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Premier League Darts 2017 Betting Preview & Winner Odds

Darts Betting
The new Premier League Darts season starts up in early February with the first round of matches coming on February 2nd. That opening night of the new season comes from the Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle and the feature matches of that opening night will be Phil Taylor v Dave Chisnall and the heavyweight clash of Gary Anderson v Michael van Gerwen. So the long and exciting league season is back on and it is Mighty Mike Van Gerwen who is the reigning champion having taken down Phil Taylor in last season’s final. Actually for the first time ever, Phil Taylor is only back in the Premier League action as a wildcard. That is because he finished outside of the top four in the Order of Merit and so with Van Gerwen, Gary Anderson, Peter Wright and Adrian Lewis taking those qualification spots, it was left to a wildcard spot for The Power to have another crack at the tournament. With it having been a busy start of the year with the conclusions of the World Championships and the Masters, the 16 week action of the Premier League Darts 2017 starts up again. This is a strange tournament as obviously you have to try and turn up once a week and bring your A-Game instead of slowly building up momentum through a knockout tournament. There are ten players starting the season and after everyone has played each other once, then the bottom two in the table at that point drops from the competition and then it is a race between the remaining players to bank a top four place after playing each of the remaining competitors once. Those two four go through to the Play Off night. The Play Offs for the Premier League Darts 2017 season is on May 18th with both the semi finals and the final being played. Trading as outright favourite in Premier League Darts 2017 betting at Paddy Power is Michael van Gerwen which is no surprise. He is running at a price of 8/13 outright favourite with Paddy Power to sweep the board again. He totally destroyed Phil Taylor 11-3 in last season’s final to collect his second Premier League Darts title. Frankly over such a long competition it is hard to see anyone knocking him off this time around because there is just no-one around who can match his quick scoring and consistency. In last season’s Premier League Van Gerwen suffered just the one loss in his sixteen games across the regular season. He then took out Adrian Lewis 10-0 in the semi finals before hammering Phil Taylor in the final itself. So the outright winner market may not offer up too much value for your darts betting, but there are plenty of other markets around like Relegation and the To Qualify markets as well. Making their entrance into the Premier League this season at the expense of Robert Thornton and Michael Smith, are Kim Huybrechts and Jelle Klaasen.

Premier League Darts 2017 Outright Winner Betting Odds

Michael van Gerwen 8/15, Gary Anderson 9/2, Peter Wright 10/1, Phil Taylor 12/1, Adrian Lewis 22/1, Raymond van Barneveld 28/1, James Wade 33/1, Dave Chisnall 33/1, Jelle Klaasen 50/1, Kim Huybrechts.

Premier League Darts 2017 Betting Promotion

Paddy Power are running a great promotion for the Premier League Darts 2017 betting action running through the month of February. Back a player to win a match during the month and if that selection goes up 3 sets in the match then you will be paid out immediately as a winner, regardless of whether or not the goes on to claim the match victory. You won’t be paid out twice though if he does win as well though. This offer applies to pre-match singles in the match betting market and applies to all Premier League Darts matches in February (2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd). There is no bet maximum for the Paddy Power darts betting offer either.

Premier League Darts 2017 Elimination Betting Odds

Kim Huybrechts 4/6, Jelle Klaasen Even Money, James Wade 11/4, Dave Chisnall 3/1, Adrian Lewis 7/2, Raymond van Barneveld 7/2, Phil Taylor 15/2, Peter WRight 12/1, Gary Anderson 66/1, Michael van Gerwen 250/1 We are talking about those who have dropped out after the first phase when everyone has played each other once. This will be decided on Judgement Night which is on March 30th and is the last round of the first phase. The bottom two after this drop from the competition. Obviously the two newcomers are favourites here with Huybrechts at 4/6 and Klaasen at even money to be eliminated at this stage. The Premier League can be a hard beast to tame without consistent experience. Dave Chisnall, who was booted at the stage last season is a 3/1 punt to fail at this point, with James Wade, who is receiving little backing anywhere to put together a good season is 11/4. Our suggestions would be to stick with the obvious. Huybrechts is likely to have a hard time keeping pace as he did in the 2015 season when he finished bottom of the pile. But who to go down along with him? Chisnall will probably be alright, and Wade well he made the quarters of the World Championships recently. Well we are going with the obvious of Klaasen, who in 2009 finished bottom of his campaign. There is a great double bet value there.

