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Darts Betting Tips Today: Premier League Night 8 Predictions

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It is onto Night 8 of the 2023 Premier League Darts season, as the players move onto the northeast this week to compete at the Utilita Arena in Newcastle. Last week’s winner in Nottingham was Gerwyn Price, breaking the run of successes in the league for Michael van Gerwen.

Today’s Best Darts Betting Tips:

Step into the heart of the action from the 2023 Premier League with darts predictions from our experts. We look at all the fixtures from the biggest darts event in the world and provide our darts betting tips for each.

Michael van Gerwen vs Peter Wright: MVG -2.5 Handicap @ 11/10

Michael van Gerwen couldn’t extend his winning streak in the Darts Premier League to four Nights in a row. He was hammered 6-0 in last week’s semi-finals by Chris Dobey. That was just his fourth match defeat in this season’s competition and it’s expected he will get back on track in Newcastle.

MVG has faced Peter Wright twice this season and has beaten Snakebite 6-1 on both occasions. Looking back further each of Van Gerwen’s last three Premier League wins over Wright has been by that scoreline. With Wright stuck on one match victory all season, we have to go with the big MVG victory again.

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Nathan Aspinall vs Dimitri Van den Bergh: Van den Bergh -1.5 Handicap @ 7/5

These two remain without a Night victory this season in the Premier League Darts. Aspinall will be feeling a bit of pressure after his quarter-final loss against Dimitri Van den Bergh last week. That saw the Belgian player close the gap on him in the race for a top-four spot.

Aspinall has not been outside of the top four in the Premier League standings this term. It could happen on Thursday if he doesn’t get the job done in the opening round against the DreamMaker.

However, Van den Bergh goes as the favourite in darts betting odds as he is on a ten-match winning streak against Aspinall. It’s worth rolling with a similar outcome for this week’s clash.

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Gerwyn Price vs Jonny Clayton: Price -1.5 handicap @ 1/1

Gerwyn Price triumphed in last week’s Night 7 Final against Chris Dobey. That victory strengthened his position in the top four of the standings nicely. Last week’s successful run started with a 6-4 win over Jonny Clayton in the quarter-finals.

There has been a little drop-off in the match returns by Clayton, who lines up as the underdog against his fellow Welshman again. Clayton wasn’t heavily beaten by Price last week, but it was his fifth-straight loss against Price. We don’t see him having enough to turn the tables on the Iceman, who has to be full of confidence.

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Michael Smith vs Chris Dobey: Smith 6-4 Correct Score @11/2

This should be one of the tighter matches of the evening in Newcastle for Night 8 of Premier League Darts. The recent head-to-head, which is 3-1 in favour of Dobey, suggests that Hollywood could produce a similar result to last week’s quarter-final success over Smith.

But we are going against that grain for our Premier League Darts predictions and back Smith. He’s been the more consistent of the two and is a heavier scorer. Last week’s early exit could have Bully Boy a bit fired up as well and he can redress the balance by reversing last week’s scoreline for a bold play.

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Semi Final 1: Michael van Gerwen vs Nathan Aspinall: Aspinall +1.5 Handicap @ 21/20

In his quarter-final match with Peter Wright this week, Michael van Gerwen was made to work hard by Snakebite. Mighty Mike only sealed the match by claiming the deciding leg for his third successive win over Wright this season. He now goes through to the semi-finals to meet Nathan Aspinall as the favourite in darts betting.

The Asp took a much-needed win over Dimitri Van den Bergh in the quarters, snapping a long losing streak that he had been on against the Belgian. After scoring well in the match, but finishing poorly, Aspinall moves through to his fifth semi-final in eight rounds of action this season.

Van Gerwen and Aspinall have already traded blows in the 2023 Premier League winning one match each. Van Gerwen though has won eight of the last nine meetings. But the last two have been close and we’ll predict this one going the same way.

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Semi Final 2: Gerwyn Price vs Chris Dobey: Price -1.5 Handicap @ 5/6

There was no messing around by Gerwyn Prince in his opening match in Newcastle. He powered his way to a big 6-1 win over Jonny Clayton. After winning the Night last week in Nottingham, The Iceman looks to have the bit between his teeth at the moment.

Price goes up against last week’s runner-up Chris Dobey in the Night 8 semi-finals. Dobey took another quarter-final victory over Michael Smith, just as he did seven days ago to make his third semi-final of the campaign.

Dobey, the reigning Masters champion smashed, Michael van Gerwen 6-0 in last week’s semi-final. However, Price does appear to have found his groove and looks like the one to beat. The Iceman has beaten Dobey twice in this season’s Premier League already by a 6-4 and a 6-5 scoreline. That’s eight wins in a row now that Price has taken against Hollywood.

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Night 8 Final: Michael van Gerwen vs Gerwyn Price: Price to win @ 11/8

Michael van Gerwen is back aiming to claim maximum points on a Night of Premier League Darts action. For the fourth time in the last five rounds of action, Mighty Mike, has reached the showcase match of a Night’s play.

The Dutchman had won three Nights in a row before losing in last week’s semi-finals to Chris Dobey. He wasn’t going to make the same mistake twice this week in the final four, as he hammered Nathan Aspinall 6-0 in double-quick time.

Van Gerwen will square up to Gerwyn Price in the Night 8 Final. The Welshman has lifted his form after winning in Nottingham last week. He will now go for his third Night success of this Premier League Darts campaign.

This will be the fifth meeting between the two players this year and MVG narrowly leads 3-2. So there is little to choose between them. A few days ago at the Player Championship 8, Price beat the Dutchman. The last four Premier League meetings have been split evenly as well.

There is nothing much between the two players. It should be a cracker of a match. The confidence that Price has could be worth a play.

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Popular Darts Bets, Tips & Strategies

If you want the best darts betting tips, then look no further. From the PDC World Championship to other major tournaments like the UK Open, the Masters, Premier League Darts and the Grand Slam of Darts, we have it all covered with our darts predictions.

There are some brilliant tournaments available throughout the calendar year for darts betting opportunities. Plenty of pre-match betting markets exist for each of them, along with the thrill of in-play darts betting after the first dart of a match is thrown.


Here are some of the leading darts betting markets that our experts focus on when collating darts betting tips:

Tournament Winner

Whether it is the outright prediction on the PDC World Championship, who will come through Finals night in the Premier League, or sweep the European Championship, the tournament winner market in darts betting remains hugely popular.

A simple pick, usually made pre-tournament for longer odds, puts a punter’s powers of prediction to the ultimate test by selecting the one player to reign supreme when all the dust settles.

Set Handicap

For match betting, the set handicap is a great market to dip into. Sometimes when there is a heavy match favourite like Michael Smith or Michael van Gerwen, then the match 1×2 darts odds are not going to be favourable.

Backing the favourite to cover a handicap line in Sets (for example -2.5 in a Best of 7 match) will bring better odds to the table.

Total 180s

A popular Totals market on the number of 180s fired off in a match. The line will shift depending on the number of legs and/or sets in a fixture. An average line could be +/- 14.5 for example on a Best of 7 Sets fixture at the World Championship.

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About the author

Lee Jackson

Lee has been a freelance sports writer for over a decade and is a massive sports fan, following Chelsea in the Premier League and Gloucester in Premiership Rugby. Few sports events get him more excited than Ashes cricket, however.

Lee has followed darts since the good old days of Eric Bristow and John Lowe producing highlight moments at the World Championships on dark winter nights.