Premier League Darts 2024
Week 3 Preview by Shane McArdle
The new Premier League season continues this week, Thursday (Feb 15th), with the action coming from the OVO Hydro Arena in Glasgow, Scotland.
The tournament see’s eight of the top darting stars contest across a 16 week mini-event format over the season, with each league night comprising of a quarter-final, semi-final and final format, all of which will be played over the best of 11 legs (first to six).
Each week’s winner will receive a £10,000 bonus.
Ranking points will also be awarded each night, with five going to the winner, three to the runner-up and two to the losing semi-finalists, to form the league table from which the top four players will progress to the Play-Offs at The O2 in London on Thursday May 23.
The action will be broadcast live on Sky Sports from 7pm on Thursday evening.
Quarter-Final Match Betting and Predictions:
Thursday Feb 15th
(Prices correct as of 3pm on Feb 11th)
(7:15pm) Evs Rob Cross v Michael Smith 4/5 (Prediction – Michael Smith, Rob Cross pushed teenage sensation Luke Littler all the way to a last leg decider in Berlin last week, but Michael Smith was impressive when coming from behind to beat Gezzy Price, before losing in a last-leg decider to eventual winner MVG in the semi-finals and is my choice to take this match, for all that it should be a closely fought encounter.) Correct Score Prediction – 4-6
(8pm) 1/8 Michael van Gerwen v Peter Wright 9/2 (Prediction – Michael van Gerwen, MVG was the overall winner in Berlin last week, he produced a fantastic comeback to beat Nathan Aspinall, then stepped-up his performance to beat Michael Smith in the semi-final before improving again to edge out Luke Littler in a thrilling final in Berlin. Peter Wright was better than he has been in recent times when losing narrowly to Luke Humphries, but he will find this too tough against a very much in-form MVG) Correct Score Prediction – 6-2
(8:45pm) 11/5 Nathan Aspinall v Luke Humphries 3/10 (Prediction – Luke Humphries, Nathan Aspinall started off brilliantly against Michael van Gerwen last week, before going off the boil crucially at the end of that match, whilst Luke Humphries played well to beat a vastly improved Peter Wright before losing a cracking semi-final to Luke Littler. It’s a narrow win for the world champ and world no.1 in this one for me) Correct Score Prediction – 4-6
(9:30pm) 13/10 Gerwyn Price v Luke Littler 11/20 (Prediction – Gerwyn Price, This is a cracker of a quarter-final, Gezzy Price was playing brilliantly against Michael Smith last week in Germany, but somehow ended-up losing the game. Luke Littler had to battle more than he has since coming on the scene in the PDC but still managed wins against Rob Cross and Luke Humphries before missing match darts and eventually losing to MVG in the final of week 2. If the same Gerwyn Price shows-up that played the first half of last week’s game against Michael Smith, then it’s a big win for Gezzy Price in this match for me.) Correct Score Prediction – 6-5
Michael van Gerwen 5/2 – Luke Littler 13/5 – Luke Humphries 3/1 – Gerwyn Price 7/1 – Michael Smith 15/2 – Rob Cross 12/1 – Nathan Aspinall 25/1 Peter Wright 66/1