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Premier League Darts Glasgow 2019

Premier League Darts Glasgow 2019.

Round two of the 2019 Premier Darts comes from the SSE Hydro Glasgow.  With Gary Anderson pulling out of this year’s event due to a back injury, this week his place will be taken by Glen Durrant, the current and three-time back-to-back BDO World Champion. Glen has already made his mark on the PDC since winning his tour card last month. In the second round of the Players Championship, Glen reached the final, however, it was an on-form Dave Chisnell who took the honours.

Dart fans that were lucky enough to watch the Players Championship would have been rewarded by seeing four nine-dart legs, the most ever seen in a one-day darts event.

Glen makes up one of the selected nine ‘contenders’ in this year’s Premier League and although the contenders will play no further part in the event after ‘Judgement Night’ 28th March, each has a financial incentive to gain a draw or better still a win on the night. Glen will play Daryl Gurney ranked PDC No.5 by order of merit and Glen Durrant fans will are likely to back him heavily for a convincing win over Daryl.  With some of the best odds and promotions coming from  www.esportsbettingexperts.co.uk fans will be able to maximise their bets.

Of the Nine Contenders, Glen has the biggest pedigree. He refused to make the switch to the PDC when he won his second BDO World title, however, with restrictions off Glen along with Mark McGeeney, the former BDO No.1 competed for and both won a two-year PDC tour cards.

Last week saw a couple of early front Runners. Gerwyn Price and James Wade followed by the reigning Premier League Champion and Current PDC World Champion Michael van Gerwen. Gerwen will be tipped to regain his title this year, however, he didn’t have things all his own way in 2018. Both Gerwyn Price and James Wade took major TV titles and will fancy themselves for the Premiership title this year.

 

Rob CrossRob Cross

The 2018 PDC World Champions found it hard to emulate his World Championship performance that earned him the World Championship title. Rob has said the pressure that comes with being a World Champion took its toll on his normal practice routines. This year, however, the pressure is off and fans should be hoping for better performance from Rob.

Many of the pundits feel that Rob might just be a bit of a one hit wonder and this year will tell as he will need to go deep in many of the tournaments and in the 2020 World Championships to retain his ranking. However, with thirty new tour cards holders, this will be hard to achieve.

 

Michael Smith

The ‘Bully Boy’ was so near yet so far when he reached his first World Championship final in January 2019. Many were hoping for Smith to produce the goods to win his first World title, but it was not to be. In the 2018 Premier League Michael was the surprise runner-up, again losing to the world No.1 Michael van Gerwen. 2018 was a year when Michael matured as a professional dart player and many expect him to push on from his fantastic performance last year.

Michael will be one of the players to watch and although he lost his opening match in the Premier League there is still a long way to go. Smith faces Peter Wright in the opening match in Glasgow.

 

Mensur Suljović

Mensur Suljović

Tipped for great things this year, Mensur is becoming a fans favourite. He has shown last year that on his day he can beat anyone. The 2019 World Championship, however, was a bit of a banana skin for him as it was for lots of the Seeds. Losing his opening match against James Wade last week Mensur is not a player to lay down. However, he faces the current Premier League Champion Michael van Gerwen at the SSE Hydro, in Glasgow in the last match of the night. Odds will be against Mensur gaining any points from this match. Gerwen, on the other hand, will be looking to for a big leg difference win to move further up the League table.

 

Raymond van Barneveld

The last time we will see the five-time World Darts Champion in action in the Premier League as Raymond will retire from the professional darts scene following the conclusion of the 2020 World Darts Championships. Raymond’s ranking is falling by the week as he continues his retirement year.

Has Barney got it in him for one last major?

Raymond thinks he has however he only has one shot at the big majors left. Many will write Barney off as a serious contender and he is likely to be the first casualty of the 2019 Premier League come to Judgement Night. However, I am sure Barney will be thinking that will not be the case. He faces the current Premier League leader in round two, Gerwyn Price and both players will think they will have the edge over each other.

The premier league can be viewed in the UK via Sky Sports and various other channels across the World. If you are outside the UK & NI you can also sign-up to PDCTV for the live stream.

 

PDC Previous Premier League Winners

Year

Winner

Score

 

Score

Runner-up

2018 Michael van Gerwen 11 - 4 Michael Smith
2017 Michael van Gerwen
11
-
10
Peter Wright
2016 Michael van Gerwen
11
-
3
Phil Taylor
2015 Gary Anderson
11
-
7
Michael van Gerwen
2014 Raymond van Barneveld
10
-
6
Michael van Gerwen
2013 Michael van Gerwen
10
-
8
Phil Taylor
2012 Phil Taylor
10
-
7
Simon Whitlock
2011 Gary Anderson
10
-
4
Adrian Lewis
2010 Phil Taylor
10
-
8
James Wade
2009 James Wade
13
-
8
Mervyn King
2008 Phil Taylor
16
-
8
James Wade
2007 Phil Taylor
16
-
6
Terry Jenkins
2006 Phil Taylor
16
-
6
Roland Scholten
2005 Phil Taylor
16
-
4
Colin Lloyd

 

 

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