Darts Premier League Betting Tips And Predictions Night Eight

Darts Premier League Betting Tips And Predictions Night Eight

Joe Cullen Darts Premier League 2022

We have another new nightly winner in this years’ Darts Premier League after Joe Cullen beat home favourite Michael van Gerwen in the final to win night seven in Rotterdam.

In an action-packed night in which all but four matches went the full 11 legs and all four losers had missed match darts.

And because five out of seven matches went the full length, the Dutch fans were treated to 74 legs of a possible maximum of 77 meaning they certainly got their money’s worth even if they didn’t see a win for their main man.

Showing exactly how quickly things can change in this new format, Cullen started the night on the bottom of the Premier League of Darts table, but following his win in Holland is now the occupier of the fourth and final play off spot, nudging out Gerwyn Price in the process.

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Cullen’s win also means that Michael Smith and James Wade are the only two remaining participants still that have not won a night, although Bully Boy has at least reached and lost a brace of finals.

Rocking It Up In Rotterdam

Joe Cullen went into last week’s event at the Ahoy Arena on the back of a five-match losing streak with his last points coming when he came second in Liverpool back in February.

Things didn’t look like they getting any better when he found himself 5-3 down in a bad-tempered quarter-final match against Gary Anderson.

The Rockstar survived four match darts, two of which were in the deciding leg, to eventually take the honours 6-3 over the previous week’s winner, who at the end of the match accused Cullen of cheating.

It’s thought that The Flying Scotsman was unhappy over a moment of alleged encroachment, but Cullen seemed surprised that there was even an issue.

The Bradford born Premier League debutant only averaged 92.82 in his opener against The Flying Scotsman and actually got away with an even lower average of 88.17 in his semi-final encounter with the league’s other Scottish star Peter Wright.

The UK Open champion chucked in four of the six 180s in his match against the world number one, who wasted a staggering 11 doubles out of 15 and was eventually sent packing in a 4-6 defeat to The Rockstar.

10,000 Sea Of Orange

Cullen then progressed to the final where he felt the full force of the 10,000 strong orange army of fans who were roaring for their home hero Michael Van Gerwen who lives nearby.

Van Gerwen had also been required to survive match darts in the deciding leg of his quarter-final with Michael Smith but raised his game considerably to produce a much better performance against Jonny Clayton in the last four to win 6-3 with a 103 average.

The final, like most matches of the night, went to a deciding leg where Cullen had the darts and found the form to fire in a 14 darter. The win powered by a brace of 180s to give the Rockstar his first Premier League night title of the season.

All of the quarter-finals had gone the full eleven legs and the other two saw Peter Wright – whose back is thought to be hurting him but doesn’t stop leaping about on stage after his walkout – overcome James Wade in the opener.

Elsewhere, the all Welsh affair between Jonny Clayton and Gerwyn Price also went all the way down to the wire, with The Ferret just about pipping The Iceman.

Michael van Gerwen vs James Wade

Top plays bottom in the night’s opener at the Utilita Arena, Birmingham as Michael van Gerwen takes on James Wade.

Mighty Mike boasts a 15-4 head to head score over The Machine and has also made the last three finals.

In terms of current form, van Gerwen has won eight matches from his last ten, while Wade has lost six matches from the last ten that he has played. 

The new format has done James Wade no favours.

In a previous season, three wins in seven matches so far probably wouldn’t have seen him bottom of the table at this point, but nevertheless, he remains one of only two players still to win a night.

If Wade can bank a win, he, just as Joe Cullen found last week, could rocket up the table and things could look very different by the end of the night.

Also, relegation is not an issue this year as there is no Judgement Night.

He has made the final once, losing to Gerwyn Price on a night where the Welshman thundered in two nine darters, but The Machine still finds himself propping up the pack and we can’t see him getting the better of the Dutchman, who has two ranking titles this season on top of his two nightly Premier League triumphs, this week.

Joe Cullen vs Gerwyn Price

The second match of the night sees last week’s winner Joe Cullen step out against former world number one Gerwyn Price.

Question marks still remain about the condition of The Iceman’s hand and, after missing a week then banking minimum points a week later, he went out straight away last week when losing to his World Cup winning partner for Wales, Jonny Clayton.

He really needs to get going if he is to reclaim his playoff spot that was taken from him seven days ago, ironically by tonight’s opponent.

On paper this would like a good game for Price to revive his Premier League Darts hopes, but the match up between the pair is much closer than you might have thought, reading 6-5 in favour of The Rockstar.

And yet, Cullen has the lowest tournament average of 92.37 and is also the least clinical finisher in this year’s Premier League of Darts.

From his last ten, Price has only managed to win half, so form is in question as much as fitness, although the two are clearly linked.

He did, however, take down a Players Championship event in Germany on Saturday so perhaps things are looking up for The Iceman.

If both are better in Birmingham, then Price should win, at his best he can blast players off the oche.

