We’re offering even bigger prices on selected markets on Night Two of the 2023 Premier League, including a 4/1 double which features Night One winner Chris Dobey overcoming former world champion Gerwyn Price.
6/4 shot Chris Dobey will be hoping to maintain his eye-catching form on Night Two of the 2023 Premier League after following up his surprise inclusion in the competition by reigning supreme in Belfast.
The 14/1 tournament outsider overcame Michael van Gerwen in a tense eleventh leg shoot-out in last Thursday’s final after chalking up impressive victories over Peter Wright and Nathan Aspinall earlier in the night.
The 2023 Masters winner landed a sensational 170 finish in the second leg of his tie against ‘MVG’ before earning himself the full five points, and £10,000 winner’s bonus, courtesy of a captivating 160 checkout.
And whilst he most certainly has confidence on his side heading into Night Two, he will have to contend with a partisan Welsh crowd who will be eager to see their man, Gerwyn Price, return to the winners circle.
The Iceman (8/15) endured a frustrating start to his Premier League campaign last week, going down 6-4 to Aspinall, and despite his pre-match tagging as favourite, Price will have to step up a level to overcome an opponent who is enjoying the best form of his career.
Chris Dobey to beat Gerwyn Price
Chris Dobey to score the Most 180s
Was 15/4 >> Now 4/1
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Michael Smith is 8/15 to notch his first win of this year’s event after falling short against Michael van Gerwen last time out, but will need to be wary of an opponent who beat him seven times in 2022.
Bully Boy, 7/2 to win this year’s competition, enjoyed a stunning end to the calendar year, capturing the Grand Slam and World Championship crowns, but wasn’t able to repeat his Ally Pally heroics against MVG in Northern Ireland.
Despite averaging just over a ton, the Green Machine proved too much for the St Helens thrower to handle, and things don’t get much easier for the reigning world champion this week as he tackles hometown favourite Jonny Clayton (6/4).
The Ferret himself notched up a 101 average in his clash with Dimitri van den Bergh, but was forced to pay for his sloppy finishing as the Dancing Belgian edged the contest to inflict an opening night defeat upon the 2021 Premier League winner.
Despite their defeats, the pair both showed moments of quality and impressive three-dart averages to boot, and whilst we fully expect them to both remain prolific on the trebles, you sense that this encounter will come down to who can take out those short to mid finishes most prolifically.
Correct Leg Score:
Michael Smith to win 6-4
Was 9/2 >> Now 11/2
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Peter Wright remarkably registered a three-dart average almost nine points higher than week one winner Dobey in Belfast, despite succumbing to a 6-3 defeat against ‘Hollywood’ in the first round.
Like Wright, Aspinall was also off the mark with his finishing, notching up a far superior average than Dobey in their semi-final showdown, only to miss endless shots at double to gift the Premier League debutant a route to victory.
Both Aspinall (11/8) and Wright (4/7) will be keen to get their first points on the board in South Wales, although they both know that there will have to be a significant improvement in their finishing if they are to do so.
Historically, the Asp possesses a greater record in head-to-head meetings, winning eight of the 13 showdowns, but it is Wright who comes into the match in the better form having won the Nordic Masters last month before reaching the last four of the Masters.
Snakebite was off colour during the latter stages of 2022 but is looking back somewhere near his best, and looks a strong bet to utilise his greater scoring power to see off the now well-seasoned Aspinall at the Cardiff International Arena.
Peter Wright to beat Nathan Aspinall
Peter Wright to land the Highest Checkout
Peter Wright to score the Most 180s
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Van Gerwen is six unbeaten against van den Bergh and will be confident of backing up his run to the final last week by capturing his first nightly success of the 2023 staging of the Premier League.
The Dutchman is 3/10 to progress and was imperious in his triumphs over Smith and his Night Two opponent van den Bergh, scoring averages of 102 and 106 respectively, before dropping below those levels with a 97 average in his 6-5 final loss to Dobey.
MVG is always well-backed though, and so he should be - he has been by far and away the most dominant arrowist on the planet since Phil Taylor tucked away his tungsten in January 2018.
But 5/2 chance van den Bergh is a more than capable performer and will want to upstage MVG on TV for the first time in his career, although there is no doubt that doing so will be far easier said than done with the Dutchman appearing refreshed and revitalised after his crushing world final defeat last month.
Having spent January ‘recharging his batteries’ van Gerwen appears ready to reassert himself as the dominant darting force, and will be eyeing up success in Cardiff to ignite what he hopes will be another trophy-laden campaign.
Correct Leg Score:
Michael van Gerwen to win 6-2
Was 9/2 >> Now 5/1
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