Premier League Darts 2017 Predictions

So we are going to hint that Klaasen and Huybrechts aren’t going to survive the first phase and it is hard to see them doing so. So which of the remaining eight players are likely to hustle their way into the top four at the end of the second phase of competition? Well, you would obviously expect Van Gerwen and Gary Anderson to have half of those posts and you know what, we would toss Phil Taylor in there as well because he just keeps on trucking and generally holds its own in the tournament. Taylor is great 5/4 value at Paddy Power to get in to the Final Four. After all he has been to all but three of the previous twelve Premier League Darts finals (W6 L2). Raymond van Barneveld hasn’t done too badly at the competition, but it is hit and miss whether or not he is interested on the night and this format sees far removed from the wheelhouse of Adrian Lewis. So back Peter Wright to make up the numbers as he's reliably consistent, and for all the opposition of Chisnall, he did finish second in the 2015 table and is as capable of making a run. He is the best dark horse shot to squeeze into the top four. So moving through if we have a prediction of Taylor, Anderson, Van Gerwen and Wright, as much as you break it down there looks to be only the one winner still. That is Van Gerwen, no-one is at his level at the moment and everyone he goes up against knows that. Gary Anderson is super consistent at the Premier League Darts set up, and he has been the final twice and won both of them, as recently as 2015 in taking out Van Gerwen. Still, Taylor is the only one, who on his day, can match the scoring power, and the one that you would trust the most to do so. But with The Power finishing it increasingly difficult to sustain the high numbers, this is MVG's title to lose. You have a 5/4 option on The Field in a Van Gerwen v The Field wager. That pretty much says it all. Mighty Mike for the crown.
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Darts Masters 2017 Betting Preview & Winner Odds

Darts Betting
The next big darts action coming up on the 2017 calendar is the Darts Masters 2017 Betting. This tournament from the Arena:MK starts on January 27th and this is a quick fire event which pulls into its conclusion on the 29th. So as you would expect there is only a small field turning up for this one and only the top 16 players in the PDC Order of Merit get a place at the Unibet Masters. This is only the fifth edition of the non-ranking tournament and worryingly for the rest of the field, it is Michael van Gerwen who is heading to Milton Keynes as favourite. After recently claiming the World Championship, the big Dutchman is going to be pretty hard to knock off his perch as the reigning Masters champion. Mighty Mike’s trading at a price of 8/13 with Coral in Darts Masters 2017 Betting. He is going to take some stopping and not even his old rival Phil Taylor is second favourite in the market, as The Power is going off at a pretty big price of 16/1 to take the crown. It leaves Gary Andersen at 5/1 as potentially the strongest challenger to MVG's reign in MK, but even he was destroyed by Van Gerwen in the final of the World Championships recently. PDC Darts Masters 2017 Infographic Can anyone really mount a big challenge to Michael van Gerwen? That is pretty much the only question on the minds of punters going into this one. It is hard to see just who that player is going to be and no-one in his side of the draw is probably going to get a lot of interest from punters in his one. Four matches is all it takes to win the Darts Masters. Michael van Gerwen has proven that he is more than capable as he goes in search of his third title on the bounce in the event.

Darts Masters 2017 Betting Odds

Michael van Gerwen 8/13, Gary Anderson 5/1, Peter Wright 10/1, Phil Taylor 14/1, Adrian Lewis 28/1, Dave Chisnall 33/1, James Wade 33/1, Raymond van Barneveld 33/1, 50/1 bar

Darts Masters 2017 Betting Promotion

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Darts Masters 2017 Draw

It is just a straight knockout all the way with the top seed facing the lowest seed, the second seed facing the 15th seed etc in the first round. The first round and the quarter finals both go over the best of 19 legs, with the semi finals and the final itself going to the best of 21 legs. The quarter finals, semi finals and final itself will all be played on January 29th. Top Half of the Draw Michael van Gerwen (1) v Simon Whitlock (16) Mensur Suljovic (8) v Jelle Klaasen (9) AdDrian Lewis (4) v Kim Huybrechts (13) James Wade (5) v Robert Thornton (12) Bottom Half of the Draw Gary Anderson (2), v Benito van de Pas (15) Dave Chisnall (7) v Raymond van Barneveld (10) Peter Wright (3) v Ian White (14) Phil Taylor (6) v Michael Smith (11)

Darts Masters 2017 Betting Predictions

There is only likely going to be one winner in this and that is Van Gerwen. But then he is such short value that he isn’t going to have a lot of appeal for punters. He has the easiest opener he can get and neither Adrian Lewis or James Wade really look on top of their game enough to raise much of a challenge to him in his half of the draw, so it should be plain sailing all the way through to the showcase match for the Dutchman. So your best bet is in going to looking at the Coral To Reach Final Market. This obviously is producing shorter odds than if it were a bigger field in attendance, but you can still find some value around. The bottom half of the draw is fascinating because of Anderson, Taylor, Wright and Chisnall all in the mix there. No-one has an easy draw ahead of them and that makes this a great section to go and pull out a To Reach Final selection with. But who to go for? We are going to go against the grain and plump for Dave Chisnall. He has been to the final of the Masters once before and he carried good form to the quarter finals of the World Championship recently. He’s a big price because he has Van Barneveld and Anderson in his path in his quarter and he is still looking for his first PDC Premier Event title, but is capable of producing. While MVG is likely to walk away with this one, look for a run from the Englishman nevertheless.
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Betway World Cup Of Darts Odds and Preview – Darts Betting June 2 – 5

