Wayne Mardle's Premier League Tips: Wright to keep up his red hot form

Peter Wright has been in sensational form of late, can he maintain it in Gladgow?
Peter Wright has been in sensational form of late, can he maintain it in Gladgow?

We're off to Glasgow for week six of this year's Premier League darts, and our man Wayne Mardle fancies one of the Scots, Peter Wright, to maintain his current spell of blistering form...


"The stats don't point to Wade. Wright has beaten Wade on the last seven occasions. And after five matches each so far, Wright has 17 maximums, Wade has 11."

Back Wright Most 180/Win Match @ 11/10

James Wade v Peter Wright
Thursday, 20:00
Live on Sky Sports 1


Peter Wright is a man playing at the very top of his game. Having won the UK Open on Sunday, he will be full of confidence. I assume he'll play well and be very tough to beat.

James Wade will need to be at his deadly best to get anything from this match. He's been playing okay so far, but his performance level may need to rise here.

The stats don't point to Wade. Wright has beaten Wade on the last seven occasions. And after five matches each so far, Wright has 17 maximums, Wade has 11. James has only hit four 180s in his last 35 Premier League legs played, compared to Peter's nine 180s in 33 legs.

I'm aware that James Wade is the ultimate spoiler, but I can't ignore that stats.

Recommended Bet
Back Wright Most 180/Win Match @ 11/10


Adrian Lewis v Phil Taylor
Thursday, 19:15
Live on Sky Sports 1


Most weeks it's been somewhat impossible to predict the outcome of the matches, so I'm going to predict the performance of one player, hopefully.

Phil Taylor has averaged over 99 just once this term. That was last week against Gary Anderson.

Phil's average is set at 99.5, the stats suggest he'll go under that.

The relentless cover shooting percentages are lower than previous years, as are the double percentages. Phil's double percentage is down at 34%. That's good/bad enough for me to bet against him hitting near a ton average.

The concentration levels too aren't what we've come to see as normal, well, normal to Phil, completely abnormal to you and I.

After 27 years at the top, Phil is bowing out in January 2018. Since that announcement, it's become apparent that Phil's intention maybe to enjoy the coming year, bit with that he could forfeit the chances of winning. I'm not suggesting for a second he doesn't want to go out in triumphant fashion, I'm suggesting his want, and will to win aren't as high as they were just a year or so ago.

Recommended Bet
Back Taylor Average Under 99.5 @ 5/6


Week 6 Fixtures

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


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