Premier League Darts: Tonight’s the night for Snakebite to strike

The Premier League Darts roadshow rolls on into Manchester and Peter 'Snakebite' Wright is set for a rover's return to winning, says Dave Clark.


Rob Cross v Michael Smith: Cross to win 8-5 – 9/2

Rob Cross is second in the table and got a 7-7 draw in Birmingham last week, and when these two met in Aberdeen earlier in the season he won 7-3.

For Michael, he’s been throwing away leads in his matches. Last week he up against Suljovic and ended up drawing with an average of over 101 and hitting a lot of 180s, so Smith to get the most in this game stands out at 4/5 with him topping that stat at the moment.

I have to go for Cross to win the match though, and 85 looks a likely scoreline at 9/2.

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Peter Wright v Mensur Suljovic: Wright to win 8-6 – 9/1

Peter’s been struggling building up to this. He’s at the bottom of the table and was the only player ;last week not to pick up a point losing 8-4 to Gurney.

His last win was nine weeks ago against Barney, but he’s been do better away from the cameras recently. He played a tournment this week and beat Gary Anderson 6-0, he’s playing with the same dart consistnetly too, he’s not changing them every time like before.

2/1 for Peter Wright is a good price so I’m going for Snakebite to take this one and an 8-6 victory is a huge price at 9/1.

Michael van Gerwan v Daryl Gurney: MVG to win 8-4 – 7/2

Daryl Gurney actually beat Michael van Gerwan 7-5 when they met in Berlin earlier in the Premier League. However, the averages were poor in that game with Gurney at 98.71 and van Gerwan was very out-of-sort on around 96.

Gurney is only a single point outside the top four and his play-off hopes are still alive – he’s also had an impressive April with a victory over Peter Wright last week. Meanwhile, Van Gerwen reclaimed top spot last time out after a 7-7 draw with James Wade.

Looking at the head-to-head MVG has won 18 of the previous 23 matches between the pair, so you’ve got to tip him to win. You just don’t beat him back-to-back and I’m going with him to win 8-4 at 7/2.

James Wade v Gerwyn Price: Draw – 7/2

James Wade is playing some remarkable darts at the moment and Gerwyn Price is producing some brilliant stuff as well, so this should be a cracker.

The head-to-head shows Wade has scored six wins in previous meetings, while Price has got three victories and they’ve draw 6-6 in Dublin. Wade averaged 103.89 in that game, so it shows you how good Price played to grab a draw.

This one has another draw written all over it and I’m going with that at 7/2.

Dave’s Best Bet

Peter Wright’s been playing some great darts ths week, if he can keep that form going tonight against Mensur and 2/1 looks a great price.

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