It's the final night of the Premier League Darts group stage before we head to the O2 for the play-offs next week, and Wayne Mardle believes it will be a great night for the favourites in Aberdeen...
"Dave has played to a 103 average over the last seven weeks in the Premier League. That's as good as anyone right now."
Dave Chisnall v James Wade
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What's up with James? The normally reliable Machine is at present malfunctioning.
Wade has not averaged over 94 in his last nine contests, anywhere. That's Wayne Mardle standard!
James has to be worried about his recent form.
Not only has James been struggling with the scoring phase of the game, his main downfall has been firing blanks. James over the last decade has always been described as one of the best double hitters under pressure, now that's eluding him, he seems a little toothless.
We're not silly enough to think that the recent loss of confidence and matches will continue forever, but James definitely has work to do.
I'd love to see a quick turn around in fortunes for James, as I personally love seeing him battle it out.
Chizzy, on the other hand, is playing some special darts right now. Last week in Sheffield he blitzed Barney with a 109 average. I've said a thousand times that averages are only a guide to how well someone is playing, but they are a good guide, I'll tell ya!
Dave has played to a 103 average over the last seven weeks in the Premier League. That's as good as anyone right now.
The head-to-head records are 11-9 in Wade's favour, but Dave has won the last three. Dave won this fixture first time round in week five.
A little added information, Dave has now overtaken James in the world rankings, they're fifth and sixth respectively. Chizzy is on the march.
Dave is currently fifth in the Premier League table, to qualify for the finals next week he needs to beat James 7-0, and then hope Adrian Lewis can do a number on Phil Taylor. Unlikely, but any outcome is possible.
Back Dave Chisnall to Win @ 8/11
As regular readers know I normally select at least two fancies, but this week my fancies are a little odds-on, so I'm going to have an accumulator.
I think all the favourites win on Thursday night. Chisnall, Taylor, Peter Wright and Michael van Gerwen. The acca pays a whopping 17/2.
Week 15 Fixtures