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Adrian Lewis v Michael van Gerwen
World Grand Prix Darts
K.O 21.00, Sky Sports 1


(Max 10 only)
21 Oct 2009 Championship League Darts Group Stage, Adrian Lewis 6-4 Michael van Gerwen
21 Oct 2009 Championship League Darts Group Stage, Adrian Lewis 6-4 Michael van Gerwen
15 Apr 2007 Antwerp Darts Trophy, Michael van Gerwen 3-1 Adrian Lewis
14 Apr 2007 Antwerp Open, Michael van Gerwen 3-1 Adrian Lewis
11Nov2006 Players Championship Holland, Michael van Gerwen 3-0 Adrian Lewis

There have been shocks aplenty in this year’s World Grand Prix and the surprises continued last night with world number one Phil Taylor being knocked out, following the likes of Raymond van Barneveld and James Wade through the exit door.

Tonight, world champion and new favourite Adrian Lewis will hope to avoid being the latest big name to be dumped out of the Dublin tournament when he faces talented Dutchman Martin van Gerwen.

Lewis only just avoided an upset when he edged out Richie Burnett in his opener on Tuesday night and he was one of many players who doesn’t quite seem comfortable with the short format.

The 2010 runner-up in the double-start tournament was cruising to victory before Burnett fought back and forced a decider. A ten-dart finish from Lewis ended the contest but the Stoke man admitted he’d made things difficult for himself.
Dutch ace Michael van Gerwen came from a set down to take victory as he beat 2004 World Grand Prix champion Colin Lloyd 2-1. An impressive final set, which he won 3-0, should give him the confidence when he tackles Lewis later and, at around 2.56 on BETDAQ, he looks the call.

Van Gerwen has won all three of his shorter format games with Lewis and, although Lewis has clearly improved in the few years since the pair last played, we have already seen how nervy the higher-ranked players are finding the competition and the pressure of being the new favourite may prove too much for the dual World Champion.

RECOMMENDATION: (1-10 points)
Back van Gerwan at around 2.56 on BETDAQ: 3 points

Wednesday: -3.00 points


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