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This is a match on Night 15 of the Premier League Darts between two of the current top three. Both Van Gerwen and Smith have already qualified for Finals night. It leaves this as a jostling for position near the top.
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
Michael van Gerwen vs Michael Smith – Match Predictions
- 1 Michael van Gerwen vs Michael Smith – Match Predictions
- 2 Michael van Gerwen and Michael Smith Latest Form and Performances
- 3 Match Details and FAQs
Regardless of what happens over the last two weeks of the regular season, it is looking likely that Van Gerwen and Smith will meet each other in the semi-finals of Finals night. Here are our match predictions for Thursday’s clash in Sheffield.
Prediction 1: Van Gerwen To Win @ 4/5 (1.8)
We are going for Van Gerwen to come through with the match win here. That is because he recently slid back into form, winning a title on the European Tour. After some indifferent form in the Premier League, he may just have needed that result. MVG still has a chance of knocking Price off top spot in the standings too.
Prediction 2: Over 9.5 Legs @ 10/11 (1.91)
Given that these two could meet in the semi’s of Finals Night later this month, will either want to show their hand strongly in this one? The pressure is off both as there is really nothing at stake. That could lead to an entertaining showdown at the oche, because frankly, we still expect to see them going at it hammer and tongs.
Michael van Gerwen and Michael Smith Latest Form and Performances
Before Thursday’s clash in Sheffield, it is worth dipping into the recent form of Smith and Van Gerwen.
Michael van Gerwen Rediscovers Form
Michael van Gerwen has been having a rough patch of form in the Premier League, not having reached a final since Night 8. It’s been three quarter-finals and three semi-finals for him in the last six rounds. But he did come through recently to win a European Tour event in Belgium.
Bully Boy Bangs It Out
Michael Smith can breathe a sigh of relief after last week’s action. He won the Night in Leeds to book his spot in Finals night. That haul of maximum points has left him only three points behind Van Gerwen, so Smith could make up some ground on him on the night. Smith lost to Josh Rock in Belgium last weekend, who went on to lose to Van Gerwen in the tournament.
Michael van Gerwen vs Michael Smith Head to Head
Where is the head to head at between Michael Smith and Michael van Gerwen? It is slightly in favour of Smith at 3-2 in the last five meetings. But bringing the focus to just the PL, Van Gerwen is 2-1 up from the three meetings this season.
- 04.05.2023. PL: Van Gerewn 4-6 Smith
- 09.03.2023. PL: van Gerwen 6-4 Smith
- 02.02.2023. PL: Van Gerwen 6-3 Smith
- 03.01.2023. WC: van Gerwen 4-7 Smith
- 04.06.2022. USM: van Gerwen 4-8 Smith
Match Details and FAQs
- When does the match start? The match starts on Thursday, 11th May at 20:10 GMT.
- What is the venue of the match? The venue of the match is the Utilita Arena, Sheffield
- Where can I watch the match? All action is live via Sky Sports and PDC TV.
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