2024 Premier League Darts Betting Tips And Predictions
The excitement of the 2024 Premier League Darts continues on Thursday, promising another night of thrilling tungsten action.
Week two saw us head to Berlin, where Michael van Gerwen edged out Luke Littler in the final to claim the £10,000 weekly prize.
Betting sites anticipate another intensely competitive Premier League week, as the players head to Glasgow for week three of the 17-week-long competition.
This season sees an array of new faces enter the competition, with Rob Cross, Luke Littler, and reigning world champion Luke Humphries stepping in for Jonny Clayton, Dimitri Van den Bergh, and Chris Dobey.
After week two, Van Gerwen and Littler are the 3.6 frontrunners among darts betting sites to win the Premier League trophy at the 02 Arena on May 23.
Hot on the duo's heels is the reigning world champion, Humphries (5.0), who hasn't had the desired start to his maiden Premier League campaign.
Last season's runner-up, Gerwyn Price, stands as the fourth favourite with odds of 9.0 supplied by Bet365.
Meanwhile, the 2023 world champion and week one winner, Michael Smith, is pegged at 9.5 for the title, down from the 12.0 he was just a fortnight ago.
For those seeking a higher risk and reward, Rob Cross carries odds of 15.0, Nathan Aspinall is 34.0, and Peter Wright is now a huge outsider with odds of 151.0.
Van Gerwen Favourite To Win In Glasgow
Michael van Gerwen is positioned as the 3.5 favourite to win night three, as he hopes to double down on his triumph last Thursday.
The Dutchman is a huge odds-on favourite to triumph over Peter Wright in his opening match this week, where a tie with Smith or Cross would await him.
Mighty Mike showed glimpses of his best stuff last week and it would come as no surprise if he were to reign supreme again in Scotland.
The likes of Littler, Humphries, Price and Smith find themselves in a competitive range between 4.33 and 7.5 odds with Ladbrokes.
At the other end of the spectrum, current form places Aspinall and Wright as the outsiders for success this week, with odds of 26.0 and 34.0 available for either of the pair to clinch victory.
Will We See A New Winner In Week Three?
Each of the four quarter-final matches this week could take the stage as the headline act and this could be the most competitive week so far.
It was a trio of ton-plus averages for MVG last week as he went on to prove betting sites were correct when installing him as the favourite for the crown in Berlin.
He overcame Littler after the Nuke missed two match darts to claim a first weekly victory. The two misses on double 10 allowed Van Gerwen to step in and win the event to claim the maximum five points on offer.
It was a record-breaking week in Berlin. as we saw 75 of a possible 77 legs played out, in what many regard as the best ever Premier League night.
After sitting out of Players Championships one and two in Wigan earlier this week, MVG will be refreshed ahead of week three. But there is no doubt Aspinall, Smith and Littler will be hungry for revenge in Scotland.
It Could Be All Wright On The Night
It may come as a shock to see us side with Snakebite, but if Peter Wright is to win a night in this year's Premier League, there will be no better place to do it than in his home country.
The 53-year-old had a solid run to the semi-finals of Players Championship two and he will hope to build on this in Glasgow.
If he is to win on home soil, it will have to be thoroughly fought. Wright is a healthy 6.0 to beat MVG in his opening match, where Cross or Smith lay in wait.
Should Wright emerge as the victor in that clash then his confidence will be through the roof and his pre-tournament price will be slashed immensely, as the backing of 13,000 Scots may prove influential.
Elsewhere, a good start to life in the Premier League sees Luke Littler line up as the third favourite for victory in week three.
After a winning debut on the Players Championship tour, there is no worry of those missed darts from last week's Premier League final haunting him.
The Nuke will face off with Price in his opening match this week, and after averaging in excess of 100 in five of his six matches in this competition so far, he has to be the favourite to progress past the Welshman.
We expect the crowd to get behind Littler if their home participant Wright is dumped out at the first hurdle, and the fact they are on opposite sides of the draw bodes well for his chances.
Both Wright and Littler are worth keeping an eye out this week on exchange betting sites and stranger things have happened than the pair meeting in this week's final.
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