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Three Weeks Until The Play Offs: Who Will Win The Premier League

If Rotterdam proved anything last week, it’s that anyone can still win the 2018 Premier League of Darts.

van Gerwin suffered two shock defeats and with three or four matches to go before the play-offs, it really is anyone’s tournament.

Next up up is Manchester for the corporation, but who are the players most likely to go on and win the competition?

We take a look at the favourites to life the PDC Premier League title....

 

Michael van Gerwen

Michael van Gerwen is currently top of the Premier League after winning nine of his 12 matches. Until last week he was on a run of eight straight victories and, despite his last two games ending in defeat, he’s 8/15 to win the tournament.

He’s sat in the top spot since week five but faces a tough couple of weeks with ties against Rob Cross, Gary Anderson and Michael Smith.

 

Gary Anderson

 

Gary Anderson

Gary Anderson recorded a stunning 170 checkout in Rotterdam and is second favourite to win his third Premier League title. http://www.betandskill.com/ are showing Anderson at around 4/1 for the title, and he’s well worth a point after recording four wins on the bounce.

He faces Simon Whitlock, Raymond van Barneveld and van Gerwen in the coming weeks in which he’ll look to cement his play-off position. He’s proven before he can go all the way and the final game against the Premier League leader could be telling of the way the knockout stages will go.

 

Rob Cross

Rob Cross is a 9/2 shot to lift the Premier League title after a season which has seen him remain in the top four since week five. He’s had a bit of a mixed few weeks with just one a win, loss and draw in his last three.

He’s a tricky few weeks ahead with Raymond van Barneveld and Michael van Gerwen to come but he’ll look to hang on in there and take on the knockout stages.

 

Michael Smith

 

Michael Smith

Michael Smith is currently occupying the final play-off spot and is at 14/1 to win the title. He’s never gone beyond 10th, so has already improved on that.

Another who has had a bit of mixed form of late, having lost against Gary Anderson in Rotterdam and he’ll be looking to secure his place in the play-offs in Manchester. He’s four more matches to do that before he enters the unchartered territory of the knockout rounds.

 

 

 

 


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PDC Previous Premier League Winners

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

 

The Premier League final best of legs has changed over the years:

  • 2005 - 2008 best of 31 legs
  • 2009 - best of 25 legs
  • 2010 - 2014 best of 19 legs
  • 2015 - Current best of 21 legs

 

 

 

 

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