Van Gerwen v Anderson is highlight of the night, while late season bloomer Barney has chance to beat yet another high-flier in Chisnall
First meets third in Week 12 of Premier League Darts in Cardiff, as Michael van Gerwen takes on Gary Anderson in the last battle of the evening, but after their earlier duels with James Wade and Stephen Bunting respectively.
Elsewhere, defending champion Raymond van Barneveld will be hoping to continue his late season surge against Dave Chisnall, before Phil Taylor takes on fellow Stoke dweller Adrian Lewis.
Here are our predicted scorelines…
Stephen Bunting v Gary Anderson
With just two wins all season, Bunting is rock-bottom out of the eight players left, and nearly let Taylor beat him last week, as the duo couldn’t finish off the final leg. Although Anderson is up in third place, he is without victory in his last three, but should have enough to see off The Bullet.
PREDICTION: Bunting 5-7 Anderson – 5/1 with Ladbrokes
James Wade v Michael van Gerwen
Mighty Mike suffered his first defeat of the Premier League campaign last time out against compatriot Barney, so will be looking to enhance his lead at the top again. Wade has slipped up in recent weeks and lost to Van Gerwen 7-4 in Manchester.
PREDICTION: Wade 4-7 Van Gerwen – 13/2 with PaddyPower
Raymond van Barneveld v Dave Chisnall
RVB has really only enjoyed duelling with the high-profile players this league season, having beaten the likes of Van Gerwen and Taylor twice. Chizzy is way up in second and beat the Dutchman in a close 7-5 encounter back in Week 2, so back a draw this time.
PREDICTION: Van Barneveld 6-6 Chisnall – 7/2 with Skybet
Phil Taylor v Adrian Lewis
Taylor goes up against old pal Lewis in the penultimate match of the night, and has a great record against him, having also resoundingly beaten Jackpot 7-2 in Week 2. Lewis has won his last three, but back The Power to stop that run.
PREDICTION: Taylor 7-3 Lewis – 9/1 with PaddyPower
Gary Anderson v Michael van Gerwen
In the clash of the night, world champion Anderson goes up against world number one Van Gerwen, after facing earlier fixtures in Cardiff. Both will have warmed up for this battle so expect a high-quality encounter. A draw with Betway could be the best shout.
PREDICTION: Anderson 6-6 Van Gerwen – 4/1 with Betway
All odds were correct at time of posting.