Wade v Barney: Form lines favour Dutchman

Van Barneveld also has the slight upper hand in recent head-to-heads

James Wade and Raymond van Barneveld each picked up their first victories of the 2012 Premier League last Thursday in Exeter, but which of them, if any, can make it back-to-back wins?

Having lost his opening three matches of the season Wade was a little lucky to come up against a below-par Kevin Painter last week, The Machine picking up maximum points despite being well below his own best; an 89.47 average proving good enough to see off The Artist 8-6.

Barney, on the other hand, continued his renaissance in this competition with another three-dart average circa 100, coming back from 6-4 behind to win the last four legs and snatch the points from Andy Hamilton’s grasp.

It is, therefore, the Dutchman who goes into this one as the deserving favourite in the Match Odds betting. Van Barneveld also has the slight upper hand in recent head-to-heads winning three and drawing one of the last six meetings, making the 6/5 that Bet365 offer an appealing bet considering recent form lines.

The five-time World Champion also looks a solid shout to hit the most 180s in the match having hit 18 to Wade’s seven in the Premier League this season so far. But at odds of 4/7 to do so with Bet365 there’s nothing there to get too excited about and we should instead stick to the odds-against prices in the Match Odds market.

Recommended Bet:

Back Van Barneveld to win @ 6/5 with Bet365

Written By:- Jaymes Monte (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 06/03/2012 - 16:53 PM
Filed in:- Premier League Darts Betting News, Raymond van Barneveld

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