Premier League Darts: Wright will bounce back with big win

Peter Wright.
Will Peter Wright have too much for Daryl Gurney on Saturday night?

Dan Fitch is backing Peter Wright to recover from his latest setback and beat Daryl Gurney, in another night of Premier League Darts action...

"‘Snakebite’ can be content that he played well in defeat, recording the best average of the night of 101.54."

Back Wright to beat Gurney, score the most 180s and highest checkout at 3.39/4

Premier League Darts - Night Eleven
Saturday 29 August
Live on Sky Sports Action

Glen Durrant now has a four point lead at the top of the Premier League, after he beat Gerwyn Price 8-4 on Friday night.

Though he's playing with remarkable consistency, Durrant is still only the third favourite to win the Premier League at 6.611/2. Peter Wright is the second favourite at 4.57/2, with Michael van Gerwen leading the betting at 2.6413/8.

Van Gerwen bounced back from two successive defeats with a 8-6 win over Nathan Aspinall. That sent MVG back up to second in the table, with only a point currently separating that second place with Aspinall in sixth.

Wright will enjoy dominant win

Daryl Gurney 4.67/2 v Peter Wright 1.68/13; The Draw 5.39/2
Start time 18:45

Wright suffered his third Premier League defeat of the season on Friday. He had looked in control of his match with Anderson, only for his Scottish teammate to go up a gear and clinch an 8-5 win.

'Snakebite' can be content that he played well in defeat, recording the best average of the night of 101.54. Gurney produced the lowest average of 88.13 and Wright should have too much for him. Back Wright to win the match, score the most 180s and hit the highest checkout at 3.39/4.

180s frontrunners will break total

Michael Smith 2.526/4 v Nathan Aspinall 2.3411/8; The Draw 4.67/2
Start time 19:30

These two played each other as recently as Thursday, with Aspinall edging it 7-5. Both players averaged over 102, with Aspinall hitting five 180s and Smith managing six.

Smith has scored more 180s than any other player in the Premier League this season with 40, while Aspinall has 38. Given their respective records and the longer format in this phase of the competition, over 8.5 total 180s looks much too big at 1.9110/11.

Anderson will outscore Duzza

Gary Anderson 2.68/5 v Glen Durrant 2.3211/8; The Draw 4.67/2
Start time 20:15

Anderson is up to fourth in the table and level on points with Van Gerwen. We've talked about Durrant being underrated in recent days, but in this game it could be Anderson that is too big, after recent wins over MVG and Wright.

It's hard to back against Durrant right now, but despite being top of the Premier League, he remains the lowest scorer of 180s in the competition. Back Anderson to score the most 180s at 2.1411/10.

Van Gerwen can continue streak against Price

Michael van Gerwen 1.9310/11 v Gerwyn Price 3.39/4; The Draw 5.14/1

Over the past year Price finally ended his long run without a win against Van Gerwen, but the Dutchman still has an impressive dominant record against his rival.

In 24 games, Van Gerwen has won 21, with two defeats and a draw which came in the Premier League last year. Given that record, the price of 1.9310/11 for a Van Gerwen win looks like good value.

Dan Fitch Darts Premier League P/L 2020

Staked: 49.00 pts
Returned: 34.51 pts
P/L: -14.89 pts

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