Bet of the day: Mighty Mike to score most maximums v Anderson
Holly Thackeray | February 11, 2016
Coral’s bet of the day
- Van Gerwen has highest total of recorded 180s in majors from 2014-2016
- Mighty Mike has been first and second for most PL maximums in the previous two terms
- Back the world number one at a magnificent 6/5 price
Van Gerwen 6/5 to hit most 180s against Anderson
The Premier League Darts returned in style for its opening act in Leeds, and now Night Two is upon us in Newcastle, with Coral offering excellent odds to match the arrowsmith excitement.
Stealing headlines on Thursday evening will be the battle between big-guns Gary Anderson and Michael van Gerwen, so our bet of the day brings you a hand-picked punt for the eagerly anticipated darting duel. So, snap-up a super 6/5 price for match favourite Mighty Mike to notch most maximums in his fray with the Flying Scotsman.
Read on to find out why The Green Machine’s maximums prowess is more than worth a flutter…
Dutch dynamite leading the charts
Its usually tough to find Van Gerwen anything but odds-on to bury the highest number of 180s, as the deadly Dutch dartsman is famous for his sublime and powerful scoring, steaming past opponents in a blur of arrows.
Squaring-up to Anderson, who returns to the stage after illness forced the Scot to miss the first round of matches, should bring the best out of bullish and competitive Mighty Mike.
This is a case of world number one versus Premier League holder, but vibrant Van Gerwen boasts a 180 edge, as he leads the table for highest number of recorded maximums hit in majors by PDC players from 2014-2016, with his tally totalling a whopping 761.
Trailing behind on 500 is the Flying Scotsman himself, while Adrian Lewis and Dave Chisnall, unofficially dubbed the Maximums Man, plus Phil Taylor are left firmly in his wake.
Potent Premier League record
In Particular, Mighty Mike has excelled in the Premier League Darts for clocking up maximums, ranking second in the charts in 2015 with 58 in just 16 games and first in 2014, when he smashed 55 in the same number of outings.
Van Gerwen also holds the record for most 180s scored in a Masters match, with 14 in 2015. Whatever the result, a 6/5 price for this deadly marksman to grab most maximums seems a steal.