UK: 18+ USA: 21+ | Begambleaware.org | T&Cs apply | Play Responsibly
This is big action from the top half of the draw on Night 9 of the 2023 Darts Premier League. We look ahead to this exciting fixture with our darts predictions for the match, which has big importance in the race for a top four finish this term.
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
Nathan Aspinall vs Chris Dobey – Match Predictions
The first two meetings between Aspinall and Dobey this season were tight affairs. This one will probably be no different. The winner will go through to face either Dimitri Van den Bergh or Michael Smith in the semi-finals. Here are our darts predictions for the match.
Prediction 1: Aspinall To Win
Nathan Aspinall will have been buoyed by his return to winning form last week. He needed a bounce-back and got one by beating Dimitri Van den Bergh in the quarter-finals, a player who was on a long losing streak against. While he was then hammered by Van Gerwen in the semis, The Asp could just sneak through this opener. Aspinall remains the only player not to have been out of the top four in the standings this season.
Prediction 2: Dobey +0.5 Handicap
We are taking a slightly different approach for the second of our picks. We do think that this is going to be very tight and Dobey should be right down Smith’s throat all the way. He’s not totally out of the picture in terms of winning this match, so instead of going on a minus handicap for Aspinall, we swing for Dobey to cover the narrowest of lines as our darts betting pick. He’s produced some big match wins in the last two rounds.
Nathan Aspinall and Chris Dobey Latest Form and Performances
Next, we look a little closer at the current form of both Dobey and Aspinall ahead of this clash. There’s little to split the two, again hinting that this could be a bit of a nail biter on the night with big Top Four points up for grabs.
Aspinall’s Consistency To Edge It
Nathan Aspinall has lost two of his last three matches in the Premier League. But in between that, he did string together some reasonable match wins in the Players Championship tour. Last week’s quarter-final win over Van den Bergh will have been a huge relief for Aspinall. It was his third semi-final in the last four rounds, so in our opinion he is the justifiable favourite here on a W7 L8 match record for the season.
Dobey Doing The Business
A runners-up spot in Nottingham and then a semi-final berth in Newcastle last week has seen Chris Dobey bank some nice points recently. The Night 1 winner though has struggled for large parts of this season, including a run of five straight losses. But that looks behind him at the moment, and he’s moved onto a W6 L7 match record, so he should be competitive.
Nathan Aspinall vs Chris Dobey Head to Head
It’s one win each from two Premier League meetings this season, and both were 6-4 results in favour of the victor. The two have similar match records this season. Dobey just edges the checkout percentage, but Aspinall has been a consistently heavier scorer than Hollywood. The Asp has also won four of the last five meetings.
- 09.03.2023. PL: Aspinall 6 – Dobey 4
- 02.02.2023. PL: Aspinall 4 – Dobey 6
- 25.04.2021. PC10: Aspinall 6 – Dobey 3
- 22.06.2020. EXH: Aspinall 7 – Dobey 5
- 14.03.2020. PC7: Aspinall 6 – Dobey 3
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 Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin
- Where can I watch the match? All action is live via Sky Sports and PDC TV.