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Night 6 of this season’s Premier League Darts moves on to Liverpool. There is an interesting clash in the top half of the draw as we look at a repeat of Night 5’s Final as once again Michael van Gerwen and Jonny Clayton clash.
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
Michael van Gerwen vs Jonny Clayton – Match Predictions
The Night 5 Final of the Premier League Darts was won 6-3 by Michael van Gerwen against Clayton. While MVG is the heavy favourite again for this Premier League Darts fixture, we look into match predictions to see where the value picks are.
Prediction 1: MVG 6-3 Correct Score
It’s hard not to side with Michael van Gerwen coming though this test, which will interestingly be his first since a surprise loss at the UK Open. But Mighty Mike has been dominating the Premier League again this year and has got the better of Clayton twice already this season. Both times were by a 6-3 scoreline.
Prediction 2: MVG -2.5 Handicap
Backing up the expectancy of a comfortable win for MVG, we swing towards the handicap market. In none of the last four meetings between the two players, did Clayton get within three legs of Van Gerwen in the result. It’s a trend worth considering for Premier League Darts predictions.
Michael van Gerwen and Jonny Clayton Latest Form and Performances
The winner of this match will go on to face either Gerwyn Price or Peter Wright in the semi-finals in Liverpool. To look deeper at this match, we next shift gears into the current form of the two.
Mighty Mike To Dominate Again
Few would have seen Van Gerwen’s loss to Andrew Gilding coming up at the recent UK Open Final. Van Gerwen had been on an eight-match winning streak in all tournaments before that and had steamrollered his way past most of his opponents at the UK Open. But he can’t be written off having reached three of this season’s five Premier League Finals so far.
Can Clayton Upset The Odds?
Clayton has been in decent nick in the Premier League this season. After a slow start in the first two rounds, he claimed back-to-back semi-final berths before reaching the Final in Exeter on Night 5. The Welshman will need to recoup after a Third Round exit at the UK Open and doesn’t have a bad track record against MVG.
Michael van Gerwen vs Jonny Clayton Head to Head
In the last eight meetings between Van Gerwen and Clayton, there have been some surprising numbers to look at. Clayton is 5-3 up against MVG from that run of matches. The Welshman has won three of the last five clashes in the Premier League.
- 02.03.2023. PL: Van Gerwen 6 – Clayton 5
- 23.02.2023. PL: Van Gerwen 6 – Price 3
- 18.09.2022. WSF: Van Gerwen 7 – Clayton 10
- 27.08.2022. NZM: Van Gerwen 3 – Clayton 6
- 08.05.2022. ET: Van Gerwen 6 – Clayton 4
Match Details and FAQs
- When does the match start? The match starts on Thursday, March 9th at 19:40 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.