Wayne Mardle on the Premier League: Take a punt on Barney to shock MVG

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Barney's price against MVG is too big to ignore, says Wayne Mardle
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The Premier League juggernaut arrives in Belfast on Thursday and our man Wayne Mardle is back with his best bets for the action...

"This is solely a price based punt. Raymond is 6/1 to win this match, that's an insult to the five-times world champ."

Michael Smith v Gerwyn Price
Thursday, 20:00
Live on Sky Sports Action

I can't see a value price in the match odds here, so it's one of the side markets that has taken my attention. Do you think Michael Smith will beat an average of 96.5? I personally don't think he will.

Smith has only averaged more than that mark on one occasion this Premier League season, that was in a 7-4 victory over Daryl Gurney, way back in week two.

Away from the Premier League, big averages are common place for Smith but, on the bigger stage, he seems a little less fluent for some reason. Take the 5/6 on another below par average for Michael.

Raymond van Barneveld v Michael Van Gerwen
Thursday, 20:30
Live on Sky Sports Action

I'm not going to ramble on about head-to-head records and current form and all that for the battle of the Dutch masters; this is solely a price based punt.

Raymond is 6/1 to win this match, that's an insult to the five time world champ, regardless of how well MVG is playing.

If you're a little cautious the 9/2 for the 'draw no bet' is also way too big. I'll be putting some of my hard earned on that, that's for sure.

I wouldn't recommend a big bet, I'm just pointing out I think the price is wrong.

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