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The final first round match of Night 5 will see Jonny Clayton take on Peter Wright. Clayton is a former Premier League champion having lifted the title back in 2021, whilst Peter Wright is still looking to win this tournament for the first time in his career.
Jonny Clayton to Win
Wright to Checkout Over 97.5 - Yes
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
Jonny Clayton vs Peter Wright – Match Predictions
- 1 Jonny Clayton vs Peter Wright – Match Predictions
- 2 Clayton and Wright Latest Form and Performances
- 3 Match Details and FAQs
The last first round matchup of Night 5 is arguably the most intriguing as Jonny Clayton squares off against Peter Wright. Clayton knows better than most what it takes to win a Premier League night and ‘The Ferret’ will be desperate to kickstart his campaign here. So, here are our favourite Clayton vs Wright betting tips:
Prediction 1: Jonny Clayton to Win
It’s interesting that despite being the man in better Premier League form, Jonny Clayton is the underdog for this match. It’s hard to want to back Wright as he has had such a tough start to the tournament. Whilst this could be a match that goes either way, backing Clayton at decent odds has to one of the best value bets of the entire evening.
Prediction 2: Peter Wright’s Highest Checkout to Be Over 97.5
Although he has struggled, you can’t forget that Peter Wright heads into the match as the world number 2 and has won the World Championship twice. A class player, when on song Wright is one of the best finishers in the game. Despite his struggles Wright has hit the fourth most highest +100 checkouts in this year’s tournament and to record another one is nicely priced.
Clayton and Wright Latest Form and Performances
Over the past few seasons Clayton has been a juggernaut in this format, while Wright has struggled with his Premier League performances in the past seasons, as well as this one. So, let’s take a better look at the form of both players ahead of their duel:
Clayton Close to Another Playoff Run in Premier League
It’s been a tough year or so for Jonnny Clayton who despite some big wins and decent performances, hasn’t quite been able to find the winners circle as regularly as he has done in the past. For the last two seasons, Clayton has been the form player of the Premier League but some of that luster has fallen away this year.
After a slow start where he lost in the first round in both Night 1 and 2, he has been improving and has reached the semifinal phase in each of the last two weeks. If Clayton is to reach the playoffs for the third year in succession then he needs to get a wriggle on as he currently sits three points off the top four.
Wright Still Looking for His First Win
It perhaps isn’t a surprise to see that Peter Wright has struggled in this year’s Premier League as it seems to be a format he has struggled with. His best finish in the tournament came back in 2017 when he lost in the final of the playoffs. He hasn’t been back to the playoffs since 2020 and something will need to drastically change if he is to end that drought this year.
It’s been a miserable Premier League season for Wright who is yet to win a match and sits at the bottom of the table. Although the format of the Premier League is long, he will be desperate to start picking up some wins otherwise he is in real danger of being eliminated from proceedings early.
Clayton vs Wright: Head to Head
This will be the 23rd meeting between the pair with Wright currently leading the head to head 13-9. This will be the first time that the duo have met in the Premier League this season, but Wright has won the last three matches. Here’s a look at their latest h2h score:
- 29.01.2023. TM: Clayton 6 – Wright 10
- 11.09.2022. ET: Clayton 3 – Wright 6
- 22.05.2022. ET: Clayton 1 – Wright 6
- 28.04.2022. PL: Clayton 6 – Wright 3
- 21.04.2022. PL: Clayton 6 – Wright 5
Match Details and FAQs
When does the match kick off? The match kicks off on Thursday, March 2nd at 20:50 GMT.
What is the venue of the match? The venue of the match is Westpoint Arena in Exeter.
Where to watch this match? All action is live via Sky Sports and PDC TV.
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