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At the bottom of the draw for this week’s Premier League Darts Night 6 action from Liverpool, it’s Michael Smith vs Dimitri Van den Bergh. Smith, the winner of the Final on Night 3 heads into the match as a favourite in his own backyard.
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
Michael Smith vs Dimitri Van den Bergh – Match Predictions
The bookmakers are suggesting that a comfortable victory for Michael Smith is going to be on the cards in this one. Bully Boy goes at the odds-on match favourite, but we dig deeper into this fixture for our Premier League Darts tips in search of better value.
Prediction 1: Michael Smith -1.5 Handicap
We start on the slightly cautious side of a -1.5 handicap for Michael Smith being covered in the match. The reason for that is that on Night 5 he failed to get past the Quarter Finals for the first time in four rounds. He also had an early wobble in the UK Open, losing a decider to Luke Humphries.
Prediction 2: Smith 6-4 Correct Score
We are going to push for some bigger odds, for the second of our darts predictions for the night in this match. Smith is a heavy-scorer when he’s dialled in, but his last two matches against Van den Bergh have ended in a 6-4 scoreline in favour of Smith. So that’s the trend we roll with.
Michael Smith and Dimitri Van den Bergh Latest Form and Performances
Either Chris Dobey or Nathan Aspinall be awaiting the winner of this match in the semi-finals of Night 6. Will Smith continue his form this year against Belgium’s Van den Bergh to get there? We look next at the form of the two players.
Bully Boy Seeks A Hattrick Over The DreamMaker
Liverpool’s Michael Smith will be happy to be back in his hometown. The crowd may give him a lift after losing Night 5’s Premier League Darts quarter-final to Nathan Aspinall. It’s three losses by Smith in his last four matches in all tournaments. That’s been a sharp decline, but he’s easily good enough to bounce back.
Van den Bergh On The Hunt For Revenge Against Smith
Van den Berg had a great run at this month’s UK Open, reaching the fifth round of action where he was topped by Michael van Gerwen. The Belgian was a runner-up in the Final of Night 3 to Michael Smith and reached the semi-finals on Nights 1 & 5. He is carrying slightly the better form of the two but still the underdog.
Michael Smith vs Dimitri Van den Bergh Head to Head
Smith and Van den Bergh have met twice in 2023, with the former winning both of those meetings, including the aforementioned Premier League Night 3 Final. Smith is up in the head-to-head against the DreamMaker 6-4.
- 16.02.2023. PL: Smith 6 – Van den Bergh 4
- 13.01.2023. BDM: Smith 6 – Van den Bergh 4
- 11.06.2022. NDM: Smith 4 – Van den Bergh 11
- 13.03.2022. ET: Smith 3 – Van den Bergh 6
- 25.04.2021. PC10: Smith 6 – Van den Bergh 2
- When does the match start? The match starts on Thursday, March 9th at 20:40 GMT.
- What is the venue of the match? The venue of the match is M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
- Where can I watch the match? All action is live via Sky Sports and PDC TV.