Wayne Mardle's Premier League Tips: Another high average beckons for MVG

Dutch compatriots Barney and MVG go head-to-head in Manchester on Thursday night
Dutch compatriots Barney and MVG go head-to-head in Manchester on Thursday night

We're off to Manchester for this week's Premier League action and our man Wayne Mardle fancies an Adrian Lewis win and another strong average from Michael van Gerwen...


"But it gets interesting when we study his averages against Van Barneveld alone. Michael hasn't averaged below 103.5 against Raymond since September 2015. That's eight matches consecutively."

Back Michael van Gerwen Average Over 103.5 @ 5/6

Jelle Klaasen v Adrian Lewis
Thursday, 21:20
Live on Sky Sports 1


Last week I came to the conclusion that Jelle Klaasen would beat James Wade. James played like I thought he would, averaging in the low 90's, but unfortunately Jelle was injured.

It's a serious wrist injury that Jelle has, he will go under the surgeons knife in May. But while Klaasen is still able to play, he's in no way able to play near his mean/best.

At 4/9 it's impossible as a punter not to back Adrian to win this match, but we'll attempt to get some juice of a Lewis victory by backing him on the handicap.

It may seem harsh to try and profit on someone's misfortune.

Jelle had two pain-relieving injections last week in the hope that he could throw with the freedom needed to compete, but unfortunately he was unable to do so.

As long as Adrian continues to perform like he has over the last few weeks he should win this match. He's a more confident player now than this time last month. Lewis looks to me like he's ready to be a menace again.

Head-to-heads and stats aren't relevant here, it's unfortunately about Jelle Klaasen's injury.

Recommended Bet
Back Adrian Lewis -2.5 Legs to Win @ Evens


Raymond van Barneveld v Michael van Gerwen
Thursday, 22:00
Live on Sky Sports 1


Michael is playing twice in Manchester.

The average spread has been set at 103.5, higher or lower at 5/6 for both games, first against James Wade, then Raymond.

In the last 20 matches, Van Gerwen has gone higher than a 103.5 average 14 times.

Michael's tournament average over the last three years is just over 105. That is calculated over his last 38 matches over the Premier League format.

But it gets interesting when we study his averages against Van Barneveld alone. Michael hasn't averaged below 103.5 against Raymond since September 2015. That's eight matches consecutively.

The level Raymond is playing at will command every ounce of Michael's concentration, that's good for us punters. No slacking here.

Win, lose or draw, we don't care. As long as Michael averages over 103.5.

Recommended Bet
Back Michael van Gerwen Average Over 103.5 @ 5/6


Week 8 Fixtures

Michael van Gerwen v James Wade
Kim Huybrechts v Gary Anderson
Peter Wright v Phil Taylor
Jelle Klaasen v Adrian Lewis
Raymond van Barneveld v Michael van Gerwen


Get a Free £/€20 Exchange Bet

  • Join Now - Open account using promo code VAL225
  • Bet - Place a £/€20 Bet on the Exchange
  • Earn We'll Refund You £/€20 If the Bet Loses

T&Cs apply.

Discover the latest articles

Read past articles