FOLLOW Live Darts

Michael van Gerwen v Adrian Lewis - Players Championship Finals preview

Tungsten titans Lewis and Van Gerwen face off in the latest chapter of their fascinating rivalry (credit: Lawrence Lustig/ PDC)
World number two and three - Michael van Gerwen and Adrian Lewis - collide for the eighth time in 12 months on the big stage as they face off in Round Two in Minehead on Saturday night.

Watch and bet on Van Gerwen v Lewis live at Bet365 > Sports > Live streaming Darts

The duo have staked their claim to carry the mantle for the sport in years to come, and their latest meeting represents a renewal of a fascinating new rivalry on the cusp of its first anniversary at last year's World Championship.

The quick-fire pair have contested thrillers at the European Championship, World Matchplay and Grand Slam of in recent months, but the unique seeding within this particular event sees them collide at only the Last 16 stage.

Van Gerwen breezed past Jamie Lewis 6-1 last night, while 'Jackpot' overcame Kevin Painter 6-3, however they both have an array of gears to climb as they prepare to round off the night in style.

After contesting a gripping battle at this stage of the Grand Slam a fortnight ago (with Lewis prevailing), both will be desperate to avoid a premature exit here and continue their momentum heading into finals day.

Dutch ace Van Gerwen's recent head-to-head record against Lewis, however, does not bode well; he has suffered defeat at the hands of 'Jackpot' in six of their last eight meetings.

After his blistering spring spell, MVG has not claimed silverware since a European Tour triumph in May, but nevertheless presents a deadly threat to the field - even as the bookmakers price him out as far as 6/1 for the crown this weekend.

Lewis, who notoriously feeds off van Gerwen's rapid pace and scoring power, survived a brief scare in Round One, and knows he must improve on that showing if he is to pile more misery onto the 24-year-old.

In total, the pair have met 19 times in previous PDC competition, with 'Mighty Mike' having claimed victory on ten of those occasions, but is looking to end a near four-month wait for a triumph over the Stoke star in front of the television cameras.

The bookmakers cannot separate the two players, with both priced at 10/11 to navigate their way into the last eight, and on current form and over the extended format - they look set to contest yet another breath-taking battle in front of a sell-out 4,000-strong Somerset crowd. 

The match gets underway at around 9.45pm GMT and will be streamed live over the best of 17 legs from the Butlins Minehead Resort.

Fleetwood ace Wes Newton awaits the winner in the Quarter-Finals on Sunday afternoon, after he defeated Steve Beaton earlier today. 

To watch the match live online, simply:

1. Go to Bet365 
2. Register using the promo code MAXCASH
3. Click on the 'live streaming' icon on the homepage
4. Sit back and enjoy the action!

Recommendations: (odds with BetVictor - exclusive free £5 no deposit bet for new customers)
  • Van Gerwen to win 9-7 @ 13/2
  • Lewis over 5.5 match 180s @ 10/11
  • Van Gerwen over 4.5 match 180s @ 5/6

Recent Players Championship Finals Articles

More Stories

Recent Articles

  • Klaasen ends title drought with Players Championship 14 triumph

    Jelle Klaasen claimed his first PDC ranking title for almost eight years as he defeated Ian White 6-2 in the final of Players Championship event 14 in Wigan on Sunday....

  • World Matchplay 2015 field of players and seedings

    The 32-man field for the 2015 World Matchplay has been confirmed following Players Championship event 14 on Sunday....

  • Players Championship Event 14 Draw - The full draw for Sunday's ProTour event in Wigan

    The draw for Sunday's PDC Players Championship event 14 has been confirmed, with a formidable field in action at the Robin Park Sports Centre....

  • Tenacious Wade doubles Players Championship tally in Wigan

    James Wade battled back to edge past Kim Huybrechts in a last-leg decider and claim his second Players Championship title of the season in Wigan on Saturday....

