Betway – Darts Premier League – Week 13 – 27th April 2017
As the Betway Darts Premier League Finals at the O2 Arena draw ever closer, the race for the top 4 spots is heating up. Thursday 27th April sees the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, play host to Night 13 of the Betway Premier League Darts. The night will see Michael Van Gerwen and Adrian Lewis play twice, with Mighty Mike looking to continue his red-hot form after defeating fellow countryman, Raymond van Barneveld, 7-2 last week.
Adrian Lewis will be looking to bounce back after an inconsistent run of form. After igniting the Liverpool crowd two weeks ago with yet another Premier League nine darter and a 7-4 win over van Barneveld, the 32-year-old capitulated on the checkouts last week; hitting only three of his 12 checkout chances and losing 7-3 to 7th placed, Dave Chisnall.
Betway Darts Premier League – James Wade vs Adrian Lewis
James Wade will look to keep his Premier League finals dream alive in what could be a season defining match with Adrian Lewis. The Machine will have some confidence approaching the match, as he beat Lewis 7-4 earlier this season with a wonderful display of darts. It’s hard to see Wade getting past Lewis however, who often turns up the heat on his opponent at this stage of the season; with maximums and high checkouts.
Skybet – Match Treble – Adrian Lewis to win the match and hit the highest match checkout and score more 180’s than Wade- 5/2
Betway Darts Premier League – Dave Chisnall vs Michael van Gerwen
Dave Chisnall illustrated his fighting spirit last week with two monumental victories over Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis. However, Chisnall faces his toughest opponent in the league this Thursday. Chisnall leads the league for 180s, a factor that not only makes him a bookies nightmare but also a tough opponent for anyone to face. Michael van Gerwen has gone from strength to strength and continues to dominate the PDC circuit, it’s tough to see van Gerwen not getting a win here.
Skybet – Match Double – Michael van Gerwen to win the match and hit the highest match checkout – 4/6
Betway Darts Premier League – Phil Taylor vs Peter Wright
Taylor will be looking to close the gap on Wright in 2nd, sitting one place and two points below Snakebite in the table. Wright has been in majestic form this season, having won the UK Open earlier this year; his first televised title. Taylor will have the upper hand on his opponent however, having beaten him both times they’ve met in 2017. It’s the closest match-up of the night, fine margins will decide this one.
Skybet – Match Result – Draw – 7/2
Betway Darts Premier League – Gary Anderson vs Raymond van Barneveld
Anderson and van Barneveld face off in a crucial match, both the Scotsman and the Dutchman are on 14 points and are occupying 4th and 5th in the table; Gary edging above Raymond on leg difference. This game should produce the entertainment it promises on paper, and should also provide plenty of 180s. van Barneveld has averaged 4.08 180s this season and Anderson has averaged 3.5, wouldn’t be surprising to see plenty of maximums from these two on Thursday.
Skybet – Total 180’s – Over (7.5) – 5/6
Betway Darts Premier League – Adrian Lewis vs Michael van Gerwen
The power hitting of these two always creates a fast-paced, entertaining match of darts. The two drew earlier in the Premier League campaign, however more is at stake in this match. Van Gerwen is heavy favourite for this match-up; as he always is however Lewis is capable of challenging van Gerwen. A lot could be riding on this match, with results earlier in the night possibly affecting league positions. Both van Gerwen and Lewis are renowned for their high checkout scoring and so expect no different this time around.
Skybet – RequestAbet Special – MVG and Lewis BOTH to hit 5+ 180’s each – 5/1