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PL Darts Betting Tips: Can Price upset Van Gerwen in Nottingham?

| 14.03.2019

Betting preview and odds for PL Darts Week 6

The Premier League heads to Nottingham this week with plenty to live up to after a titanic night of action in Aberdeen last time. John Henderson rocked Michael van Gerwen in the Granite City, while James Wade opened a can of whitewash on Daryl Gurney to win 7-0.

Those results formed part of a 123/1 winning acca for last week’s outright selections. And we’re back again this week, starting with Nathan Aspinall v Michael Smith.

Nathan Aspinall v Michael Smith

The contenders are holding their own in the Premier League so far. Chris Dobey, Steve Lennon, Luke Humphries and Henderson have all drawn their matches, with only Glen Durrant on the losing side.

UK Open winner and World Championship semi-finalist Aspinall can continue that run. The Asp is riding the crest of a wave and will fancy his chances at 2/3 on the Double Chance against the out-of-form Bully Boy.

Smith should at least hit the most maximums. He tops the table with 18 so far and is 4/6 to edge the battle, while it’s 2/1 about him hitting one in Leg 1.

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James Wade v Mensur Suljovic

Suljovic just can’t seem to get those crucial wins over the line. The Gentle always boasts a consistent average but has won just three of his 14 Premier League matches over the last two seasons.

That’s bad news against Wade, who is in the form of his life. The Machine won 7-0 last week with a 109.59 average and has a quite remarkable tournament checkout percentage of 51.67%.

He’s even-money to prevail and 3/2 to do so with a -2.5 Leg Handicap. Give his treble-hitting form; it’s also 11/10 about him hitting the most 180s and 9/2 about Wade landing King of the Oche.

Rob Cross v Raymond van Barneveld

Voltage has averaged 100+ in all bar one of his matches so far. Barney has failed to get above 95. This looks like it’s going only one way, with Cross a 1/2 shot for a fourth win of the season.

As a result, it could be a case of how many the Englishman wins this by, rather than if he wins at all. The Coral traders go 3/2 about him on the -3.5 Handicap, or 25/1 for a 7-0 humiliation in the Midlands.

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Gerwyn Price v Michael van Gerwen

MVG has won all 13 of his matches against Price. But this is a different kettle of fish from all that have gone before. The Iceman is in top-notch form while the Dutchman is on a near-unprecedented three-match winless streak on TV.

It all boils down to his doubles not being where he needs them to be. Against the clinical Price, who boasts a 47.76% checkout rate, it should lead to a close tie in front of a raucous crowd.

Van Gerwen is 4/9 to retain his record over the Welshman, with the Draw at 4/1 or Price at 13/8 on the Double Chance. Both players should pepper the 180 bed, too, with Over 6.5 at even-money.

Peter Wright v Daryl Gurney

This one should be close. Both players have managed two draws apiece between them this season, while they couldn’t be separated in either head-to-head meeting last term either. The Draw is 3/1.

One area where there should be a definitive winner is the maximum market. Gurney has been unusually lax on the lipstick, with only seven to Wright’s 16. Snakebite is 5/4 to hit more, with 11/10 about there being Under 5.5 in the match.

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Nick Murphy