The Flying Scotsman looks to bag points on home soil
The Premier League resumes this week and there promises to be a packed house in Glasgow for week seven.
Michael van Gerwen climbed to the top of the Premier League last week after beating former world champion Phil Taylor in Nottingham and he faces the in-form Dave Chisnall at the SSE Hydro.
Keep reading for our preview of this week’s Premier League darts.
Top two meet at SSE Hydro
It was a real clash of the titans in Nottingham last week as the world’s top two met for the first time in 2015. Michael van Gerwen beat Phil Taylor 7-3 at the Capital FM Arena and, in doing so, moved to the top of the Premier League.
After the match, the Dutchman said:
“We were both struggling in the beginning and we couldn’t hold our own throw because we both wanted to win hard because the winner goes top of the table.
I knew that and I just had to do the right thing at the right moments. I’m really glad I did in the end. Phil missed a couple of doubles and I am really glad to beat the man himself – Phil Taylor.”
Mighty Mike faces this season’s early pace-setter Dave Chisnall on Thursday. Chizzy lost his unbeaten record in Nottingham, going down 7-3 to Stephen Bunting and only having seven attempts at a double in the match.
Chisnall but remains second in the table despite his defeat but could face his second reverse in a week. van Gerwen is just 9/20 to win Thursday’s final match.
World champion in devastating form and could go second with a win in Glasgow
The in-form player at the moment is world champion Gary Anderson. The Scotsman averaged 108.98 for the match and hit four 180s in a thrilling game last week, eventually beating former world champion Adrian Lewis 7-1.
The Flying Scotsman hit checkouts of 127 and 145 during his match in Nottingham which lasted just 12 minutes. Anderson plays debutant Kim Huybrechts in the penultimate match and with the Belgian bottom of the league the world champion can win at 4/6 and move second in the table.
Despite his difficult start to the season, we tipped Peter Wright last week and Snakebite duly obliged at 13/10. Wright said he was ‘delighted’ with his 7-5 win and after reaching the recent UK Open final he is in good touch.
Wright plays Stephen Bunting who was in terrific form last Thursday. The Bullet lit up the evening with a terrific 164 checkout and finished it in style with the bullseye.
This is a touch match to call but the value looks to be with Bunting at 9/5.
Raymond van Barneveld slipped into the relegation places last week after a disappointing 7-1 defeat to our tip James Wade and it has been a tough few weeks for the 2014 Premier League champion.
Wade said that his opponent had ‘played the worst I’ve seen him play in a long, long time’ and he will have to raise his game as he faces old rival Phil Taylor.
Despite Taylor’s defeat to the world number one last week he sits in the top four and can consolidate his position with a win at 2/5.
Last week we tipped James Wade to grab a second win of the season and he found it easy in Nottingham with a 7-1 win. Wade opens the evening’s entertainment with a match against the inconsistent Adrian Lewis who was on the end of a 7-1 spanking last time out.
Jackpot hasn’t won since the opening week of the season and so Wade looks terrific value at 6/4.
The seventh week of the Premier League kicks off at 7.15pm on Thursday 19 March. Find all the darts odds over at our main site now!