DARTS boffin Wayne Dews (@Dewsy_21) talks us through his favourite Premier League punts from Thursday night.
Premier League | Week 2 | Sky Sports 1
The opening round of fixtures of this season’s Premier League Darts threw up some surprises – and very one-sided results.
Just 44 out of a possible 60 legs were played in Leeds last Thursday night as Michael Smith suffered twice at the hands of Peter Wright and Adrian Lewis, Robert Thornton endured a whitewash from Dave Chisnall, while Phil Taylor was heavily beaten by Raymond van Barneveld.
James Wade and Michael van Gerwen shared 11 legs as the Englishman prevailed 7-4, after the Dutch world number one led 3-0.
Week 2 is from the Metro Arena in Newcastle and here are my betting thoughts on the action.
Raymond van Barneveld v Peter Wright | Thursday 20:10 | Sky Sports 1
The experienced duo both kicked-off Week 1 of the Premier League with impressive 7-2 victories. ‘Barney’ confidently dismantled Phil Taylor, while Scotsman Wright saw off an out-of-sorts debutant Michael Smith.
The likelihood is that this contest will be closely fought and the bet that takes the eye in this match-up is in the Total Legs market.
SkyBet are offering the best industry price of 5/4 on Over 11.5 Legs – and this looks reasonable value.
Both players are consistent operators who regularly average around the 100 mark and provided both players perform to their capabilities, this can be rated as a solid selection.
Adrian Lewis v Dave Chisnall | Thursday 21:00 | Sky Sports 1
In another contest of unbeaten players from opening night, fireworks can be expected from two of the heaviest scorers in the game.
Another close encounter is likely but on this occasion, we look at the Total 180’s market for our selection.
Sportingbet are offering 17/20 on Over 7.5 maximums and provided that the game isn’t one-sided, the scoring power that both players possess make this a worthy selection.
Raymond van Barneveld v Peter Wright – Over 11.5 Legs (5/4 Skybet)
Adrian Lewis v Dave Chisnall – Over 7.5 180’s (17/20 Sportingbet)
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