Thursday 30th March. 7PM. Sky Sports 1
For the last time in 2017, all 10 Premier League stars will be taking to the stage on Thursday night as week nine brings Judgement Night to Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena.
While we already know which two players will be leaving the competition, the other eight will be desperately seeking points as the race for London hits top gear. It should be a thrilling night of action at the oche, and the Welsh crowd will more than likely play their part too.
Get ready to Chase the Sun.
MVG Looks To Bounce Back
After finally seeing his record-breaking televised run come to an end against Raymond van Barneveld last week, Michael van Gerwen will head to Cardiff in bullish mood as he looks to start a new run against Dave Chisnall.
While the defending champion may have seen his streak come to an end, he did manage to leapfrog Peter Wright into first spot as he beat James Wade in his first match of week eight. In truth, he should end the first phase of the competition sitting top too as Chizzy is unlikely to cause any real threat.
The Englishman scores well, but it currently 8th in the table and shows no sign of seriously challenging for a spot in London. However, with nothing to lose, the world number six may surprise us all.
Then again, it seems unlikely, especially as MVG will want to bounce back from his weekend loss to Wright in Germany also.
Klaasen & Huybrechts Take To Stage For Final Time
Excitement at the top end of the table couldn’t be greater. However, matters in the relegation zone are already settled as both Jelle Klaasen and Kim Huybrechts head to Cardiff knowing that their fates are already sealed.
Huybrechts gets Judgement Night underway against Peter Wright, and is unlikely to get the result needed to avoid a rock-bottom finish as Snakebite aims to bounce back from last week’s loss to Phil Taylor – who takes on Klaasen. A win for the Power is vital as he looks to stay in touching distance of the top four.
He could even end the night in the top four if Gary Anderson and Adrian Lewis draw in what is arguably the night of the match between two former back-to-back champions. Like Taylor, both stars are currently on nine points, making this a crucial battle at the oche.
Meanwhile, Barney takes on Wade. While the Dutchman is third on 10 points, the Machine is back in seventh on eight points. However, two points for the Englishman would make the race for London tighter than ever.
It might not boast the same drama as previous Judgement Nights, but week nine of the Premier League should still be explosive. With a little bit of luck, we’ll be landing additional profit also.
Premier League Darts Week 9 Betting
Week 8 was another profitable one as our second double won. Given that the system seems to be working, we’ll stick to doubles for dough as we aim to increase our tournament profit further still.
For our first double, we’re backing the top two to continue their positive form with comfortable victories over Huybrechts and Chisnall respectively. Back both Wright and MVG to win by at least three legs.
Our second double concentrates on the 180s lines, and we’re backing two games to provide plenty of maximums. Firstly, we’re backing Anderson and Lewis to produce at least eight between them. Follow that with Barney and Wade to hit over 6.5.
IT doesn’t matter which players get them. As long as the two matches, which we expect to last at least 11 legs each, beat their respective lines, we’ll be celebrating another winner.