Chizzy once again our darts betting tip after beating world champion last week
As ten players became eight last week there were some stunning performances in Sheffield and the big winner of the night was Dave Chisnall. Chizzy is enjoying a terrific Premier League and beat both James Wade and Gary Anderson to move within a point of leader Michael van Gerwen.
The players head to Aberdeen this week with some intriguing matches in prospect. Keep reading for this week’s Premier League darts betting preview.
Dave Chisnall offers all the darts betting value in Aberdeen
It was a great night in Sheffield for Dave Chisnall who continued his excellent Premier League form with two more wins. The St Helens thrower beat world champion Gary Anderson 7-3 before returning to the stage later on and thrashing James Wade 7-1.
Chizzy hit nine 180s and averaged 107 in his win against Anderson before averaging 114 against Wade in a one-sided match. He is now just a point behind league leader Michael van Gerwen.
“It’s nice to get two wins because it was always going to be hard,” said Chisnall. “I felt comfortable throughout the night and I got a great start by defeating Gary. It was always going to be a confidence boost beating the World Champion and I just wanted to take the same game up on stage against James, which I did.
“I’ve done my job by winning two out of two, and I played well – importantly I finished well tonight. I felt good up on stage but I’ve put a lot of practice in and it’s all working out. This time last year I was on seven points, so it’s a big improvement to be up to 17 already!”
Chisnall opens proceedings in Aberdeen and looks superb value at 9/5 to see off the faltering Phil Taylor. The 16-time world champion was out of sorts last Thursday averaging just 87 in defeat to Raymond van Barneveld. It’s two defeats in a row for The Power and so backing Chisnall looks the value.
Michael van Gerwen’s undefeated run continues
Michael van Gerwen extended his unbeaten streak in the Premier League to 10 matches last week with a 7-5 win over birthday boy Stephen Bunting. The Englishman led 4-3 and 5-4 before the world number one broke throw with a 12 dart finish and checked out on 70 for a 7-5 win.
van Gerwen is unbeaten in this year’s Premier League and already has one foot in the play-offs. “I wasn’t at my best tonight but I got the win and another two points so I’m happy with that,” said van Gerwen. “I missed a lot of doubles but I produced the darts when I needed to.
“I let Stephen back into the game and he scored well, but at five-all I wanted to have one big leg and I started with 180 and 180, and the 12-darter was amazing for me and very important.”
van Gerwen faces countryman Raymond van Barneveld in Abderdeen and beat his compatriot 7-2 just a couple of weeks ago. He is 9/20 to win again.
After narrowly avoiding elimination a couple of weeks ago Adrian Lewis made it two wins out of two in Sheffield when he saw off James Wade and kick-started his bid for an unlikely semi-final place.
“I was happy with that win,” said Lewis. “James wasn’t at his best tonight but I did the job and it’s a good win for me.
“I scored pretty consistently and kept the pressure on James, and when I needed a finish it went – some of my two-dart finishes were very good. I’m in contention for the top four now and I’m on the tails of the top four now,” he added.
Lewis can beat Stephen Bunting on Thursday at 19/20 and Bunting then returns to the stage to face a tricky match against Phil Taylor who is a 5/8 chance.
James Wade remains level on points with Taylor despite two defeats last week and it could be three defeats in a row for the Englishman as he faces Gary Anderson in Thursday’s third match. The Flying Scotsman wasn’t at his best last week but can consolidate his position in the top four with a win at 4/6.
The eleventh week of the Premier League kicks off at 7.15pm on Thursday 16 April. Find all the darts odds over at our main site at https://www.betbright.com/darts