The Premier League Darts rolls into week 9, the second part of the Rotterdam doubleheader. Last night Michael van Gerwen delighted his fans by going back to the top of the standings ahead of Rob Cross and will be looking for more of the same tonight. Form Labs cast their eye over another night of action with their betting preview and tips and if you are after some value then why not head over to our FanBoosts below and check out our selection of enhanced odds. For new customers we have something for you as well with our Bet £20 Get £20 offer which you can claim below!
Daryl Gurney v Mensur Suljovic
Two players who both sit with four wins so far this season. Mensur Suljovic is slight favourite and the underlying statistics would agree. Since the beginning of 2018, he’s averaging 96.89 to Daryl Gurney’s 95.04, winning 63% of his matches to Superchin’s 62%. The head-to-head reads 7-5 in Gurney’s favour but it would be folly to use that as anything more than a guide with matches dating back to 2016. With the match odds looking correct, the draw at the biggest price is the speculative selection.
Peter Wright v Gerwyn Price
A tough one to call given both players aren’t playing all that well. Peter Wright averaged just 87.34 in his 7-1 defeat to MVG, whilst Gerwyn Price missed darts for a draw against Smith, meaning it’s just one win in six for the Iceman. Combined, both players have won just four of 16 matches, but they’re not getting beaten every week with seven draws between them. Snakebite drew six matches last season, including his clash with Price and without being able to back either player with confidence, a share of the spoils is the selection once more.
Rob Cross v Jeffrey de Zwaan
Rob Cross bizarrely collapsed from 5-1 up to lose last night, but it should be taken as the blip it is rather than anything alarming. Since reaching the World Matchplay semi-finals last July, Jeffrey de Dwaan has done very little of note, losing his last seven matches against Premier League players. It’s not surprising no contender is still yet to win given the gulf in quality, and Cross has won both their career meetings.
Raymond van Barneveld v Michael van Gerwen
After just one win in seven matches, versus a contender, Raymond van Barneveld looks like he’s thrown in the towel, as he went down meekly 7-1 to Daryl Gurney in front of his home fans. He averaged just 81.96 in that contest, whereas Michael van Gerwen has a sensational tournament average of 101.09. the Green Machine won 7-1 last night and it looks impossible for RVB to live with him.
James Wade v Michael Smith
James Wade drew again last night but it certainly wasn’t down to playing poorly as he threw a massive 103.35 average, hitting seven 180s. Michael Smith survived darts against him for a draw to scrape a win, but he admitted afterwards that he isn’t playing well, throwing just a 94 average on this occasion. This year Wade has won 68% of his matches compared to Smith’s 53% and leads their head-to-head a staggering 12-3, including winning 11 of the last 12, yet goes off as the outsider.
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