Anderson to prosper in Scottish derby
The Premier League hots up this week as the circus heads over the Irish Sea to Belfast and the evening kicks off with an all-Scottish affair between Gary Anderson and Robert Thornton with the former an excellent price to triumph.
Anderson has looked really good in the opening two weeks of the tournament, winning one and losing one but firing in impressive averages each time. In comparison Thornton has failed to shine, losing both of his battles thus far and not being anywhere near his best in either.
The Thorn will improve over the tournament but at this juncture Ando looks tremendous value at 11/10 with William Hill.
The early leader in the table is Adrian Lewis and he should be set for a third straight win on Thursday against Wes Newton. The Warrior is not playing badly having beaten Raymond van Barneveld last week and reaching the last eight of the Dutch Darts Masters at the weekend but he will struggle against a bang in-form Jackpot.
At a best price of just 1/2 though Lewis is not worth backing to win, where he is good value is in the 180 market. The two-time world champ is prolific on the maximums and has hit eight in his two games so far with Newton managing just four. Jackpot is 4/5 with Sky Bet to hit more 180s than the Warrior and that looks like printing money.
Talking of 180s there is set to be a whole heap of them in the clash between Michael van Gerwen and Dave Chisnall who have managed 15 between them in the Premier League so far. Both are playing well, especially MVG who has won both his games in this competition and triumphed in Veldhoven on Sunday.
There could be double figures in terms of maximums in this one and over 6.5 at 8/11 with Sky Bet looks good value even at odds-on.
Arguably the most pressure of the evening will be on Phil Taylor who is looking to get off the mark in the competition against Peter Wright and if the head-to-head between the two is anything to go by then that is exactly what he will do. They have played seven times in the past and the Power has won them all; the table may have turned a little in terms of form but this past cannot be ignored.
Taylor has hardly played badly despite losing twice and if he averages around the hundred mark again he should be able to get a win on the board against Snakebite. Wright was disappointing last week and unless he improves drastically he will not challenge the world number two. Back Taylor to win at 8/11 with Bet365.
The final match of the evening is between Barney and Simon Whitlock and it is hard to look past the Dutchman for this one. The Wizard has been pretty woeful over the last couple of weeks getting heavily beaten in each of his two Premier League outings and then going out at the earliest stage in Holland this weekend.
Barney may have been disappointing last week as he threw away a good position against Newton but he is undoubtedly playing better than the Aussie at the minute. RvB won both contests between the two in this event last year and he looks good to do so again this week at 17/20 with Boyle Sports.
Gary Anderson to win @ 11/10 with William Hill
Dave Chisnall v Michael van Gerwen over 6.5 180s @ 8/11 with Sky Bet
Phil Taylor to win @ 8/11 with Bet365
Adrian Lewis most 180s v Wes Newton @ 4/5 with Sky Bet
Raymond van Barneveld to win @ 17/20 with Boyle Sports
Written By:- Phil Haigh (About our
Posted on:- 17/02/2014 - 21:52 PM
Filed in:- Premier League Darts Betting News, Simon Whitlock, Raymond van Barneveld , Phil Taylor, Gary Anderson, Adrian Lewis