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PDC Premier League returns

The Premier League of Darts in the PDC starts back up again tomorrow 6th February, and it should be a great night of darts all on SkySports from 7pm from Aberdeen.

Night One – Thursday February 6

Michael Smith v Glen Durrant

Glen Durrant starts off in the Premier League proper against the Premier League runner up from 2019 Michael Smith. Glen has two semi finals in PDC majors under his belt and had he been ranked on 2019 money he would have been a top 16 player. The three time world champion excelled in his contender role last year, so I expect he will play his usual 95+ standard. Michael Smith on the other hand is an enigma, he again has lost another final, The Masters, against Snakebite, so I expect that will be on his mind, no matter what he says. Durrant to win this one 7-5.


Gary Anderson v Daryl Gurney

Scotland World Cup winner Gary Anderson is back in the Premier League after a year out, and he comes against Northern Ireland’s Daryl Gurney. Anderson pulled out of the Premier League last season due to back injury, but he looks to be back on form. At the World Championship he showed glimpses of his true standard and at The Masters he played well against The Iceman going out thereafter. Daryl Gurney has went off the boil since his exploits half way during 2019 and will look to this Premier League to get his form back on track. Daryl is a better player than his recent showings and will be up for this to spoil the party in Aberdeen. But Anderson I fear will be very strong here in Scotland, with a fervent crowd on his side. A draw 6-6 here.


Michael van Gerwen v Peter Wright

World Championship runner up and world number one MVG is up against his victor Snakebite Wright. A repeat of the PDC Final where MVG didn’t have the usual clinical finishing and Snakebite didnt let up. MVG subsequently went on to sign a new deal with Winmau and is trying out new darts combinations to find his winning dart. On the other hand Peter Wright has found his winning dart and they are a lovely looking dart (have to stop myself buying them!). If Snakebite stays with these darts, he has a great chance of repeating his world final result and beating MVG. MVG is never really out of a game, but I dont think he will be consistent on his new darts for a while. Snakebite to win 7-5.


Nathan Aspinall v John Henderson

The Asp graces the Premier League again, this time as an actual player. He won the UK Open last year and had another semi final run in the world championship, so he deserves his entry into the PL. Again John Henderson is the local pick here in Aberdeen and who can forget his entrance last year. The crowd somehow spurred Hendo on to a 6-6 draw against MVG last year. I’m going with Hendo to win, I want him to win and I expect he will. Aspinall is still relatively young and wont have played in an atmosphere as Aberdeen will provide for him. Hendo 7-5.


Gerwyn Price v Rob Cross

Last up we have Gerwyn Price versus former world champion Rob Cross. So the 400 odd thousand has come off Cross’ order of merit ranking money but he is still the same player, a dangerous player who can hit any finish above 100. But with the recent two stone weight loss, he is running into a Gerwyn Price who is an animal at the moment. Price to win here 7-3.

PDC Quarter Finals Day

So we are down to the quarter finals at the PDC World Championship and it should be a great day of darts at Alexandra Palace in London.

PDC World Championship

Nathan Aspinall vs Dimitri Van Den Bergh

How Dimitri came through against Adrian Lewis after being 3-1 down in sets showed his resolve. Jackpot must be kicking himself that he has to wait a full year to put that right. Apsinall played superb to overcome Gary Anderson, and I expect he will do the same again. The Asp to win.

Luke Humphries vs Peter Wright

Peter Wright sneaked through in a decider and has done just about enough to win games all the way through. Humphries has looked great all the way through and hammered Huybrechts in last round. He will have the bit between his teeth after Huybrechts comments after their game. But will the Snakebite actually turn up this time? Snakebite to win for me.

Michael Van Gerwen bs Darius Labanauskas

A bit of humility would do MVG good as he has got very over confident at this worlds, without even showing his A game. Could have and should have been beat if opponents had turned up against him. He always seems to find a way but he must not under estimate Labanauskas. MVG to win.

Glen Durrant vs Gerwyn Price

Last up we have the current BDO world champion taking on the back to back Grand Slam champion. Gerwyn played an average game against Whitlock last night, blaming the Aussie of slow playing. Durrant isn’t a fast player either and will play his own game, so will it be another frustrating game for Gerwyn? I expect Durrant to dictate the pace here as we saw him slow down Dobey in his last game. Durrant is lethal on double 16 and I expect him to hit it a lot again today. I’m going with Durrant, I can’t see Gerwyn beating Durrant on form, I just really can’t.