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It is Night 7 action in the Darts Premier League from Nottingham and the blockbuster fixture of the opening round is Peter Wright vs Michael van Gerwen. The latter has been on an absolute tear of form in the league and we look at his latest fixture for our darts predictions.
Van Gerwen -2.5 Handicap
Van Gerwen 6-4 Correct Score
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
Peter Wright vs Michael van Gerwen – Match Predictions
This is a mouth-watering clash. Last week in Liverpool Peter Wright won his first match of the new season. But it still turned out to be another Night won by Michael van Gerwen, his third in a row. Mighty Mike has been playing some unstoppable stuff recently. We look ahead to Thursday with our darts betting predictions.
Prediction 1: Van Gerwen -2.5 Handicap
We weren’t shocked by the strong odds-on quote on Michael van Gerwen winning this match. He is the form player of the season and is just running away with things at the top of the tree. After winning the Night in Liverpool last Thursday with another great display of heavy scoring, MVG doesn’t look likely to be troubled.
Prediction 2: MVG 6-3 correct score
We will back up our initial darts prediction by going to the Michael van Gerwen 6-3 option in the correct score market. The Dutchman has been prolific this season, while Peter Wright has been nowhere near the formidable force that he can be. So MVG can cruise this one.
Peter Wright and Michael van Gerwen Latest Form and Performances
There has been a wide gap between the performances of Peter Wright and Michael van Gerwen this season. They are bottom and top of the Premier League standings respectively. To get a bigger picture of their current form, we look closer at both players.
Snakebite Too Toothless To Take Down MVG?
Peter Wright’s match record this season is W1 L5. So he hasn’t been at the race and looks a long way from achieving a top-four finish this season. Fixtures like this are probably not going to help his cause. Wright’s current form reads W3 L3 in his last six televised matches but in all levels of competition, he’s W4 L6 in his last ten.
Mighty Mike Tuned In And Powering Ahead
He took a little while to get his first Night victory this season, but Michael van Gerwen has won the last three in a row in Dublin, Exeter and then last week in Liverpool. He’s been brushing aside anyone that he’s faced at the oche. MVG has been phenomenal in taking legs against the throw, tallying 31, ten more than anyone else and has a brilliant +30 leg difference.
Peter Wright vs Michael van Gerwen Head to Head
This will be the second Premier League Darts meeting between the two players this season. The first one resulted in a 6-1 win for Van Gerwen. That’s eight wins for Mighty Mike in his last nine against Snakebite. Price’s only victory in that run happened back in January with a 10-9 victory at the Nordic Masters.
- 09.01.2023. PL: Peter Wright 1-6 Van Gerwen
- 21.01.2023. NDM: Peter Wright 10-0 Van Gerwen
- 08.10.2022. GP: Peter Wright 0-4 Van Gerwen
- 12.05.2022. PL: Peter Wright 1-6 Van Gerwen
- 07.04.2022. PL: Peter Wright 3-6 Van Gerwen
Match Details and FAQs
- When does the match start? The match starts on Thursday, March 16th at 20:10 GMT.
- What is the venue of the match? The venue of the match is Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
- Where can I watch the match? All action is live via Sky Sports and PDC TV.