Darts | Premier League night two | Preview and Odds

The Premier League Darts began last week with some fantastic action and now they head to Glasgow for night two on Thursday.

Number one seed Michael van Gerwen edged past Michael Smith 7-5, while Mensur Suljovic rallied from 5-1 down to draw 6-6 with Chris Dobey.

Three-time BDO champion Glen Durrant replaces the injured Gary Anderson this week, and how will he fare in his Premier League debut? Our darts expert gives you his best bets to look out for.

Peter Wright v Michael Smith

Night two kicks-off with what is sure to be a great encounter between second seed Wright and World Championship runner-up Smith.

The two will come face-to-face for a third time in a matter of weeks with ‘Snakebite’ Wright aiming for a quickfire treble following a 10-6 Masters win and a 6-5 Players Championship victory.

Despite holding the advantage over ‘Bully Boy’, Wright will still be haunted by two 7-1 drubbings in last year’s Premier League.

I feel this has a makings of a close one, but think Smith will just get the better of Wright and win 7-5, which is available at 5/1.

Daryl Gurney v Glen Durrant

It will be interesting to see how Durrant fares having made the switch to the PDC ranks following his third consecutive BDO world title in January.

He has shown he is more than capable of mixing it with the best PDC boys already having reached the final of the Players Championship on Sunday and his Premier League debut will be an intriguing watch.

Gurney is a very Jekyll and Hyde dart player, capable of destroying the best in the game, but also has plenty of off nights, including last week’s 7-4 loss to Gerwyn Price.

I fancy the debutant Durrant to get the better of Gurney this week and I also believe he will have the highest checkout in the match – that double can be backed at 5/2.

Mensur Suljovic v Michael van Gerwen

The night ends with another interesting encounter as ‘Mighty Mike’ goes in search of his second win of the event.

He had to battle hard to see off Smith 7-5 last week, and this encounter will be another one where the Dutchman is tested to the ultimate.

Suljovic never gives up, which was shown in last week’s effort as he salvaged a point against Dobey having trailed 5-1.

Unsurprisingly van Gerwen has a 10-4 advantage over the Austrian in the head-to-head records and I cannot see anything but a van Gerwen win.

I’ll stick my neck on the line and go with a 7-3 scoreline at 7/2.




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