But with the momentum Cullen, who proved you can play well below your best and still walk away victorious, is trying to build, and those fitness questions around The Iceman, we’re leaning toward The Rockstar this week.

Peter Wright vs Gary Anderson

The night’s third match is an all Scotland affair that sees Peter Wright throw off against Gary Anderson.

When it comes to the head to head between the two, Anderson is slightly in front 10-7, but Snakebite won the last time they met.

But Wright, like Price, is another player carrying an injury that could have a huge say in how things play out, especially given the quality of his opponent. 

Wright has only won in half of his last ten games, while The Flying Scotsman has seven over that time, so neither is in great shape.

We would normally favour the world number one, but just as with The Iceman, injury is forcing us to look the other way.

Peter Wright is streaky at the best of times as proven by his averaging over 100 on seven occasions so far, but also hitting around the 80 mark another four times.

Worse still, three of those have come in his last four outings.

He sat out the weekend’s events in Germany in favour of a rest and will no doubt have new darts, but Anderson has been the better player of late, even if he doesn’t look like he’s enjoying it.

Jonny Clayton vs Michael Smith

The fourth and final match of the quarter-finals pits Jonny Clayton and Michael Smith against each other.

Bully Boy is one of just two players yet to win a Premier League night and faces a tough night against The Ferret.

This year’s Darts Premier League is proving very tough to call and this game definitely falls into that.

Reigning Premier League champ Clayton is third in the table and has four more points than Smith, but it’s the St Helens’ man who has looked the more dangerous in recent weeks and has won three of their last four matches.

After a poor start, the Bully Boy looks close to winning a night and has reached two of the last three finals.

In terms of the head to head between the pair, it reads 8-3 in Smith’s favour, but this could well be The Ferret’s night.


With four matches on the docket on Thursday night, here are the Darts Premier League betting odds as provided by Bet365.

Michael van Gerwen (1/3) Vs (12/5) James Wade

Joe Cullen (8/11) Vs (4/7) Gerwyn Price

Peter Wright (1/2) Vs (13/8)  Gary Anderson 

Jonny Clayton (8/11) Vs (11/10) Michael Smith


Michael van Gerwen – 11/4

Gerwyn Price – 7/2

Peter Wright – 7/2

Jonny Clayton – 11/2

Michael Smith – 8/1

Joe Cullen – 11/1

Gary Anderson – 14/1

James Wade – 22/1


Michael van Gerwen – 12/5

Peter Wright – 7/2

Gerwyn Price – 4/1

Jonny Clayton – 11/2

Michael Smith – 17/2

Joe Cullen – 12/1

Gary Anderson – 14/1

James Wade – 22/1


PlayerNights WonMatches WonLeg DifferencePoints
Michael van Gerwen28+2717
Peter Wright18+314
Jonny Clayton17-612
Joe Cullen16-310
Gerwyn Price*1609
Michael Smith05-18
Gary Anderson 14-67
James Wade04-87

*pulled out of Night Five with injury


Venue: Utilita Arena, Birmingham

Dates:  31/03/2022

Format: Best of 11 legs (first to six)

Current Champion: Jonny Clayton

Where To Watch: Sky Sports Main Event HD & Sky Sports Action HD

When To Watch: 19:00 UK

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Premier League Darts Betting Tips And Predictions Night 7

Premier League Darts Betting Tips And Predictions Night 7

Gary Anderson Premier League Darts 2022

We have another new nightly winner in the 2022 Darts Premier League.

In an exciting new format that is proving to be a big hit, Gary Anderson won night six to lift himself off the bottom of the table and get some much-needed points on the board. Anderson had previously lost all of his last five matches in the Premier League since an opening night win over Michael van Gerwen last month.

His five points and £10k reward came, yet again, at the expense of Michael Smith, who was this time a losing finalist in Nottingham.

Smith does however get another three points for his runner-up finish and is now up to fifth in the table, one place outside of the play off places.

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Anderson was slow to get going, just about scrapping past Jonny Clayton 6-5 in their quarter-final match before raising his game considerably to send countryman Peter Wright packing with a 6-3 win and an average of 101.88.

Cool Hand Lets The Iceman Down

The Flying Scotsman then elevated his game once more in the final against Bully Boy, where he averaged over 110 for much of the contest which he won 6-4.

Michael van Gerwen’s run of wins was stopped in its tracks as Gerwyn Price made his return to Premier League action.

The Iceman missed the previous week with a hand problem which, while not fully healed last week, was significantly healed that he was able to compete in Nottingham.

The Welshman was in surprisingly good form in his 6-4 dismissal of van Gerwen but unfortunately, the injury flared up again once more in the semi-final against Smith, where he let a 4-1 slip, eventually succumbing to a 6-4 defeat.

Hopefully, for this week’s meet, the world number two will be back to his usual and fully fighting best.

Peter Wright v James Wade

The world number one gets the seventh night of Premier League Darts action underway in an opening clash against James Wade.

Peter Wright is another to have suffered injury problems and was underwhelming last week when winning against Joe Cullen before coming unstuck against Gary Anderson in the semi-finals. It was there he averaged a measly 87, suggesting his back problems aren’t behind him.