Darts Betting
The sixth Betway World Cup Of Darts takes place at the Eissporthalle in Frankfurt next week with increased prize money. The winning pair will share £50,000 this year with the overall purse worth £1/4million. Even first-round losers will share £3,000, more than enough to cover the air fare to Germany. Like last year, it's a straight knockout with only eight of the 32 countries being seeded. Best-of-nine legs doubles matches will decide the first-round matches then the second round, quarter-finals and semi-finals go to two best-of-seven singles matches with a doubles match only played if the scores are tied. Two best-of-seven legs singles matches are played in the final followed by a best-of-seven doubles match. Stoke duo Phil Taylor and Adrian Lewis will team up for the fifth successive year for England and are bidding to win the World Cup Of Darts for the fourth time in five years. A best 9/4 with bwin, top seeds England will face Spain in the opening round. Taylor won't have happy memories of the Spanish in this tournament as he was part of the England team surprisingly dumped out by Antonio Alcinas and Carlos Rodriguez in the inaugural event in 2010. Alcinas and Cristo Reyes are a top-priced 150/1 this year however. World number one Michael van Gerwen has won six ranking tournaments in 2016 and will again join forces with Raymond van Barneveld for third seeds the Netherlands. The Dutch are 13/8 favourites and start off against 1000/1 outsiders Russia having beaten England to the title in 2014. It is only a best 6/5 for another Netherlands/England final, though Scotland may have something to say about that. Scotland were beaten finalists last year but Gary Anderson has become a world champion since then and his team-mate Robert Thornton is no mug. The Scots are seeded to meet the Netherlands in the semi-finals and are a best 11/8 to reach the final again and a general 5/1 to grab a first-ever win. It's almost impossible to look beyond the top three seeds with fifth seeds Wales (Mark Webster and Gerwyn Price) next best in most lists at a best 28/1.

World Cup Of Darts Best Odds

Netherlands (13/8), England (9/4),Scotland (5/1), Wales (28/1), Australia (40/1), Austria, Northern Ireland and Belgium (50/1), Germany (125/1), Spain (150/1)
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Darts Masters 2016 Betting Preview & Winner Odds

Darts Betting
There’s another title on the line for Michael van Gerwen to defend soon, the Darts Masters 2016 gets under way on January 30th which will be only its fourth edition. This tournament is a fairly new one on the calendar then and it is not a ranking one. It’s a short blitz of a tournament as well, going over just the two days of darts action and only the top sixteen on the PDC Order of Merit get to participate. Van Gerwen beat out fellow countryman Raymond van Barneveld easily in last season’s final and now the familiar faces head back to the ArenaMK in Milton Keynes to battle for top honours. Van Gerwen, who didn’t retain his World Championship title in early January because of a loss against Van Barneveld, is running as 11/8 outright favourite to win the sixteen man tournament. Behind him in Gary Anderson, the reigning World Champion at 10/3. It’s not often you have seen Phil Taylor outside of the top two heading into a darts tournament, but The Power, who has struggled for titles over the last year or so, is running at 6/1 third favourite, with Adrian Lewis the only other one in the field coming in under double figures at a price of 9/1 with online bookmaker Bet365. The tournament is just a straight knockout, no second chances, just a straight shot for glory. PDC Darts Masters 2016

Darts Masters 2016 Betting Odds

Michael van Gerwen 5/4, Gary Anderson 10/3, Phil Taylor 6/1, Adrian Lewis 9/1, Peter Wright 16/1, Dave Chisnall 20,1 James Wade 20/1, Michael Smith 20/1, Raymond van Barneveld 28/1, Robert Thornton 50/1.

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Draw Format

This is just a sixteen man tournament and a straight knockout event. The first round and the quarter finals are both over the best of 19 legs, with the semi finals and the final being contested over the best of 21 legs. The winner of the Darts Masters 2016 will walk away with £60,000. Reigning champion Michael van Gerwen takes on 16th seed Stephen Bunting in the first round and he could set up a clash in the second round against Raymond van Barneveld who takes on Michael Smith. The top half of the draw also houses Phil Taylor who opens against Jelle Klaasen, the man who dumped him out of the recent World Championships. A clash between Peter Wright and Ian White make up the top half of the draw. So because of how the draw has fallen, you could have some big favouritism to someone from the bottom half of the line up because it’s less congested. Gary Anderson naturally takes top billing as he is a man on form after having won the World Championship recently. He opens against Vincent van der Voort in Milton Keynes (who Anderson beat at the World Championships) and would play the winner of Robert Thornton v Dave Chisnall, which should be a great tussle. Adrian Lewis and James Wade are on course of a quarter final showdown, Lewis taking on Kim Huybrechts in the first round, while Wade goes against Terry Jenkins.

