Mensur Suljovic v Michael Smith
Michael Smith is struggling to get out of his rut after being whitewashed in the second-round of German Darts Grand Prix at the weekend by Ricky Evans. In the Premier League he’s won just three of 12 matches and with a losing 6-9 head-to-head record with Mensur Suljovic, we’re struggling to see why he is favourite. Indeed, the Austrian is up in third and fighting it out for a play-off spot. He comes here having made the quarters in Germany, where he lost a final leg decider to Rob Cross, so is the slection draw no bet.
Rob Cross v Gerwyn Price
Gerwyn Price is up in fourth-place in the table and fighting it out for a play-off spot, but all five of his 12 victories have come against players below him. Rob Cross, meanwhile, has eight victories in the Premier League this year and has won 14 of his last 19 matches on the tour, including making the semi-finals in Germany. Furthermore, he leads their head-to-head 4-2, including winning both their PL meetings 7-4 and 7-1, so appears excellent value at close to Evens.
Daryl Gurney v Peter Wright
Once again, it looks an easy decision to oppose Peter Wright. He has won just two of his 12 Premier League games following and 8-2 defeat to James Wade last week, and he then crashed out at the first hurdle of the German Grand Prix to Ross Smith. It means Snakebite has won just 53% of his matches this year, compared to Daryl Gurney’s 63%, suggesting Superchin is the value at the prices.
James Wade v Michael van Gerwen
Another week and another title for Michael van Gerwen as he prevailed in Germany. He’s top of the PL leaderboard but is perhaps a little short against the ultra-consistent James Wade. The Machin has been performing well for and 18th-month period and in 2019 alone, he’s won 22 of his 26 matches. What’s more he’s won two of his last four meeting with MVG and represents the value here on the handicap.
*all odds are subject to change