Pete’s DPL Betting Tips for Night 15
- In his match against Gary Anderson, back Michael ‘Bully Boy’ Smith to win and pin the most 180s for 13/8 at bet365.
- There should be plenty of maximums in the matchup between Jonny Clayton and Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright, so we’ll take the 5/6 on there being over 5.5 180s in the night’s fourth quarter final, offered at bet365.
- I can see Michael van Gerwen making light work of the night’s opener against James Wade and fancy a 6-3 win for the Dutchman, a score line that he posted twice in three matches a week ago and comes with a price of 11/2 at bet365.
All of these betting lines were correct as of May 17th at 5 PM UK Time.
The Iceman returned to form at the Utilita Arena where he recorded back-to-back ton plus averages to reach the final for the first time since night three in Belfast.
That night in Northern Ireland the Welshman pinned two nine darters and while he couldn’t quite produce the same heroics last week, he will be pleased to get his faint chances of a top-four finish going once again.
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The Welshman picks up a much-needed five league points to take him up to fifth and only two points behind fourth-place Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright who banked zero points in Sheffield after falling at the first against MVG.
Return Of The Iceman
At times, Van Gerwen held leads of 3-1 and 4-2 before missing four darts at double 12 for a 5-3 lead to let Price back in to the match who duly closed the gap to 4-4.
The match went all the way to the wire before The Iceman threw in a 14 dart leg to seal a crucial win.
Earlier on in the evening, Price opened up with a 6-4 quarter-final victory over Gary Anderson prior to seeing off the challenge of Joe Cullen 6-3 in the semi finals.
Mighty Mike added three more league points to his tally courtesy of victories over Peter Wright and Michael Smith to join Jonny Clayton in qualifying for the play offs.
Losing semi-finalists Joe Cullen, who for the second time this year got a bye in the first found due to an opponent’s withdrawal, and Michael Smith also banked two points apiece.
This week, with only two nights left to go, the Darts Premier League roadshow heads to The O2 in East London.
Gerwyn Price v Jonny Clayton
In what could possibly be the tie of the night, things get underway with an all Welsh affair between Gerwyn Price and Jonny Clayton.
Clayton has already secured his place in Rotterdam and is top of the league.
The Ferret is the defending champions and has been the outstanding player in this year’s event.
His World Cup winning partner on the other hand has disappointed in the tourney but did show signs of making a late bid for the top four after winning the night seven days ago.
The Iceman, then, has it all to play for which could make him dangerous given that the Clayton can effectively take it easy.
Of course he won’t – there are still points and money to play for – but this is a must win for Gezzy and, with the throw, he gets the nod this week.
Michael Smith v Michael van Gerwen
Next up, are another two that don’t really have a lot to play for.
Michael Smith remains the only darter in this year’s competition without a night win but, while it is still mathematically possible, isn’t really in with a chance of making it to the play offs.
On the other hand, Michael van Gerwen is already thinking of Rotterdam having booked his place in the top four last week.
With these two being two of the fastest dart throwers in the business, this is likely to be the most rapid game of the night but not one that I can see the Englishman winning.
Of the two Michaels, it is the Dutchman that’s preferred.
James Wade v Peter Wright
Having pulled out of last week’s event with a sickness, a recovered James Wade is due to play Peter Wright.
Both of these players are currently in the top four but neither are guaranteed a play off spot so both will be looking to bank points in London.
Gerwyn Price and Joe Cullen are breathing down the necks of this pair and they know it.
The Machine tops the double and check out success percentage and, providing he is over his sickness, he really should come out on top here against an out of sorts Snakebite.
Joe Cullen v Gary Anderson
The last match of the quarter final stage sees bottom of the table Gary Anderson take on Joe Cullen who still has hopes of a top four finish.
Anderson’s race is run, but don’t expect him to lay down for The Rockstar.
Anderson is bottom of the table but has improved over the last couple of weeks and could throw a spanner into Cullen’s aspirations.
This pair have the two lowest tournament averages out of everybody with The Flying Scotsman slightly ahead of The Rockstar, but Anderson has the experience and will want to go out with a bang and we expect him to.
BET365 DARTS BETTING PRICES
Gerwyn Price (10/11) v (10/11) Jonny Clayton
Michael Smith (6/4) v (8/15) Michael van Gerwen
James Wade (11/10) v (8/11) Peter Wright
Joe Cullen (8/13) v (13/10) Gary Anderson
PREMIER LEAGUE OF DARTS WEEKLY WINNER NIGHT 15 BET365 DARTS BETTING
Michael van Gerwen – 10/3
Gerwyn Price – 4/1
Jonny Clayton – 4/1
Peter Wright – 6/1
James Wade – 7/1
Joe Cullen – 8/1
Michael Smith – 10/1
Gary Anderson – 14/1
PREMIER LEAGUE OF DARTS OUTRIGHT WINNER BET365 DARTS BETTING ODDS
Michael van Gerwen – 15/8
Jonny Clayton – 12/5
Peter Wright – 5/1
Gerwyn Price – 11/2
James Wade – 6/1
Joe Cullen – 25/1
Michael Smith – 66/1
PREMIER LEAGUE OF DARTS TABLE
|Player||Nights Won||Matches Won||Leg Difference||Points|
|Michael van Gerwen||3||19||+44||31|
*Pulled out of Night Five with injury
**Pulled out of Night 14 with sickness
QUICK GLANCE AT THE PREMIER LEAGUE OF DARTS WEEK 15
Venue: The O2, London
Format: Best of 11 legs (first to six)
Current Champion: Jonny Clayton
Where To Watch: Sky Sports Main Event HD & Sky Sports Action HD
When To Watch: 19:00 UK