By News Team
Last Updated: 12th February 2020
It will be a highly anticipated appearance on Thursday night from Fallon Sherrock who will be making her Premier League debut in Nottingham as the second challenger of the season. We take a look at the bets to watch out for.
Glen Durrant vs Fallon Sherrock
Sherrock emphatically etched her name into the history books after she became the first female to ever defeat a man when competing at the William Hill World Darts Championship, back in December. She ultimately made it as far as the third round there but has also sealed qualification for March’s UK Open in Minehead.
At the moment, though, she will be preparing to take part in this Premier League meeting via the challenger spot. The 25-year-old will face-off against Glen Durrant in what is definitely the most eagerly-awaited event of the evening. Durrant emerged as the 7-3 winner when taking on Michael Smith, the 2018 finalist, in what was his first Premier League appearance last week. While it is safe to say that he may not be the crowd favourite going into this one, he has unbelievable finishing skills on his side and has shown that he is not one who will cave under pressure. He has the added incentive of remaining top of the table should he make it a second successive win here against Sherrock, which is available to back at 3/10. Sherrock, meanwhile, is 6/1 for the win.
Daryl Gurney vs Michael van Gerwen
Michael van Gerwen will feel that he probably has not had an ideal start to the calendar year, with his new darts seemingly throwing him off at times which has, in turn, been leading to inconsistent performances. He did, however, make strides towards putting his early Masters exit to one side by beating Peter Wright last week, although even that victory could be considered fairly fortunate. To make matters worse, he then failed to maintain that winning momentum by going on to lose at the Players Championship 2 at the weekend.
Meanwhile, Daryl Gurney certainly has it in him to run the Dutchman close here, and he demonstrated good focus early on against Gary Anderson in Scotland. He ultimately didn’t have enough in the tank but let’s not forget that Gurney did do the double over Van Gerwen in the regular season last year. MVG is as short as 7/20 here but enhanced odds of 11/4 (from 12/5) are available on him to win the match, have the highest match checkout and most 180s.
Gary Anderson vs Peter Wright
It’s Scot versus Scot here in a duel that is proving difficult to predict the outcome of. Wright played well when opening his account in a repeat of the World Darts Championship final but when it came down to it, he didn’t have enough to beat Van Gerwen. He does have a good record against Anderson, though, having beaten him on the last five occasions that they have come up against one another.
A masterful display was put on by Anderson when he got the better of Gurney in front of a raucous home crowd and he topped it off at the weekend when winning Saturday’s Players Championship One. It should be a great one to watch but a draw at 10/3 could be the way it plays out.