Michael Smith vs Dimitri Van den Bergh Prediction and Odds – Premier League Darts Night 16

Michael Smith has put together a tremendous surge of form in Premier League Darts, winning the last three rounds of action. Can he keep the streak going and potentially beat Gerwyn Price to the top spot?

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

Michael Smith vs Dimitri Van den Bergh – Match Predictions

Michael Smith has an outside chance of stealing the top spot away from Gerwyn Price on the night. He needs to win the night again to have any chance of that while seeing Price struggle in Aberdeen. Here are our match predictions for Smith vs Van den Bergh.

Prediction 1: Smith -2.5 Handicap @ 6/5 (2.2)

Michael Smith tops everyone else’s current form in the Premier League. He’s won the last three rounds of action to surge into second place. Mathematically he can still finish top. Bully Boy is red-hot right now and as it’s been the complete opposite story for Van den Bergh, we just start with the straightforward pick of a Smith -2.5 handicap. Smith has covered that in his last three, PL wins over the Belgian.

Prediction 2: Smith Most 180s @ 17/20 (1.83)

In this season’s Premier League, Smith has produced 99 maximums, with only Gerwyn Price having recorded more. Put Smith’s 99 up against just the 51 produced by Dimitri Van den Bergh throughout the season, then this looks like a simple pick.

Michael Smith and Dimitri Van den Bergh Latest Form and Performances

Can Michael Smith keep this tremendous streak of PL form going? Ahead of the clash on Thursday night, we look at the current form of the two players.

Michael Smith Keeps Pushing

Michael Smith has produced some impressive play and he’s been dominating the rest of the current top four when he has met them in recent weeks. Maximum points on Nights 13, 14 and 15 leave him with a shot at knocking Price off the top of the table, meaning he would get an easier semi-final match on Finals Night. He’s the player to beat at the moment.

Dimitri Van den Bergh Gloom To End

There has been little joy for Dimitri Van den Bergh in this season’s Premier League. He has lost in the quarter-finals in all but one of the last eight rounds of action. He starts the final week of the regular season two points off the bottom. There’s a chance the Belgian could end up in that spot and is on a poor overall record of W6 L15 this season.

Michael Smith vs Dimitri Van den Bergh Head to Head

The current head-to-head record between Smith and Van den Bergh paints a very clear picture. Smith is on a five-match winning streak against the Belgian, losing only one of his last seven against The DreamMaker.

  • 06.05.2023. ET: Smith 6-2 Van den Bergh
  • 30.03.2023. PL: Smith 6-4 Van den Bergh
  • 09.03.2023. PL: Smith 6-3 Van den Bergh
  • 16.02.2023. PL: Smith 6-4 Van den Bergh
  • 13.01.2023. BDM: Smith 6-4 Van den Bergh

Match Details and FAQs

Michael Smith Premier League Darts

  • When does the match start? The match starts on Thursday, 18th May at 20:10 GMT.
  • What is the venue of the match? The venue of the match is the P&J Live, Aberdeen
  • 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.