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Premier League Darts Week 7 Preview


Gary Anderson broke his duck last Thursday in a surprise Nottingham win, spring-boarding the “Flying Scotsman” off the foot of the table.

Joe Cullen has replaced the Scot, but with plenty of points still to fight for there will be no sulking from the “Rockstar”.

Michael Smith lost his second final in a row in Nottingham but will be heartened by the consistency he is continuing to show in 2022.

But it’s Michael van Gerwen who leads the way from world number one Peter Wright in second, as we head to a home fixture for the Dutchman in Rotterdam.

Let’s take a look at the picks for week 7.

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Damon Heta, Gary Anderson and Andrew Gilding were in top form at last weekend's Players Championship events - they lead the way in the latest Form Guide.

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— PDC Darts (@OfficialPDC) March 22, 2022

Peter Wright v James Wade – Over 5.5 180s 

In a match that could comfortably hit double figures in legs played, the 5.5 mark for the 180 count looks very tempting to jump on the overs.

Only MVG has thrown more maximums than Peter Wright so far in the Premier League and Wade should be able to keep up his side of the bargain, averaging just a touch over two per match in the Premier League.

This will probably go down to the wire, but at 11/8 it’s too tempting to ignore to go over 5.5 180s.

Impeccable darts from James Wade who takes out a stunning 142! ? pic.twitter.com/inD86sSk0P

— Sky Sports Darts (@SkySportsDarts) March 3, 2022

Joe Cullen to beat Gary Anderson

Cullen has hit a bit of traffic following a solid start to his debut Premier League season.

The “Rockstar” has only escaped the quarter-finals once in the last four weeks and is currently lagging behind with just five points.

Anderson’s win last week came out of the blue – the former two-time world champion isn’t playing with the kind of consistency to run deep in Rotterdam again.

Cullen to sweep aside his mate is priced well at a touch above Evens.

Embarrassed with tonight’s performance….. sorry to all my fans - just trying too hard of late maybe?!?! It’s a tough school the premier league but one I’m definitely cut out to be part of , reset for Rotterdam ???

Rubbish tonight but won’t dwell on it too much…. ?

— Joe Cullen (@rockstar_13_) March 17, 2022

Gerwyn Price v Jonny Clayton – 170 finish

This all-Welsh quarter-final sits on a knife edge.

The pair of World Cup winning team mates share three wins apiece across their last six meetings and their total head-to-head reads with a 7-6 lead for Clayton.

The “Iceman” and “Ferret” bring out the best in each other and a showstopping 170 finish is far too inviting to ignore at 9/1.

We should get at least 10 legs for a 170 to be thrown as these two run close.

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Gerwyn Price beats Michael Van Gerwen 6-4! pic.twitter.com/Vf6S3nY3gV

— Sky Sports Darts (@SkySportsDarts) March 17, 2022

Michael van Gerwen -1.5 handicap v Michael Smith 

As good as Michael Smith is playing at the moment, MVG is taking things to another level.

The Dutchman fell off the wagon last Thursday losing his quarter-final to Gerwyn Price, but will be adamant in flexing his muscles in front of the loud Dutch support.

When “Mighty Mike” is on song there is little to stop him in such a short format.