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It is Night 8 action in the Darts Premier League this week as the regular season hits the halfway stage. Kicking off the night’s festivities at the Utilita Arena in Newcastle is this heavyweight clash between current leader Michael van Gerwen and the out-of-form Peter Wright.
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
Michael van Gerwen vs Peter Wright – Match Predictions
This is the headline match of the Night 8 Premier League Darts action, although the recent clashes between the two suggest that this may be all one-way traffic from MVG. We look at the best of the darts betting predictions for the opening match in Newcastle.
Prediction 1: Van Gerwen -2.5 Handicap
Given that Michael van Gerwen has hammered Peter Wright in both Premier League meetings this season, we have to simply roll along with the trend and give MVG a big handicap line to cover. Both of the Dutchman’s victories over Snakebite this term have been by a 6-1 scoreline. So a -2.5 handicap is not out of the picture by any means.
Prediction 2: Van Gerwen 6-1 correct score
Yes, this is a bold play for Premier League darts predictions, but Van Gerwen has largely been steaming along this season. The same can’t be said of Peter Wright who has been struggling to win legs on his own throw this season and even at this halfway stage, he has little hope of making the top four. Motivation may not be high for Snakebite. In none of the last six Premier League meetings has Wright won more than one leg against MVG.
Michael van Gerwen and Peter Wright Latest Form and Performances
We are really deep into the 2023 Premier League Darts season now so there’s plenty of form to study. With that in mind, up next for our Michael van Gerwen vs Peter Wright darts predictions we look at their recent form.
Wounded Beast To Bite Back
Things were going swimmingly for Michael van Gerwen this season, winning three straight rounds of action. But that winning streak came to an end last week when he suffered a shock 6-0 semi-final loss against Chris Dobey. That was despite MVG posting a 100 three-dart average. He is on a 13-4 match record for the season, and that loss last week is probably only going to get Mighty Mike fired up.
Another Tough Night For Snakebite?
With just one match victory in seven Nights of Premier League Darts action so far, Peter Wright is rock bottom of the table. There are no positive stats anywhere in the current league standings to suggest that he is going to pull off a big underdog success here. Snakebite is the only player not to reach even 30 legs won on his own throw this term. That’s 18 behind the next worst record posted in that statistic by Jonny Clayton.
Michael van Gerwen vs Peter Wright Head to Head
It’s been two 6-1 successes for Van Gerwen over Peter Wright this season in the Premier League. MVG has taken a W8 L2 record against Wright in the last ten meetings between them. The only loss Mighty Mike has suffered against Wright since the start of 2022 happened this January at the Nordic Masters.
- 16.03.2023. PL: van Gerwen 6 – Price 1
- 09.03.2023. PL: van Gerwen 6 – Price 1
- 21.01.2023. NDM: van Gerwen 10 – Price 9
- 08.10.2022. GP: van Gerwen 4 – Price 0
- 12.05.2022. PL: van Gerwen 6 – Price 1
Match Details and FAQs
- When does the match start? The match starts on Thursday, March 23rd at 19:10 GMT.
- What is the venue of the match? The venue of the match is Utilita Arena, Newcastle
- Where can I watch the match? All action is live via Sky Sports and PDC TV.