2016 Unibet Masters - Draw and Bracket

Michael van Gerwen (1) v Stephen Bunting (16) Michael Smith (8) v Raymond van Barneveld (9) Phil Taylor (4) v Jelle Klaasen (13) Peter Wright (5) v Ian White (12) Gary Anderson (2) v Vincent van der Voort (15) Robert Thornton (7) v Dave Chisnall (10) Adrian Lewis (3) v Kim Huybrechts (14) James Wade (6) v Terry Jenkins (11) The first round will be played across Saturday, January 30th with the final three rounds of the Darts Masters 2016 going off on Sunday, January 31st.

Records, Stats and Previous Winners

There is only a short history to look back on for the Darts Masters, which was only started in 2013 when Phil Taylor thrashed Adrian Lewis 10-1 in the final. Taylor landed a 108 three dart average in the final, but that record would go on to get smashed by Michael van Gerwen in the 2015 final. Taylor was unable to defend his title in the Darts Masters 2014 as he was edged out in a close battle with James Wade in the semi finals. Wade would go on to take down Mervyn King 11-10 in the 2014 final. Wade lost in the second round of his title defence in 2015 as he was taken out by Gary Anderson. Wade would go on to prevail in the 2014 final against van Barneveld, who benefitted in the draw from Phil Taylor’s shock first round exit against Terry Jenkins. In the 2015 Darts Masters final, Van Gerwen put up an immense 112 three dart average.

Popular Darts Masters 2016 betting markets

Bet365 offers a wide variety of live in-play betting markets and that is going to be the best way to follow the action at the Darts Masters 2016. Take that dynamic step with your darts betting and enhanced all the excitement that is playing out in front of you. It is a small tournament, so there’s not a lot of value in breaking it down into brackets and as you can see from previous results, you are looking at the top three or four heavyweights to really be competing for the title and an underdog story isn’t likely to be written. Not value in 1/3 odds on an each way for the favourites, but you can take a small odds concession by backing your selection To Reach Final instead of having them go all the way and lift the title. That’s just three matches needing to be won to get to the showcase match.

Darts Masters 2016 Predictions

The draw could be a telling factor in this one. Gary Anderson must be looking at the draw ahead and licking his lips. Adrian Lewis and James Wade, the two highest seeds behind the reigning World Champion in the bottom half of the draw could meet in the quarter finals, so that’s at least one of Anderson's’ main competitors out of the way. So there’s really no tough game for Anderson until the semi finals whereas you have the potential Van Gerwen v Van Barneveld clash in the quarters and the winner of that facing Phil Taylor in the semis. The top half of the draw is a real scrap, so that could leave Gary Anderson to waltz through from the bottom half and he is big value at even money in the To Reach Final market.
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bwin World Cup Of Darts 2015 Betting – Darts Betting June 11 – 14

Darts Betting
It's no surprise that the Netherlands, England and Scotland are dominating the outright betting for this week's bwin World Cup Of Darts in Frankfurt - those three pairs have quality that the other 29 participating countries can only dream of. The Dutch are the defending champions and world number one Michael van Gerwen and partner Raymond van Barneveld are again favourites at a best 15/8 with Stan James and sportingbet. Van Gerwen has just beaten van Barneveld and English pair Adrian Lewis and Phil Taylor to win another Dubai Masters - his fourth tournament victory of the year already - so is in red-hot form. The Netherlands begin late on Friday against the USA (500/1 with Betfred and sportingbet) and look the pair to beat. England are next best at 2/1 with Unibet, 888sport and Boylesports. The top seeds are bidding for a third World Cup triumph having triumphed in 2012 and 2013. They meet Denmark (a general 500/1) in the first round and it's difficult to see Stoke's finest encountering few problems before they meet either the Scots or the Dutch in the final - another England/Netherlands final is 7/4 with Skybet who price up a Scotland/England final at 5/2. Scotland are represented by Premier League winner and PDC World Champion Gary Anderson and Peter Wright and should be a threat to all if they play to their potential. They begin against Singapore (a general 1000/1) and though they are scheduled to meet the Dutch in the semi-finals are still no bigger than 7/2 (sportingbet, Coral and BetVictor). Australia are fourth seeds and, on paper, should be the fourth team in the semi-finals. Simon Whitlock and Paul Nicholson have World Cup debutants Russia (a general 1000/1) up first and are 25/1 to win the 2015 bwin World Cup Of Darts with most layers. Skybet price up the Aussies at 5/1 to reach the final. The sponsors are offering 6/1 that any player in the tournament completes a nine-dart finish and it's 19/4 that anyone manages a 170 checkout between Thursday and Sunday - each-way betting is availabe to reach the final at one-third the odds.
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PDC European Championship Odds and Preview – Darts Betting

