Wayne Mardle's Premier League Tips: Lewis to win and Wade to checkout high once more

Adrian Lewis still has something to play for and that should give him the edge over RVB says Wayne
Adrian Lewis still has something to play for and that should give him the edge over RVB says Wayne

The Premier League darts continues on Thursday night and our man Wayne Mardle fancies a fully focused Adrian Lewis to win again, while James 'The Machine' Wade looks a good bet to hit another high finish...


"He needs a reason to perform, of course there's personal pride and the want to win, but knuckling down and fighting it out is tough when you don't necessarily need to is another challenge for him, this is why I think Adrian has the edge here."

Back Adrian Lewis to Win @ 5/6

Raymond van Barneveld v Adrian Lewis
Thursday, 19:50
Live on Sky Sports 1


The nine-dart hero Adrian has given himself a massive chance to make the play-offs next month.

Jackpot has played more consistently this term than in any other. At the start of the league he offered that it was time to apply himself and concentrate throughout, something he's not done often enough in the Premier League.

Last week Adrian was cruising against James Wade then had a mid game blip before recapturing his form, hitting the perfect leg of darts on the way to a 7-5 victory.

He's most certainly playing with confidence and belief.

Barney seems to be switched on by the circumstances - he applied himself differently against MVG than he did against Robert Thornton, come the less glamorous/meaningful matches he can get a tad lazy, mentally.

RVB is without doubt a brilliant darter, that's a given, but every so often his willingness to grind it out has to be a negative.

It's highly unlikely Raymond will qualify for the play-offs, this is where his proclivity to switch off could come in to play.

He needs a reason to perform, of course there's personal pride and the want to win, but knuckling down and fighting it out is tough when you don't necessarily need to is another challenge for him, this is why I think Adrian has the edge here.

The old 'he has something to play for' definitely comes in to play here.

Recommended Bet
Back Adrian Lewis to Win @ 5/6


Gary Anderson v James Wade
Thursday, 20:30
Live on Sky Sports 1


I've found one here.

I'm not interested in the winner of this tie, but I am interested in how James Wade finishes the legs I think he'll win.

I envisage this to be a tight contest consisting of 11, possibly 12 legs. Even if James does lose I think he'll give himself a great chance of a ton plus finish.

Also known as The Machine, James has hit over a 100.5 finish in nine of the 12 matches he's played.

So with the information we know the odds of EVENS has to be great bet. I rest my case your honour.

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Back Wade Highest Checkout Over 100.5 @ Evs


Week 12 Fixtures

Michael van Gerwen v Peter Wright (19:10)
Raymond van Barneveld v Adrian Lewis (19:50)
Gary Anderson v James Wade (20:30)
Phil Taylor v Robert Thornton (21:10)
Adrian Lewis v Michael van Gerwen (21:50)


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