Daryl Gurney v Michael Smith

Such is Michael Smith’s ability that bookies are barely making him the underdog despite already being eliminated. But this year we have seen players put in some below-par performances when their form has been ropey (see Peter Wright and RVB) and with Gurney having everything to play for, I expect the Northern Irishman to make it four successive games without defeat. 

Daryl Gurney - 1pt @ 7/5

Michael van Gerwen v Mensur Suljovic

MvG rocked in a 110 average last week, his best of the tournament. It’s his last chance to overtake Rob Cross at the top of the table and he’ll be pushing Voltage to keep up his record of finishing first in every league campaign he’s ever been in. 

Suljovic’s record in the last eight weeks has been: WLWLWDWL. That inconsistency could cost him a play-off place and although the above says he’ll win this time around, his tournament average (7th) and total 180 count (7th) says otherwise. We were denied last time we backed MvG in the match treble, but hopefully this time will be different. 

Michael van Gerwen Match Treble - 1pt @ 2/1

James Wade v Rob cross

Cross could already be confirmed as league leader before this game (although I don’t think he will), but they’ll be no let-up either way from Wade who is all-but in the play-offs and playing like his 2009 pomp, the year he won this tournament for the only time. 

Wade’s 100+ and 140+ scoring has been streets ahead of anyone else and combined with his checkout percentage (3rd best), shoul see him with plenty of chances against Voltage. I wouldn’t back against Wade drawing or even winning this, but to play it safe I’m going for the handicap option, which at +2.5 legs seems a very comfortable prospect. 

James Wade +2.5 Handicap - 2pts @ 4/9