Mensur Suljovic v James Wade04/04/2019 19:15
|180s for Both3 or more|
Michael Smith v Peter Wright04/04/2019 20:50
Rob Cross v Daryl Gurney04/04/2019 21:30
The PDC Premier League first stage is done, and the format has changed to best of 14. Players will need eight legs to win, or the draw at 7-7.
Big fan of this opening match and I can see this game going the distance. Mensur bested Wade in their last meeting, winning 7-3 while landing six 180s to Wade’s three.
I am expecting another high scoring game in this one, but it’s tough to call a winner.
Both players are in similar form, and I can see Mensur getting under Wade’s skin again tonight.
Either way, I think this match will be long and drawn out, giving both players plenty of time to hit the required 180s.
Mensur has been a lot better in his 180 scoring in recent games, hitting three in each of his last two matches in a shorter format.
Meanwhile, Wade is more than capable of hitting a few 180s, landing three or more in three of his last four Premier League games.
Let’s hope they drag this game out, and it should land quite comfortably.
Another tough game to call in this one. I think Peter Wright could get the job done, but I am opting for the handicap to cover us.
The +2.5 handicap will land if Wright wins, draws or loses by 1 or 2 legs. We need Wright to win at least six legs to get the win here!
Honestly, I do fancy Wright in this match, but it’s hard to know how Smith will play with his week off.
This is a make or break game for both players, and Wright is playing better at the moment.
Peter is a slight worry this year, with the mixing of darts and inconsistency that comes with it.
But, on his night he is a very capable player, and I believe he will turn up in this big game.
Wright has got a result in their last four meetings, drawing earlier in the Premier League, and winning their three meetings before that.
Can Gurney capitalise on his home turf tonight? Gurney comes off the back of a thrilling European Tour win while throwing some excellent darts.
Coupled with the two wins in Rotterdam, the man is truly on fire!
Rob Cross has been a bit hit and miss recently, but he is still capable of getting something tonight.
I am expecting a big boost from the crowd for Gurney, and on his current form, he should not lose this game by three or more legs.
In fact, I do see value in a Gurney win at 2/1, but I can also see it ending in a draw or a close win for Cross.
Gurney beat Cross at the weekend in Germany 6-2, and I am hoping for a similar victory tonight, but I do see it being a lot closer.
It really is a tough game to call, but there is value in the Gurney handicap at 8/13.
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