Michael van Gerwen is hoping to do a Chizzy by winning both of his matches on Thursday as week eight of the Betway Premier League takes us to The Manchester Arena. At the opposite end of the table Kim Huybrechts and Jelle Klaasen will be scraping it out to stay in the tournament.
I really fancy all five favourites to win and it’s very tempting at 6/1 with Black Type but I will stick with my Edge treble which has a bit of built in safety.
Michael van Gerwen v James Wade
Michael should win here but I will sit this one out only because James beat Michael in the Premier League 7:4 last year.
Kim Huybrechts v Gary Anderson
Kim is joint last and is the only player who is yet to win a match. Although Gary got beat last week by Raymondo, I am expecting him to claim the spoils here getting several 180s along the way against Kim who seems to consistently wilt at the end of most of his Premier League matches.
Peter Wright v Phil Taylor
You can get evens on Peter to win here which seems a great price to me for a player who is playing the best darts of his life. Phil did get four 180s in week six, but is still the player to have hit the least amount of 180s.
Jelle Klaasen v Adrian Lewis
I am going to break with my rule of not betting in an Adrian Lewis match, but I will here as Jelle has been pretty poor in this years tournament. He is rooted at the bottom of the table alongside Kim and Adrian should put paid to Jelle’s chances of avoiding elimination in Cardiff next week.
Raymond van Barneveld v Michael van Gerwen
Barney was fantastic last week against Gary, but I think the final match of the night will revert back to business as usual with a routine MvG win.
I will sit this match out as I don’t see any point backing Michael in any market as he is too short for me.
Lay Taylor – estimated price 3.50 (5/2)
Lay Huybrechts – estimated price 3.75 (11/4)
Edge Win Treble
6/5 (2.18) Betfair Sportsbook
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