2019 Unibet Premier League Darts – Raymond van Barneveld vs Michael van Gerwen Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Raymond van Barneveld vs Michael van Gerwen taking place? Thursday 28th March 19:00 (UK)

Where is Raymond van Barneveld vs Michael van Gerwen taking place? Rotterdam Ahoy

What channel is Raymond van Barneveld vs Michael van Gerwen on? Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Action

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

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

THE LOWDOWN

HEAD-TO-HEAD
All-time
meetings: Raymond van Barneveld 20-36 Michael van Gerwen (1 draw)
Previous meeting: Raymond van Barneveld 10-8 Michael van Gerwen

RAYMOND VAN BARNEVELD

  • Raymond van Barneveld has only pride left to play for following his confirmed elimination after losing 7-1 to Daryl Gurney in front of a big expectant home crowd last night.
  • It has been an underwhelming final Premier League campaign where he has won only one of his eight matches so far. His average of 81.96 against Gurney brought his overall tournament average down to 91.16.
  • Barney defeated Michael van Gerwen 7-5 at this same venue in the 2018 Premier League.

MICHAEL VAN GERWEN

  • Michael van Gerwen reclaimed first place in the league table after his resounding 7-1 victory against Peter Wright on Wednesday night in Rotterdam. He tops the table on leg difference over Rob Cross.
  • The Green Machine led 6-0 against Snakebite and missed a dart at double to claim a whitewash against his below-par opponent.
  • Against Wright he averaged over 100 for only the second time in his last five Premier League matches.

THE PREDICTION

Raymond van Barneveld takes to a Premier League stage for the final time in front of a huge home crowd against fellow Dutch darting legend Michael van Gerwen in what is sure to be a very emotional occasion. It is difficult to say how much Michael van Gerwen will get caught up in the occasion and if there will be an impact on his game, also if Barney will relax slightly after his confirmed elimination and just go out and enjoy himself and as a result improve on what he has produced previously in the 2019 Premier League. It would take a huge improvement however from Barney if he is to topple his compatriot and it doesn’t seem likely that he will repeat last year’s win in Rotterdam against Van Gerwen.

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