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Premier League Darts Betting Tips: Draws galore in Exeter?

Nick Murphy | 28 February 2019

Betting preview and odds for PL Darts week 4

Michael Smith’s clash with Raymond van Barneveld is the standout tie as the Premier League moves to Exeter ahead of the UK Open from Minehead this weekend.

League leader Michael van Gerwen takes on James Wade, while Daryl Gurney’s match-up with Rob Cross could be a real 180-fest. It’s Gerwyn Price’s clash with Luke Humphries which kicks things off…

Gerwyn Price v Luke Humphries  

Not even MVG is in better form than Price at the moment. The Iceman is unbeaten in the Premier League and triumphed twice over the weekend to win back-to-back Players Championship events.

That makes this one a tough ask for ‘contender’ Humphries. Cool Hand may have reached the quarter-finals of the World Championships, but this is an altogether tougher task.

Price is 8/11 to take victory, while there’s 10/3 about him being named King of the Oche. The Welshman is also joint top in the Premier League 180s table – he’s 4/5 to hit the most in this one.

Daryl Gurney v Rob Cross

The Coral traders can barely call this one, with Cross down as the 6/5 favourite against 13/8 for second-place Gurney. That suggests to us this should be a tight match – 6-6 is 3/1.

Why do we say that? They’re separated by 0.50 in the averages, while there’s just 5% between them in terms of checkout success rate. It’s a similar story with 180s – Gurney hitting six to Cross’s eight.

That could change tonight. These two brought the best out of each other in Belfast last year, hitting 13 maximums between them. It’s 11/10 for Over 6.5 180s, with a First Leg 180 at even-money.

Mensur Suljovic v Peter Wright

It’s the same old story for Suljovic in the Premier League. The Austrian is consistency personified with a 98.85 tournament average and 40.54% on his doubles, but he just can’t buy a win.

Could solace come in the form of Wright? Snakebite is in decent nick but has drawn two of his three matches so far and continues to change his darts, even when he plays well.

That doesn’t lend itself to any sort of consistency, so the traders make it 3/1 about the draw. Both players have hit at least two maximums in every game so far, and Over 4.5 here is 8/13.

Michael van Gerwen v James Wade

The head-to-head record doesn’t make for great reading for Wade ahead of this one. The Machine has lost all bar one of his last 17 match-ups with MVG – including in The Masters earlier this month.

No surprise then that the Green Machine is the 2/7 favourite. But it could be closer than the odds suggest. Wade has notched back-to-back ton-plus averages and has only been beaten once so far.

Over 10.5 Legs in the match is even-money, while van Gerwen is 9/2 to triumph via a 7-4 scoreline. If the Wade manages a fast start, he could win the Race to 3 Legs at 3/1, too.

Michael Smith v Raymond van Barneveld

On player quality this should only go one way. Smith is the 8/13 fav, against 3/1 for Barney. But their respective form in the Premier League suggests this one could be closer than first thought.

Bully Boy hasn’t recovered from his World Championship Final defeat and sits bottom of the table, while the Dutchman has fed off the crowd and scraped two draws against good opponents.

A third draw for Barneveld is 7/2, while there’s 4/7 about Over 10.5 Legs in the match. The pair have hit 20 maximums between them to date, and there’s 11/10 for Over 6.5 180s in this one.

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