Nine dart magic at the weekend - and MVG can repeat the feat on Thursday
With just two weeks to go until Judgement Night, the pressure is on the bottom four in the Premier League table. The knowledge that after the league games in Cardiff in a fortnight we’ll be missing two of them means none of them can afford to drop any more points. The first two player’s championship events of 2016 at the weekend saw Peter Wright and Stephen Bunting take titles. Snakebite headlines against Gary Anderson, but we’ve found a treble that features two play off chasers.
Gary Anderson vs Adrian Lewis- BET NOW
Anderson opens and closes the night’s action in his home country, fresh off the back of three straight league wins, all of them comfortable. It’s put him back in the playoff hunt after a sluggish start to the campaign, but his averages are still yo-yoing, going from 84 two weeks ago to 102 last week against Michael Smith. Adrian Lewis is flying. He averaged 107 in his defeat of Wright in Nottingham, before ending MVG’s 27-game unbeaten streak in the Barnsley at the weekend – where he also beat Anderson. He likes the shorter format, and if he can find his range early, he’ll win at odds of
Adrian Lewis, James Wade and Dave Chisnall all to win 9/1
James Wade vs Robert Thornton – BET NOW
Robert Thornton has played 22 PDC matches in 2016. He’s only managed to win six, and all of them have been away from the TV cameras. He’ having an absolute stinker when the lights are on bright and is in danger of dropping out of the world’s top 10. Compare that to James Wade, who’s notched up a victory over MVG in this year’s campaign so far alongside victories over five other league players since Christmas. Thornton’s under the most pressure, he’s bottom with the lowest average and plays twice next week. But he’s not throwing well enough to buck the trend. Wade win at
Michael Van Gerwen vs Phil Taylor – BET NOW
On paper, this is the main event, but it’s positioned in the middle of the card as the best player on the planet takes on the best of all time. Van Gerwen is setting a ridiculous standard at the moment, but he didn’t win a trophy at the weekend, the first time that’s happened in 2016. He did of course hit a nine-dart finish on Sunday – and the odds are nice for there to be another tonight. Taylor is once again proving naysayers wrong, averaging over 100 in every game bar one so far in the league. He’s back in the top three in the world, but is still odds of to beat MVG. That’s how good the world #1 has been. Backing a 9-darter at is very very tempting.
Raymond van Barneveld vs Dave Chisnall – BET NOW
The loser of this one is going to be in that scrap to avoid relegation, the winner will put their name back in the hat for a playoff space. Barmey had a mixed weekend, losing to Anderson in a quarter final on Saturday but fell at the first hurdle on Sunday against Wes Newton. Which is the equivalent of being beaten heroically by Bayern Munich, and then getting walloped by Newcastle. Chizzy is 8th in the table, but has a higher tournament average than four of the players above him. He’s been unlucky, but needs the victory on Thursday, and could get it against an inconsistant Dutchman at
Gary Anderson vs Peter Wright- BET NOW
Anderson’s back against his fellow Scot Wright to finish off the darts for another week, and this one is harder to predict because we won’t know about Anderson’s form until the end of his first match. Wright’s odds of look a bit long, Anderson is (but wait until his match against Lewis is over to back) with the draw at .