THE Darts Premier League bandwagon rolls into Bournemouth tonight for week two of the new campaign and once again there’s no shortage of cracking matches.
Phil Taylor is 27-20 at SportingBet to bag his first win against Stoke rival Adrian Lewis, who started in style with a 7-1 drubbing of reigning champ Raymond van Barneveld last week and is 13-8 at Paddy Power to cut The Power, with the draw 7-2 at bet365.
Barney faces another tough opponent in on-form Dave Chisnall, who I’m backing for victory. The St Helens dartist has started 2015 in great form, reaching the Masters final and hammering Peter Wright last week in the Premier League opener. Chizzy Rascal is bonkers value at 7-5 at bet365 to beat the Dutchman (13-8, 888sport).
To make it a double I’m adding world No.1 Michael van Gerwen at 4-7 with bet365. His opponent Stephen Bunting had a decent debut last week in a 6-6 draw with James Wade but van Gerwen should prove too strong.
Normally I’d add in Gary Anderson at 4-7 with William Hill against fellow Scot Peter Wright
(4-1, 888sport) but Anderson has been struggling with flu and had to pull out of an event in Wigan at the weekend so doubts remain over his condition.
Completing the five-match line-up on the night is Wade v new boy Kim Huybrechts.
Elsewhere today the stars are on show at the World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam with Andy Murray, Tomas Berdych, Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic all in second-round action. There’s also ATP events in Memphis and Sao Paulo as well as WTA action from Antwerp.
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Van Gerwen win