Gerwyn Price v Rob Cross21/03/2019 19:15
|Cross to win at 6/5|
James Wade v Peter Wright21/03/2019 20:00
|Over 5.5 180s|
Michael Smith v Mensur Suljovic21/03/2019 21:20
|Mensur Suljovic win|
Max Hopp v Raymond van Barneveld21/03/2019 22:00
What a cracking match to get things started tonight. I love the atmosphere in Germany, and we are undoubtedly in for a spectacle tonight.
Rob Cross didn’t go to the Pro Tour this weekend, and he should be fresh and feeling ready for this game.
He has done very little wrong this year, throwing to a high and consistent standard.
But, Gerwyn Price is no walkover, and he will certainly give a good game in this one. I expect this to be close, and it could finish a draw or even a close win for Price.
But, I do see more value in Cross getting a victory in this one. Cross lost his last meeting against Price early last year, but they have not met since then.
Before that, Cross won the two previous meetings, smashing Price 6-1, and 7-1 in the Premier League and German Open.
There is pretty good value in the 180s market for this game, that could easily go the distance.
I am not able to call a winner in this match, with both players capable of getting the win here. In fact, I do actually see value in this game ending in a draw.
Both players are consistent 180 hitters, and they have thrown two or more 180s in each of their Premier League matches this year.
Wade has thrown 3, 2, 2, 5, 3, and 4 180s in his last six Premier League games.
Meanwhile, Peter Wright has thrown 2, 3, 4, 2, 3, and 3 180s in his last six PL matches.
This will be fairly close with the 180s count, but I see good value in over 5.5 180s at 4/5.
Again, I expect this game to go the distance, and it should give both players plenty of time to land the 180s needed for this pick.
Michael Smith is struggling for form at the moment, but he is still capable of throwing great darts.
Smith’s main problem is his consistency at the moment, and it will likely be punished by one of the most consistent players in the game.
Michael done the job against Aspinall in his last match, but it wasn’t too difficult as Aspinall failed to show his talent on the stage.
Smith averaged just 93.99 in that 7-2 victory, and that average will not be good enough to get a result against Mensur tonight.
Mensur played brilliantly in his last win against James Wade, averaging 101.38 while hitting six 180s.
I feel like the form and ability is with Mensur in this match, but the Premier League is always difficult to call.
At 9/5, Mensur certainly has value to follow up with another victory tonight.
I want Barney to come good in this game, and he is in form to do so. But, backing against Max Hopp in Germany is something I just cannot do.
The atmosphere and crowd will certainly play a part, and Max Hopp always performs on his own turf.
I am expecting a cracking final game for this, but I see good value in Hopp getting a victory at 7/5.
Barney had a good weekend, reaching the Final of the Pro Tour in Wigan, but he lost to Adrian Lewis 8-3.
Barney has lost his last three Premier League matches, and he will feel the pressure in tonight’s game.
Hopp has a bright future in the game, and hopefully, he will show his ability tonight.
If you want to place these singles as an acca, it is best priced at 26.61 with Betfair!
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