Jonny Clayton vs Michael Smith Prediction and Odds – Premier League Darts Night 11

Jonny Clayton has won the last two rounds of Premier League Darts action. Will he be able to complete a hat trick of wins as he faces a top-four clash with Michael Smith? This is the pick of the quarter-finals on Night 11 from Brighton. Who will prevail?

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

Jonny Clayton vs Michael Smith – Match Predictions

This is the final action from the bottom half of the Night 11 draw and it features the red-hot Clayton taking on recent European Tour winner Smith. The winner will meet either Peter Wright or Nathan Aspinall in the semi-finals.

Prediction 1: Clayton To Win @ 13/10

Jonny Clayton has won the last two Premier League Nights, so it may be worth revisiting him to come through with underdog odds. The bubble is going to snap soon of course, but ‘The Ferret’ is clearly thriving in the environment at the moment. He did also beat Smith in their most recent meeting.

Prediction 2: Clayton +1.5 Handicap @ 3/4

Even if he falls to a loss, it’s unlikely given his current form that Clayton will be smashed apart. So it may be worth backing him either way in a positive handicap line. He’ll have a bigger target on his back this week, but Smith’s league form hasn’t been great recently.

Jonny Clayton and Michael Smith Latest Form and Performances

The tension should be high in this match with huge points up for grabs in the race for the top four. So we expect drama and ahead of the match, we first visit the recent form of Smith and Clayton.

‘The Ferret’ Enjoying Positive Run

Jonny Clayton had not been above sixth in the league standings before Week 9. But victories on both Night 9 and Night 10 shot him up to third in the table, two points above Smith. Most of Clayton’s victories in that run happened against top-four players too.

Bully Boy Wobbling Under Pressure?

Michael Smith ended Week 10 in the top four, only by leg difference against Nathan Aspinall. Smith has only been past the quarter-finals twice in the last six rounds of Premier League Darts action. ‘Bully Boy’ needs a bounce back. Confidence from winning the German Darts Grand Prix on Monday may help.

Jonny Clayton vs Michael Smith Head to Head

Clayton is W3 L2 in his last five meetings with Michael Smith. In this season’s Premier League meetings, Smith is up 2-1. There’s very little between the two.

  • 30.03.2023. PL: Clayton 6 – Smith 4
  • 16.02.2023. PL: Clayton 5 – Smith 6
  • 09.02.2022. PL: Clayton 3 – Smith 6
  • 27.08.2022. NZM: Clayton 7 – Smith 5
  • 20.08.2022. NSW: Clayton 6 – Smith 4

Match Details and FAQs

Michael Smith Premier League Darts

  • When does the match start? The match starts on Thursday, 13th April at 20:40 GMT.
  • What is the venue of the match? The venue of the match is Brighton Centre, Brighton
  • 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.