IT’S Judgment Night in Manchester where the Premier League’s 10 players will be cut to eight by the time the dust settles.
Five players are still at risk of relegation but the man in most bother is Kim Huybrechts, who has to beat Stephen Bunting and hope both Raymond van Barneveld and Adrian Lewis lose.
Bunting needs just one leg to ensure his survival and his odds of 7-5 at Boylesports for victory are tempting considering he’s in decent form with two wins and a draw in his last four.
Lewis is also embroiled in the scrap at the bottom and he’s 5-4 at Stan James for success over Peter Wright, who needs just a point to guarantee safety. Both players have been draw specialists this season and it’s a match that looks too close to call.
The final player in the relegation mix, van Barneveld, has a tough assignment against world champ Gary Anderson. Barney beat the Flying Scotsman last time they met – the the Masters in January – but I’m backing Anderson in this one at 4-6 with Stan James.
The night begins with the two matches that don’t have a bearing on the drop fight – table-topper Michael van Gerwen versus James Wade and Phil Taylor against Dave Chisnall.
Chissy has been hitting the 180s for fun – only once in the last six games has he failed to nail over 3.5 maximums – and he can cover that total again at 10-11 with bet365 in what should be a high-quality clash with the Power.
At the Miami Masters tennis there’s quarter-final action with Kei Nishikori taking on John Isner followed by Novak Djokovic’s tussle with David Ferrer.
Also on the sporting agenda is the likes of China Open snooker and cycling, so let’s hear your sporting tips and chat and good luck with your bets.
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Chisnall over 3.5 180s