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Premier League Darts Preview: Lewis and Barney 33/10 To Share The Spoils

2017-04-12
Week 11 of the Premier League takes place in Liverpool.

Adrian Lewis and Raymond van Barneveld are 33/10 to draw their Premier League fixture at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Thursday night.

Van Barneveld has won five of his last six matches to storm up to third in the table, two points behind leader Michael van Gerwen.

Lewis' form is also on an upward curve following four wins in five outings and he is two points off a play-off position heading into night 11 of 15.

Both players had impressive victories last week, Van Barneveld recovering from defeat to Phil Taylor by hammering James Wade later in the night, and Lewis gaining revenge for his loss to Anderson the previous week.

Therefore a mouthwatering contest is expected and, with the match set to go the distance, odds of evens for over 11.5 legs and 6/5 for more than 7.5 180s are tempting.

Peter Wright faces a fight to stay second as he takes on both Van Gerwen and Anderson.

'Snakebite' looked rusty last week after his inactivity in Cardiff due to Kim Huybrechts' withdrawal for personal reasons and required a storming comeback to salvage a point against Dave Chisnall, who threw away a 6-3 lead.

Van Gerwen has yet to lose to Wright in the Premier League, winning five and drawing once, but the Scot now has the belief he can run the Dutchman close after beating him in the German Darts Championship final last month.

That means a tough encounter could be on the cards here, and Van Gerwen can be backed at 7/1 to win 7-5.

Wright has claimed only two victories in six meetings in this competition versus Anderson, who is 5/1 to win the match, complete the highest checkout and hit most 180s.

That could cap a fine evening for Anderson, like Lewis two points outside the top four, after he opens up proceedings against Chisnall.

Chisnall's collapse against Wright last week may have deflated him and Anderson is expected to produce a response to his loss to Lewis, with the Scot a good bet at 6/1 to win 7-3.

Elsewhere, fourth-placed Taylor is 8/11 to heap more misery on struggling Wade.