Premier League Darts: Predictions for Night 13 and the Overall Winner

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TournamentPremier League Darts
TimetableMay 5th at 19:10
PredictionWright, Clayton, and Price to Win
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With regard to prestigious and entertaining darts competitions, they definitely do not come any better than the Premier League of Darts. When it comes to trophies that all players want to win at least one time in their darts career, the Premier League of Darts trophy sits at the top of the table. As well as the majestic trophy, the winner also gets to take home a cheque that is worth £275,000, so that is even more motivation to do well in this competition. We are now on Night 13 of the Premier League of Darts, and below we will provide you with our prediction for the games and who we think will go on to lift the trophy.

📑 Format of the Competition

We know that there is a good chance that some of you who are reading this are completely now to the darts world, which is why we are now going to take a bit of time to look at the format of this tournament. When you are betting on any sporting event, it really is vital that you know what the format is before you go and place your hard-earned money on it. If you already know the format that is used in the 2022 Premier League of Darts, then you are more than welcome to skip this section and jump to the next.

At the beginning of 2022, the PDC, which is the Professional Darts Corporation, declared that the Premier League of Darts would be making use of a new format this year. The competition used to be a Round Robin event, but now there are eight participants that play knockout darts each night. Thus, every night of this competition, will have seven matches, and each of the games will be the best of 11, or the first to win six legs.

For the first seven nights, which are spread out across a period of seven weeks, the participants will play against the other seven players in what are practically quarter-final matches. Then, on nights 9-15, they will play against the other seven players once again. On Night 8 and 16, the match line-ups will be played according to where the players are in the league table at the time. When it comes to the points that are on offer, the player that wins each quarter-final match will earn two points, while the runner-up will get three points and the winner will earn five points.

When the 16 nights are done and dusted, the four players that are at the top of the table will advance to the Play-Offs, with the player that finishes first playing the one that comes fourth, and the player that comes second playing the one that finishes third. The two winners from these semi-finals will then play against each other in the final to see who it is that can claim the huge prize pot and the beautiful trophy.

🏅 The Players That Are Competing in the 2022 Premier League of Darts

The previous format of this competition would see the top four darts players in the PDC Order of Merit, once the World Darts Championship has been played, be joined by six players that received an invitation to participate. However, at the start of 2022, when the PDC told the darts world that they were going to be using a new format, then also said that the number of players participating this year would drop from ten to eight.

The eight participants in the 2022 Premier League of Darts was announced at the beginning of February, and the PDC said that the participants would be the top six players from the PDC Order of Merit as well as Jonny Clayton and Joe Cullen. Clayton is the reigning champion since he defeated Jose de Sousa in the 2021 version of the Premier League of Darts. In previous tournaments, there was a "Judgement Night" and relegation, but these no longer exist in the 2022 competition.

🎯 The Matches on Night 13

Below we are going to take a look at the quarter-final matches that will be played on Night 13 if the Premier League of Darts 2022. We will now provide you with our thoughts on who will go ahead and win each game. This night of darts will be played at the OVO Hydro arena in Glasgow, so if you are going to be in Glasgow on the 5th of May, then you should definitely try to get tickets to attend.

1️⃣ Peter Wright vs Gary Anderson

The first match of Night 13 will see Peter Wright take on Gary Anderson, and if you take a look at the odds that are being offered, then you will see that the Wright is the favourite by some distance. For example, the top sports betting sites such as Bet365, William Hill, and Betway have given Wright odds of 1.44 to win, while the same bookmakers have given Anderson odds of 2.75 to prevail and advance to the semi-finals.

So, do we happen to agree with the bookies here, or do we think that Anderson will defy the odds and cause a bit of an upset? Well, if you take a look at their head-to-head record, then you will see that Anderson is leading the way with 10 wins to Wright's 8. These two players played against each other on Night 1, and Anderson came out on top in that match 6-5. They then played again on Night 3, and Wright prevailed 6-4 this time around. They then took on each other in the semi-finals on Night 6, and Anderson came out on top 6-3. Night 8 was another time that these two players met, and this game was won 6-5 by Wright.

