Thursday 7th April. 7PM. Sky Sports 1
The race for the Premier League trophy is down to just eight, which means the drama is set to be kicked up a notch as the world’s best players look to seal their respective places for finals night in London on May19th.
Second phase action gets underway at Sheffield’s Motorpoint Arena with five mouth-watering matches. At this stage of the competition, every race to 12 contest is vital. Whatever happens, it should be a night of intense drama at the oche.
And hopefully we’ll bag some more profit too.
All Eyes On The Power
After nine rounds of fixtures, Phil Taylor sits top of the pile with an impressive 14 points. Since losing on week one, The Power has been on fire, with the change of darts helping him rediscover the form that we’ve often seen over the years.
The 16-time World Champion has won this competition six times in total but hasn’t lifted the trophy since 2012. If he starts phase two with a bang, then he’ll be well on his way to at least making finals night; not least because he has two matches.
In arguably the game of the night, Taylor takes on defending champion Gary Anderson, who has recovered from a poor start to sit third at this stage. It should be a thrilling battle between two stars that are both averaging over 100 a throw in this year’s tournament. It was a 7-4 victory for the current league leader back in week three, but it could be a much tighter contest here.
Taylor’s other match comes against James Wade. If the Power can rack up two wins, his place at the O2 Arena will be almost guaranteed.
Can The Machine Fire His Way To London
Wade is the other player that doubles up in Sheffield, and the Machine will be eager to end the night sitting in the top four.
The 2009 winner has been a welcome return to the competition and is currently just one point adrift of the top four. A big night against Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld could be the catalyst to resurrect his hopes of a finals night appearance.
Elsewhere, Michael van Gerwin will be determined to make amends for the dropped point from a fortnight ago by putting Robert Thornton to the sword. If the Dutchman hits top gear, we could be in for another explosive contest.
The night’s other match could be crucial in settling the bid for fourth place too as Adrian Lewis takes on Peter Wright, and the winner will have every reason to believe he’ll still be in the competition come May 19th. It should make for a cracking night of drama, and you can expect the Sheffield crowd to be equally brilliant too.
Premier League Darts 2016 is just hitting top gear. Don’t miss it.
Premier League Darts: Week 10 Betting
We certainly profited over the course of phase one and we’ll be hoping to build some more winnings with our selections for night 10 in Sheffield.
First up, we’re looking for a double on the maximums front; firstly, we’re backing Anderson to score at least four in what should be a long match with Taylor, and then we’ll be hoping to see MVG outscore Thornton too.
Meanwhile, we’ll be heading back to Betfred’s incredible acca insurance once more by predicting the outcome of all five matches.
Remember, four out of five earns a refund. But we’re hopeful of landing another huge five-fold with this shot at odds of just under 44/1.