Anderson v Lewis: Odds make Jackpot the value
After three consecutive draws Adrian Lewis goes into week four of the Premier League winless but unbeaten. And he comes up against a Gary Anderson that has gone from playing utterly dreadful in the opening week, to barely acceptable in week two then utterly sublime in the latter parts of week three.
The unpredictable nature of the Scotsman’s game comes as no surprise to the darts enthusiast, but his ability to reel off leg after leg when in a rhythm remains a sight to behold for even the most ardent of fans. Having shared the opening eight legs against James Wade last week Anderson discovered his rhythm and was simply magnificent in stretching to a convincing 8-5 victory.
While The Machine, on current form, was powerless to stop Anderson, Lewis does have the game to halt any assault by hitting back with 180s and big checkouts of his own.
Most bookmakers are, quite rightly, unable to split the pair in the betting but William Hill offer a standout 11/8 on the World Champion, pricing Anderson as the Even money favourite.
Their form lines are traversing contrasting gradients with Lewis seemingly tailing off as Anderson improves, but Jackpot is more than capable of raising his game for the big occasion; and with this one being the final match of the night the atmosphere will be red-hot. At the generous 11/8 on offer Jackpot has to be worth siding with.
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