Only two are left standing from the 32 that started at the World Matchplay last Saturday.
Nathan Aspinall and Jonny Clayton have beaten off the field and will play in their first finals at the historic Winter Gardens in Blackpool.
Good pals off the oche, Aspinall and Clayton, will put that all to one side on Sunday night as they attempt to get their hands on the Phil Taylor Trophy.
Let’s take a look at some of the best betting for the Final in Blackpool:
Nathan Aspinall vs Jonny Clayton – Jonny Clayton highest checkout at 5/6 with bet365
Clayton’s finishing has seen him to the 2023 final.
The “Ferret” isn’t a massive scorer or 180 hitter, but his consistency on the doubles allows him to pinch legs when he is 60-80 points behind.
Clayton nailed 17 of 28 darts on the doubles in his semi-final win over Luke Humphries at 61%, and if he can repeat that on Sunday, he’ll be well in contention.
Nathan Aspinall vs Jonny Clayton – Nathan Aspinall Over 11.5 180s at Evens with bet365
Aspinall nailed 11 180s in his 17-9 demolition of Joe Cullen in the semi-final, and we’re expecting at least another half a dozen legs to be contested in the final.
That opens up the opportunity for the Asp to throw a lot more maximums.
He has thrown 37 this week in four wins and is consistently averaging in the high 90s.
Twelve 180s or more for Aspinall in the final looks good.
Nathan Aspinall vs Jonny Clayton – Jonny Clayton -2.5 handicap to win at 5/4 with bet365
If Aspinall is nailing his maximums and Clayton is nailing his finishes, then we will be in for one hell of a final on Sunday night.
Both guys will see this as a 50/50 contest, but we fancy the “Ferret” to play at the top of his game for longer periods in a final that could last two hours.
Both men have won major titles,so we’re not expecting either to crumble under the pressure of the oche.
After a close few sessions, we think Clayton will stretch his legs to the finish line, much like he did in the semi-finals against Humphries.