Gary Anderson vs Peter Wright Betting Tip Wright To Win – 13th February 2020

Wright can win the battle of the Scotsmen in Premier League darts clash

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ScotlandGary Anderson vs Peter WrightScotland
13th February 20:45hrs
Darts – Nottingham – Premier League Darts
Pick Draw
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 62/25 odds taken 21:34 GMT, Thursday 6th February

Gary Anderson opened his Premier League account with a victory over Daryl Gurney. He had been the favourite to deliver in that match. Next up for him is a duel against fellow Scotsman Peter Wright. The newly crowned World Champion suffered a defeat in his opener.

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Can Anderson build on early momentum?

It was a 7-5 win that Gary Anderson put on the board in Aberdeen last weekend against Daryl Gurney. It wasn’t a particularly high-scoring match between the two in terms of three-dart averages.

But Anderson, a former two-time winner of the Premier League darts title, got over the line. The Flying Scotsman has such a good record in this competition.

He missed last season because of illness, but prior to that had made the semi-finals in five straight seasons.

While he couldn’t make it past the fourth round of the PDC World Championships, he put things together well in a run to the final four at the Masters.

He will know that he is going to need to raise his game against Snake Bite on Thursday in Nottingham.

Our betting prediction:
Wright 7-5 Score
3/1

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(odds taken 21:34 GMT, Thursday 6th February)

There is plenty of history between Anderson and Wright. The head to head is pretty close. Anderson leads it 26-18 with two drawn fixtures.

In the last Premier League meeting which was in 2018, Anderson got the win after having played out a draw earlier in the season.

However, there has been a significant swing in the head to head since then. Peter Wright has won the last five duels between the two, the most recent of which was at the Masters.

 

Wright looking for a response to opening loss

Wright powered his way to an 11-7 win over Gary Anderson in their recent Masters semi-final duel. Snakebite went on to win the Masters title, which was straight on the back of him having won his first-ever World Championship title.

So he is the form player and he gave a great account of himself on the opening weekend of the Premier League of Darts 2020 when he was up against Michael van Gerwen.

Van Gerwen claimed a 7-5 win in the match, but the Dutchman had to be at his best there to get the better of Wight. MVG racked up a three dart average of 104, in response to Wright’s 98.

Those were the two highest three-dart averages of the night. They also shared the highest tally of 180s on the night as well, landing four each. So that was some epic contest and even though Wright lost, it wasn’t exactly a drop in form by him.

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Wright has never really found his groove in the Premier League Darts format, except for his run to the final in 2017. In each of his other five appearances in the tournament, he hasn’t made it to the playoff night (i.e. a top-four finish).

But it has been some 2020 from him so far. Will he be able to get his first points of this campaign on the board against one of the top players in this format?

 

Gary Anderson vs Peter Wright Betting Advice

Peter Wright is still well worth backing in this one to get the win. Even though he lost last week his scoring was right up and he looked to be continuing in the rich vein of form that he has found recently. This isn’t going to be an easy contest but he has some head to head momentum going against his fellow countryman.

 

Key Facts – Gary Anderson vs Peter Wright Betting Tip

  • Gary Anderson took a W1 D1 in the last Premier League campaign against Wright
  • Gary Anderson recently lost to Wright in the Masters semi-finals
  • Peter Wright has won the last five matches against Anderson

 

It’s been five wins on the bounce for Wright over Anderson now. Because Anderson had that return to form with a run to the semi-finals of the Masters (beaten by Wright) and given his experience in the Premier League Darts, there should be tight margins here. A Wright -1.5 handicap looks about right.

 

The best betting odds for Gary Anderson vs Peter Wright

Gary Anderson to win: 13/8 at Bet365
Draw: 7/25 at Bet365
Peter Wright: 6/5 at Bet365


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