Premier League Darts – Week 3
Week 3 of the Premier League darts on Sky Sports 1 at 7pm, comes from the Odyssey Arena in Belfast.
This weeks matches sees Mervyn King V Ronnie Baxter, Adrian Lewis V Terry Jenkins, Simon Whitlock V Raymond van Barneveld and Phil Taylor V James Wade.
The 1st match sees Mervyn King who – like last year – has got off to a great start to the competition and is 8/15 with Ladbrokes to see off Baxter, who is 4/1 with Sportingbet and 888Sport. The Draw is 5/1 with Betfred.
Match 3 has former BDO rivals Raymond van Barneveld and Simon Whitlock matching up. The bookies can’t seperate these two and have Barney at 11/8 with Totesport and Whitlock at 11/8 with Sportingbet. The Draw is 4/1 with VC Bet.
The game of the night is Match 4 which sees James Wade looking for his first win in this years competition against none other than Phil Taylor. Taylor, you won’t be surprised to see is favourite at 4/11 with 888Sport. Wade is 5/1 with Bet365 to cause a massive upset, the Draw is 6/1 with William Hill.
Phil Taylor is the 2/5 favourite with Paddy Power to win the competition outright. He just seems to be going from strength to strength still, as of today he is at the top of the PDC order of merit with £1,087,088 in prize money. To put it into context just how far ahead he is, Barney is 2nd on the list with a mere £277,437.