It’s hard to believe that we’ve already had 10 weeks of the 2016 Premier League darts season, and this week we are getting spoilt again with another jam packed night of exciting darts coming from Belfast’s SSE Arena.
On the bill this week is Gary Anderson V Michael van Gerwen, and the small matter of Phil Taylor taking on Raymond van Barneveld in what seems like an age old rivalry, but one that still gets us darts fans excited!
The full list of Week 11 matches on the night are……
19.15 – Robert Thornton v Peter Wright
20.00 – Raymond van Barneveld v Phil Taylor*
20.40 – James Wade v Adrian Lewis*
21.30 – Michael van Gerwen v Gary Anderson*
22.00 – Raymond van Barneveld v Robert Thornton*
*Times are approximate.
Bottom of the table and with only one win this season, Robert Thornton, starts the night off against Peter Wright. Unsurprisingly, Peter Wright is the favourite at 4/6 with Paddy Power, with the Thorn coming in at 13/5, and the draw at 4/1.
In the big clash between Raymond van Barenveld and Phil Taylor, the big Dutchman is the outsider at 7/2, with the draw at 9/2, and Taylor at 1/2 favourite. Barney has been up and down in the league this year, losing 7-4 to James Wade in his previous outing last Thursday.
Meanwhile, Taylor playing twice last week recorded wins of 7-3 over Gary Anderson, and 7-4 over James Wade in a very scrappy match.
Good luck if you are planning on betting on the third match between Adrian Lewis and James Wade. Lewis is 6/5, the draw is 7/2, and Wade is 6/4. As well as being fairly evenly matched players, you just never know what you are going to get with either of these two players.
In what looks to be the big clash of the night, Michael van Gerwen v Gary Anderson, the bookmakers make MVG the 4/6 favourite, the draw is 7/2, and Anderson is 11/4 outsider – and he’s the current double world champion!
The final fixture of the night sees Barney and Thornton play again. Thornton is currently 3 points behind second bottom van Barneveld, and with matches against Peter Wright and Barney this week, this surely represents Thornton’s best chance to try and close the gap in his bid to avoid finishing last.
Van Barneveld is just a touch of odds on favourite at 10/11, with Thornton at 2/1, and the draw at 7/2. Barney is also playing twice this week though, and as well as looking to consolidate his lead over last placed Thornton, he will also be looking to try and close the gap (currently 4 points) on sixth place Peter Wright.
Don’t forget is you are having a bet on the darts this week, that Paddy Power have a money back special that sees you get your money back on any losing Correct Score bets, if that match ends in a draw. In the overall Premier League Darts Betting, MVG is still the favourite at 8/11 to lift the trophy.