Snakebite made of the Wirght stuff
Week five of the Premier League kicks off with the man who tops the table going into it Peter Wright, and the in-form debutant should continue his hot streak against an unpredictable Robert Thornton.
Wright has been sensational so far picking up three wins and a draw including defeating both Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis. He looks so comfortable on the big stage there is little to suggest his excellent form will drop off and he certainly does not look like turning in a performance that will see him well beaten.
Thornton, on the other hand, is less reliable. He can be unplayable as he showed against Gary Anderson and he can be frustrating as he was against Dave Chisnall and Wes Newton. Wright has a good record against the Thorn, winning their last three encounters and he should prosper again in Exeter. Snakebite looks good value at 10/11 with Coral.
The man Wright knocked off the top of the table was Michael van Gerwen and the world champion is on the oche this week against his big rival Adrian Lewis. MVG suffered a rare defeat in Glasgow against Barney but will come back firing against a man he whitewashed in the World Championship semi-final.
Lewis started the Premier League brilliantly but has tailed off worryingly in the last two weeks and taken heavy defeats to Wright and Newton. He will need to do an awful lot better to compete with Mighty Mike and he will improve but the Dutchman looks a great price at EVENS with Bet Victor to hand Jackpot a third straight defeat. MVG has won the last three meetings between the two and he should keep that run of form going on the south coast.
Finally getting off the mark in Glasgow was Phil Taylor who hammered Simon Whitlock and got his first points on the board. He should kick on now but he is running into an in-form Gary Anderson in Exeter who beat Chisnall in Scotland. This should be a really cracking contest and although Taylor will probably win, Anderson will not be blown away given how well he is playing. The Scot with a +2.5 handicap looks a good price at 10/11 with Bet Victor.
One match that could steal the show in Exeter is Barney taking on Chisnall. Both are in excellent touch at the minute and the Dutchman really looked at his very best as he beat MVG in Glasgow. RVB has been firing in the 180s of late, he hit five against van Gerwen, and Chizzy is always reliable on the maximums so it is this market that we should look to exploit this week.
Finally, the lowest key match of the evening sees Wes Newton taking on the winless Simon Whitlock who looks all but out of the competition after just four weeks. Newton has two wins and a draw from his last three games which is an excellent return but oddly he has never had to produce great figures to get these results; his highest average over the three weeks being 93.8.
The results cannot be ignored though: Newton has been winning and Whitlock has been losing. The Warrior has also won the last three games he has played against the Wizard and he looks far too good to turn down at 11/8 with Sky Bet to pick up another victory.
Wright to beat Thronton @ 10/11 with Coral
Written By:- Phil Haigh (About our
Posted on:- 04/03/2014 - 13:58 PM
Filed in:- Premier League Darts Betting News, Adrian Lewis, Gary Anderson, Phil Taylor, Raymond van Barneveld , Simon Whitlock