2019 Unibet Premier League Darts – Raymond van Barneveld vs Daryl Gurney Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Raymond van Barneveld vs Daryl Gurney taking place? Wednesday 27th March 19:00 (UK)

Where is Raymond van Barneveld vs Daryl Gurney taking place? Rotterdam Ahoy

What channel is Raymond van Barneveld vs Daryl Gurney on? Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action

Where can I stream Raymond van Barneveld vs Daryl Gurney? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match via Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for Raymond van Barneveld vs Daryl Gurney? https://www.pdc.tv/unibet-premier-league-tickets

THE LOWDOWN

HEAD-TO-HEAD
All-time meetings:
Raymond van Barneveld 3-2 Daryl Gurney (1 draw)
Previous meeting: Daryl Gurney 7-3 Raymond van Barneveld

RAYMOND VAN BARNEVELD

  • Last Thursday in Berlin, Raymond van Barneveld kept alive his hopes of avoiding elimination by defeating Max Hopp 7-3 in what was his first victory of the 2019 Premier League season. He starts night eight a point behind Michael Smith.
  • His chances of survival still remain out of his own hands however, as even two wins from his Rotterdam double header may not be enough if other results go against him.
  • Barney has very fond memories of Rotterdam; he rose to the occasion in the 2018 Premier League with back-to-back wins over Simon Whitlock and Michael van Gerwen and in 2017 he enjoyed a 7-2 victory against Gary Anderson at this venue.

DARYL GURNEY

  • Daryl Gurney pulled off a surprise win over Michael van Gerwen last Thursday night to ease his elimination fears. He trailed 2-0 against MVG but managed to turn the match around and went on to win 7-5 for his first win since night three
  • He is now three points ahead of Raymond van Barneveld and knows a win would confirm his safety and possibly eliminate Barney depending on earlier results.
  • Last weekend he defeated rising stars Jeffrey de Zwaan and Dimitri Van den Bergh on his way to reaching the quarter-finals of the European Darts Open where he lost to Peter Wright.

THE PREDICTION

The atmosphere is sure to be electric as the doyen of Dutch darts Raymond van Barneveld takes to the stage in front of his adoring fans knowing that realistically only a win will do to keep alive his chances of avoiding elimination. Barney has produced some inspired performances at this venue in the last couple of years but whether he can pull off another remains to be seen. Daryl Gurney had a tremendous result against Van Gerwen last week which certainly eased pressure, though he isn’t safe yet and the crowd will make their voices heard which won’t make for an easy night for the Northern Irishman. Whatever happens over the Rotterdam double header with regards to elimination, expect Barney to want to put on a show for the fans and he can delight them with a victory in this match.

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