Chris Dobey vs Michael Smith Prediction and Odds – Premier League Darts, Night 7

The last of the Quarter Final matches on Night 7 of the 2023 Premier League Darts season from Nottingham is Chris Dobey vs Michael Smith. Smith was a runner-up in last week’s Final and is the match favourite here, as we dive into our darts predictions.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

Chris Dobey vs Michael Smith – Match Predictions

Smith is the odds-on favourite in the match outright for darts betting to secure the victory. He’s been in big form and Bully Boy will be facing an out-of-sorts Dobey who has failed to win a league match in any of the last five rounds. Will this be as cut and dry as it appears on paper?

Prediction 1: Smith -2.5 handicap

We have to go to the handicap market as Smith is such a strong odds-on favourite quote in the match outright. Smith is the obvious call for darts betting predictions here and we think we can push to a -2.5 handicap for Bully Boy to cover. He has the much better form under his belt of the two at the moment.

Prediction 2: Most 180’s Smith

We are going with a slightly obvious odds-on pick of Smith topping the tally of 180s in the match. Bully Boy is such a heavy scorer when he has his eye in, and this is a very winnable fixture for him. We expect a strong performance, which is likely to equate to him bossing the maximums.

Chris Dobey and Michael Smith Latest Form and Performances

The winner of this quarter-final match on Night 7 could end up with the unfavourable draw of facing Michael van Gerwen in the semi-finals. Van Gerwen meets Peter Wright in his quarter-final in this half of the draw. To help pick who is going to get there and how we dive into the current form of Dobey and Smith.

Dobey Yet To Mount A Fightback

Chris Dobey won Night 1 of the Premier League season. There has been no change for him in any league match since and he’s currently on a W3 L5 match record for the campaign now. Only Peter Wright has won fewer legs than Dobey has and this looks like being another tough night in just about the worst draw he could ask for at the moment.

Bully Boy On Song And Strong

We expected a big night from Michael Smith last Thursday in his hometown of Liverpool. It came too, as Bully Boy reached the final where he was defeated by Michael van Gerwen. Smith has posted a good record this season with only MVG topping him for the number of 100+ scores in this campaign.

Chris Dobey vs Michael Smith Head to Head

Chris Dobey won the most recent meeting between the two players, which was at The Masters in January. That was a big upset on the night, but the overall head-to-head between the two players is even. In the last eight meetings, it has been four wins each.

  • 29.01.2023. TM: Dobey 11-7 Smith
  • 04.03.2022. UKO: Dobey 7-10 Smith
  • 11.12.2020. HOM: Dobey 4-3 Smith
  • 04.12.2020. HOM: Dobey 0-4 Smith
  • 13.09.2020. PC15: Dobey 6-3 Smith

Match Details and FAQs

Michael Smith Premier League Darts

  • When does the match start? The match starts on Thursday, March 16th at 20:40 GMT.
  • What is the venue of the match? The venue of the match is Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
  • Where can I watch the match? All action is live via Sky Sports and PDC TV.

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About the author

Lee Jackson

Lee has been a freelance sports writer for over a decade and is a massive sports fan, following Chelsea in the Premier League and Gloucester in Premiership Rugby. Few sports events get him more excited than Ashes cricket, however.

Lee has followed darts since the good old days of Eric Bristow and John Lowe producing highlight moments at the World Championships on dark winter nights.