Snakebite seemingly carried his problems over into the weekend’s Players Championship events in Barnsley where he was dumped out of both events in the first round to Andrew Gilding and Steve West, averaging just 82 in the last of those.

As for James Wade, it was a peculiar performance that he put on in Nottingham.

In just seven legs, he chucked in six 180s and posted an average of 102+, but still ended up losing 6-1 to Michael Smith courtesy of a missing eight of his nine darts at doubles.

That is unusually sloppy for The Machine, who also suffered a miserable weekend in Yorkshire where he lost two out of four matches.

When it comes to their head to head, these two cannot be split, winning 22 matches each out of 44 and given poor form and fitness this is a tough one to call.

This could easily go to The Machine, but if Snakebite is fully fit he gets the nod in the night’s opener.

Gary Anderson v Joe Cullen

Last week’s champion Gary Anderson steps out next in a match against the player who replaces him at the foot of the table, Joe Cullen.

After winning in Nottingham, The Flying Scotsman declared that he is playing his best darts for three years.

After averaging 105 across the seven matches that took him all the way to the Players Championship final on Saturday he might be right about that.

To that end, it is hard to make a case for Joe Cullen, who lost to Anderson when the pair met in Barnsley on Saturday, this week in Rotterdam.

At one point, he looked like following in the footsteps of Jonny Clayton and used his Masters success to propel him on to greater things, but that doesn’t look the case anymore.

He has lost his last four Premier League matches and has averaged lower than 94 across all four. He also has the worst checkout record in Premier League of Darts.

The head-to-head reads 7-4 to Anderson, who is favoured to come out on top again this week.

Jonny Clayton v Gerwyn Price

It’s an all Welsh affair in the night’s third quarter-final as Jonny Clayton “hosts” Gerwyn Price, who has hopefully overcome his hand injury.

The Iceman was going great guns last week until his hand blew up in the semis final stage.

That caused him to pull out of Players Championship events over the weekend and rest up instead.

Prior to his collapse, Price had averaged over 100 in a first-round victory over an in-form Michael van Gerwen.

Having sat out the night in Brighton, Price needs to make up for lost time. Even if he cannot play in — let alone win — three games in one night, turning up in Holland does mean he has the chance to bank at least two points.

The Iceman vowed on Twitter to give it 100% and he did, pinning a trio of 180s, two ton-plus checkouts and only missing two doubles.

Something similar this week should be enough to overcome his countryman.

As for the Ferret, he fell at the first hurdle in Nottingham and has hardly been at his best recently.

Since winning on night two in Liverpool, Clayton has lost four of his last five Premier League matches. 

The Ferret remains in the top four and will definitely be in the mix come the end of the nightly run, but is relying on Price’s injury to make it through this one.

Michael van Gerwen v Michael Smith

The final quarter-final match of the night sees both of the Michaels in the Darts Premier League face off.

For the first of these, Michael van Gerwen gets to enjoy playing in front of a Dutch crowd in a competitive event for the first time since before the pandemic so he will be relishing this evening.

He has hit form at exactly the right time too, despite going out right away last Thursday after a loss to Gerwyn Price.

The Dutchman remains our only multi-night winner so far and, with home advantage, is the favourite for night seven success too.

Michael Smith has rocketed up the league table in recent weeks, having reached the last two finals.

He has at least now put himself in the conversation, but momentum could be halted a little bit here in the Netherlands.


Here is a list of the Darts Premier League Night 7 betting lines, from the Bet365 Sportsbook.

Peter Wright (4/9) Vs (7/4) James Wade

Gary Anderson (8/11) Vs (11/10) Joe Cullen 

Jonny Clayton (11/10) Vs (8/11) Gerwyn Price

Michael van Gerwen (8/15) Vs (6/4) Michael Smith


Michael van Gerwen – 3/1

Peter Wright – 7/2

Gerwyn Price – 4/1

Jonny Clayton – 13/2

Michael Smith – 8/1

Gary Anderson – 17/2

Joe Cullen – 12/1

James Wade – 14/1


Michael van Gerwen – 5/2

Peter Wright – 7/2

Gerwyn Price – 7/2

Jonny Clayton – 11/2

Michael Smith – 7/1

Gary Anderson – 14/1

James Wade – 18/1

Joe Cullen – 22/1


PlayerNights WonMatches WonLeg DifferencePoints
Michael van Gerwen28+2414
Peter Wright16+412
Jonny Clayton16-410
Gerwyn Price*15+19
Michael Smith0508
Gary Anderson 14-57
James Wade04-77
Joe Cullen03-75

*pulled out of Night 6 due to injury


Venue: Rotterdam Ahoy

Dates:  24/03/2022

Format: Best of 11 legs (first to six)

Current Champion: Jonny Clayton

Where To Watch: Sky Sports Main Event HD & Sky Sports Arena HD

When To Watch: 19:00 UK

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