So, both of these players have played against each other four times in the 2022 Premier League of darts, and they have won two matches each. the matches have been close on all four occasions, and we are expecting another close match this time around. However, given the quality that Wright has, we think that he will go on to win this match and advance to the semi-finals.

Our Peter Wright vs Gary Anderson match prediction: Peter Wright to win.

2️⃣ Jonny Clayton versus James Wade

The second match of Night 13 will see Jonny Clayton play against James Wade, and the former is the favourite to go on and win this match. The top bookmakers such as BoyleSports, Coral, and William Hill have the Welshman at odds of 1.50 to win, while the same bookies have given Wade odds of 2.60 to go on an be victorious.

So, do we believe that the bookies are correct for this game? Well, let us first have a look at their record against each other. They have played each other 15 times over the last five years, and Clayton leads the way with 10 wins to Wade's 5. How have they performed against each other in this competition so far? Well, they met in the semi-final on Night 1, and Clayton came out on top 6-4. They then met in the final on Night 8, and Clayton thrashed Wade 6-1, but Wade got some revenge on Night 9 when they met in the semi-final and he won 6-4. Also, they played against each other in the final on Night 12, and Wade came out on op 6-5.

So, to date, they have played each other four times in this competition, and have won two matches each. We think that this will be another close match, but we think that the bookies will be correct and the Welshman will come out on top in this match.

Our Jonny Clayton Versus James Wade match prediction: Jonny Clayton to win.

3️⃣ Gerwyn Price vs Michael Smith

The third match of the 2022 Premier League will see Gerwyn price play against Michael Smith, and Price is the favourite to win this match and advance to the semi-finals on Night 13. Top bookies such as SkyBet, BoyleSports, and Ladbrokes have priced Price at odds of 1.50 to win, while they have given Smith odds of 2.50 to be victorious.

So, who would we put our hard-earned money on to win this match? Well, a look at their head-to-head record shows you that the Welshman has had more success when the two have met in the past - they have played 18 times, and Price has won ten matches to Smith's eight. The pair first played against each other in this competition on Night 3, and Price came out on top 6-3. They competed against each other in the semi-final on Night 6, and this time Smith prevailed 6-4.

So, they have played each other twice so far in the 2022 Premier League of Darts, and they have one win apiece. We think that they bookies are correct with their odds for this match, and that the Welshman will beat the Englishman and advance to the semi-finals.

Our Gerwyn Price vs Michael Smith match prediction: Gerwyn Price to win.

4️⃣ Michael van Gerwen vs Joe Cullen

The final match of Night 13 will see Michael van Gerwen play against Joe Cullen, and to say that the Dutchman is a huge favourite would be a big understatement. The top sports betting sites such as Bet365, Ladbrokes, and William Hill have van Gerwen at odds of 1.4 to win, while the same bookies have given Cullen odds of 3.00 to win and advance to the semi-finals.

So, who would we be betting on for this match? Well, first of all, we need to check out their head-to-head record as this is something that can be very useful to look at when placing a bet. In the last 12 years, these two players have played each other 12 times, and van Gerwen has won 7 of them, while Cullen has won 5. When it comes to their record against each other in this year's Premier League of Darts, they played each other for the first time on Night 3, and van Gerwen won 6-3. They then met on Night 5 in the semi-finals, and van Gerwen prevailed 6-1, while on Night 7, Cullen came out on top 6-5 when the two met in the final.

Thus, they have played each other three times in the 2022 Premier League of Darts, and the Dutchman leads 2-1. We think that he will go on to win this next match between them too but, considering the odds, we would actually be tempted to take a bit of a risk and bet on Cullen to win - he has shown that he has the talent to do so.

Our Michael van Gerwen Vs Joe Cullen match prediction: Michael van Gerwen to win.

🏆 Overall Winner of Night 13

So, if the predictions that we have just made turn out to all be right, then Michael van Gerwen, Peter Wright, Jonny Clayton, and Gerwyn Price will be the four players that will be playing in the semi-finals on Night 13. If these predictions are right, then the semi-final line-up would see Wright take on Clayton and Price take on van Gerwen.