  • Players Championship Event 13 Draw - The full draw for Saturday's ProTour event in Wigan

    The draw for Saturday's PDC Players Championship event 13 has been confirmed, with a formidable field in action at the Robin Park Sports Centre....

  • Players Championship events 13-14 - The full list of entries for the Wigan ProTour

    A star-studded field of players will descend on the Robin Park Sports Centre in Wigan for the latest double-header of Players Championship events this weekend....

  • Glasgow to host 2015 World Series of Darts Finals

    Big-time darts will return to the Braehead Arena in Glasgow for the inaugural PDC World Series of Darts Finals from November 21-22....

  • Terrific Taylor defies Wright fightback to take Japan Masters glory

    Phil Taylor produced a scintillating trio of victories to claim the inaugural Japan Masters title as he edged out a tenacious Peter Wright 8-7 in a thrilling final in Yokohama on Sunday....

  • Japan Darts Masters 2015 live scores and tournament schedule of play

    The elite stars of world darts head to Yokohama this weekend for the latest addition to the World Series calendar, and you can stay in touch with all the latest results and fixtures here....

More Stories

Claim your free bet

  • £200bonus
    1.
    Watch & bet on live darts at 365

    Bet365 are one of the world's leading bookmakers and boast an unrivalled live streaming service, including numerous PDC events throughout the year. What's more, they also offer a fantastic £200 welcome bonus for all new customers.

  • £10>20bonus
    2.
    Bet £10 Get £20 Free

    William Hill are the official sponsors of the 2015 World Championships and they're giving all darts fans £20 in free bets when they sign-up and deposit just £10.

    William Hill customers can also watch every throw from the World Championships live online via WHTV, the site's live streaming service.

  • £5>20bonus
    3.
    Bet £5 Get £20 Free

    Register an account with Coral, bet £5 on any darts event and you will receive £20 in free bets.

  • £25bonus
    4.
    Get £25 free at Ladbrokes

    Ladbrokes are offering an exclusive matched bet of up to £25 when you register using the promo code: MAXCASH25

  • £5bonus
    5.
    Claim a free £5 no deposit bet

    BetVictor are the title sponsors of the second biggest event of the year - the World Matchplay. They are offering all darts fans a completely free £5 bet!

  • £20bonus
    6.
    £20 free bet

    Place a first bet of just £10 and you'll get £20 in free bets credited to your account.

  • £5bonus
    7.
    £5 free every week from Skybet!

    All new customers at Sky Bet will get a £5 free bet each week simply for betting with Skybet and their newly launched Skybet Free Bet Club. All you have to do is bet a fiver each week to get a free fiver! That's £260 free in just one year...nice one!

  • £50bonus
    8.
    £50 free at Sportingbet

    Sportingbet offer exclusive outright markets on all non-televised PDC ProTour events. They have a generous welcome bonus of up to £50. Use the promotional code MAXIMUMBONUS when you sign up.

  • £10>30bonus
    9.
    Bet £10 Get £30 Free

    Register an account with Betfair and bet £10 and you will receive £30 in free bets. That's a 300% bonus!

  • £30bonus
    10.
    Free £30 when you join Betfred

    Register with Betfred.com today for a free £30 bet when you stake a £10 first bet. Also enjoy regular darts promotions from the Bonus King and superb darts betting markets.

  • £10bonus
    11.
    Free £10 bet using MAXIMUMBONUS

    Use promotion code MAXIMUMBONUS when you register with Stan James and claim a free £10 bet! Watch live darts online via your account!

  • £5 > £20bonus
    12.
    Bet £5 and get £20 free

    Place a first bet of just £5, and Winner will reward you with a £20 free bet to use on any sports market!

Bookmakers

News Stream

Players Championship Finals News and Schedules



Share this with your friends

To:
From:
Your comments:

Michael van Gerwen v Adrian Lewis - Players Championship Finals preview

World number two and three - Michael van Gerwen and Adrian Lewis - collide for the eighth time in 12 months on the big stage as they face off in Round Two in Minehead on Saturday night.

Read more »