Scotland rule Coral’s pick of 2016 Premier League Darts betting tips
Sam Barnard, Assistant Sports Editor | January 31, 2016
The 2016 Premier League Darts promises to be the best yet, certainly in terms of standard of talent on offer, as any one of the 10 stars in the line-up are capable of lifting the trophy in May.
This year’s edition kicks off on Thursday, February 4th, where fans in Leeds will be treated to some tasty fixtures, and Coral have picked out five top tips to take ahead of the season.
Peter Wright finishes in top four – 2/1
Over the last couple of years, Snakebite has really matured as a player (perhaps not so much in terms of clothing) as he is now firmly one of the top players in the world.
Just major televised titles are so far missing for the Scottish star, but at 45 years of age he has a few more years left to claim at least one.
Wright is now playing in his third Premier League season, with his best finish being fifth in his first appearance, but expect him to go at least one better this time and be one of the top four to battle it out for the trophy on Finals Night.
Exactly one nine-darter – 7/4
Although a perfect leg hasn’t been witnessed in the Premier League since 2012, we are certainly overdue, and terrific odds are available for there to be exactly one – the same amount at the recent 2016 PDC World Championship.
A total of six nine-darters have been thrown in this event since its inception in 2005, with Phil Taylor getting three (including two in the 2010 final against James Wade), Raymond van Barneveld hitting two and Simon Whitlock with the last one.
Robert Thornton finishes bottom – 5/4
The Thorn may have claimed the World Grand Prix crown last year, but that was a completely different format (double in, double out) and he struggled in the majority of the other 2015 major tournaments.
At 50/1 with Coral, he is the clear PL title outsider, and is also favourite to finish bottom too, which would result in him being one of two players eliminated on Judgement Night on March 31st (Week Nine).
Dave Chisnall gets most 180s – 6/1
With the unofficial nickname of Maximums Man, you should snap up these highly enticing odds of 6/1 for Chisnall to get the most 180s of the season (includes all league games and Finals Night).
Chizzy managed the most maximums in both his appearances in the regular campaign, beating both Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson, and also reached the play-offs last time out to further boost his tally.
Winning nationality is Scottish – 9/4
Running with the Scottish theme from two of the above bets, we think that a star from the nation north of the border can go all the way this year, at the expense of the likes of Van Gerwen and Phil Taylor.
Anderson recently defended the World Championship title, and there is no reason why he can’t retain the Premier League too. If he does slip, then there is still the determined Wright to snap up the spoils.