From these predicted semi-fina matches, we feel that Clayton and van Gerwen will make it to the final. This would mean that van Gerwen and Clayton would be fighting it out for the five points that are available on Night 13. This would be quite a difficult match to call since they have played against each other five times in the 2022 Premier League of darts, and the Welshman is ahead 3-2. In all honesty, we would probably avoid betting on this match because it is difficult to call and the odds will not be that good, but we would probably back van Gerwen to prevail if we were forced to bet.

💯 Overall Winner of the 2022 Premier League of Darts

Above we gave you our view as to who we think will win their quarter-final matches on Night 13 and who we think will be the overall victor on the night. Now, we shall take a look at the player that we think will go on and win the title, and greatly increase their bank balance in the process.

⭐Michael van Gerwen

Even if you do not consider yourself to be a huge fan of darts, we are pretty sure that you have still heard about Michael van Gerwen as he is one of the best players this sport has ever seen. He has lifted all of the major trophies more than once, but it is fair to say that he had a shocking 2021 that he will want to quickly put behind him. He lifted his first trophy back in 2012, and up until 2021, he lifted a major trophy each season. His best season was 2016 since he managed to lift no fewer than nine titles that season.

In the three big events that have been completed in 2022 - the PDC World Championship, the UK Open, and The Masters - he was eliminated in the third round, fifth round, and the quarter-finals, so he will be desperate to break this run of poor form by winning the Premier League of Darts 2022. He has been performing pretty well in this competition so far, and sits second in the table with 25 points. It would take a series of catastrophic nights to see him not make it to the Play-Offs, and the bookmakers have him as their favourite to lift the title.

In the table below, you can see the odds that are on offer for him to win this prestigious title:

BoyleSportsBet365LadbrokesWilliamHillBetway888sport
3.003.003.003.003.003.00

⭐Jonny Clayton

While it is safe to say that van Gerwen had a really poor 2021, we cannot say the same for Jonny Clayton, since he managed to win no fewer than four titles in 2021 - he won the Premier League of Darts, The Masters, the World Series of Darts, and the World Grand Prix. In 2022, he played really well in The Masters, but was eliminated at the semi-final stage. At this current moment in time, he is sitting at the top of the Premier League of Darts table, and will be very confident about making it to the Play-Offs and retaining the title that he won last year.

He is the second favourite with the bookmakers to win the 2022 Premier League of Darts and retain the title he won in 2021, and you can see the odds that they are offering in the table below:

BoyleSportsBet365LadbrokesWilliamHillBetway888sport
3.503.503.753.503.503.75

⭐ Peter Wright

Peter Wright is someone else who will be very happy with how he performed in 2021 - he managed to win the Players Championships Finals, the World Matchplay, and the PDC World Cup of Darts. Then, he kick-started his 2022 in fine fashion by winning the PDC World Championship. Thanks to the way that he has been performing as of late, he is currently ranked as the world's best darts player. He has not yet won the Premier League of Darts, but we are quite confident that he will manage to do so before he calls it a day.

At this current stage in the tournament, Wright is sitting in fourth place in the table with 20 points, meaning that he has a five-point gap on fifth place. He will need to make sure that he picks up some points in the nights that remain so that he does not end up missing out on a Play-Off spot. The bookies have him as the third favourite to win this competition, and you can see the odds that are offer for him in the table below:

BoyleSportsBet365LadbrokesWilliamHillBetway888sport
4.54.504.334.334.504.33

⭐ James Wade

James Wade is one of those players that seems to have been around for a very long time, and across his whole professional darts career, he has managed to lift 10 trophies. He won the UK Open in 2021, and this was his last big trophy. Also, he managed to make it to the semi-finals of the 2021 PDC World Cup of Darts and the Grand Slam of Darts, while in 2022 he progressed to the quarter-final stage of the PDC World Championship as well as the UK Open. He is a fierce competitor and knows how it feels to win the Premier League of Darts since he did so in 2009.

