Premier League Darts Preview

Premier League Darts Preview: Barney 7/5 To Turn Off The Power

2017-04-05
A preview of night 10 of the Premier League at the 3Arena in Dublin.

Raymond van Barneveld is 7/5 to beat Phil Taylor and continue his stunning form in the Premier League at the 3Arena in Dublin on Thursday night. 

In the first of his two matches on night 10, the Dutchman renews his rivalry with old foe Taylor on the back of four consecutive wins. 

Van Barneveld has convincingly beaten James Wade, Michael van Gerwen, Gary Anderson and Jelle Klaasen and, despite a 7-4 defeat to Taylor earlier in the campaign, has all the momentum with him. 

Taylor has edged past Klaasen and Peter Wright 7-5 in the previous two weeks but has looked below par and Van Barneveld is also 4/1 to win the match, complete the highest checkout and hit most 180s. 

Van Barneveld then plays Wade in the final match of the night, a repeat of last week when the former world champion won 7-2, and could move level on 16 points with leader Van Gerwen if his compatriot beats 'The Machine' in the night's opener.

'Barney', who is 7/10 to win the match, is also 9/1 to repeat last week's scoreline against struggling Wade, who has won one of his last six matches. 

Van Gerwen, having beaten Wade in six of their last seven Premier League meetings, is expected to win comfortably so under 8.5 legs at 11/4 is tempting. 

Anderson and Adrian Lewis go head-to-head for the second week running, with both aiming to boost their play-off hopes. 

The Scot went through the gears to secure a 7-3 victory in Wales and, having done so last week, is 11/4 to win the match, have the highest checkout and throw most 180s. 

Anderson told PDC.tv: "We all want to get into the play-offs. It's a fight for the top four and everyone's trying for it."

Wright returns to action in Ireland against Dave Chisnall, having missed out in Cardiff following Kim Huybrechts' withdrawal for family reasons. 

'Snakebite' may need time to get in a rhythm following his inactivity, meaning Chisnall to win the first leg at 7/10 could be an option, while over 11.5 legs is 5/4.