It's the last night of the regular Premier League Darts season and, well, there's not much left to play for. Michael van Gerwen needs a point to guarantee top spot, and it looks like Raymond van Barneveld and Phil Taylor will take second and third, in whatever order you fancy. That just leaves four places, which three players can get. A win for James Wade over Phil Taylor, and Simon Whitlock would need a perfect night to get fourth place, and Thornton needing a win over Barney and MvG. Even a defeat for Wade could be enough to see him through, As Whitlock would still need 3 points, to climb above him, and Thornton would still need 1 point, with some massive leg differentials going in his favour, or two points, and the Scotsman doesn't have an easy game.
The Free Darts Betting Tip is 5-8, with a loss of -6.1 units after Michael van Gerwen and Andy Hamilton couldn't get a higher checkout than 106, which was a bit disappointing.
So we're into the last night of regular season action, and it's not been a classic Premier League Darts season, even with the new format, which I'm not a fan of. If you've enjoyed it, fair enough, but I think it's had its day in the sun and it's now just a cash cow for Hearne and Sky Sports. Anyway, another six matches tonight, starting with the definition of a dead rubber with Andy Hamilton taking on Adrian Lewis in a battle to save face. Robert Thornton are both on double duty tonight, and they square off next. Then Adrian Lewis takes to the stage for his second match of the night, this one against Simon Whitlock, who will be hoping for a big win. Phil Taylor takes on James Wade, then Robert Thornton makes a second appearance against Michael van Gerwen, with the Dutchman looking for a point to secure top spot. Finally, Simon Whitlock takes in Raymond van Barneveld, in a match that could decide fourth place.
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