McCoy's Premier League Darts 2012 Week 2 Preview

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McCoy's Premier League Darts 2012 Week 2 Preview
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With only 14 weeks of action in total for the eight players involved, every game is pivotal if they hope to be in receipt of the winner's trophy come May 17.

Week 1 of the McCoy's Premier League darts got off to a flyer. The unexpected results in a couple of the match-ups make Week 2 quite intriguing.

The first game of the night pits current world champion Adrian Lewis against crowd favourite Raymond van Barneveld. The Barney Army will be hoping Jackpot takes his foot of the gas in the same way he did against Phil Taylor last week. If he doesn't, Barney may struggle to keep up with the scoring of the Stoke native. 

Up next, Gary Anderson aims to register his first points of the competition in front of his loyal Scottish following against Andy Hamilton. The Scot, defending his Premier League title, will know the importance of a win here. Much to his detriment, The Hammer will have to overcome a sold-out Aberdeen crowd if he is to maintain his grip on the top spot.

The penultimate match-up will feature old enemies Phil Taylor and Kevin Painter. The Artist will need to bring the form of his Players Championship win to the oche if he hopes to beat The Power. Taylor showed a real grit last week to rescue a draw while Painter conquered Gary Anderson for a surprising debut Premier League win.

The final and potentially best game of the night sees Simon Whitlock throwing against James Wade. The Wizard is coming off a draw in the first week of the league and a final appearance in the World Cup of Darts. Wade, on the other hand, slumped to a first week 8-5 loss to Hamilton and will need to rectify that form or risk being blown away by the Aussie.

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