Gary Anderson

Double action as Premier League Darts hots up| Preview and Odds

The Premier League heads to Holland this week for a double-header on Wednesday and Thursday evening.

Our darts tipster has run his eye over both nights and has come up with his best bets.

Night 12:

Michael Smith v Gary Anderson

Second versus fourth as two scoring machines kick-off the action in Rotterdam. Both are playing well, and this looks set to be tight affair with both keen to stay in the play-off picture.

Anderson is 22/25 favourite for this one and comes into it off the back of a comfortable 7-2 win against Peter Wright last week.

Smith eventually lost out in a thriller to Rob Cross 7-5 despite averaging 106.26 and is the underdog at 9/4.

Four 180s contributed towards an average of 104.32 for Anderson in his win over Wright and these two look set to thrill the crowds with 180s aplenty expected.

Over 6.5 at 4/6 looks a rock solid option, whilst Smith hitting over 3.5 at 6/5 looks interesting.

Rob Cross v Daryl Gurney

This is another match that has all the ingredients to be another thriller with both enjoying wins on night 11 and seemingly coming into their own at the business end of the tournament.

Cross, who edged out Michael Smith 7-5 last week, is the 17/20 favourite for this one and it’s not hard to see why with him winning seven of his last eight.

He is showing why is the world champion and could be the main challenger to Michael van Gerwen for the Premier League title.

He faces Gurney who is unbeaten in five and like Cross, is beginning to find his A game. He is  23/10 outsider for this encounter.

Cross has the highest double checkout percentage rate in the Premier League and I fancy him for this one, he looks in supreme form so I’ll be backing him on the -2.5 leg handicap at 13/10.

Night 13:

Rob Cross v Peter Wright

Based on their respective positions in the table, this one looks a one-sided contest with Wright rock-bottom of the table with a measly two points and Cross sitting pretty in third with 14.

The betting agrees with Cross the 8/11 favourite whilst Wright is the underdog at 29/10 with

Something pretty miraculous has got to happen for Wright to qualify for the knockout stages and his head must be beginning to think about other tournaments.

That’s a dangerous mentality to have against a competitor like Cross, who is arguably the form man of the Premier League.

I have a feeling this could be a hammering and I’ll be backing Cross to take this one 7-1 at 16/1 and 7-2 at 13/2.

Michael van Gerwen v Raymond van Barneveld

The second ‘Dutch Derby’ of the competition and the first one didn’t really live up to its billing with MvG dismantling Barney 7-2.

Mighty Mike sits top of the league table with only one loss and his 7-1 demolition of Simon Whitlock last week showed he’s in no mood to give up that spot.

He is the overwhelming 1/4 favourite for this match.

He faces his fellow countryman who is desperate form having lost back-to-back matches including to bottom ranked player Peter Wright 7-2 last time out.

He is the massive outsider against MvG at 15/2 with

This could get embarrassing if Barney doesn’t get his act together and in all honesty there doesn’t look much hope for him based on recent evidence.

With MvG so short, some value can be found in backing him in the correct score market with 7-1 at 7/1 and 7-2 at 7/2 looking attractive propositions.






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