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darts | Wednesday, May 25, 2022 7:12 PM (Revised at: Thursday, May 26, 2022 1:57 PM)

Premier League Darts Best Bet: Night 16, May 26th

Premier League Darts Best Bet: Night 16, May 26th
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After 15 nights and 103 matches, the last week of the Premier League Darts has arrived with Joe Cullen and Peter Wright left battling it out for the final spot in the play-offs.

Cullen gave his chances a major boost at the O2 arena last week with wins over Scottish duo Gary Anderson and Wright, before defeating Jonny Clayton 6-4 in a hard-fought final.

With victory, the Englishman moved above Wright on leg difference, and as the eight-man field travels to Newcastle, the pair will meet in a winner-takes-all showdown.

After yet another disappointing performance last Thursday – in which Wright was crushed 6-1 by Cullen in the semi-finals – the Scot seemed to find some momentum at the weekend as he reached the European Grand Prix semi-finals.

On his route to the final four, Wright produced some of his best darts for months, averaging above 100 in wins over Danny Noppert and Jonny Clayton, before succumbing to eventual winner Luke Humphries. Snakebite also rediscovered his scoring boots, hitting five 180’s in this loss to Humphries and notching up a further three in just seven legs against Noppert.

Despite his upturn in fortunes, he faces a player in Cullen who has not crumbled on the big stage, but in fact relished the opportunity to pit his wits against the world’s best.

The Rockstar has proven he can hold his nerve, beating MVG in Rotterdam and Clayton in London and at the moment sees himself averaging more 180s per game (3.8) than any other player.

The pairs three encounters prior to last week’s thrashing had all gone beyond nine legs and averaged six maximums per match. Also, each of their meetings have featured at least one 100+ checkout.

With the amount at stake and the pressure on both players to perform, I think it will be a tight affair and could well go the whole way.

  • Selection: Cullen vs Wright to have over 8.5 legs, highest checkout to be over 100.5 & over 5.5 total 180s
  • Best Odds: 2.38 (SkyBet)
  • Stake: 7/10

Odds as at 6pm May 25th, 2022. Odds may now differ.

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