Darts Betting
None of us should forget what Christmas is really all about. But, in the season of goodwill to all men, forget trees and turkeys and fighting over the last bunch of flowers at the filling station. Tickets for the PDC  World Championship at Alexandra Palace are already like gold dust and the countdown is firmly under way for this now traditionally festive event. It's the European Championship in Mulheim at the end of this week and all the big names will be in attendance. World champion Michael van Gerwen is the number one seed and favourite (a best 5/2 with sportingbet). The world's top 16-ranked players are joined by another 16 who have qualified through various events on the Pro Tour and the lesser European Tour. But van Gerwen doesn't have a great record in the tournament. He was beaten in the semi-finals by eventual winner Adrian Lewis last year having been beaten in the second round by Raymond van Barneveld in 2012. 'Jackpot' is a general 12/1 to retain his crown while 'Barney' is available at 28/1 in several places. Of course, if you don't follow van Gerwen the default selection is Phil Taylor (3/1 general). 'The Power' won the European Championship every year between 2008 and 2011 but he hasn't gone beyond the quarter-finals in the last two years and all of that travelling, promoting his new book, must be taking its toll - he looked physically and mentally shattered last time out in Dublin. I like the look of James Wade at the general 12/1. He was in red-hot form in the World Grand Prix in Dublin and made van Gerwen fight all the way. He probably has Lewis to beat in the bottom half of the draw but you never know what you are going to get with the latter. Gary Anderson hit 25 maximums in Dublin en route to the semi-finals and has already won six times in 2014. He's reached the last four in the World Matchplay and Premier League as well so is having a good season so the general 14/1 looks fair. Simon Whitlock is 25/1 with bwin, Unibet and 888sport and that's also a bit of value. He won the European Championship in 2012 at the RWE Sporthalle, though it was a sub-standard tournament that year scoring-wise.
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2012 Premier League Darts Betting – Week 14 – 10.05.12

Simon Whitlock (Australia)
We are down to the fourteenth and final week of 2012 Premier League darts betting and while Phil Taylor has booked his place in the finals, joining him will be Aussie Simon Whitlock so there are just two remaining spots up for grabs. Thankfully, for excitement value, everything has gone down to the wire with five players still in contention to take those two remaining spots. So there is a great deal of excitement to come on Thursday, May 10th, as we head to the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle for the final night of the league match ups. The Finals Night of the 2012 Premier League darts will be held at the O2 Arena in London on May 17th. Defending Champion Gary Anderson won't be there, as he is likely to finish bottom of the table and can't make Finals night now. Standings: Taylor 23pts, Whitlock 14pts, Lewis 12pts, Wade 12pts, Barneveld 12pts, Painter 11pts, Hamilton 11pts, Anderson 9pts. Adrian Lewis V Simon Whitlock Well, the pressure is all going to be on Adrian Lewis to churn out a win in this one. He is sitting in third place at the moment, but is one of three players on twelve points. Lewis, after a good run of form, really blew a big chance last week as he went down heavily against Kevin Painter. It wasn't the greatest night of the Premier League season for Lewis and now he needs to muster up one more big effort just to get over the finish line. That defeat last week snapped a four match unbeaten run and it is no done deal for him yet, as he lost 8-4 against Whitlock earlier in the season. Aussie Whitlock has booked his place in the Finals of the 2012 Premier League darts after a surprisingly solid season. He choked last week as well though, going down against Andy Hamilton. That was The Wizard's second defeat in a row, so is choking a bit. Still, the pressure is on Lewis. Nothing much to chose between them, but would just edge Lewis to strike. Lewis 15/13, Draw 9/2, Whitlock 13/8 at Bet365 Andy Hamilton v Kevin Painter A fascinating end of season match up between the two new-boys in their first season here. Both are still in with a chance of making the finals if other results go their way. They will both want Simon Whitlock to beat Lewis for starters, because both Hamilton and Painter are just a point back. So this is going to be a huge match and both scored big, morale boosting wins last week. Andy Hamilton, who has battled so well, but struggled to pick up wins all season, got the better of Simon Whitlock to keep his chances of reaching Finals night alive. That was a big win, and Hamilton is now unbeaten in four, after drawing his previous three before his triumph over Whitlock last week. Kevin Painter pulled out the stops when necessary as well, beating Adrian Lewis 8-3. Huge win there too, which keeps the Artist alive. Painter is now unbeaten in three, having picked up a bit of form at the end of season run in. Nothing much to split them, the darts are with Hamilton, and after beating Painter 8-5 earlier in the season, would just lean towards him. Hamilton 5/4, Draw 9/2, Painter 11/8 at Bet Victor Raymond van Barneveld v James Wade Everything is at stake here for these two. A defeat and they know that they could be out of the top four. Both are on twelve points heading into the final week, but Wade is just edging things on Leg Difference. So there is a slight advantage, but it will mean nothing if he loses. So this is going to be a winner takes all affair, and the big match of the night. Very much looking forward to his one. Wade has probably edged things over the course of the season, but only has one win in his last four matches. He was thumped 8-1 by Phil Taylor last week, which won't have done too much for his confidence. Barneveld too, for all of his heavy scoring this season, he just hasn't been able to finish off matches and has drawn his last two, so he isn't in the strongest form either. This is going to be a real show down and probably a very close and tense match. A draw could be enough to suit both, it will depend on what happens in the Whitlock v Lewis match, and if there is a winner in the Painter v Hamilton match. Anything could happen here. Wade took an 8-6 win over the Dutchman earlier in the season. Would just take that to be reversed this time around. Barneveld 13/8, Draw 9/2, Wade 6/5 at Bet365 Gary Anderson v Phil Taylor Well, we round out the regular season with a top v bottom match. Never thought for a moment at the start of the season that this was going to be the situation. Well, we expected Phil Taylor to power his way to the top of the table, but it has been a very distracted and disappointing season for Gary Anderson, who has never really gotten going. He is out of contention for finals night, so would expect Taylor just to finish the job in a meaningless match. Anderson 6/1, Draw 8/1, Taylor 5/18 at Bet Victor

