AFTER a good turnaround last week we were denied by one bet on the wrong side of the line.
This week The Brighton Centre in Brighton, a former final venue will host the action with an entertaining week last week seeing 32 maximums and a 141 highest out from Chisnall.
Week 4 fixtures:
- Chisnall Vs Klaasen
- MVG Vs Lewis
- Anderson Vs Wade
- Taylor Vs Huybrechts
- Barney Vs Wright
An interesting stat picked up from last week that there was no opening leg 180 in any of the five games.
Chisnall Vs Klaasen 4-0-6
Despite the head to head Chisnall beat Klaasen in both of the last major events. Back at the pro tour finals in November a narrow 10-9 and again at the World Championships 4-2 both in the last 16.
Both are at the wrong end of the table with three successive losses for the former lakeside champion Klaasen and one win for Chisnall after pocketing his first win last week.
Odds compilers have Chisnall the favourite at 21/20 with Klaasen 2/1 and the tie at 7/2. The opinion is Jelle needs to pick something up here to kickstart his campaign and if this weeks game fails he can kiss goodbye to a top four and will be up against judgement night elimination.
Backers will be on Chisnall at 8/15 for most maximums with the St Helens thrower netting thirteen with the Dutchman on eight.
MVG vs Lewis 31-2-13
MVG has won 8 of the last ten meetings including an impressive 17-9 at last years matchplay semi final and more recently at the PDC masters 11-5 again in the semi final stage
MVG to win and most 180s combined best price is 2.16 in decimal terms with MVG best 8/11 with Skybet to net the most maximums. The same firm boost to just 1.91 (10/11) for the combination.
Some firms go odds against that MVG wins 7-4 7-5 or draws the match with 5/6 at Paddy Power either win 7-3 or better either way. The 1/1 with the same firm for no opening maximum is risky with MVG although Sportingbet bet 11/10 there is an opening leg maximum. Lewis is chalked up on the 3 dart average at 98.5 which based on his performances over three weeks slides on the unders. However the factor of how many visits for the double he will actually have could protect that average although Lewis is nowhere near the best we have seen and his only passing of 98.5 was by the narrowest of margins in week one and and Hills bet 10/11 on under 98.50.
Anderson Vs Wade 28-3-16
Wade has won five of the last six meetings and drew both games in last years premier league. Since the beginning of 2016 Wade leads 5-2-4 on the head to head.
Anderson for us should be too strong in and will double this up with Chisnall. Andersons developed an increasing tolerance to his game and will be tough to beat in this campaign.
Taylor Vs Huybrechts 11-0-1
Huybrechts only win came in a narrow pro tour event 6-5 just before the 2015 World Grand Prix. The last meeting Taylor beat Huybrechts 4-2 at the last 16 stage of the world championships.
Bookies are pro Taylor in many markets apart from a split decision on the opening maximum scorer. My criteria has been a Taylor even money and even with so few maximums nothing tempts the 10/11.
The most maximums market has some appeal as a pick em market with Huybrechts at 5/4, Taylor at 7/5 and the tie is BIG at 4/1. With 35 scores of 140 or better In 35 legs Huybrechts and with Taylor's switching tendencies the 5/4 may well be worth a small play.
A no bet in the final game.
- Lewis U 98.5 ave 10/11 Hills 1.5pts
- Chisnall most 180s and Anderson win 7/5 Coral 1.5pts
- Huybrechts most 180s vs Taylor 5/4 general 1pt