Rag2gar previews week 14 of the Premier League Darts and advises bets on Adrian Lewis against Michael Van Gerwen and Dave Chisnall
Wade v Van Barneveld
A disappointing end to this year's Premier League campaign now sees James Wade eliminated from the competition's playoff stage with two weeks to spare. I think both of these are confidence players and it's certainly Raymond Van Barneveld who is showing all the form at the moment and that should give him the edge here.
A huge win last week for Van Barneveld has all but secured him a playoff spot and the right to defend his title later this month in London.
It's likely the reigning champ will get the win here but I personally won't be having a bet.
Chisnall v Bunting
Dave Chisnall can still top this year's Premier League table with just two games remaining but he will need a win here to keep them slim hopes alive. A win is certainly likely though as he faces a man who is essentially playing for nothing but pride in Stephen Bunting.
I expect Chissy to be sharp and ready for this one and with his current form of late should be able to get the win here without too much hassle.
Lewis v Van Gerwen
Michael Van Gerwen can top this year's Premier League table with a win over Adrian Lewis tonight but expect him to have his work cut out as Lewis continues to return to form. A final appearance in last weekend's player’s championship will have Lewis in confident form going into tonight's match
and I expect him to get at least a draw and maybe all two points.
I think the 5/2 about a Lewis win with a draw no bet is a lovely price and that's the bet I'll be having here.
Taylor v Anderson
The last match of the night could potentially be a truly historic event in the history of the Premier League as it could eliminate Phil Taylor from the playoff stages for the first time in the competition's history.
The legend of darts must win this game to stay in the event and although that is certainly possible Gary Anderson is likely to make his life particularly difficult in doing so tonight. The Scottish ace only needs a point to book his playoff place with a week to spare and there's every chance he might just go ahead and do that.
Taylor against the ropes will surely put up a great fight and to me this one is too hard to call to make a bet so no play for me here.