the World Grand Prix final in October. He is 7.00 to win.

8. Phil Taylor holds the record of 14 world titles but has won the World Darts Championship just once since 2010. He is 10.00 to win.

7. Taylor and Van Gerwen are in the same side of the draw for the 2017 World Darts Championship. Taylor boasts a W31 D2 L23 record over Van Gerwen and has won their last three meetings. Taylor is 4.33 to reach the final.

6. World No. 3 Peter Wright has never won a PDC major title. His best finish at the Ally Pally was a 2014 final defeat to Gary Anderson. Wright is 13.00 to win.

5. 2011 and 2012 champion Adrian Lewis has not won an individual tournament since the 2015 Aukland Masters. Lewis did win the World Cup of Darts for England alongside Taylor in June and is 34.00 to be crowned world champion for a third time.

4. Austria’s Mensur Suljovic reached the European Championship final this year after winning the International Darts Open and reaching the European Darts trophy on tour over the summer. Suljovic is 29.00 to reach the final.

3. The only major title Van Gerwen failed to win in 2016 was the World Darts Championship, where he crashed out in the third round. It was his worst exit since 2012 and the Dutchman is 12.00 to fall at the same hurdle.

2. Adrian Lewis (60) threw the most 180s at the 2016 World Darts Championship, followed by champion Gary Anderson (51). Lewis is 21.00 to throw the most 180s again.

1. There have been four televised nine-dart finishes in 2016 and Gary Anderson managed to throw one in last year’s World Darts Championship semi-final against Jelle Klaasen. A nine-darter at any time in this tournament is priced at 1.60.