Wade is currently sitting in third place in the 2022 Premier League of Darts table with 25 points to his name, and it is more than likely that he will qualify for the Play-Offs. But, what are the odds that are on offer with the top bookies for him to go on and lift another Premier League title? Well, check out the table below and you can see:

BoyleSportsBet365LadbrokesWilliamHillBetway888sport
5.505.506.006.005.50.006.00

⭐ Gerwyn Price

Gerwyn Price only started playing darts in 2012 because before that he was a professional rugby player, but we are pretty sure that he does not regret his decision to swap the green fields for the oche. In 2021 he lifted the Grand Slam of Darts as well as the PDC World Championship, and he also made it all the way to the semi-finals of the UK Open, The Masters, and the PDC World Cup of Darts. At this moment in time, he is ranked as the second best player in the world.

He currently sits in 6th place in the Premier League of Darts tables, and is facing an uphill battle to make it to the Play-Offs - he currently sits seven points behind the final Play-Off spot, which is held by Wright. However, as can be seen in the table below, the bookies still give him an outside chance to claim the title.

BoyleSportsBet365LadbrokesWilliamHillBetway888sport
13.0013.0012.0012.0012.0012.00

⭐ Joe Cullen

Joe Cullen is a really talented player that has the ability to beat even the best players on his day, although he will be one of the first to hold his hands up and say that he had a poor 2021. His best outcome in 2021 was reaching the semi-finals at the European Championship. However, in 2022, he put his poor 2021 firmly behind him by going on to win The Masters. Now that he has managed to grab his first big title, he will firmly believe that he has the talent to win the Premier League of Darts. However, in order to do so, he has to make it to the Play-Offs, and will need to overcome a five-point gap.

If you are the kind of punter that likes a bit of a risk and do not mind putting your money on players that have an outside chance, then we bet you are curious to see what odds the top bookmakers are offering for him to go on and win the Premier League of Darts title. If so, then check out the following table:

BoyleSportsBet365LadbrokesWilliamHillBetway888sport
21.0021.0021.0021.0021.0021.00

⭐ Michael Smith

Michael Smith, it is safe to say, is one of the best darts players around at the moment, and this can be seen from the fact that he has been ranked as the third best player in the world. However, despite his undeniable quality, he is yet to win any huge darts event, always failing at the last hurdle. For example, he recently finished as the runner-up at the PDC World Championship as well as the UK Open. It seems that he has a mental block regarding getting over the finish line, but all he has to do is win one big title, and we are sure that more titles will flock in.

Smith is currently in 7th place, 10 points adrift of the Play-Off spots, so it is very unlikely that he will be able to go on and lift this title. With just four nights remaining, there is probably too big of a deficit for him to overcome and make it to the Play-Offs. This is heavily reflected in the odds that the top bookmakers are offering, as can be seen in the table below:

BoyleSportsBet365LadbrokesWilliamHillBetway888sport
34.0051.0067.0067.0067.0067.00

⭐ Gary Anderson

Gary Anderson is another one of those names that we are sure you have heard of as he also seems to have been around for quite a period of time. However, although he has been on the darts circuit for plenty of years, he will probably admit that he has not won as many trophies as he would have liked. At the current moment, he has won nine major titles, which, admittedly, is not that bad, but someone with his type of quality should have won quite a few more. His last big title came back in 2019 when he won the PDC World Cup of Darts, so he will be very eager to add another one to his collection soon.

However, he will probably have to wait because we do not think that he stands any chance of making it to the Premier League of Darts 2022 Play-Offs - he is 13 points adrift of the Play-Offs, and below you can see the odds that are on offer for him to win the title:

BoyleSportsBet365LadbrokesWilliamHillBetway888sport
201.00251.00251.00N/A251.00201.00

🏁 Our Overall Champion

So, from the above eight players, who do we believe will win the 2022 Premier league of Darts? Do we believe that the bookmakers are correct and that van Gerwen will pick up his sixth title, or do we feel that Clayton will manage to defend the title that he won in 2021?

Well, after 12 nights of action, Clayton sits at the top of the Premier League of Darts table with 29 points, while van Gerwen is on his tail with 25 points. Something strange would need to occur in order for both van Gerwen and Clayton to not make the Play-Offs, while we believe that the other two spots will be claimed by Wade and Wright. If the positions remain as they are, then we believe that the final will be between van Gerwen and Clayton, and we believe that the Dutchman would edge the final and claim his sixth title.

Our outright winner: Michael van Gerwen.

Wright, Clayton, and Price to Win