The best dart players in the world will converge on the Dublin docklands this week, to contest week 11 of the McCoys Premier League Darts in the O2 Arena
It promises to be a fiercely contested round of matches with the final eight players continuing in their quest for a place in the playoffs in the O2 London on May 16th.
The new format has seen the field reduced from ten to eight players in recent weeks, with Wes Newton and former champion Gary Anderson relegated after week 10.
The star attraction for many will be the lightning quick “Mighty Mike” Michael Van Gerwen, who has taken the darting world by storm in the past year winning countless titles. He is the favourite to lift the title overall and in current form he will take some stopping.
Week 11 Matches:
The first match of the night sees 16-time World Champion Phil Taylor, face fellow Stoke-On-Trent man, the ultra-consistent Andy Hamilton. Taylor will be looking for a comfortable victory to move back inside the playoff places but Hamilton won’t lie down without a fight.
Selection: A Taylor victory is 8/15 with Boylesports.com,click here to bet
Match two sees the master Dutchmen Raymond Van Barneveld and Michael Van Gerwen battle it out. Van Barneveld is no stranger to Dublin, having defeated Van Gerwen in the Grand Prix final in The Citywest. Will the chants of the “Barney Army” be enough to derail the “Mighty Mike” juggernaut?
Selection: A Van Gerwen victory is available at 10/11 with Boylesports.com, click here to bet.
Match three sees two players in red hot form square off. Robert Thornton in his first season in the Premier League has been consistently averaging over 100 in his matches, and rarely misses double top. Wade has looked revitalised in the past couple of months following personal troubles; he has been devastating on the doubles allowing him to maintain his play-off position status. This match could go all the way.
Selection: Thornton and Wade to draw is available at 7/2 with Boylesports.com, click here to bet
The fourth match of the night will be a close call between two of the most consistent players on the tour. Both former world finalists, Simon Whitlock and Andy Hamilton will be tough to split. Maybe Whitlock’s superior recent head to head record might edge him over the line in this one.
Selection: Whitlock to win is 11/10, click here to bet with Boylesports.com
The fifth match of the night pits the best of all time Phil Taylor against his nemesis for many years Raymond Van Barneveld. It will be difficult to see anything other than a Taylor victory in this one despite the roars of the Barney followers
Selection: Taylor to overcome his great rival is 4/5, click here to bet with Boylesports.com.
Final match of the night sees Michael Van Gerwen take on twice World Champion Adrian Lewis. With the two quickest players in the world in action, expect plenty of 180’s and fireworks. Make sure you are not gone to make a cuppa for this one as it could be over very quick.
Selection: Van Gerwen to beat former world champ Lewis is 8/15, click here to bet with Boylesports.com