1983 World Darts Champion Keith Deller MBE delivers his five best bets for Night Two of the 2024 Premier League in Berlin.
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Keith Deller delivers his Best Bets for Night Two of the 2024 Premier League Darts:
Luke Littler was superb as he dispatched World Champion Luke Humphries in Cardiff last week, before being narrowly beaten in a cracker with Michael Smith in the semi-final. I am backing him to go the full distance this time around however, and secure his first nightly win. He's full of confidence, he's showing more and more that he can mix with, and beat, the very best of the PDC, and I just have a feeling that he will be taking the five points and the winner's cheque back home with him on Friday.
Michael van Gerwen 'To Lead after 4 Legs' v Nathan Aspinall @ 1/1
Michael van Gerwen was broken early last week against Michael Smith and paid a huge price for that as he went down 6-5 in his first match of the 2024 Premier League.
MvG has been playing superbly well recently however, and I don't envisage him starting equally as slow on Night Two.
I expect him to beat Nathan Aspinall and secure his first points of the competition, and I just feel he will set the tone for his victory with a crucial early break to lead this match after four legs. Even-money carries plenty of appeal for me.
Michael Smith 'Over 3.5 180s v Gerwyn Price @ 6/5
'Bully Boy' rattled 10 180s as he captured the £10k nightly winner bonus in Cardiff last week, and I feel there is value to be found in him landing four or more in his opening game with Gerwyn Price this week.
Michael always seems to raise his game in the real powerhouse games, and both he and Gezzy will be wanting to put on a show on the back of their final showdown last time out.
Smith landed five maximums in his 6-2 success a week ago, and I am expecting him to notch another four or five this time around too.
Luke Littler v Rob Cross '1 or More Bull Finishes in the Match' @ 13/8
Luke Littler just loves those eye-catching checkouts doesn't he! He's very unorthodox in his finishing - he has his own way, and it's very entertaining to watch.
Whether it be double-doube, bullseye, 25, bullseye, Luke will look to take anything on, which is why I feel there is value to be found in a bullseye finish in this match.
Rob is more orthodox with his finishing, but don't rule him out of the bullseye mix either, but I just feel that Luke Littler always has that something a little special in his locker, and I fancy him to checkout on the middle target at some stage of his opening game with Rob Cross.
Luke Humphries 'To Win Match, Most 180s & Highest Checkout' v Peter Wright @ 6/5
Peter Wright is clearly struggling with his game, which, to me, isn't unexpected.
I like the way that he spoke before the Premier League opener last week, revealing that he was down to one set of darts, but it's going to take time for him to adjust to that, and I just think he will continue to struggle on Night Two.
Luke Humphries will have been disappointed with his defeat on his tournament debut last week, and I am expecting him to bounce back with a bang on Thursday.
It's an ideal time for him to be playing 'Snakebite', and I personally like the look of the 'Match Treble' at 6/5.
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