Gary Anderson to beat Dave Chisnall –
Both of these players upset the odds last week, with Gary Anderson being thrashed by Adrian Lewis and Dave Chisnall claiming a surprise point against Peter Wright.
Yet despite producing his best performance of the tournament so far in Dublin, Chizzy remains six points off the top four after failing to close out a 6-3 lead.
Anderson, meanwhile – who missed 18 of 21 darts at double against Jackpot – will not be as profligate again.
The Flying Scotsman has not enjoyed a stellar season but is yet to lose two games in a row.
And having won eight of the last nine meetings between the pair – including a 7-3 victory earlier in the competition – Anderson can be relied upon to get his push for the play-offs back on track.
Michael van Gerwen to beat Peter Wright –
An off-colour Peter Wright was able to rescue a point against Dave Chisnall last week, but will not be shown the same leniency by Michael van Gerwen.
MVG played superbly against James Wade in Dublin – averaging 113.62, hitting six 180s and nailing half of his double attempts.
And though the Dutchman has recently lost twice to Snakebite, he was victorious in all 19 of their games either side of those defeats.
That run included a 7-3 win in week two, when Wright trailed 6-0 before managing to salvage some respectability.
In all, the world No. 1 has not lost any of the six Premier League meetings between the pair – winning five – and looks a safe bet to add to that tally on Thursday.
Adrian Lewis to beat Raymond van Barneveld –
Adrian Lewis followed up winning his first ProTour title of the season at the start of the month with a mightily impressive victory over Gary Anderson last time out.
And that form – combined with throwing first – could well make all the difference against a player with whom he has shared the last 14 meetings seven a piece.
Raymond van Barneveld has won just two of five matches this season when throwing second, and struggled to keep pace with Phil Taylor last week after falling behind early.
Lewis, remember, led Barney 4-1 on the opening night in Newcastle before missing two darts to wrap up a fifth leg and three more to secure a draw as the Dutchman sneaked it 7-5.
Now two points off the top four and with a point to prove, expect Jackpot to cash in here.
Phil Taylor to beat James Wade –
Phil Taylor is still on course to appear at the O2 in his final Premier League season after moving back into the top four last week.
And while he is playing far from his most fluent darts, The Power – who has lost just twice all season – remains a difficult proposition to beat.
That does not bode well for James Wade, who has won just two of their 20 Premier League meetings over the years.
The Machine was excellent when averaging 110.82 in defeat to MVG last week but could not back it up against Barney later in the evening.
And having taken four points from two in-form players in Peter Wright and Raymond van Barneveld during the last three weeks, Taylor should have no trouble in dispatching an opponent who has lost six of his last seven in the competition.
Gary Anderson to beat Peter Wright –
We’ll leave the final match out of our Boost, purely because their earlier matches will likely have a significant effect on their performance.
And should those games pan out as predicted, then the two will be going into the final showdown of the evening in very different mindsets.
It was Peter Wright who won their previous encounter this season 7-5 in week three, though that result bucked a recent trend that has seen Gary Anderson win eight and draw one of their last 11 meetings in all competitions.
So if you do wish to include it in your bet, there is plenty of value in backing the slight favourite in the Flying Scotsman.
Or, like us, you could just plan to sit back and enjoy the show with a winner already in the bag.