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Betway Premier League Judgement Night picks: Chisnall to scrape through again

All three players fighting for survival have tough matches in Cardiff, but it is Chizzy who looks most likely to avoid the drop once more

30 Mar | BY Betway | MIN READ TIME |
Betway Premier League Judgement Night picks: Chisnall to scrape through again

8/13 – Gary Anderson to beat James Wade

Gary Anderson has really hit form in the Betway Premier League with six wins on the spin and he should make that seven against James Wade on Thursday.

After a bad start to the competition, his flurry of consecutive victories has lifted Anderson to third in the table, with the world champion looking extremely likely to reach the final four once again.

Wade, on the fringe of the top four himself, is having a fairly typical season – consistently performing at the same standard as his tournament average of 99.

As a result, he tends to beat the men playing poorly and lose against those in top form, which the Flying Scotsman certainly is.

The Scot also has an incredibly good record against the Machine in recent times, drawing one and winning nine of their last ten meetings, with another victory likely for the favourite here.

2/7 – Phil Taylor to beat Michael Smith

Michael Smith will almost certainly be the first player to be eliminated on Judgement Night as he crashes to defeat to Phil Taylor.

The rookie desperately needed to beat Robert Thornton last week but could not find a performance when it mattered which will mean that his confidence will have taken a heavy hit.

He played well in the German Darts Masters over the weekend – reaching the semi-finals – but his Premier League performances have not been up to scratch with a tournament average of just 90.9.

Taylor is coming off the back of two draws but is playing well, comfortably averaging over 100 in both of those stalemates and not dropping below three figures since week one.

The inexperienced Bully Boy will fight hard, but ultimately fall short against the man who has won all there is to win.

7/2 – Dave Chisnall and Peter Wright to draw

The pressure is on Dave Chisnall to get something against Peter Wright this week and he could well have enough to pinch a point.

Snakebite has been playing well recently without picking up the points, having gone five games without a win.

He did reach the final of the German Darts Masters on Sunday, but is really struggling to get over the line in the Premier League.

Chisnall has been unlucky with results as well, with just one win in eight games despite a tournament average of 99.

Chizzy has a great record against Wright, with nine wins and a draw from their 15 meetings to date.

He has already achieved survival on Judgement Night once before, and can be confident of doing so once again given that he  has not lost to Snakebite in three Premier League contests.

4/7 – Adrian Lewis to beat Robert Thornton

The Thorn blossomed last week with a win and a draw to give him a great chance of survival.

He knows that a win will be enough to remain in the competition, but that is a tough ask against Adrian Lewis.

Jackpot is having one of his best Betway Premier League seasons and commands a spot in the top four having shown plenty of signs of his brilliance so far.

The two-time world champion has a cracking record against the Scot, with Thornton winning just four of their 23 meetings, and none of the last eight.

Even after last week’s heroics, it will be a huge surprise should Cardiff not mark the end of Thornton’s competition.

1/4 – Michael van Gerwen to beat Raymond van Barneveld

Despite back-to-back draws, Michael van Gerwen is too good to turn down against his fellow Dutchman Raymond van Barneveld.

Mighty Mike put the disappointment of those draws behind him by winning the German Darts Masters on Sunday and confidence will be sky high as a result.

He will be desperate to get back to winning ways in the Premier League and also gain revenge for his defeat at the hands of the same opponent in the World Championship.

Barney is very inconsistent, with plenty of patchy form in between his moments of brilliance.

He does tend to play well against MVG, having beaten him three times in the Premier League before, but Thursday is unlikely to see that extended to four.

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