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Premier League Darts: Michael Smith v Luke Littler prediction, tips and odds

1983 World Darts Champion Keith Deller MBE is on hand with his prediction and tips for Thursday's Premier League showdown between Michael Smith and Luke Littler in Rotterdam.

Michael Smith v Luke Littler

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Michael Smith v Luke Littler betting prediction, tips & start time

Michael Smith v Luke Littler (19:15)

Over 5.5 180s in the Match @ 5/11
Luke Littler - Over 3.5 180s @ 5/6
Michael Smith - Over 96.5 average @ 4/5

I'm going with a shortish play in my first selection for Thursday's opening quarter-final between Michael Smith and Luke Littler, but it's one that I just cannot see not coming in - six or more 180s for both players combined.

We have all seen how prolific Michael is on the treble 20 bed over the past few years, and Luke is equally as proficient when it comes to power-scoring too, so if we get eight or nine legs in this match, which I feel we will, then I'd be stunned if we didn't see six or more maximums scored.

Again, I'm sticking with the 180 markets for my second pick, Luke Littler to score four or more maximums in the match. Now, this will be a really fast-paced game, both players throw with a good rhythm and it should enable each of them to really finds their groove.

Luke has scored incredibly heavily in his maiden Premier League, and I am expecting that to continue in Rotterdam, which is why I am backing him to finish the match having recorded 'Over 3.5' 180s.

Who do I think will win the match, well, I'd be leaning towards Luke, but Michael has been playing well and I expect his average to be in the high 90s this week, which it is going to need to be if he is to have a chance of winning.

He's fired home three-figure averages on numerous occasions this season, and he is capable of doing that on Thursday - but for me, the 4/5 on offer for a three-dart average in excess of 96.5 is where I feel the value can be found.

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Michael Smith v Luke Littler odds

Michael Smith has already enjoyed success over Luke Littler in this year's Premier League and he is the 7/4 underdog to prevail in Rotterdam this Thursday.

Littler meanwhile, who has won two of the last three weekly events, is the odds-on 4/9 favourite to secure the two points and cement his spot in the playoff positions.

View all match markets and odds for Michael Smith v Luke Littler on site.

Michael Smith v Luke Littler Bet Boosts >>

We've got a number of Bet Boosts >> available for Night 12 of the Premier League, including:

Match Double
Michael Smith To Win Match & Most 180s
Was 5/1 >> Now 11/2

Total 180s
Over 8.5 in the Match - Combined
Was 5/2 >> Now 11/4

Correct Leg Score
Luke Littler to win 6-3
Was 9/2 >> Now 5/1

Alternative Player 180s
Luke Littler - Over 5.5 180s
Was 4/1 >> Now 9/2

View all Bet Boosts for Michael Smith v Luke Littler on site.

Odds and Bet Boosts displayed were correct and available at the time of writing and are subject to fluctuation.

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