Gary Anderson hopes to upset the odds when he takes to the stage for the final of the 2014 Premier League Darts, sponsored by Betway, at the O2 Arena in London tonight.
The 43 year-old Scot, who lifted the title back in 2011, faces current world champion Michael van Gerwen in the semi-finals, with Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor going head to head with Raymond van Barneveld in the other last four clash, which will be shown live on Sky TV.
“I know I will go into the game as the underdog,” admitted Anderson, “but all the pressure will be on Michael, and hopefully I can take advantage of that.
“The lastv two and a half years haven’t been the best for me, but my game is starting to pick up now, although I still feel I am only playing at about 75 per cent.”
After winning five and drawing two of his last seven games in the League, ‘The Flying Scotsman’ is keen to get back on track with a win in the competition which he describes as only being second to the world championships itself.
“With crowds between 4-12,000 it is a tremendous feeling being up there on the stage,” he said, “but the pressure is on.
“I would love to win the title again, but I know it won’t be easy. There are three other players up there who all want to do the same.”