Free tips Darts Betting: Premier League Week Four Can Easily Go to a New Player (7pm, Thursday)
Week four of the Cazoo Premier League comes from Westpoint Arena, Exeter. After three events there has been three individual winners and five separate finalists. Only week two winner, Jonny Clayton has made two finals. Here’s the latest darts betting odds and our Premier League Darts picks.
The last Premier League Darts action was a fortnight ago and was of a tremendously high standard. The eventual winner, Gerwyn Price, produced three consecutive 105-plus match-winning three-dart averages. Michael Smith, Michael van Gerwen, James Wade and Peter Wright all played in games – win or lose – where they averaged over 100.
Coming into Week 3 matches, Joe Cullen was the player to beat. He had enjoyed a 14-match winning streak encompassing two tournament victories. However, he was unable to contain Michael van Gerwen in the first round and lost 6-3.
Van Gerwen might be ready to land one of these nightly mini-tournaments and Cullen cannot be written off. But the same can be said for James Wade and, to a lesser extent, Gary Anderson and Michael Smith.
What’s our point here? The point is… William Hill, bet365* and others are offering odds of 4/6 (1.67 in decimal) about Thursday’s winner being a first-time winner in the 2022 Premier League Darts. Five players going for you as opposed to three? It’s a nice bet considering Price and Wright play one another in the first round.
Premier League Darts Week 4 Opening Matches
- 7.10pm – Jonny Clayton v Michael van Gerwen
- 7.45pm – Michael Smith v Joe Cullen
- 8.15pm – Gerwyn Price v Peter Wright
- 8.45pm – James Wade v Gary Anderson
MVG is Hitting the Big Trebles
Our headline bet comes in a ‘total match 180s’ betting market in the Jonny Clayton versus Michael van Gerwen (MVG) match. As we stated before, MVG looks to be coming into form and while he has never been a prolific 180 scorer – often reverting to treble-19 after hitting a pair of treble-20s – the Dutchman recorded nine maximums in the two games he played in Week 3.
Clayton only played the one match last time – losing 6-3 to James Wade – but he registered four 180s. As an average over his six games from weeks one and two, the Welsh player has registered 2.66 180’s per match. Put all those figures together and Unibet’s odds of 13/10 about the Clayton/MVG game featuring more than 5.5 180’s looks too big.
The betting line of total 180s might be set too high in the Michael Smith versus Joe Cullen match. Smith is yet to win a match in the 2022 Premier League Darts season and his normal prowess around the treble-20 has been missing. The bookies cannot separate the line at 6.5, they offer odds of 5/6 either higher or lower. We can, lower looks the better bet.
Recommended Premier League Darts Bets (Week 4, Exeter)
* Premier League Darts odds correct at the time of writing. All darts betting odds subject to changes.