Michael van Gerwen vs Gary Anderson Betting Tip – Van Gerwen -2.5 Handicap – 27th August 2020

MVG can bounce back with a win against Anderson after a heavy loss to Durrant

Michael van Gerwen / Netherlands ©imago images / Action Plus 03/12/2020

Netherlands Michael van Gerwen vs Gary Anderson Scotland
27th August 1930hrs
Darts – England – Premier League
Pick Van Gerwen -2.5 Handicap
Bookmaker Coral
Odds: 11/10 odds taken 00:49 GMT, Thursday 27th August

Michael van Gerwen got schooled by Glen Durrant last night in Premier League Darts action.

That heavy loss really must have hurt the Dutchman, so it will be interesting to see what response he has in him.

He goes back into action taking on another of the top players as he faces Gary Anderson.

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Michael van Gerwen Preview – Can MVG raise a response?

Having been the odds-on favourite for last night’s match against Glen Durrant, Micahel van Gerwen took a heavy hit.

He was humbled 7-3 by Glen Durrant, in what was a top-two finish.

That loss for Van Gerwen did leave him in the top two still but moved him onto a W5 L3 record.

So he hasn’t been quite his usual prolific best in this campaign without question.

Actually the Dutchman has not managed to win three consecutive matches in this season’s competition yet.

Van Gerwen is the 4/6 favourite for Thursday night’s contest against the Flying Scotsman*(odds taken 00:49 GMT, Thursday 27th August).

Our betting prediction:
Van Gerwen 7-4 Correct Score

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(odds taken 00:49 GMT, Thursday 27th August)


It is worth noting that MVG put up another good three-dart average last night, of 98.

He just met Durrant who was in unstoppable form, who put up a 104 three-dart average against the Dutchman.

A quick look at the head to head between these two top players sees a huge advantage for MVG who has won 70% of previous matches.


Gary Anderson Preview – Anderson needs to raise his game

Let’s continue in this Michael van Gerwen v Gary Anderson betting preview with the head to head.

Anderson has lost the last seven matches on the spin against Van Gerwen.

The most recent of those was in February in Wigan at a Players Championship fixture.

Anderson is on a W3 D2 L3 record for this season and while he looks secure enough to make it through to the second half of the season, there’s work to do for a top-four finish.

This is a really competitive season of the Premier League.

Gary Anderson returned to action on the season restart with a 7-3 win over Micahel Smith.

He looked bang on top of his game but then the Scotsman had a massive crash last night.

He was tumbled by Gerwyn Price in a huge 7-1 defeat and just for reference that was only Price’s second win of the campaign.

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Gary Anderson has a very good track record in the Premier League of Darts, but needs to bounce back here.

In four of the last five fixtures against Micahel van Gerwen, Anderson has been within three legs of MVG.

After his major hit last night, which has to rock confidence, Anderson is the 3/1 underdog* (odds taken 00:49 GMT, Thursday 27th August).


Michael van Gerwen vs Gary Anderson Betting Advice

This is a very interesting clash in Milton Keynes on Thursday night between two players who had heavy losses last night.

So the consistency isn’t there and it’s a question of who is most likely to bounce back?

For us, that has to be Michael Van Gerwen who is 11/10 for a -2.5 handicap* (odds taken 00:49 GMT, Thursday 27th August).


Key Facts – Michael van Gerwen vs Gary Anderson Betting Tip

  • Michael van Gerwen lost 7-3 against Glen Durrant last night
  • Michael van Gerwen is on a seven-match winning streak against Anderson
  • Gary Anderson lost 7-1 against Gerwyn Price last night


The head to head for us is well worth paying attention to here.

Anderson has just had difficulty recently finding a way past the Dutchman.

Arguably there has been better form from Anderson recently overall, but we expect him to come away empty-handed.


The best betting odds for Michael van Gerwen vs Gary Anderson

Michael van Gerwen to win: 4/6 at Bet365
Draw: 15/4 at Bet365
Gary Anderson to win: 3/1 at Bet365