Taylor a Tempting Price in Premier League Darts

Phil Taylor beat current Premier league champion Gary Anderson last week.

Aberdeen host night four of the Premier League this Thursday night and we’re looking to continue a superb winning run which has seen us land five of the last six bets at the oche. Night three in Dublin produced some brilliant tungsten action with Michael van Gerwen, Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld wowing the sell-out crowd. Michael Smith also earned the first point of his first Premier League campaign, while Peter Wright became the only player this year to maintain a 100% record in the league.

Reigning Premier League champion Gary Anderson was beaten by Phil Taylor last week, and he has now lost his first two matches and has considerable work to do to make up the ground. It doesn’t get any easier though with a tough encounter against Raymond van Barneveld on the agenda for Thursday night. Phil Taylor has returned to form with two excellent victories in the last two weeks, and he’ll be looking to push on when he plays Dave Chisnall, while Michael Smith faces the daunting task of trying to improve upon last week’s point against Chizzy by taking on the world number one, Michael van Gerwen. Robert Thornton is bottom of the table after two defeats from two, but it doesn’t get any easier on his return to the Premier league as he faces Peter Wright in Aberdeen – the only man to win 3 out of 3 and hold a 100% record so far.

Night Three Bullseye

We hit the jackpot last week with three winning tips, as van Gerwen, van Barneveld and Wright all came good to land us a tasty profit. Mighty Mike faced a tough proposition on paper as he was up against Adrian Lewis who had won 2 out of 2 up to that point, but he made light work of the Stoke-based star by recording a 106 average in a 7-4 win. There was a slight scare as Lewis battled to a 4-3 lead at one point, but van Gerwen hit back to take the final four legs and secure the win.

Peter Wright has been a player we’ve followed recently and he again did the business with a 7-4 victory over James Wade, recording an impressive 104 average and taking out 70% of double attempts. Wright is bang in form at the moment and worth following again this week. Raymond van Barneveld edged to a 7-5 win over Robert Thornton to complete our treble, but it was a nervy affair that Thornton almost grabbed a draw out of. Dave Chisnall and Michael Smith fought out that 6-6 draw, while Phil Taylor continued his resurgence with a 7-4 victory over and out-of-sorts Gary Anderson.

On to this week’s tips and we’re backing Peter Wright to continue the good form, Phil Taylor to get the better of Dave Chisnall, and Adrian Lewis to come out on top in a tight clash with James Wade.

Phil Taylor v Dave Chisnall

Phil Taylor is a tempting price at  -125  with Coral to see off Dave Chisnall, and with the Power looking to be getting back to his best it’s a price worth taking.

Taylor’s issues over the last year or so have been well publicised, but he has said himself that he is focused on having a strong season and the last two results have been proof of his determination. After a surprise 7-2 defeat to van Barneveld on night one, he secured a vital 7-1 win over James Wade on night two in Newcastle, with a brilliant 111 average. He didn’t quite hit those heights last week in the win against Gary Anderson, but still clocked up a 100+ average and is showing a little more of the consistency we have come to associate with the great player.

Chizzy made judgement night in last year’s Premier League but after one win, one draw and one defeat so far from three matches, he is struggling to repeat last years heroics. He had to fight back to snatch a draw with newcomer Michael Smith last time out, and it doesn’t get any easier this week against Taylor.

Peter Wright v Robert Thornton

Peter Wright is top of the table with 3 out of 3 wins, and is worth backing to overcome Robert Thornton at  -188  with Bet365Ladbrokes and Coral

Wright is a hugely talented darts player and has been there or thereabouts in major tournaments over the last year. He’s had the perfect start to this season’s Premier league with victories against Michael Smith, Raymond van Barneveld and James Wade, and has enough quality to make it four out of four on Thursday night. The 104 average he recorded last week illustrates the level he is playing at right now, and if he plays that way again this should be comfortable.

Robert Thornton has had a tough time on his return to the Premier League. After being whitewashed 7-0 by Dave Chisnall on night one, he had to withdraw from night two due to illness, only to return to action last week to suffer a second defeat to van Barneveld. He certainly acquitted himself much better in that game than the first, but still only managed an average of 89 and that won’t be good enough to beat Wright if he’s on his game.

Adrian Lewis v James Wade

Finally we like the look of Adrian Lewis at  +100  with Skybet and BetVictor when he takes on James Wade.

Lewis had the perfect start to this year’s Premier League with two wins from two against Michael Smith (7-1) and Dave Chisnall (7-4), but he came unstuck against van Gerwen in the 7-4 defeat last week in Dublin. There’s no real shame in that though, and he can come good again against Wade.

The left-hander Wade started the season with a shock 7-5 defeat of Michael van Gerwen but he hasn’t been able to carry that through to his subsequent matches. His double-header on night two started well with a 7-4 win over Michael Smith, but he was swept aside 7-1 by Phil Taylor later on the same evening. A 7-4 defeat against Peter Wright followed last week, and he won’t be able to afford any missed chances against Lewis.

Tips Summary

Phil Taylor to beat Dave Chisnall
Thursday 25th February, 19:00 GMT Start
Odds:  -125

Peter Wright to beat Robert Thornton
Thursday 25th February, 19:00 GMT Start
Odds:  -188

Adrian Lewis to beat James Wade
Thursday 25th February, 19:00 GMT Start
Odds:  +100

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