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2012 Premier League Darts Betting Odds & Preview – Week 13

Phil Taylor
Just two weeks left in the regular season of 2012 Premier League darts betting, and the only thing confirmed is that Phil Taylor has topped the table. The other three places to reach the knock-out stages are still up for grabs. Second placed Simon Whitlock needs just one more win to confirm his place in the finals, and behind him then, it genuinely looks as if it will be a three way race for the remaining two spots, as Wade, Lewis and Barneveld are in the strongest positions. So two more crucial nights to come in your 2012 Premier League darts betting before we hit finals night. Phil Taylor is there. Who will join him? We are at the NIA Birmingham for this week's action, on Thursday, May 3rd Standings: Taylor 21pts, Whitlock 14pts, Wade 12pts, Lewis 12pts, Barneveld 11pts, Painter 9pts, Hamilton 9pts, Anderson 8pts Simon Whitlock v Andy Hamilton Aussie Simon Whitlock can book himself a place in the finals if he can take maximum points off Andy Hamilton. The Wizard was rolling along nicely until he ran into Phil Taylor last week and got demolished 8-3. Still, Whitlock has been surprisingly consistent this season, and looks a good bet to make it through to finals night. Andy Hamilton is still trying all that he can to make an impact in his debut season, and he would need to win this one to be in with any kind of chance of making finals night. He needs two wins from the remaining two matches, and needs other results to go his way. He is fighting well, and making a nuisance of himself, and has earned himself back to back draws in the past two weeks against James Wade and Gary Anderson. Hamilton earned a draw against Whitlock earlier in the season and wouldn't be too surprised to see that happen again. Would edge things just with Whitlock though. Whitlock 1.61, Draw 6.5, Hamilton 4.00 at Bet365 Gary Anderson v Raymond van Barneveld Barneveld needs this win to try and muscle his way into the top four. He just on the outskirts at the moment by a single point, so he still needs other results to go his way. But to keep himself in with a chance he has to pick up two points here realistically, and then there will be the massive showdown against James Wade next week. Barneveld drew 7-7 with Adrian Lewis last week in a grinding match, but it means the Dutchman hasn't won in three matches now. So he is falling away a little bit. But Gary Anderson is out of the running altogether Mathematically there is an outside chance, but it would need a miracle. The defending champion just hasn't been at the races this season, and although he ground out a draw against Adrian Lewis last week, Barneveld has to be much hungrier for this win you would think. However, he seems to just be teetering and he has had trouble closing out matches. So would edge Anderson. Anderson 2.62, Draw 6.0, Barneveld 2.2 at Bet365 Kevin Painter v Adrian Lewis The Artist Kevin Painter needs to wins from two if he is going to make the play-offs, which seems a little unlikely from this point. However, he would pull within one point of Adrian Lewis, who is fourth, if he could pick up a victory on Thursday night. Painter has struggled over the second half of the season, but has ground out three points from the last four available over the past couple of weeks. A battler, but would expect Lewis to finish off the job on Thursday. Lewis has been resurgent after having a very slow start to the season. He is unbeaten in his last five matches now heading into this, including a win over Phil Taylor two weeks ago. So the double World Champion looks in good shape to book a place in the finals. Just needs to get his head down though and see off the challenge of Painter. Although The Artist has been battling nicely, would expect the power of Lewis to come through. Painter 5.0, Draw 6/5, Lewis 1.54 at Bet365 James Wade v Phil Taylor Big match here for Wade, beause if he loses this and both Lewis and Barneveld win, then he will pushed outside of the top four. It is a tough finish to season for Lewis, who has to take on Barneveld next week. Wade, by and large, has been pretty decent over the course of the season, and is unbeaten in his last three. He picked up a draw against Kevin Painter last week, which he will have been disappointed about, so now he has to somehow get something out of Taylor. However, Wade has a horrible record against The Power, and not expecting that to change in Birmingham on Thursday. Phil Taylor bounced back from that defeat against Adrian Lewis by thumping second placed Simon Whitlock last week. Taylor has only dropped three points all season and has been in majestic form. Lewis really is his biggest threat, so he will want to see his apprentice miss the top four. Taylor has the league table all sewn up yet again, and would expect him to be relaxed. A relaxed Taylor is usually an unstoppable one, so would get behind him. Wade 6.0, Draw 7.5, Taylor 1.4

