Premier League Darts 2014 Week Four Premium Picks

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Posted: March 5, 2014


Premier League Darts 2014 Week Four Premium Picks.

The first trip north of the border for the Premier League and it’s in the wildest venue they go to during the Premier League season. But let’s look back at last week, when Phil Taylor’s Premier League woes continues as he lost to Peter Wright. It’s not that Taylor played poorly, but Wright played well, took his chances and Taylor was just too inconsistent. Simon Whitlock also stayed on 0 points as he lost to Raymond van Barneveld. Barney wasn’t at his best, but it was more than enough against the woeful Whitlock. Robert Thornton hit 8 180s in 9 legs as he eased past Gary Anderson with a 105.21 average in what was undoubtedly the performance of the night. Michael van Gerwen continued his great start to the Premier League with a 7-4 win over Dave Chisnall. And Wes Newton caused a huge shock when he breezed past Adrian Lewis 7-2 with a 93.82 average.

Tonight, it’s all about the Scotsmen in the field. Peter Wright takes on Adrian Lewis, Robert Thornton faces Wes Newton and Gary Anderson takes on Dave Chisnall. In the night’s other matches, at least one of the players on 0 points will finally get points on the board as Phil Taylor takes on Simon Whitlock. And we have an all-Dutch battle with Michael van Gerwen taking on the old Dutch master Raymond van Barneveld.

Once more, we’re going to have a look at the Player To Score Most 180s market for tonight’s action, and I think Dave Chisnall represents big value tonight. He should get a lot of legs against Gary Anderson, as I think it’s going to be a tight one, and Chisnall hasn’t struggled to find his range on the treble 20.

Dave Chisnall to score most 180s tonight Best price 5/1 (Sportingbet)

Recommend: 1 unit.

Peter Wright vs Adrian Lewis.

First match of the night and it’s one to get the crowd right into it. Adrian Lewis is always a target for the Scottish crowds, add in the Wright-factor and Lewis will have an uphill battle. However, Wright hasn’t been blowing his opponents away, and Lewis is talented enough to tune the crowds out when required. He’s picked up points when faced with hostile crowds in the past, and he’ll not be too fazed tonight. However, Wright has been playing well enough, he’s got enough confidence in his game and he should be able to hang with Jackpot. The draw looks like the value here.

Peter Wright to draw with Adrian Lewis Best price 9/2 (Victor Chandler)

Recommend: 1 unit.

Robert Thornton vs Wes Newton.

Robert Thornton put in the performance of the night last week, while Wes Newton got the win of the week. The fact is, Thornton will be in front of his home fans, Newton will cop a tonne of abuse, and Thornton should be able to capitalise. Newton has been steady this season, but he won’t be able to hang in with Thornton should the Scot play as he did last week. At the prices, Thornton looks like exceptional value to get another win on the board.

Robert Thornton to beat Wes Newton Best price Evens (William Hill)

Recommend: 3 units.

Simon Whitlock vs Phil Taylor

The battle of the bottom two. While some may have predicted the out-of-form Simon Whitlock would be there, few, if any, would have said Phil Taylor would be pointless after thee matches. Taylor, unlike Whitlock, has been playing fairly well, coming up against opponents firing in 100 averages. Whitlock hasn’t come close to troubling his opponents, and would be happy just breaking 90. Taylor should ease to a win here and cause even more grief for Whitlock, even if he only averages around 98.

Phil Taylor -2.5 legs to beat Simon Whitlock Best price 5/6 (Stan James)

Recommend: 2 units.

Michael van Gerwen vs Raymond van Barneveld.

The all-Dutch affair and it’s unfortunate for Raymond van Barneveld that Van Gerwen just doesn’t seem like losing. Another floor tournament went the Green Machine’s way on Sunday, and he’s yet to drop a point in the Premier League this year. Barney’s just too inconsistent, but he’s capable of battering in the 180s, and van Gerwen, as I say every week, is more than happy with a 177 or a 174 should the first dart or two not go his way. If Barney’s eye is in, he won’t be looking at the cover shots, he’ll be sticking with the 20s. He’s a huge price.

Raymond van Barneveld to score most 180s vs Michael van Gerwen Best price 21/10 (Boylesports)

Recommend: 1 unit.

Dave Chisnall vs Gary Anderson.

Last match of the night, and the crowd will be baying for blood by now, but Chisnall is fortunately more of a fan favourite than the rest of his English contemporaries. But he’s got his work cut out for him, as he’s taking on the in-form Gary Anderson, who won Saturday’s UK Open qualifier. Anderson’s playing well, and I can see him grinding out a win here. But I think the big value is in Chisnall to score most 180s in the match. Anderson isn’t hitting them – he’s banging in the 140s, and he’s got to cope with Chisnall’s power scoring. As long as the crowd don’t bother Chisnall too much, he should get over the line, especially as he outscored Michael van Gerwen last week.

Dave Chisnall to score most 180s vs Gary Anderson Best price 5/6 (Boylesports)

Recommend: 3 units.

That’s it for the second week of the 2014 Premier League Darts season. We’ll be back next week with more Premium Picks, as well as UK Open Premium Picks for all Premier League Darts subscribers.



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