Premier League Darts 4 comes to you from Brighton this Thursday and it’s fair to say this is not one of the most thrilling rounds in the tournament.
The big boys Michael van Gerwen, Phil Taylor and Gary Anderson are all facing opponents that the Unibet darts betting odds suggest they should beat easily.
Meanwhile, the scrap at the bottom looks set to continue, with Dave Chisnall v Jelle Klaasen expected to be a gritty affair on the oche.
But while there may not be much sparkle from a show-stopping main event, these one-sided matches makes darts betting all the more easier for the wise punter.
So let’s take a look at the Premier League Darts 4 matches.
Premier League Darts 4 fixtures
Dave Chisnall v Jelle Klaasen
This clash could prove decisive on who is relegated from the tournament after nine rounds and who survives the cut. Chisnall is favourite to win in the darts betting odds but in reality Klaasen is a smarter option to back. The Dutchman beat 6-5 to Chisnall in a UK Open qualifier this month to avenge his 4-2 defeat at the 2017 World Darts Championship recently. Klaasen boasts a W6 L4 record over Chisnall and this match will likely be a close one.
Michael van Gerwen v Adrian Lewis
This is the pick of the ties this week but Adrian Lewis has got off to a stuttering start in the Premier League of Darts and this is not a good time to be facing Michael van Gerwen. Van Gerwen has hit back with two wins following his 6-6 draw with Gary Anderson in the first round of the competition.
He seems to have the mental edge over everyone right now and has beaten Lewis in five of their last six contests. Van Gerwen beat Lewis three times in the 2016 Premier League and is set to do so again.
Gary Anderson v James Wade
If you’re looking for an upset on Thursday then this might be your best bet. James Wade beat Kim Huybrechts in Premier League Darts 1 and earned a 6-6 draw with Phil Taylor a week later. He is throwing well, even though his averages are below 100. Anderson is also in fine fettle and holds a W28 D3 L16 record over Wade. But it’s the Englishman who has the better recent form in head-to-heads, with tree straight wins over Scotland’s Anderson. That includes a 6-0 thrashing at the European Championship in October. Wade is well placed to win again.
Add to that Anderson's loss to Peter Wright last week and Wade looks a good outside bet for those chasing the odds.
Phil Taylor v Kim Huybrechts
This could be Taylor’s swan song year in the Premier League and the five-time winner of the tournament wants to go out with a bang. His 6-6 draw with James Wade was frustrating for The Power after Van Gerwen had let points slip in equal fashion against Anderson. But Taylor is playing the long game here and will hope his prowess on the oche comes to the fore in the Premier League Darts playoffs. For now, he has to bypass Kim Huybrechts. That shouldn’t be a problem, seeing as Taylor has a W11 L1 record over the Belgian.
Raymond van Barneveld v Peter Wright
These men are often forgotten in modern darts, what with Taylor, Van Gerwen and Anderson hogging the limelight. Former world champion Raymond van Barneveld and World No 3 Peter Wright can spar with the best of them however. Van Barneveld is as inconsistent as ever — winning his first match only to draw 6-6 with Huybrechts in the second. His recent record against Wright rests LLDLW. Both of their Premier League matches last season went to 12 legs and that is a sound bet for a repeat.