Dimitri van den Bergh has won his last three games against Nathan Aspinall and Dan Fitch is backing the Belgian to win again, as he previews Night 2 of the 2021 Premier League.
"Once again Van den Bergh showed how suited he is to the big occasion, at a time when his floor game still requires improvement."
Premier League Darts - Night 2
Tuesday 6 April
Live on Sky Sports Action
The late withdrawal of the world number on Gerwyn Price has seen a big shake up in the odds, after the first night of the Premier League.
A very high standard was set, with Nathan Aspinall becoming the only player to win a match, with his 7-3 victory over Glen Durrant. All four of the other games finished as 6-6 draws.
Anderson can win battle of big finishes
Gary Anderson 2.3611/8 v Jose De Sousa 2.35/4; The Draw 4.67/2
Start time, 19:15
Anderson was prepared to meet Price last night, only to have to instead face James Wade. The Scot's final checkout of 156 saw him grab a draw in memorable style.
Now Anderson faces De Sousa, who had the chances to beat Rob Cross, with 'The Special One' leading 6-4 at one stage. It looks likely to be a tight match, so let's back Anderson to produce another high finish, with odds of 5/6 available on the Sportsbook for him to score the highest checkout.
Back Jonny to be too good
Jonny Clayton 1.454/9 v Glen Durrant 5.04/1; The Draw 5.79/2
Start time, 19:55
The defending champion Durrant's poor form continued last night, as he lost to Aspinall. Durrant could only average 87.99, which was the lowest total of the ten players in action.
Clayton's 105.56 was the highest. You can back Clayton to win the match and score the most 180s at 10/11.
Van den Bergh has strong record against Aspinall
Dimitri van den Bergh 2.245/4 v Nathan Aspinall 2.77/4; The Draw 4.77/2
Start time, 20:35
Van den Bergh can be very pleased with his Premier League debut, as he earned a 6-6 draw with the favourite MVG to earn his first point. Once again Van den Bergh showed how suited he is to the big occasion, at a time when his floor game still requires improvement.
Aspinall tops the league after one match, but faces a much trickier opponent tonight. Van den Bergh won all three of their matches last year and can be backed to claim his opening Premier League win at 2.245/4.
Rivals will produce high standard
Michael van Gerwen 2.1411/10 v Peter Wright 2.8815/8; The Draw 4.84/1
Start time, 21:15
There could be a spicy atmosphere in this match, following Wright's claim that Van Gerwen would not win a TV tournament this year. History suggests that this is unlikely, but there has never been more strength in depth in darts and for now at least, the days of one player dominating, look over.
This game should also provide some great darts. Both players averaged over 100 last night, with Wright 101.20 being the second highest score. You can back Wright to average over 99.5 at 5/6.
Replacement has a chance of glory
James Wade 1.991/1 v Rob Cross 3.211/5; The Draw 4.57/2
Start time, 21:55
You wouldn't necessarily expect a late replacement to have a chance to win the Premier League, but Wade's improvement over recent months suggests that he's got a shot. Wade is now ranked at number four in the world, with Cross slipping down to five.
Cross finished bottom of the Premier League last year, but looked in good shape in his draw against De Sousa. On current form we have to expect Wade to win this one though. 'The Machine' beat Cross en-route to winning the UK Open and is 1.991/1 to do so again.
Dan Fitch Premier League P/L
Staked: 3.00 pts
Returned: 2.10 pts