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Last Updated: 4th September 2020
Gerwyn Price v Daryl Gurney
Price needs the win if he is to stay in touch of the top four, however he will need to up his consistency and stay focused more because he knows most players have been beating Gurney and he cannot afford to let this chance go.
His 180 and 140 count was okay on Wednesday, however the set up shot and doubles were not and that’s something he needs to tighten up on.
Gurney did play quite well on Wednesday and went 2-0 up, however once Anderson got in his stride he could not stop him.
Daryl had a 98 average, 4 x 180’s, 8 x 140’s and 40% on his doubles so that sort of performance here could be good enough for the win.
This a tough call because Gurney is certainly the spoiler of the bunch now, however I am with Price just hoping he turns up with the game that he beat Anderson with.
Both players have been hitting the 180’s so over 6.5 at 4/5 looks a good bet.
I also like the look of over 12.5 legs in the match at 4/6 as it could go close.
Gary Anderson v Michael Smith
Anderson did take a couple of legs to get going on Wednesday, however when he did it was a very high scoring consistent Ando for seven legs. He then seemed to lose concentration a bit and let Gurney back in the game, finally finished the game off with a 15-dart leg to get the win and stay in second position and a win here could almost secure his position in the play-offs.
Smith was 7-2 up on Durrant last night then gave it away and had to settle for the draw, if only he could start hitting doubles at crucial times because if he could find that bit of his game then major tournaments will come his way as his scoring power is as good as anyone’s.
The form line of Anderson is strong here so I fancy him for the win here at 11/10.
Peter Wright v Nathan Aspinall
Wright was brilliant last night in his win over MVG 8-1 with an average of over 105 and 67% on his doubles. If he’s in that that sort of form again he will get the win.
Aspinal again showed how good this young man is when beating Price last night and keeping him in third position just one point in front of Wright so a win or at least the draw is okay, however the loss will see him move outside of the top four.
Nathan’s stats from last night of a 99 average, 5 x 180’s, 7 x 140’s is good enough to get a result here, however doubles at 33% will not be.
Wright is 10/11 to get the win is great value and the bet of the night for me.
Over 7/5 180’s could also be the play at 7/10 given the way these two are playing.
Wright at 40/1 to hit a nine-darter is worth a couple of quid also.
Glen Durrant v Michael van Gerwen
Durrant got let off by Smith last night when 7-2 down, however he showed real grit and determination to get back into it. He is also 3-0 up on MVG just to add a little bit more confidence to the pot.
I don’t think I have ever seen MVG in such bad form and certainly that 8-1 beating from Wright last night is the biggest loss he’s been subjected to, so he will be hurting that’s for sure.
MVG has only had two averages over the 100 in seven matches, his 180 count is nowhere near what it was, so he needs to turn this around right now because a loss here could see him not qualify for the Play-Offs for the very first time.
I am going with the MVG win at 11/10 as I am thinking it’s time for that 106 average to turn up.
The bet of the match for me is over 6.5 180s at 8/11.
And my treble for the evening is Anderson, Wright and Price all to win.
2020 Premier League results
Night 13 – Wednesday September 2
Glen Durrant 7-7 Michael Smith
Gary Anderson 8-6 Daryl Gurney
Peter Wright 8-1 Michael van Gerwen
Nathan Aspinall 8-6 Gerwyn Price