Premier League Darts Finals Night: Semi-Final Matches Preview and Tips

Russ Yershon

Monday, May 20, 2019 9:04 PM UTC

Monday, May. 20, 2019 9:04 PM UTC

Russ Yershon (@RussYersh) delivers his tips for the Premier League Darts Finals Night, Semi-Final Matches.
<p>Our top tip delivered in Week 16 of the Premier League of darts as Gerwyn Price defeated Peter Wright at odds of 13/10 (2.3). Unfortunately, for Price, other results didn’t go his way and he didn’t make the semi-finals, but it was good for the readers of the darts preview. In the other results Suljovic lost to van Gerwen so with Gurney’s win over Smith, he secured the final semi-final place. With Cross losing to Wade last week, van Gerwen topped the table.</p><p>Therefore, the line-up for semi-finals is van Gerwen hosting Gurney and Cross facing Wade. Van Gerwen has been in superb form lately and will be very tough to beat. However, both van Gerwen and Cross have lost to their opponents they face in the semi-finals the last time they played.</p><p>See our preview below with top tips on the semi-finals.</p><p style="text-align:center"><img alt src="https://e1.365dm.com/19/01/768x432/skysports-michael-van-gerwen_4535286.jpg?20190101231048" style="width:600px;height:338px" /></p><div><h2>Premier League Darts Semi-Final 1<br />Venue: London O2</h2><p><br /><strong>Michael van Gerwen 1/5 (1.2) <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Paddy Power Sportsbook">Paddy Power</a><br />Daryl Gurney 7/2 (4.5) <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Bet365 Odds">Bet365</a><br /><br />Handicap</strong></p><p><strong>Michael van Gerwen -3.5 legs 5/6 (1.83) <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=df66db4b-b019-4343-9fc7-6c4f20e2a356&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Paddy Power Sportsbook">Paddy Power</a><br />Daryl Gurney +3.5 legs 11/10 (2.1) <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Unibet Darts Odds">Unibet</a></strong></p><h2>Preview and Top Tip</h2><p>The last time these players met it was Daryl Gurney who came out on top in week 14 of the Premier League of darts. Gurney is the player with the momentum as he secured his spot in the semi-finals in the final week of the regular season. Gurney won 8-5 in week 14 and will take huge confidence from the win and go out and throw without any fear in the semi-finals. He has nothing to lose and we feel Gurney can keep the match close.</p><p>There is no doubting that van Gerwen is the better player, but the last meeting between these two players is key in tipping up backing Gurney on the handicap. The semi-finals are the first player to 10 legs wins.</p><p><strong>Best Bet:</strong> <strong>Daryl Gurney +3.5 legs 11/10 (2.1) <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Unibet Darts Odds">Unibet</a></strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong><img alt src="https://static.independent.co.uk/s3fs-public/thumbnails/image/2018/12/13/23/Rob-Cross.jpg?w968" style="width:600px;height:450px" /></strong></p><h2>Premier League Darts Semi-Final 2<br />Venue: London O2</h2><p><br /><strong>Rob Cross 4/6 (1.67) <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Will Hill Odds">William Hill</a><br />James Wade 13/10 (2.3) <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Unibet Darts Odds">Unibet</a></strong></p><p><strong>Handicap</strong></p><p><strong>Rob Cross -1.5 legs 10/11 (1.91) <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Will Hill Odds">William Hill</a><br />James Wade +1.5 legs 5/6 (1.83) <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Bet365 Odds">Bet365</a></strong></p><h2>Preview and Top Tip</h2><p>These players met last week in the Premier League of Darts as Cross was denied top spot by Wade, who won 8-6 in legs. Wade deserves his place in the semi-finals after wins over both van Gerwen and Cross in this season’s tournament. The key question is can Wade provide two awesome performances and secure the title. The odds suggest he can’t as he is third favourite at 15/2 (8.5) with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=153&amp;a=8ec6399a-9df1-4c52-b272-39e6428836a6&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="BetFair Odds">Betfair</a> to win the Premier League of Darts. Cross has been superb in the Premier League of Darts so far and rightly has a top two spot at the end of 16 weeks. He will be determined to put on a great performance and have a shot at the title. This match is too close to call, so we’re going with a total legs bet at William Hill as believe this will go down to the wire.</p><p><strong>Best Bet: Over 16.5 legs between Cross and Wade at 4/5 (1.8) <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Will Hill Odds">William Hill</a></strong></p><p><strong>Alternative Special Bet: Cross to win, highest check out and most 180’s in the match at 5/2 (3.5) <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=b4150791-892f-469b-9b6a-7dfc6df0fb07&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="Ladbrokes Betting Odds">Ladbrokes</a></strong></p></div>
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