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Premier League Darts Is Back With A Bang As We Guarantee Nearly £2,000!

Premier League Darts Is Back With A Bang As We Guarantee Nearly £2,000!
Tuesday,January 30,2018

Barely a month after Rob Cross shocked the world to win the World Championship in his debut tournament, the darts is back and it’s here to stay. The Premier League gets underway this Thursday in Dublin, so sit back and enjoy 16 weeks of the highest quality darts you could wish to see, while sweating it out in our pools, with some big money to be won each week!


Every week, we’ll be running a Last Longest and a weekly Predictor for you to play and get your hands on plenty of dough - currently nearly £2,000 in guarantees alone.


In our Last Longest, you must pick a player to win their match every week and if they do, you’ll move through to the next week. You can only pick the same player once and the last user left standing takes home the cash, unless there are more than one of you left by week 10, in which case the prize fund will be shared.


In our weekly Predictor, there are 10 questions for you to answer, such as who will win each match, hit the most 180s on the night, score the highest checkout and more. The first five questions are yes or no, which are worth 10 points, while the four multiple choice questions will score you 20 points for a correct answer. Question 10 is a nearest the wins, worth 25 points if you get the highest checkout of the night spot on, while you must choose a Banker which is worth double.


You can play for £2, £10, £25 or £100 with the first three entry pools having a guarantee of at least £250, while the £100 game has £1,000 riding on it. Remember, these are the minimum amounts to be paid in total prizes, which could be increased depending on the number of entries.


There’s huge money riding on these pools, with just shy of £2,000 guaranteed in total in week one, so make sure you make your selections carefully, and if you need some help, here is a preview of the opening night:


Who will get off to a winning start?


It’s all change in this year’s 10 man lineup, with four debutants and two returning faces joining stalwarts Michael van Gerwen, Peter Wright, Gary Anderson and Raymond van Barneveld.


World Champion Rob Cross will make his debut, along with Daryl Gurney, Gerwen Price and Mensur Suljovic, who all had breakthrough years in 2017.


2012 runner-up Simon Whitlock makes his return after a four year absence, while Michael Smith is back after a last place finish in 2016. That means former champion James Wade and two time world champ Adrian Lewis miss out, along with Dave Chisnall as the Premier League has a new feel to it, with the emphasis very much on youth, especially after the retirement of the legendary Phil Taylor.


Looking at the week one fixture list, new boy Mensur Suljovic is favourite against Simon Whitlock, and in question one of our predictor, you must answer yes or no to if you think Suljovic will beat Whitlock. Suljovic won his first major title last year, getting his hands on the Champions League and was in fine form all year. Whitlock managed to make it to the World Grand Prix final, losing to Daryl Gurney, and also had a decent year. With it being a short first to seven legs format, these matches are always hard to call, but I’d just back Suljovic in this one.


With Gary Anderson overwhelming favourite to beat Michael Smith, question two asks if he will be victorious by three or more legs. It was another strong year for Anderson in 2017, while Smith impressed in a narrow 4-3 loss to eventual winner Rob Cross, in round two of the World Championship. If Anderson gets going early, you’d expect a big win for the Flying Scotsman.


It’s hard to know what you’re going to get with Raymond van Barneveld these days, who was defeated 5-4 to MVG in the quarter-finals of the World Championships. He finished a disappointing sixth in the Premier League last year and faces Daryl Gurney, who won his maiden PDC major title in 2017, lifting the World Grand Prix. This one could well be a draw, meaning answering no to will Barney beat Gurney, in question three.


Van Gerwen and Cross meet again in a rematch of their epic 5-6 semi-final in the World Championships, in which Cross stunned MVG to take out a sudden death victory. Cross couldn't have asked for a harder start in his debut match, coming up against a man going for his third straight crown. The bookies have Cross just behind MVG as second favourite to win the Premier League and you wouldn’t rule it out. World Champion Cross looks the real deal but you’d expect MVG to have revenge on his mind come Thursday. Despite this, I see it being a draw, which would mean answering will van Gerwen beat Cross, with a no.


Questions five asks if Peter Wright will beat Gerwen Price by three legs or more and you certainly wouldn’t rule this out. Wright knows all about Price after beating him 11-6 to win his first major PDC title in last year’s UK Open, but will still be hurting after his shock second round defeat to surprise package Jamie Lewis, in the World Championship. Price reached the third round, putting up a vaillant display in a 4-2 loss against MVG, but this will be a tough start for the debutant, and I can’t see anything other than a big Wright win.


Next up is picking a player from MVG, Anderson, Barney, Cross and Wright, to hit the most 180s, and despite playing MVG, Cross could be your man. Then you must predict who will hit the highest checkout, with 170 specialist Simon Whitlock, a smart pick. Choosing how many legs will be played in total and how many 180s will be thrown is quite the lottery so i’ll leave that up to you to guess!


Hopefully now you should be ready to get your big money predictions in, so what are you waiting for?!


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