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Two winners of this year’s Premier League open up Night 5 of this year’s tournament. Michael van Gerwen will be looking for his second win in succession, whereas Gerwyn Price will be looking to bounce back from the defeat in last week’s final to the Dutch master.
Michael van Gerwen vs Gerwyn Price – Match Predictions
Another night of fantastic action awaits and this match should get the evening off to an electric start. So, let’s take a better look at our latest van Gerwen vs Price betting picks:
Prediction 1: Over 9.5 Total Legs
This match sees the world numbers 3 and 4 take the stage and both will be confident of victory. Last week in the final, van Gerwen and Price went all the way, with the maximum eleven legs being played. Five of their last six Premier League matches have seen over 9.5 legs being played and we think that total could be surpassed again.
Prediction 2: Michael van Gerwen to Hit the Most 180s
This match up sees two of the most prolific 180 scorers on the PDC Tour lock horns. In their last meeting the pair only managed to score four between them and that total should be exceeded here. MVG currently tops the table when it comes to total 180s and we think he should just edge the battle when it comes to the total amount of maximums.
van Gerwen and Price Latest Form and Performances
Two former world champions open proceedings in Night 5 as Michael van Gerwen takes on Gerwyn Price. Both players head to Exeter as the form players in the league and fans will be hoping that this week’s meeting will live up to the pair’s last meeting which saw MVG prevail in an epic final back in Night 4.
Michael van Gerwen On His Way to Title Number Seven?
Whereas Price has had his fair share of Premier League troubles, the same can’t be said of Michael van Gerwen. The defending champion, van Gerwen is a six time winner of the Premier League and looks well on his way to title number seven.
Michael van Gerwen dominated 2022 on the PDC Tour but has started 2023 slowly. After losing in the final at this year’s World Championships, MVG looked to be back to his best last week. The Dutchman currently sits at the top of the table and will be looking to cement his position. Although he has been given a tricky start, van Gerwen has won four of the last five meetings between the pair and will have the memories of last week’s win to call upon.
Price Still in the Hunt for the Elusive Playoff Spot
Despite all of his achievements in the game, Gerwyn Price has struggled in the Premier League and is looking to qualify for the playoffs first time in his career. Price has set himself up nicely for that elusive playoff spot and backed up his week 2 victory with an appearance in last week’s final.
The ‘Iceman’ has spoken in the past of how the format doesn’t really suit him but he looks incredibly comfortable in this year’s tournament and will be hopeful of another deep run here as he had a strong start to this year’s event and currently sits third in the table
Michael van Gerwen vs Gerwyn Price: Head to Head
The pair have met on 35 occasions with van Gerwen leading the series 25-9, along with one draw between them. The two players met as recently as last week with van Gerwen running out a 6-5 winner in one of the most thrilling matches in Premier League history. Here are their latest h2h duels:
- 23.02.2023. PL: van Gerwen 6 – Price 5
- 09.02.2023. PL: van Gerwen 5 – Price 6
- 13.08.2022. QM: van Gerwen 8 – Price 5
- 24.07.2022. WM: van Gerwen 18 – Price 14
- 05.06.2022. USM: van Gerwen 8 – Price 4
Match Details and FAQs
When does the match start? The match starts on Thursday, March 2nd at 19:10 GMT.
What is the venue of the match? The venue of the match is Westpoint Arena in Exeter.
Where can I watch the match? All action is live via Sky Sports and PDC TV.