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Premier League Darts - Outright Winner Bet

2017-05-18 00:00:00 (This report was created at 2017-04-14 17:45:01)

Premier League Darts

With just four more rounds of Thursday night league matches the table is looking quite interesting. We have the likely suspects in the top four slots with MVG in 1st (17 points), Peter Wright in 2nd (15 points), Gary Anderson 3rd (15 points) and our ante post tip to make the top four, Barney 4th (14 points). MVG looks safe enough but second, third and fourth in the table cannot feel overly confident with Taylor in 5th place on 13 points, as is Adrian Lewis in 5th place. Only Wade and Chisnall look to be too far back to have much realistic chance of qualifying. Too make things more complicated; both Taylor and Lewis have a game in hand over Barney, Anderson and Peter Wright. In other words it’s all to play for the top six players in the table.

It is a long old competition and players can drift in and out of their best form but hitting your best form near the end is the time to do it. In this short format any of these top six players can beat any of the others and it must be said that none of the big guns has looked unopposable this season. Even the mighty MVG has looked below par at times but he has proved to be able to dig himself out of trouble. That and some of his opponents do tend to crumble when he comes back at them. Gary Anderson has only won five of his twelve PL matches despite by and large playing very well. He was lucky to get a point vs. the woeful Dave Chisnall in Liverpool, so things could be worse but he just isn’t winning matches that he should.

Van Barneveld has blown hot and cold, losing four games from twelve isn’t great. He has won 50% of his matches but he needs a strong run in if he is to hold onto his 4th place. Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis are far from out of the frame, especially with a game in hand. Taylor, a bit like Barney, has been excellent times and then looked past it at others. We all know how good he was but we also know that he is retiring at the end of the year. Why? Because he knows he is past his best and he struggles vs. the very top players nowadays.

Adrian Lewis struggled with his game for a while and he only won one of his first five PL matches and was down in 8th place. Since then he has won five of his last six, hit a nine darter and won a Players Championship qualifier. He has looked a different player, much like his old self, the two time World Champion self. His next two matches are vs. bottom of the leaguers Chisnall and Wade, and must be favourite to beat those out of form players. He then faces MVG which is a tough one, but if he could get something from the match (got a draw in phase one) he would have one foot in the door. His last match is against Taylor who he beat 7-4 in phase one and I would fancy Lewis for that one as well.

He is arguably the form player coming down the stretch and is as short as 16/1 to win the title. However one bookmaker is offering a stand out 25/1 and that looks a good bet as if he makes the play-off night at London’s O2 Arena, he will be a hell of a lot shorter.

1 point e/w Adrian Lewis to win the Premier League Darts @ 25/1 with Betvictor

-JamesPunt