Premier League Darts Preview And Betting Tips – Week 10
Phase one is now complete and we’re wasting no time in kicking off round two. Eight players remain after Rob Cross was eliminated last night after suffering a 7-4 defeat to leader Glen Durrant. Four high quality matches tonight kick off this phase, with the key difference being the extension to a best of 14-legs format. Tipsters Form Labs guide you to where the value might lie for the Premier League Darts week 10.
Glen Durrant v Gerwyn Price
Both these players put in stellar performances last night, with Durrant maintaining his two point lead at the top of the standings with a win over Voltage, while Price took no prisoners in a 7-0 win over challenger Jermaine Wattimena. That means the Iceman has lost just one of his last 15 legs and will be looking to carry that momentum into this evening.
This is an extremely difficult one to call with both players full of confidence. Duzza is unbeaten this week in the last three Premier League matches, despite facing Michael van Gerwen, Peter Wright and Rob Cross, while he’s only lost one of his last seven matches which came by a narrow 15-17 margin in the World Matchplay to eventual winner Dimitri van den Bergh.
With very little to split the two this evening, the total legs market appeals. Price has rolled over his last two opponents, though Wattimena was making his Premier League debut and was only playing for pride, while Anderson has been one of the most inconsistent players on tour recently, so we can’t see another whitewash. Three of Duzza’s last five matches have gone the distance, and considering two of those came in the Matchplay (18-16 and 15-17), this looks good value to follow suit.
Peter Wright v Gary Anderson
The two Scots go head to head for the 48th time this evening. Anderson leads that record 26-18 with three draws between them. However, recent times haven’t been too favourable for the Flying Scotsman as Wright has won five of the last six since the beginning of last year, with the exception being a draw in this year’s Premier League first phase.
Anderson put in a solid performance to beat Michael van Gerwen last night, though with neither player tonning up it wasn’t the highest quality matchup between the two. Anderson’s inconsistency has been damning and while he’s beaten Mighty Mike and Bully Boy this week, he also suffered a humbling 7-1 defeat to Gerwyn Price, and Wright isn’t exactly short of form.
Snake Bite is unbeaten in five Premier League outings now and after a slow start, now sits in second place just two points behind Glen Durrant. He’s lost just one of his last 11 matches, which came in the World Matchplay against Duzza himself, and he’ll be very difficult to beat tonight.
Michael van Gerwen v Nathan Aspinall
Van Gerwen hasn’t shown the kind of quality this season that we’ve come to expect of him, though on his day is still undoubtedly the best player in the world. He’s won just three of his last eight matches, coming against an extremely out of form Rob Cross, Brendan Dolan, and Ryan Miekle, so he could be in for a bit of a tough time.
Nathan Aspinall is firmly establishing himself as one of the most dangerous players on tour. Having won the inaugural Home Tour, he’s won two of his three matches this week, with his defeat to Daryl Gurney still seeing him register a whopping 103 average, so we can expect the Asp to put in a performance.
These two are drawn at four wins apiece in the head-to-heads, with Aspinall winning the latest 6-1 in Barnsley and in phase one of this competition, and as the heavy underdog we’re happy to get behind the Brit tonight.
Michael Smith v Daryl Gurney
A late surge this week saw Daryl Gurney escape elimination with crucial victories over Chris Dobey and Nathan Aspinall. He’ll have to pick up his performances though if he wants to make the top four, as he’s average just 92.58 across his last five matches.
It was a high quality matchup last night between Smith and Nathan Aspinall, with Bully Boy having the break but eventually losing despite throwing an 102 average. He was above 110 for the majority of the match but just tailed off and Aspinall was there to snaffle up his chances. We can’t expect Smith to throw with that kind of quality again here, though if he can keep an average above 100 he’s over halfway to winning this, and he looks well priced here to get behind.