Darts Premier League Preview – Aberdeen

The final play-off places in the Premier League will be decided in Aberdeen on Thursday.

Following over three months of competition across the UK, Ireland and Netherlands, the final league night sees four key matches taking place in Aberdeen.

Michael van Gerwen and Peter Wright are still competing for the £25,000 League Winner’s Bonus, while Phil Taylor and Dave Chisnall are in contention for the final Play-Off place.

The night opens as Chisnall meets James Wade, with the world number five needing a big victory over the 2009 Premier League champion if he is to put the pressure on Taylor.

Chisnall is now unbeaten in his past six matches after making a late Play-Off charge. A heavy win for Chisnall would then put the pressure on Taylor as the six-time Premier League champion bids to mark his farewell season before retirement with a Play-Off appearance.

Second-placed Peter Wright then takes on Raymond van Barneveld – with the in-form Scot entering the final league night on a high after whitewashing Van Gerwen on Sunday on his way to a third European Tour title of 2017.

Wright sits a point behind Van Gerwen in his bid to top the league table, and having secured a top-four finish for the first time is now bidding to make history as only the third player to top the regular season’s standings.

Van Gerwen, meanwhile, knows that a win in his clash with third-placed Gary Anderson will ensure that he tops the league table for a fifth straight year.

The reigning Premier League champion hit a world record TV average of 123.40 in last year’s visit to Aberdeen against Michael Smith, and is aiming to reproduce that form in a repeat of January’s World Championship final.

Two-time Premier League champion Anderson, meanwhile, is eagerly anticipating the return to his native Scotland as he bids to enter the Play-Offs with a third successive win.

Night 15 Match Odds:

4/5 Dave Chisnall 7/2 Draw 5/2 James Wade

4/5 Phil Taylor 7/2 Draw 5/2 Adrian Lewis 4/5

Peter Wright 7/3 Draw 5/2 Raymond van Barneveld

4/5 Michael van Gerwen 7/2 Draw 3/1 Phil Taylor



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