The World’s Top 4 battle it out at the O2

pro2punter - Gary Anderson

Premier League Finals night at the O2 Semi Final line up: Michael Van Gerwen v Adrian Lewis Phil Taylor v Gary Anderson So after 15 weeks of action and 73 matches played we are finally at the semi finals stage. And after all that effort we've got the World's Top 4 playing each other. Michael Van Gerwen is rightly installed as the favourite for the title, but we think 4/7 is far too short. MVG is the best player in the World there is no doubt, but he is vulnerable, especially when he misses 1 or 2 darts at double and begins to heap the pressure on himself. He plays Adrian Lewis in the first match of the night and the Englishman has to be sided

Premier League Darts Week 15

pro2punter - Darts

Thursday's matches: Robert Thornton v James Wade Peter Wright v Raymond Van Barneveld Adrian Lewis v Gary Anderson Phil Taylor v Michael Van Gerwen It's the last night of League action before Finals night at the O2 next week. There's only one more semi final spot up for grabs and either Adrian Lewis or Peter Wright will be joining the big hitters Van Gerwen, Taylor and Anderson the the last four. Up first is James Wade v Robert Thornton with Wade the 4/7 jolly for the win. That seems pretty short to us, but we couldn't back Thornton with any sort of confidence even at 10/3. One area where both are pretty welll matched is in the 180s hitting. Wade leads 33 to 32 in this

Premier League Darts Week 13

pro2punter - Raymond Van Barneveld

Thursday's matches: Peter Wright v Phil Taylor Raymond Barneveld v Gary Anderson Adrian Lewis v Robert Thornton James Wade v Michael Van Gerwen Peter Wright v Gary Anderson Just 3 more rounds to go before the semi final line up is confirmed and we're looking to build on the profits we accumulated last week in Bournemouth. Peter Wright is up against Phil Taylor in the first match and The Scot is currently struggling with his form. 2 losses on the bounce have left him adrift of the playoff places and it's hard to see him making up ground tonight. Wright plays Anderson in the last match of the night also and we're backing him to get precisely zero points for his efforts. A double on both Taylor and

Premier League Darts Week 12

pro2punter - Michael Van Gerwen

Thursday's matches: Michael Van Gerwen v Peter Wright Raymond Van Barneveld v Adrian Lewis Gary Anderson v James Wade Phil Taylor v Robert Thornton Adrian Lewis v Michael Van Gerwen The Premier League roadshow moves to Bournemouth on Thursday night with only 4 more rounds of matches to go before the Finals night in London's O2. Robert Thornton is out of the running for a semi final spot and Raymond Barneveld needs a spectacular finish and some results to go his way if he's going to make up the last 4. Taylor is pretty much there and Van Gerwen is a massive odds-on shot too. So that means that we have Lewis, Anderson, Wade and Wright all battling for the last 2 spots. Peter Wright had an awful night

Premier League Darts Week 11

pro2punter - Adrian Lewis

Thursday's matches: Robert Thornton v Peter Wright Raymond Barneveld v Phil Taylor James Wade v Adrian Lewis Michael Van Gerwen v Gary Anderson Raymond Barneveld v Robert Thornton There are only 5 more rounds of matches left before we get to the semi finals so now the pressure is really mounting. One man heading to Belfast in good form is James Wade. He sits in 5th place in the table just behind Gary Anderson on leg difference following a run of 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in his last 6 matches. Wade is priced at 7/4 to beat Lewis tonight and is certainly the value bet. Robert Thornton scraped into phase 2 of this year's competition after recovering from an absymal start to finally show some

Premier League Darts Week 10

pro2punter - Phil Taylor

The Premier League enters it's 2nd phase in Sheffield with Dave Chisnall and Michael Smith eliminated last week in Cardiff. Robert Thornton completed his Houdini act and despite losing to Adrian Lewis on the night he still managed to keep his head above water and avoid the early exit. However, he still needs a miracle to get to the semi finals and he couldn't have a tougher opponent than Michael Van Gerwen in the steel city. It's hard to argue with the prices here with MVG a best odds 1/5 to take the points. No bet for us. But we will be backing Gary Anderson to beat Phil Taylor and a generous 6/4. The Scot is finding form at the right time

Premier League Darts Week 9

pro2punter - James Wade

The Premier League roadshow heads to Cardiff this week for Judgement Night! The bottom 2 players will be eliminated after the night's action meaning that we will be saying goodbye to 2 out of Michael Smith, Dave Chisnall and Robert Thornton. Things look bleak for Bully Boy who has endured a torrid debut in the Premier League. Just the one win over Barney and a draw against Chizzy are his only positive results in 8 matches and he has looked over-awed at times. Smith's tendency to throw in 2 or 3 poor legs in succession has been brutally exposed by the best players in the world and he will probably be a relieved man when his tournament ends. He requires a win

Premier League Darts Week 3

pro2punter - Peter Wright

The Premier League roadshow heads across the Irish Sea to Dublin this week for another night of awesome oche action. Last week in Newcastle saw the return to form of Michael van Gerwen and Phil Taylor with both averaging over 111 in convincing wins over Gary Anderson and James Wade respectively. Van Gerwen was particularly impressive in beating World Champion Gary Anderson, who was playing to a high standard himself. In Dublin Van Gerwen faces Adrian Lewis who is 2 wins from 2 so far after very solid, if not spectacular, performances in Weeks 1 and 2. Van Gerwen is correctly the heavy favourite for this match, but best odds of 4/6 to win the game do not tempt, so take

Sport in Focus

pro2punter - Phil Mickelson

In our weekly column we preview the biggest sports events of the week! This week it's Premier League Darts & USPGA Golf Premier League Darts The Premier League started in Leeds last week and we continued our excellent recent Arrers form with another big priced winner. We backed Barney to beat Taylor @ 13/5 and he absolutely sailed home 7-2. The standard of darts on the night was surprisingly average with poor performances from both Van Gerwen and Taylor and even worse efforts from Michael Smith and Robert Thornton. There is something seriously wrong with The Thorn's game as he was whitewashed 7-0 by Chisnall averaging a mere 75.68. That would make him a certainty to oppose this week if he wasn't playing debutant

Premier League Darts Week 2

pro2punter - Michael Smith

The Premier League started in Leeds last week and we continued our excellent recent Arrers form with another big priced winner. We backed Barney to beat Taylor @ 13/5 and he absolutely sailed home 7-2. The standard of darts on the night was surprisingly average with poor performances from both Van Gerwen and Taylor and even worse efforts from Michael Smith and Robert Thornton. There is something seriously wrong with The Thorn's game as he was whitewashed 7-0 by Chisnall averaging a mere 75.68. That would make him a certainty to oppose this week if he wasn't playing debutant Michael Smith. Bully Boy endured a torrid night winning just 3 legs in his games against Peter Wright and Adrian Lewis. No