This is my favourite tournament and I look forward to it every year because you see all the top players playing in the same night every Thursday for three months or so.
It’s a unique tournament where it’s the best to twelve legs, so there is a possibility of a draw.
Is really seems a lot longer than a month since the World Championship and I welcome back Wayne Mardle & Co as Sky Sports really do have the best darts coverage.
Kim Huybrechts v James Wade
Kim didn’t rise to the occasion in his debut in the Premier League last year and I am surprised that he is back again this year.
James has won six out of their last seven matches and more significantly he beat Kim 10:5 at the weekend in the Unibet Masters.
Seasoned Premier League veteran James should come through here.
Raymond van Barneveld v Adrian Lewis
These too are great to watch, but not so great to bet on as they are too inconsistent. So no bet for me here.
Phil Taylor v Dave Chisnall
Chizzy was pretty poor at the weekend when he got beat in the first round 10:5 by Barney.
Phil has beat Dave in seven of their last eight matches and beat him the last twice in the Premier League; 7:5 & 7:3. I see more of the same on Thursday night.
Gary Anderson v Michael van Gerwen
Michael is just head and shoulders above every player and the has beaten Gary convincingly the last four times that they played: 11:7, 7:3, 5:2 & 11:5. Two of those were in the last month!
Peter Wright v Jelle Klaasen
Jelle lost 10:4 at the weekend in the first round and lost 10:5 to Peter in their last match in the UK Open. Surprisingly they have only played four times and you have go back as far as 2011 to the only time that Jelle beat Peter in the World Championship and let’s face it Peter has come on in leaps and bounds since then.
Although Peter under performed against Phil Taylor last time out, his Premier League experience should stand him in good stead here.
I wouldn’t normally do a win accumulator for the Premier League because of the possibility of a draw. It’s the type of bet where bookies will enhance prices too, to encourage us to do them. But I will be doing an Edge multiple with Betfair which means I will get a lesser price but I have a bit of safety as I get my money back if one leg loses.
Betfair have the highest price with the straight win accumulator of 8/1 (9.29) and drops to 11/2 (6.39) for the Edge accumulator.
Edge Win Accumulator
11/2 (6.39) Betfair Sportsbook
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