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Michael van Gerwen v James Hubbard Live Streaming PDC World Youth Final Preview

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Two of darts' most promising youngsters will take to the colossal O2 Arena stage on Thursday evening for the climax of the 2012 World Youth Championship. 

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Michael van Gerwen and James Hubbard battled through a field of 64 players in Crawley in November and will contest the final in front of a record crowd at the O2 during the Premier League finals night on Thursday.

Dutch star Van Gerwen has established himself as a quick-fire young talent ever since bursting onto the scene aged just 15.

The PDC's young player of the year for 2011 is currently ranked 36th and continues to go from strength to strength on the professional tour.

The man known as 'Mighty Mike' topped the PDC Youth Tour order of merit last season, making him a worthy finalist and justifying his odds-on price to claim the £10,000 title.

He will be determined to lift the trophy at the second time of asking, after losing out to Arron Monk in the inaugural final in 2010.

Standing in the way of him and glory is 19-year-old James Hubbard, a player enjoying his first year as a professional after breaking onto the scene at the Grand Slam back in November and earning a two-year tour card.

The former county player produced a series of superb showings during the Grand Slam, notably taking a leg off Phil Taylor and has since taken a number of big scalps in Players Championship events.

He is certain to offer a stern test for the Dutchman, but the match could come down to who can hold their nerve over a relatively short format in front of a huge crowd at the O2.

The duo have never met in a previous major competition but will go head-to-head in one of the biggest games of their careers to date on Thursday.

The bookmakers feel van Gerwen's big stage experience will count in his favour and make him the 1/2 favourite, with Hubbard priced as the 6/4 outsider with Bet365.

The match gets underway at approximately 9.00pm GMT and will be streamed live over the best of 11 legs from the O2 Arena, London.
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