Rod's Odds - Premier League Darts Week 6
Next stop on the Premier League roadshow is in Robin Hood county and the FM Arena in Nottingham, with things starting to get edgy for some players, with only three more nights to go before relegation.
First game up matches one player who has not no worries about relegation, Peter Wright. Topping the table on eight points, he plays Simon Whitlock, knowing that a loss would consign him to almost certain relegation.
The form book says that Wright should take this game, however this Premier League has been the hardest to predict, which proves how close the standard is so I'm going for a draw here with this game certainly going over 11.5 legs.
The draw and jump on over 11.5 legs.
The next game is another one of my favourites, two of the fastest and most talented dart players to grace the oche, Adrian Lewis v Gary Anderson.
Lewis is just coming off a UK Open win last weekend, playing a very high standard of darts throughout, especially in the final against Terry Jenkins, he will be buzzing and a player that will be hard to beat for the rest of the year.
Anderson is not playing that bad himself either and this game will see a very high standard of scoring with loads of 140's and 180's.
I have got to with Lewis, however like last week we could see a lot of draws and this could be one of those games.
Lewis win for me.
Over 11.5 legs, also this will have the most 180's of the five games.
Michael Van Gerwen lost to Jenkins last week in Minehead in the semi's, however it took to top form Jenkins to beat him, the thing that Mighty Mike has in his favour is that, that loss will not affect him.
Wes Newton missed out last weeks' Premier League and UK Open through illness and so his form and perhaps strength will not be there and he is playing one of the top players in Van Gerwen.
I know I don't tip Wes very often and he has pulled some good wins out of the bag, however I've got to go with Michael all the way.
Van Gerwen win and most 180's.
Under on the legs.
Forth game sees Raymond Van Barneveld take on the Robert Thornton. I have said time and time that Barney is hard to back, but also hard to back against his form is so up and down and that's normally down to his start. If he gets in front then from the start then we could see fireworks, however time and time again we see the shake of the head when he is behind.
Thornton is a solid player and has shown on so many occasions that he pulls out great games, this one is hard to call, I'll lean towards Barney, however not one I would spend my money on unless you fancy loads of draws this week.
The highest checkout for Barney is the bet that stands out for me.
Last game of the night is a must win for Phil Taylor against Dave Chisnall, who himself needs a win to get out of the relegation battle.
Phil certainly is not throwing well consistently and the drift to the fives is worrying, he played well in Glasgow when beating Whitlock, however went out to youth player Aiden Kirk in the UK Open last weekend and that drift was even more prominent
Chisnall is a power scorer when he gets going, however it takes him time to get going sometimes and has found himself behind more oftern than not.
This game is a funny one to call, I maybe for the first time, going for a Chisnall win over Taylor, however if Dave misses doubles early on and Taylor gets confident then it may turn around.
Certainly Chisnall for the most 180's
Bets for me are.
Van Gerwen most 180's against Newton
Chisnall most 180's against Taylor
Big double for odds on punters
We see three draws last week and Taylor missed two darts for a forth draw, what about trebles, fours and a acca on the draws this week and every week, one night it could just come up with a huge pay out.