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The third match of this Thursday’s Premier League sees two of the outsiders for the title lock horns, as Dimitri Van den Bergh takes on Chris Dobey. Both players find themselves just outside the Top 4 and they head into the contest knowing that a positive night will greatly boost their playoff chances.
Van den Bergh to Hit the Most 180s
Dobey to Throw Under 2.5 180s
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
Dimitri Van den Bergh vs Chris Dobey – Match Predictions
Ahead of their meeting on Night 5, both Van den Bergh and Dobey are outside of the Top 4, so this will be a very important duel for both players. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at our top Van den Berg vs Dobey betting tips:
Prediction 1: Dimitri Van den Bergh to Throw the Most 180s
You could argue that no player in professional darts has as nice a throwing action as Dimitri Van den Bergh. Smooth and effortless, when Van den Bergh is on song the 180s can flow. The Belgian has thrown 21 maximums so far in this year’s event and should edge the 180 battle here.
Prediction 2: Chris Dobey to Throw Under 2.5 180s
One of the main reasons why Chris Dobey has struggled in the last few weeks of the Premier League has been his ability to score heavily. In his last three matches he has only scored four 180’s with three of those coming in one contest. Clearly he is struggling to consistently find the treble 20 and backing him to hit under 2.5 180s could be a worthwhile play.
Van der Bergh and Dobey Latest Form and Performances
A crunch encounter awaits as Night 1 winner Chris Dobey attempts to avoid a fourth successive first round defeat. Dimitri Van den Bergh has had a mixed start to life back in the Premier League and is also hoping to avoid losing in the first round following his defeat last week to Gerwyn Price.
Can Van der Bergh Find Consistency in Premier League?
A former World Youth Champion, Van den Bergh has proved on numerous occasions he has the game to beat the best. It’s been a mixed start to this year’s Premier League for the Belgian who has combined two semi finals with two first round defeats. He is yet to reach a final, but that will certainly be his aim this week.
It could be argued that only Michael Smith and Michael van Gerwen have the talent to match Dimitri Van den Bergh, but it’s his consistency that often lets him down. That has proved valid up to this point in the Premier League with the Belgian unable to string wins together.
Will Dobey Be Able to Win Again After a String of Defeats?
After being demolished in the World Championships by Michael van Gerwen, few would have believed that Chris Dobey would have been chosen for this year’s Premier League, but Dobey flipped the narrative after he was victorious in the Masters.
Then, by winning Night 1 of this Premier League he has proved he belongs at this level. However, since that night, Dobey’s dream has turned into a nightmare and the man from Newcastle has lost his first match in each of the last three weeks. He will be desperate to climb back up the table but faces a tricky task against the extremely talented Dimitri Van den Bergh.
Dimitri Van den Bergh vs Chris Dobey: Head to Head
This will be the first meeting between Van den Bergh and Dobey since 2021 and first ever in the Premier League. Van den Bergh has won the last two meetings and will be hopeful of another victory here. So, here’s a detailed look at their latest h2h duels:
- 19.10.2021. PC 24: Van der Bergh 6 – Dobey 1
- 24.04.2021. PC 9: Van der Bergh 6 – Dobey 2
- 29.01.2021. TM: Van der Bergh 2 – Dobey 6
- 10.07.2020. PC 11: Van den Bergh 4 – Dobey 6
- 14.04.2019. PC 12: Van den Bergh 6 – Dobey 3
Match Details and FAQs
When will the match start? The match will start at 20:10 GMT on Thursday, March 2nd.
Where will the match be held? The match will be held at Westpoint Arena in Exeter.
Where to watch the match? You can watch the match live on Sky Sports and PDC TV.