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2012 Premier League Darts Betting Odds & Preview – Week 12

Simon Whitlock (Australia)
Just three matches now in the jostling for position to get into the top four of the 2012 Premier League darts. Betting on the event was turned on its head last week, when Adrian Lewis took down Phil Taylor, who hadn't lost all season until that point. So that shook the game up a little bit and has now made the race for the finishing places even more exciting. We head to the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Thursday, April 26th for the next instalment of the darts betting excitement. Despite his defeat last week, Taylor looks set to still win the league, while the defending Champion Gary Anderson is failing at the foot of the table. Things are very tight in the race to book a spot, as we preview this week's action. Standings: Taylor 19pts, Whitlock 14pts, Wade 11pts, Lewis 11pts, Barneveld 10pts, Painter 8pts, Hamilton 8pts, Anderson 7pts James Wade v Kevin Painter James Wade missed a bit of an opportunity last week to really solidify his chances of finishing in the top four. He is in third place on eleven points, but a loss wins for Adrian Lewis and Raymond van Barneveld this week will quickly see him pushed out. Wade could only manage a draw against Andy Hamilton who was bottom of the table going into last week's round of matches. So, it was still a precious point in the end, but Wade, who has been in strong form over the second half of the Premier League season, needs to drive this match home against The Artist. Painter though rattled off a big win over Gary Anderson last week to snap his five match losing streak. He should be buoyed by that and a win over Wade would pull him within one point of his opponent. Big match, would turn to Wade for the cool temperament, and he beat Painter 8-6 earlier in the season. Wade 4/7, Draw 11/2, Painter 10/3 at Paddy Power Phil Taylor v Simon Whitlock The only way that Phil Taylor is not going to win the Premier League table, is if he loses all three of his final matches, and Simon Whitlock wins all of his. Taylor went down to his first defeat of the season last week, losing out against his apprentice and double World Champions Adrian Lewis. So a big turn up for the books there, but The Power is still firmly in the driving seat here. Taylor recorded his lowest three dart average of the season last week, and needs to up his game against Whitlock on Thursday, in order to do the season double over the Aussie. Simon Whitlock scored an important victory over Raymond van Barneveld last week, which kept him on his own in second place, three points ahead of the nearest challengers. So Whitlock should be good for a second place finish, even if he doesn't win this one. There has been a refreshing showing of consistency from the Aussie this season and like the way he is playing Would still back Taylor though in this match, which should be the headline of the night. Taylor 4/11, Draw 13/2, Whitlock 5/1 at Bet365 Andy Hamilton v Raymond van Barneveld Débutante Andy Hamilton is still scrapping after having a hard season in the Premier League. He has only won two matches this season, but his point against James Wade last week, was his fourth draw of the season. He really needs to pull out the stops now then and pick up a win, which would pull him level on points with Barneveld. Hamilton went down 8-6 against the Dutchman when they met earlier in the season, but Hamilton has held Whitlock to a draw and beaten Adrian Lewis in the past few weeks, so this is no done deal for Barneveld. Barney is in danger of falling off the pace with three defeats in his last four matches. He has been scoring heavily this season, but for some reason he just hasn't been able to rack up as many wins as his play has generally deserved. Just on the outside of the top four, so there is still a chance we'll see him in the finals, but this is going to have to be a must-win game for him. However, would tip Hamilton here slightly, he seems to be more motivated. Hamilton 9/4, Draw 5/1, Barneveld 4/5 at Bet Victor Adrian Lewis v Gary Anderson At the start of the season when this was scheduled, it should have been one of the crucial deciding matches of the season. However, it's not, as defending champion Gary Anderson is rock bottom and after suffering a family bereavement, just hasn’t got back in the game. That's understandable, but his form even before that looked a bit unsteady. He hasn't been scoring anywhere near his best, nowhere near what he is capable of, and realistically needs three wins from the remaining here to get into the top four. Unlikely to happen, especially as he will face a fired up Adrian Lewis. Lewis looked down and out of the running for most of the season, but has turned his form around a bit, just at the right time. He is sitting inside the top four, and would suggest that he is going to be Taylor's biggest challenger when it comes to Finals night, if Lewis can get into the top four. Big match for Lewis, who has far more to play for, far more at stake in this match than the slightly disinterested Anderson. So would look for Lewis to keep on trucking along. Lewis 8/13, Draw 11/2, Anderson 11/4 at Paddy Power Premier League Outright Winner Odds: Taylor 4/7, Whitlock 6/1, Lewis 11/2, Wade 8/1, Barneveld 14/1 at Bet365  It is worth following your Premier League darts betting with online bookmaker Paddy Power, who run great coverage on your match betting. Back a Correct Score bet in any of the night’s matches, and if that match happens to end in a draw, then Paddy Power will refund your losing stake on that market. So great bit of coverage in this alternative darts betting market for the Premier League. Popular bookie Paddy Power offers a free £50 bet for new customers registering an account. The bookie will match the value of your first stake on a new account with a free bet, up to the maximum value of £50.
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2012 Premier League Darts Betting Odds & Preview – Week 11

