WEEK 8 of the Premier League Darts comes from Manchester, where Judgement Night is looking practically all but done for Kim Huybrechts and Jelle Klaasen without a result on Thursday.
In demand from readers from the last few weeks where the infamous results of draws occurred, a feature that returns is giving you the best prices of the longshot, draw and favourites markets for the five fold.
For Wade, Huybrechts, Taylor, Klaasen and Barney all to win pays 5850/1 with Bwin. Mamoth odds of 9295/1 with Skybet says there will be five draws and for all the longer priced players above to win or draw pays a BIG 207/1 with Ladbrokes.
The five favourites on the night (MVG X2, Anderson, Wright and Lewis) pays in excess of 13/2 with Bwin.
- MVG Vs Wade
- MVG leads 24-14 (MVG won last 6)
- Huybrechts Vs Anderson
- Anderson leads 12-7 (Huybrechts has won 3/4 in the last two years)
- Wright Vs Taylor
- Taylor leads 19-8 (The pair hold 3 wins apiece in the last calendar year including a draw at the same meeting last year)
- Klaasen Vs Lewis
- Klaasen leads 12-10 (Jelle has won 4 of the last 6 dating back to the start of 2015)
- Barney Vs MVG
- MVG leads 27-16 (MVG unbeaten in 2016 in five encounters)
With MVG on double duty to make up for his absence a few weeks ago will have the benefit of playing against two veterans of the game namely Wade and countryman Barneveld. Usually in the Premier League when players play twice in the night, their performance generally suffers if history repeats itself.
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The best bet of the week is well on stats that Wade has suffered some blank results when it comes to the maximums and in the last four weeks has netted just two en-route. Paddy Power at 4/6 is certainly the market leader thinking that against MVG he will raise his game hence taking on the 4/6 best price to punters like us. At 1/2 with Bet365, how could three or more 11/10 with Paddy appeal based on the last four weeks?
Kim Huybrechts in some respects has been a little unlucky when it comes to getting a win on the board, but with three draws is still without. Against Anderson, who blew 00's of accumulators last week according to his twitter feed of people getting in touch is HOT at 1/2 to win punters back against winless Huybrechts. Anderson will be too strong for Huybrechts.
It must be stated on the shorter format the Huybrechts has been on the winning hand in three of the last four and the attitude of Huybrechts whether he has given up is accountable for the direction of this game. I feel inclined to back the Scot alongside another selection for a tidy double.
Wright and Taylor square off, where only a couple weeks back Taylor was riding high but has gone off the boil in recent weeks despite starting lively against Michael van Gerwen taking a 3-0 lead before MVG found his mojo storming to victory in front of his home crowd.
Wright, who tops the league can see off Taylor this week in a focussed game and is nicely priced at evens to do so. Phil has been missing doubles and his averages have been suffering. For Wright to have a higher average than Taylor should double up at around 5/4-13/10 once markets are available with Anderson. I do however like the Scot to derail the Power at evens general with several firms. Some have nudged into odds on at the time of writing but still available at the quoted odds.
The penultimate games sees another relegation near certainly Klaasen against the rejuvenated Adrian Lewis, who looks motivated to make it 3/3. Lewis has less on his mind with his wife Sarah gladly recovering after a hospital visit. We wish Lewis and his family the best of health. On the strength of tweeting Sarah shortly after Lewis decided to take a break from social media, Sarah was more than happy to pass on my positive comments. Lewis would be the most likely winner on recent form, but the 4/6 is well covered.
I do think however this game based on 180s netted on average falls on Klaasen averaging 0.2105 180s per leg and Lewis 0.3108. In total based on the stats equate to 5.75 approx. for 11 legs and 6.25 for the full 12 leg distance. With BetVictor at even money for fewer than 7 in the game they are correctly priced based on the stats. This is as short as 8/13 with Boylesports
The final game we will steer clear, with Barney the chance to beat old for MVG could go either way, with MVG being resilient on a general finals night, but just 2/5 against the initial throw. One to miss out on for us.
- Wade U 2.5 180s – 4/6 Paddy P 1.5pts
- Anderson to beat Huybrechts – 1/2 Betfair 2pts*
- Wright to beat Taylor – 1/1 Betfred 1.5pts
- U6.5 180s – Klaasen/Lewis – 1/1 BetVictor 1pt
*If available at between 2.20 min odds – Wright higher average than Taylor + Anderson win