Football Football
Horse Racing Horse Racing
Cricket Cricket
Basketball Basketball
Golf Golf

Betway Premier League night four picks: Snakebite to sink his teeth into Thornton

Peter Wright should continue his perfect start against the bottom-placed Scotsman, plus four other picks for Thursday's action in Aberdeen

23 Feb | BY Betway | MIN READ TIME |
Betway Premier League night four picks: Snakebite to sink his teeth into Thornton

5/6 – Adrian Lewis to beat James Wade

In one of the toughest matches of the night to call, it is Adrian Lewis who heads into the opening game with the edge over James Wade.

Lewis has started the season impressively, winning two of his first three and only losing out last week to a rampant Michael van Gerwen.

He has also shown fine form in the UK Open qualifiers, finishing third in the Order of Merit.

Jackpot actually has a losing record against Wade but is moving to rectify that having won three and drawn one of their last four meetings – with Wade’s last victory coming over a year ago.

The Machine is playing pretty well and the match will no doubt be tight, but Lewis gets the nod in this one.

5/6 – Gary Anderson to beat Raymond van Barneveld

Remarkably, Gary Anderson comes into week four of the season still looking for his first win, but that should all change in his native Aberdeen.

Now fully recovered from illness, Anderson has actually played quite well in a tough start to the tournament against Michael van Gerwen and Phil Taylor, and rediscovered some form by winning Friday’s UK Open qualifier.

Van Barneveld has been up and down so far, with excellent display against an off-colour Phil Taylor and struggling Robert Thornton and one poor performance against Peter Wright.  

He won’t be given many second chances by the Flying Scotsman, however, who now seems to be back up and running and should make it three consecutive victories over Barney on Thursday.

2/7 – Michael van Gerwen to beat Michael Smith

In blistering form and against a struggling debutant, you would be mad to look beyond Michael van Gerwen in this one.

The world No. 1 may have suffered a blip in week one, but he has been brutally effective in his two performances since and also won two of his three UK Open qualifiers at the weekend.

Michael Smith, on the other hand, has struggled to find his feet in the Premier League so far.

He registered his first point of the season last time out against Dave Chisnall but still appears a likely candidate for relegation.

In his current mood, Mighty Mike is virtually unstoppable and is unlikely to show any mercy to the rookie on Thursday.

8/11 – Phil Taylor to beat Dave Chisnall

After a shaky start to the season, Phil Taylor has surged back into form with victories over two fellow former champions in James Wade and Gary Anderson.

With a second-place finish in the UK Open Order of Merit at the weekend, his current form means he looks nailed on to average three figures at the moment and that makes him very difficult to beat.

Dave Chisnall, on the other hand, does not seem quite at his best.

After a belting start to the Premier League, he has tailed off with defeat to Adrian Lewis and a disappointing draw with Michael Smith.

Chizzy has enjoyed success over Taylor in the recent past but will need to find his groove quickly and hope that Taylor is off the boil if that record is going to continue on Thursday.

8/15 – Peter Wright to beat Robert Thornton

It is top versus bottom in the final match of the evening and there is no reason to believe that Peter Wright cannot see off Robert Thornton to maintain his perfect start to the season.

Wright has been solid if unspectacular so far but was immense in beating James Wade last week.

If he can get anywhere near that 104 average this time around then it will be very one-sided.

Thornton is struggling for form and fitness, having missed week two with a chest infection and currently boasting a tournament average of just 82.

The last seven meetings between these two have produced six wins for Wright and one draw, making Snakebite the obvious choice on Thursday.

A £10 bet on the five-fold accumulator returns £114.45*.

Acca Insurance: Place a win/draw/win four-fold accumulator (or higher) on the Betway Premier League and if one pick lets you down, we’ll refund you with a free bet up to £25.

Final Checkout: Place a win/draw/win bet on any match (pre-game or in-play) in the Betway Premier League and if the final checkout of that match is 100+, we’ll refund losing bets with a free bet up to £25.

Betway Premier League betting

*Odds and amounts correct at time of publication but subject to change. See site for latest.