Phil Taylor
There are just four matches remaining now until the knock-out stage of the 2012 Premier League darts betting season. That means there is a maximum of eight points up for grabs remaining for the players. It also means that Phil The Power Taylor will confirm winning the league stage if he wins again this week. It is a done deal already really, because in order for him not to win the league, he would have to lose all of his remaining games, and have Simon Whitlock win all of his. It's not going to happen, so congratulations Phil Taylor. Unofficially. Anyway, the Premier League season doesn't end at the conclusion of the league matches, as the top four move on to contest the knock-out stage on finals night. So it is the race for the top four which is proving to be once again, far more interesting than Taylor's dominance. Standings: Taylor 19pts, Whitlock 12pts, Wade 10pts, Barneveld 10pts, Lewis 9pts, Anderson 7, Hamilton 7, Painter 6pts Raymond van Barneveld v Simon Whitlock Once against Raymond van Barneveld came unstuck against Phil Taylor last week. Once again, Barney was scoring well, averaging just over one hundred with his three dart average. Once again it wasn't enough to take down Taylor, who ran away with an 8-3 victory Barneveld is the league's second highest scorer this season, but his form has still been a bit patchy. This is now a major match up against Whitlock, because Barney needs the win to pull level, or else he could hand second spot to the Aussie and leave himself in a race to claim one of the remaining two spots. Simon Whitlock continued his solid season, backing up an 8-2 win over defending champion Gary Anderson in the previous week, with an 8-5 win over Kevin The Artist Painter. These two produced a great draw on the first week of the new season. Would expect it to be close, but the Wizard is edging things at the moment. Barneveld 13/10, Draw 9/2, Whitlock 11/8 at Bet365 Gary Anderson v Kevin Painter Defending champion Gary Anderson managed to only pick up one point from a double header last week in Sheffield. He has only managed seven points for the season and is looking well below par. Probably not that interested, his season being interrupted by the passing away of his father. So he is not a strong player to back at the moment. Anderson lost against Painter on the first week of the new season, in a big shock result really. Even though Painter is bottom of the league and on a five match losing streak, he has actually been decently competitive. Wouldn't be too surprised to see him turn up and take down a lack lustre Anderson, even though he will be underdog to do so. Anderson 4/5, Draw 9/2, Painter 5/2 at SkyBet James Wade v Andy Hamilton Big kudos went to James Wade last week, as he demolished Gary Anderson 8-3 in the opening match of the night. He needed that bounce back win after losing out against Adrian Lewis the week before, and that kept Wade on track for a top four spot. Wade has been one of the better players, unquestionably, over the second half of the season, and while he went down 8-5 against Hamilton in week one, he looks in good enough nick to turn that around. Andy Hamilton has found the going tough in his first Premier League season, but he earned a valuable point last week against Gary Anderson. Hamilton mathematically could still play his way into contention for a top four spot, especially if he picks up a win here. However, the wins have been at a premium for him, and the good form of Wade should decide this match. Wade 4/6, Draw 11/2, Hamilton 10/3 at Paddy Power Phil Taylor v Adrian Lewis The showcase finale for the night in Bournemouth, the clash between Phil The Power Taylor and the double world champion Adrian Lewis. These two produced a remarkable 7-7 draw on the first night of the new season, as Lewis had Taylor on the ropes, until The Power blitzed back from 5-0 and then 6-1 down in the match to earn a draw. That was a remarkable outcome in one of the greatest Premier League darts matches ever. Hopefully we will get to see the same level of excitement again this week. Taylor's three dart average on that night was a remarkable 112, and he has a 109 three dart average for the season. Adrian Lewis's? 96. That is the difference, even though Lewis is a double World Champion. Lewis didn’t' play last week, and although he has won his last three matches now, up until then, he was bumbling along in some pretty indifferent form. Can Lewis respond with a win over his mentor? He really needs too if he is going to get into the frame for the top four. But as always, going against Taylor is a pretty tough thing to do. Taylor 2/5, Draw 13/2, Lewis 5/1 at Bet365 2012 Premier League Darts Betting Outright Winner Taylor ½, Wade 8/1, Whitlock 8/1, Lewis 9/1, Barneveld 10/1, Anderson 33/1 at Bet365 It is worth following your Premier League darts betting with online bookmaker Paddy Power, who run great coverage on your match betting. Back a Correct Score bet in any of the night’s matches, and if that match happens to end in a draw, then Paddy Power will refund your losing stake on that market. So great bit of coverage in this alternative darts betting market for the Premier League. Popular bookie Paddy Power offers a free £50 bet for new customers registering an account. The bookie will match the value of your first stake on a new account with a free bet, up to the maximum value of £50.

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