Premier League Darts betting tips for ‘Judgment Night’ in CardiffPublished March 30, 2016
All but Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld contested the German Masters over the weekend. While it’s unlikely any of the eight players that did take part are suffering from jetlag or exhaustion, James Wade and Robert Thornton may now be distressed after both being beaten 6-4 by little known players in the opening round.
There are a lot of supposed mismatches on the card with strugglers Michael Smith, Robert Thornton and Dave Chisnall taking on Phil Taylor, Adrian Lewis and Dave Chisnall respectively. Smith and Chisnall both need at least a draw to prolong their Premier League existence but they clearly face tough tasks.
Table-topper Michael van Gerwen plays his Dutch teammate Raymond van Barneveld in another seemingly one-sided event but this could be more competitive than bookmakers believe.
Van Gerwen has drawn his last two games while Barneveld has lost three of his last four games by a 7-5 scoreline. All told the veteran has won at least four legs in seven of his eight Premier League matches. This game can be much closer than many people think and given a +3.5 leg start, you have to like bet365’s even-money offer.
As far as class goes, Wade versus Anderson tops the bill. Anderson has six wins from his eight 2016 Premier League games, Wade has five. Remarkably most other stats are in Wade’s favour. He has more 100+ scores, a better checkout percentage and a higher best checkout score, of 161.
So, while Wade’s defeat in Germany over the weekend may have rocked his confidence, it’s worth noting he still posted a 141 checkout. So it is hard to not like BetVictor’s 5/4 on him posting the highest checkout of Thursday’s game and the 9/4 about him recording the most 180’s has to be wrong.