Free tips Premier League Darts Tips:  Homeboy’s a good thing in Glasgow (Night 7)

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Week 7 of Darts Unibet Premier League comes from the SSE Hydro Centre in Glasgow on Thursday 22nd March 2018.

This is where support for two-time World Champion, Gary Anderson, is at fever pitch and the 47-year-old from Musselburgh never fails to let his supporters down. Indeed his record at this venue and in Aberdeen down the years – remembering this is Anderson’s eighth appearance in the Premier League – is quite remarkable.

Anderson went 25 games unbeaten before losing to Michael van Gerwen (MVG) in a low-key Players Championship event in Milton Keynes over the weekend.  And that was an amazing loss too as Gary Anderson recorded a remarkable 108 three-dart average despite his 1-6 defeat.

In short, against Simon Whitlock this Thursday, he is this week’s nap material. The Scot can be backed at 8/15 with Betfair but he is as short as 4/9 elsewhere. If you are considering putting him into your multiple bets, it is probably best to use a betting odds calculator to see which bookie will return the most if all your selections are successful.

MVG -2.5 legs a handicap killer?

After six weeks of Premie League Darts betting action it is MVG and Michael Smith, a surprise package, that top the Premier League Darts table.  This pair may not top the bill (as their game is scheduled to start at 8pm) but they are unquestionably the headline acts.

MVG has started favourite for every match he has played for a number of years now and he is as short as 2/7 here.  Nevertheless he is beatable, and was beaten in Week 2 of the 2018 Premier League by Peter Wright.

You need a crystal ball to predict when these reversals will happen but you probably don’t need such powers of clairvoyance to suggest Michael Smith can keep tabs on the Dutchman for much of the way this week. Enough to win the game on the handicap market anyway, where he is receiving a +2.5 leg start.

Two wrongs don’t make a Wright

Peter Wright is another Scotsman albeit he seems to play under the blue and white flag more so for convenience than patriotism. Unquestionably Glasgow will be rooting for him but will they be able to help the current World No. 2 ranked player over the line against Raymond van Barneveld?

The Dutchman has been in poor form lately. Admittedly he should have beaten Gary Anderson last week – missing several darts for the game and coming away with just a draw – but his three-dart averages are consistantly in the low 90’s.  

And the same can be said of Peter Wright. A bright start to the 2018 Unibet Premier League has turned very sour. He was dismantled 7-1 by Mensur Suljovic a fortnight ago and took a similar hammering by Michael Smith last week. On this occasion his three-dart average was a woeful 82.9.  

These two defeats bookended further losses in a Players Championship event where he was beaten 6-0 by Gary Anderson and suffered a 6-2 loss to PDC newcomer Danny Noppert.  

There is no way you can back Peter Wright given this run of form and considering Barneveld’s shortcomings, this match-up has all the ingredients for a comedy of errors which will go the distance. You can bet either player to win 7-5 and/or the 6-6 draw combined by going to Betvictor’s ‘Total Legs’ market and placing your bets on 11.5+ legs.

Recommended Darts Bets

  • Gary Anderson to beat Simon Whitlock 8/15 (1.53) Betfair Sportsbook
  • Michael Smith (+2.5 legs) to beat Michael van Gerwen 13/8 (2.63) Boylesports
  • Peter Wright vs Raymond van Barneveld: Total Legs 11.5+ 15/13 (2.15) Sporting Bet

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