THE great aspect of the Premier League Darts is that it sees the UK through the end of Winter into Spring like temperatures.
With the conclusion of the event, there is still a place to be decided and this is fourth place.
Phil Taylor is two points ahead, so for Dave Chisnall to make the finals night must win ideally 7-0 and will leave Taylor some work to do. Even if Taylor lost 7-4 and Chisnall won 7-0 Phil will qualify by virtue of leg difference.
With some banana skin ties, all players are playing for position, which equates to prize money.
Week 15 fixtures
Chisnall Vs Wade – Wade leads 11-9 (one draw) Dave has won the last three
Followers on Twitter might have seen that I was pretty Chisnall PRO on Monday especially has to go for the win surely versus a Wade with nothing to play for and who got annoyed with a certain Mark Webster over a scrappy loss at last weekends European Tour.
Chisnall is the only man to be unbeaten since the second phase last month and with draws over Wright, Anderson and MVG in the first four weeks has seen wins over Barney, Lewis and Taylor. As quoted at 10/11 earlier in the week has pegged back to no bigger than 11/13 with 188BET. The firm (Stan James) that was 10/11 is now 8/11, although some firms hold the 5/6 price. If you fancy an enhanced price Chisnall is 11/10 with Skybet to win and most 180s in the game, Which Chisnall won in the reverse fixtures. I have seen worse 11/10 bets to back!
Taylor Vs Lewis – Taylor leads 52-17 (2 draws) – Lewis has won six of last ten
With Taylor knowing what he may or may not need to do is a discouragement in our view. However, with this in mind, bookmakers price up two way for a reason – Punters back over's and sometimes lose and layers back under's and are on the upper hand. The last four Taylor games has seen under 100.50 average from the Power and a fifth is not beyond the realm on the possibility Phil has already qualified.
Wright Vs Barney – Barney leads 8-6 (4 draws) Wright has lost just twice in ten attempts since October 2014.
To see Wright sink MVG 6-0 in the European Tour final last weekend was a major shock to some.
Barney is potentially playing to take fifth place, but also defending not finishing any lower has prize money at stake. With Wright taking the European Tour last weekend, the 8/11 although on paper a slightly lower than expected price is borderline fair and anticipated. However the reverse tie did see a draw and Wright will not finish lower than second. Wright could top the group if he wins and MVG loses to Anderson who will face off at the o2 next Thursday if positions remain.
MVG Vs Anderson – MVG leads 26-14 (2 draws) In the thirteen matches since the turn of 2016, Anderson has beaten MVG just three times and both draws arrived in this event.
MVG may had endured the worse darting week since his revolution in 2012, losing out to Taylor last week, then a whitewash to Wright in the final of the European Tour event last weekend.
My target of even money for fewer than nine maximums is only brave enough at 8/11 with BetVictor, and a credit to them for taking on 8.5 as the others take on 7.5. It tempts to take Gary on the under 101.50 average line at 5/6 with Hills, although the pair generally bring the better darts out of each other with the pace.
Anderson would have taken this line out based on their reverse fixture back in week one, and back on the pace of the players, Anderson has a potential second spot up for grabs, but be compromised into 4th place if Taylor wins and Anderson loses. This game could be worth taking on late if layers are lazy and do not adjust the lines through the evening. If Gary has nothing to play for, this could hamper your bet as well as vice-versa.
A bonus for all Sky subscribers without sports, is that Sky Sports Mix are hosting the finals next Thursday on Sky channel 407. Other providers check listings.
- Chisnall to beat Wade – 10/11 (Already advised 3pts)
- Take Chisnall win + most 180s at 11/10 if not for 2pts as the alternative.