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.
Daryl Gurney v Rob Cross
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.
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.
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.
Michael Smith v Raymond van Barneveld
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.
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