Peter Wright to beat Adrian Lewis –
While Wright has already guaranteed his first ever appearance at the O2, two defeats last week – including the season’s first whitewash – mean Lewis’ fate is no longer in his own hands.
Snakebite continued his fine form at the weekend, throwing a nine-darter on the way to the final of the Players Championship 10.
And having won their last four meetings in all competitions – including a convincing 7-2 win against the throw in Exeter – expect Wright to leave Lewis in his wake once again.
Dave Chisnall to beat Raymond van Barneveld –
Only one point separates these two in the table, but their respective form could not be further apart.
Whereas Van Barneveld has lost four of his last five to slip out of the top four, five points from his last three matches has seen Chisnall come back from the dead.
He has been finding the treble 20 bed with ease of late and, with his power scoring sure to put Barney’s occasionally suspect finishing under pressure, a repeat of Chizzy’s 7-2 win in week five could be on the cards.
Gary Anderson to beat James Wade –
Only having pride to play for didn’t stop Wade from beating Lewis last week, but Anderson will represent a much tougher proposition in Sheffield.
The Flying Scotsman comes into this match on a high, after beating Michael van Gerwen on his way to claiming the Players Championship 10 at the weekend.
And having lost just five of their last 20 matches in all competitions, Anderson should have little trouble in claiming the victory that would virtually guarantee his play-off spot.
Michael van Gerwen to beat Phil Taylor –
Three defeats in four mean that Taylor’s record of making the play-offs in all 17 Premier League seasons bar one is severely under threat.
And that slump is unlikely to end against the world No. 1, who enjoyed a productive weekend after winning the Players Championship 9 in Wigan.
MVG has lost just one of their 11 games in this competition to date, winning eight – including emphatic victories in last year’s final and earlier this season in Rotterdam.
He looks a safe bet to extend that superb record in Sheffield.