PL Darts tips: Van Gerwen to down Gurney in Berlin?
Guten tag! Premier League Darts rolls on to Berlin for night seven of this year’s competition.
Michael van Gerwen sits top of the table after his win over Gerwyn Price last week. The Dutchman takes on Daryl Gurney this time around.
This week’s guest star is up-and-coming talent Max Hopp. The German could send the local crowd wild if he can beat the struggling Raymond van Barneveld in the night’s final match.
Rob Cross to beat Gerwyn Price
After an inconsistent 2018, Rob Cross is starting to look like a world champion on a far more regular basis. Voltage has won his last three matches, and only sits behind Van Gerwen on legs won.
He threw a handy 101 average in a 7-3 thumping of Van Barneveld last week, and is 6/5 to down Price in Berlin. Iceman saw his unbeaten campaign end in defeat to MVG last time around, and is 13/8 to bounce back with a win.
Cross should have enough firepower to see this through, but with Price proving so hard to beat, it could be a close one.
James Wade to beat Peter Wright
These two have met plenty of times over the years, with Wade edging the head-to-head record by a narrow 18 wins to 17.
The treble 20 bed could be in trouble here too. This pair have chucked 37 maximums between them so far in the Premier League, and we’ve got 4/5 about over 5.5 180s.
Michael van Gerwen to beat Darryl Gurney
After a couple of sub-par weeks with defeat to Wade and a draw with John Henderson, Michael van Gerwen roared back into form with a 7-3 trouncing of Price last week.
Mighty Mike is 1/4 to keep that up against Darryl Gurney, having won 18 of 22 meetings against Superchin.
Gurney is 11/2 for a surprise win, but the Northern Irishman will have to up his game. He currently holds the lowest checkout percentage and he’s thrown the fewest maximums.
Michael Smith v Mensur Suljovic – Draw
A draw isn’t really enough for either Michael Smith or Mensur Suljovic at this stage, but that’s exactly what they might end up with.
The pair have near-identical checkout percentages, and have won and lost almost the same number of legs. Even the last four meetings have seen each man win two apiece.
If anyone is to have an edge here, it should be Smith with his 180s. The 2019 world championship runner-up is 8/13 to throw the most maximum scores.
Max Hopp to beat Raymond van Barneveld
None of Gary Anderson’s local hero replacements have won a match yet. But could that change in Germany?
Barney just can’t get his averages up over 95 this season, and that could give the local hero the opportunity in front of a roaring home crowd. Hopp’s beaten the two-time world champ twice before, too.
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