MVG and Anderson will be maximum-mad
Premier League Darts lands in Leeds for the first time ever this week and the highlight is likely to be the battle between Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson which should produce plenty of quality.
MVG may have only won one of his last three and Anderson suffered defeat last time out but both are playing well and should do again this week. When you think of both these players you think of 180s and there should be plenty in West Yorkshire.
Anderson built his reputation on hitting maximums and whilst he is not quite as reliable to do so as he used to be, the Dutchman certainly is. A clash with MVG should bring the best out of the Scot though and if he finds his range there could be double figures in terms of maximums. Over 6.5 certainly looks a distinct possibility at 10/11 with Ladbrokes.
One man who has not been hitting maximums is Peter Wright, he has fewer than anyone in the competition, but the World Championship finalist is top of the table after six weeks proving that scoring is not everything. Snakebite takes on Raymond van Barneveld this week who has been predictably unpredictable this tournament.
Barney has been superb in wins over Anderson and MVG but abject in defeat to Wes Newton and a poor draw against Dave Chisnall. It is hard to say what he is going to do this week but with four wins and two draws from six matches Wright has to be good value at 5/4 with Sporting Bet, especially as he triumphed last time the two met.
Another player who looks great value for victory at odds-against is Dave Chisnall who faces bottom of the pile Simon Whitlock. Chizzy has produced something of a mixed bag thus far in the tournament but the Wizard has been fairly consistently poor to date.
The man from St Helens has been typically brutal on the maximums and that should set him up for victory over the Aussie who has mustered just 12 in six matches so far. To add to his side of the argument Chizzy also has a cracking record against Whitlock and has won their last three encounters. Back the Englishman at a best price of 5/4 with Sporting Bet.
Not quite as profitable but still good value is Adrian Lewis who is meeting Robert Thornton on Thursday evening. Jackpot has not been at his best so far this competition but he followed up his UK Open victory with a win over Anderson last week and could be about to kick-on in style.
Thornton is always competitive but he has not won in four matches and an in-form Lewis should have too much for him. Back the two-time world champ at a best price of 5/6 with William Hill.
Finally there is a clash which will have huge consequences for the relegation battle as Phil Taylor takes on Wes Newton. The Power is still in the bottom two and desperately needs the points to get away from the potential of the drop. He is hot favourite to beat Newton but the Warrior has been playing well and it will be no easy task.
Newton certainly has the advantage in hitting maximums having landed four more than the Power so far this tournament. He is favourite to out-do the world number two in this score on Thursday but still looks good value at EVENS with Boyle Sports.
Michael van Gerwen v Gary Anderson over 6.5 180s @ 10/11 with Ladbrokes
Peter Wright to win @ 5/4 with Sporting Bet
Dave Chisnall to win @ 5/4 with Sporting Bet
Adrian Lewis to win @ 5/6 with William Hill
Wes Newton most 180s v Phil Taylor @ EVENS with Boyle Sports
Written By:- Phil Haigh (About our
Posted on:- 18/03/2014 - 21:57 PM
Filed in:- Premier League Darts Betting News, Simon Whitlock, Raymond van Barneveld , Phil Taylor, Gary Anderson, Adrian Lewis